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12 March 2014 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 3 - THE INDIAN RECREATION CLUB CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 4 - 1650M - B
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:41.0
Sectional Time: 28.22 24.88 24.03 23.92

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12DRAGON GLORY (P130)A. SuboricsC. W. Chang561316.16.331:41.04-4-4-153.38 24.15 23.52
27OWNERS' GLORY (L391)J. MoreiraD. Cruz481232.83.610.501:41.15-7-5-253.78 23.87 23.51
39KHARU (K411)K. C. LeungL. Ho45118135551.501:41.36-6-6-353.62 24.11 23.58
411FORTUNE BRAVO (N054)M. ChadwickP. F. Yiu441199.67.8721:41.32-1-1-453.10 24.03 24.23
53XILAI XIANZI (N088)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson551307.210231:41.57-9-8-554.02 23.91 23.58
64AMBITIOUS TREASURE (J173)H. W. LaiW. Y. So51124141093.501:41.611-11-11-654.30 23.95 23.37
75FUN HEROES (L207)G. MosseT. P. Yung491241321103.751:41.68-2-2-753.26 24.03 24.35
86HO WONGCHOY (K275)K. TeetanA. Schutz491241915115.251:41.910-10-9-854.26 23.83 23.81
912DISTINCT COMMANDER (N442)W. M. LaiK. W. Lui42117241365.501:41.91-3-3-953.30 24.19 24.43
101BORN TO WIN (N386)Z. PurtonC. Fownes581337.84.346.251:42.03-5-7-1053.58 24.15 24.31
1110DRAGON KEEPER (N338)M. L. YeungK. L. Man4411750668221:44.59-8-10-1153.98 24.27 26.30
WD8TERRIFIC MASTER (P436)D. WhyteA. S. Cruz48123-----
Sire:Painted Black
Breed of the Winning Horse:DRAGON GLORY
Dam:Validify
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 63
place 2 20
7 17.5
9 120.5
quinella 2-7 123
quinella place 2-7 45.5
2-9 435.5
7-9 269.5
tierce 2-7-9 6969
trio 2-7-9 1169
first 4 2-7-9-11 2473
2nd double (4-2) $330.5
2nd double consulation (4-7) $42.0

Recap by phillip woo

Dragon Glory settled fourth and just off the rails, rallied three deep upon straightening and took control 100m out for his first victory at his13th start. Favourite Owners' Glory circled the field from beyond midfield and one off the rails at the 450m, cornered five deep and finished up well without pulling back the margin on the winner. Kharu settled midfield and one off the fence, straightened six deep and stayed on well to give the tierce some value. Punted late, Fortune Bravo sat second outside the leader Distinct Commander, advanced to the front 800m out, cornered nearly two lengths on top and grudgingly gave way over the last 100m. Xilai Xianzi settled behind midfield along the rails, swung the final bend with two wider out and was running on late without menacing. Ambitious Treasure bided his time at the tail from a wide gate, turned the final bend with three wider out and was doing his best work late without threatening. Distinct Commander quickly dropped anchor after pressing forward to lead from a middle draw, was headed and didn't offer much when popped the question in the straight drive. Born To Win straightened two off and failed to lift when asked for an effort.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (466)-THE INDIAN RECREATION CLUB CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP) (Sec2) - Class 4 - 1650Metres

TERRIFIC MASTER was withdrawn on 11.3.14 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore).

Before being allowed to race again, TERRIFIC MASTER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

OWNERS' GLORY began awkwardly.

KHARU began awkwardly and lost ground at the start.

From the outside barrier, HO WONGCHOY was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

After initially being taken back in the early stages, FUN HEROES was left racing wide and without cover after the 1300 Metres and when proving difficult to settle was allowed to stride forward after the 1200 Metres.

DRAGON KEEPER was also taken across behind runners in the early stages.

Approaching and passing the 1200 Metres, HO WONGCHOY was checked away from the heels of XILAI XIANZI when proving difficult to settle.

Making the turn approaching the 1000 Metres, DRAGON KEEPER got its head on the side and hung out.

Making the turn after the 600 Metres, DRAGON KEEPER dipped.

Passing the 500 Metres, AMBITIOUS TREASURE was awkwardly placed outside the heels of HO WONGCHOY which shifted out.

The performance of DRAGON KEEPER, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, DRAGON KEEPER will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

When questioned, H W Lai stated that in discussions with Trainer W Y So earlier today it had been decided to ride AMBITIOUS TREASURE quietly from barrier 10 as it was felt that there would be good speed in the race and that AMBITIOUS TREASURE would have to work too hard to cross runners to its inside and obtain a forward position close to the fence.

He said however that prior to the race Mr So advised him that due to horses not being able to make up ground in the first two races, he was provided with the opportunity to go forward if AMBITIOUS TREASURE began well.

He said he rode AMBITIOUS TREASURE along out of the barriers, however, he felt that he would have to make too much use of the horse to clear runners to his inside, therefore he elected to shift it across behind runners.

Mr So confirmed that he was mindful that there were a number of runners that he expected would take up forward positions in the race and therefore he felt that whilst AMBITIOUS TREASURE may be able to cross those runners, too much use would have to be made of the horse and as such it would not be able to finish off the race.

He said as he expected the race would be run at a good tempo, he felt that it would be in the best of AMBITIOUS TREASURE to be ridden from off the speed tonight.

He said he felt that this presented the best opportunity to be able to close off the race.

He said however he did advise Jockey Lai in the Parade Ring that if AMBITIOUS TREASURE began very well and he felt that he would not have to make too much use of AMBITIOUS TREASURE to cross runners to his inside, then it would be available for him to do so.

Mr So and H W Lai were advised that having regard to all the circumstances, the Stewards had concerns regarding AMBITIOUS TREASURE being ridden from back in the field.

Mr So was also advised to ensure that horses trained by him are ridden in a consistent manner wherever possible irrespective of where they are supported in the market or otherwise.

H W Lai was also warned regarding the quality of the initial evidence that he provided at the inquiry.

After the race, Z Purton stated that he was not able to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of BORN TO WIN.

He said the horse travelled satisfactorily in the run, however, did not finish off the race as expected.

A veterinary inspection of BORN TO WIN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of HO WONGCHOY and DISTINCT COMMANDER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

DRAGON GLORY and OWNERS' GLORY were sent for sampling.