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18 September 2011 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - DONGGUAN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.0
Sectional Time: 23.33 21.94 23.74

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19FIVE CLUBS (L317)K. C. LeungK. L. Man671171221101:09.08-8-124.05 22.18 22.78
212THE PRINCE (L241)M. Du PlessisC. Fownes6211512113H1:09.02-2-223.37 22.10 23.57
31ST DIDAR (L115)B. PrebbleD. Ferraris801338.77.71211:09.111-11-324.53 22.18 22.46
47SKY MASCOT (L267)D. BeadmanJ. Moore721253.83.591.251:09.21-1-423.33 21.94 23.94
58FATBOY SUGAR (L335)C. K. TongP. F. Yiu70120121121.251:09.24-5-523.57 22.30 23.35
611SMART KIDS (L253)Y. T. ChengC. H. Yip621137.95.912.251:09.35-3-623.57 21.94 23.87
72CITY POWER (M066)T. ClarkY. S. Tsui78131138.782.251:09.33-4-723.49 22.10 23.79
83FLYING CHINA (K266)H. W. LaiNg Bik-kuen78129152353.251:09.512-12-824.77 22.10 22.65
94CENTURY SUPER STAR (E070)C. Y. HoA. Schutz76124112343.501:09.510-10-924.29 22.14 23.13
1010PERFECT FIT (K323)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz63114142474.251:09.66-7-1023.85 22.22 23.60
116SHINING TRIUMPH (M215)D. WhyteJohn Size731266.66.21151:09.79-9-1124.25 22.18 23.36
125SUPREME FAY FAY (L185)B. DoyleA. T. Millard7512845996101:10.67-6-1223.89 22.14 24.58
Sire:Danbird
Breed of the Winning Horse:FIVE CLUBS
Dam:Hacienda
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 213
place 9 59.5
12 27.5
1 25
quinella 9-12 1028
quinella place 9-12 252
1-9 190.5
1-12 126.5
tierce 9-12-1 21204
trio 1-9-12 2351
first 4 1-7-9-12 1313

Recap by phillip woo

Drifting in the market, Five Clubs settled worse than midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend six wide and quickened nicely to collar The Prince in the shadows of the post for back-to-back wins, despite a step up in grade. The Prince stalked the leader Sky Mascot through good fractions, wore that one down for the lead two deep at the 60m and was overhauled late. St Didar made his run second from the rear, straightened with plenty of work ahead and finished off strongly five deep to get up for third. It was a huge run in defeat off a big weight. Sky Mascot was given an uncontested lead passing the 1,000m after having to work a bit to lead, straightened nearly two lengths on top and condition gave way over the final 50m. Fatboy Sugar was rated in midfield and two deep, hit the straight five wide and kept on well to just miss fourth. Well-punted late, Smart Kids was ridden to occupy the box seat after a sluggish break, straightened in a contentious spot in third and was swamped late for a placing. Punted late, City Power was posted three deep on the speed in third, cornered in three deep and kept on one-paced. Shining Triumph was rated third from the rear, hit the straight with two wider out and never was a danger.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (027) - DONGGUAN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters SHINING TRIUMPH shifted out at the start and hampered ST DIDAR.

Throughout the race, CITY POWER travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, D Whyte stated that whilst he was not under any specific instructions on how SHINING TRIUMPH should be ridden, Mr J Size, the trainer of the horse, advised him that he did not want too much use being made of SHINING TRIUMPH in the early stages, from barrier 11, to take up a forward position as he was concerned that the horse would not be able to finish off the race.

He said that shortly after the start he observed FIVE CLUBS, which was drawn inside SHINING TRIUMPH, being ridden along by its rider to obtain a forward position and he felt that he would have had to ride SHINING TRIUMPH vigorously to cross that horse which would then not allow SHINING TRIUMPH to finish off its race.

He said that for this reason he shifted SHINING TRIUMPH in across behind FIVE CLUBS and followed that horse, the eventual winner, throughout the race.

He added that SHINING TRIUMPH travelled well for him and rounding the Home Turn he felt that the horse was going to close off the race, however, shortly after entering into the Straight the horse got its head up and then failed to respond to his riding and was disappointing in the manner in which it weakened out of the race.

Mr Size stated that at its second last start when successful SHINING TRIUMPH had travelled in a forward position without any use having to be made of the horse in the early stages.

He said the horse was then able to finish off the race well.

He said that at its final start last season SHINING TRIUMPH had to be ridden along to obtain a forward position and then, in his opinion, did not close off the race.

He said he formed the opinion that day that SHINING TRIUMPH resented being ridden along and for this reason he did not want the horse to be pushed to obtain a forward position today.

He added he had hoped that SHINING TRIUMPH would be able to obtain a midfield position, however, due to the manner in which FIVE CLUBS was positioned, this resulted in SHINING TRIUMPH racing further back than had been intended.

A veterinary inspection of SHINING TRIUMPH after the race did not show any significant findings.

SKY MASCOT, FIVE CLUBS and THE PRINCE were sent for sampling.