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15/02/2017  Happy Valley  Race 8

15/02/2017  Class 3  Happy Valley  Turf  C  1800m   Going: GOOD TO FIRM  (2.7)   Rating: 080 - 060   Section Time: (13.96)  (22.51)  (24.45)  (24.26)  (24.01)

Rank No Color Horse Jockey Trainer Draw Actual
Wgt
Rating MA288 Rating LBW Finishing
Time
Win
Odds
Running
Position
Section Time Flags
1 8 RICKFIELD A Badel A T Millard 7 121 68 53 2-1/4 1:49:19 37 9-10-2-1 14.52  23.11  24.01  23.66  23.89 

2 2 SHARP SAILOR N Rawiller C S Shum 1 129 76 12 2-1/4 1:49:56 7.1 8-5-6-2 14.36  22.83  24.41  24.06  23.90 

3 3 SKY KING D Whyte C Fownes 2 129 76 32 2-1/2 1:49:58 7.1 3-3-3-3 14.04  22.75  24.49  24.18  24.12 

4 9 JOLLY GENE M Chadwick A S Cruz 8 120 67 -17 3-1/2 1:49:76 10 1-1-1-4 13.96  22.51  24.45  24.26  24.58 

5 1 MCQUEEN S Clipperton D Cruz 5 133 80 14 4-1/4 1:49:87 21 7-7-4-5 14.32  22.95  24.37  23.98  24.25 

6 5 EASY HEDGE J Moreira J Size 3 123 70 54 4-3/4 1:49:94 2.4 4-4-7-6 14.08  22.87  24.45  24.42  24.12 

7 10 AMAZING GOLD T H So L Ho 9 115 64 52 4-3/4 1:49:95 221 12-11-11-7 14.84  23.03  24.21  24.26  23.61 

8 11 MAGNETISM S de Sousa D E Ferraris 11 117 64 51 5-1/2 1:50:07 11 6-8-9-8 14.20  23.27  24.37  24.18  24.05 

9 7 JOYFUL PARK M L Yeung T P Yung 4 121 70 40 5-1/2 1:50:08 105 10-9-8-9 14.60  22.87  24.37  24.14  24.10 

10 12 AMBITIOUS PINS C Schofield R Gibson 10 115 62 47 6-1/4 1:50:21 18 11-12-10-10 14.72  23.23  24.17  24.14  23.95 

11 4 LITTLE ISLAND N Callan K L Man 6 128 75 9 19-3/4 1:52:37 34 5-6-5-11 14.12  23.07  24.37  24.10  26.71 

12 6 INDIGENOUS UNION Z Purton C H Yip 12 123 70 ML 2:07:19 6 2-2-12-12 14.00  22.55  24.61  25.46  40.57 

Steward Report Predict Pace Map
SHARP SAILOR was hampered on jumping when SKY KING shifted in. From a wide barrier, AMAZING GOLD was shifted across behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, SHARP SAILOR and MCQUEEN raced tight inside LITTLE ISLAND which was then shifted out to relieve the tightening. After this, LITTLE ISLAND travelled wide and without cover until near the 500 Metres and in the Straight gave ground. Approaching the 1300 Metres, RICKFIELD raced tight between JOYFUL PARK and MAGNETISM which shifted in. In this incident, RICKFIELD bumped the hindquarters of JOYFUL PARK. Near the 1100 Metres, RICKFIELD got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of MCQUEEN. INDIGENOUS UNION gave ground abruptly from the 600 Metres before finishing tailed out. A veterinary inspection of INDIGENOUS UNION immediately following the race revealed that the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. Before being allowed to race again, INDIGENOUS UNION will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination. N Rawiller (SHARP SAILOR) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that passing the 400 Metres he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of LITTLE ISLAND, causing that horse to be checked and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled. EASY HEDGE, which was following LITTLE ISLAND, was hampered in consequence. When LITTLE ISLAND was checked, that horse shifted out, resulting in MAGNETISM being taken wider. N Rawiller was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 9 March 2017 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays). In addition, N Rawiller was fined $100,000. After the race, M L Yeung (JOYFUL PARK) informed the Stewards that his whip became entangled in the reins for some distance approaching and passing the 200 Metres which placed him at a disadvantage in riding his mount out. A review of the video confirmed Jockey Yeung’s report. The Stewards opened an inquiry into C Schofield’s handling of AMBITIOUS PINS. After taking evidence from Jockey Schofield, the Stewards adjourned the matter until a date to be fixed at which time further evidence will be taken from C Schofield and evidence will be taken from Mr R Gibson, the trainer of AMBITIOUS PINS, who was not on course for this race. A veterinary inspection of LITTLE ISLAND and AMBITIOUS PINS immediately following the race did not show any significant findings. EASY HEDGE, RICKFIELD and SHARP SAILOR were sent for sampling. <20/2/2017 "AMBITIOUS PINS" INQUIRY>The Stewards today concluded the inquiry into C Schofield’s handling of AMBITIOUS PINS in the Sing Woo Handicap which was run at Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Further evidence was today taken from Jockey Schofield and evidence was taken from Mr R Gibson, the trainer of AMBITIOUS PINS, and Mr P C Ma, assistant trainer allocated to Mr Gibson’s stable for the current racing season. A written authority for Mr Gibson to represent the interests of Mr Anderson Lam Hin Yue, the owner of AMBITIOUS PINS, at today’s inquiry was tendered. C Schofield was found guilty of a breach of Hong Kong Rule of Racing 99 (2) and (5) in that as the rider of AMBITIOUS PINS in the stated race, he failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure AMBITIOUS PINS was given a full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible placing in the field. The charge against Jockey Schofield was particularised as follows:- 1. That passing the 300 Meres he did direct AMBITIOUS PINS inwards away from clear and uninterrupted running to the outside of MAGNETISM when it was both reasonable and permissible for him to have maintained such clear and uninterrupted running outside MAGNETISM. 2. That near the 250 Metres he did further direct AMBITIOUS PINS to the inside of MAGNETISM and in so doing shifted AMBITIOUS PINS further away from clear and uninterrupted running outside MAGNETISM when it was both reasonable and permissible for him to have afforded AMBITIOUS PINS the opportunity of clear and uninterrupted running outside MAGNETISM. 3. By directing AMBITIOUS PINS to the inside of MAGNETISM and away from clear and uninterrupted running outside that horse, AMBITIOUS PINS was held up for clear running behind EASY HEDGE approaching and passing the 200 Metres; and, further, AMBITIOUS PINS was unable to obtain clear running over about the final 100 Metres of the race. As a result of AMBITIOUS PINS being held up for clear running approaching and passing the 200 Metres and then being unable to obtain clear running over about the final 100 Metres of the race, the horse was not able to be properly tested. 4. By directing AMBITIOUS PINS to the inside of MAGNETISM and away from clear and uninterrupted running outside that horse he did fail to take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure that AMBITIOUS PINS was given a full opportunity to win or to obtain the best possible placing in the field. In the circumstances, the Stewards believed that the appropriate penalty was for Jockey Schofield’s licence to ride in races to be suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 6 April 2017 on which day he may resume race riding. During this period, there are 9 racemeetings scheduled to be conducted in Hong Kong. Mr Gibson was advised that his evidence had been noted. Further, the Stewards accepted the reasons offered by Mr Gibson for him not being present at the Happy Valley Racecourse for this race.


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