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Race Results:

9 October 2011 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - WOODPECKER HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1600M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:36.5
Sectional Time: 24.61 22.89 25.08 23.97

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110HUMONGUS (J265)Z. PurtonA. Schutz281211213111:36.513-11-11-148.58 24.56 23.41
27ZEZAO (K180)Y. T. ChengT. W. Leung341255.85.360.501:36.66-4-3-247.82 24.80 24.00
36STAR OF CHIU TON (J175)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson341272030121.251:36.714-14-13-348.98 24.36 23.41
412DIVINE KID (K157)M. Du PlessisK. W. Lui25118125.9141.251:36.712-12-10-448.58 24.52 23.67
511JUST GOOD (L133)J. LloydY. S. Tsui28121173185.251:37.310-13-14-548.70 24.68 24.00
65DR UNION (K105)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung341251825461:37.55-6-7-648.14 24.84 24.54
713GORGEOUS RULER (K403)B. PrebbleD. Ferraris241198.55.256.501:37.53-3-1-747.66 24.92 25.00
84CHEERFUL DOUBLE (K396)D. WhyteC. H. Yip341274.76.3109.251:38.09-8-8-848.34 24.72 24.98
99FIERCE FORCE (M146)G. MosseC. Fownes28121109.5211.501:38.38-7-5-948.14 24.72 25.51
102HAPPY EAGLE (L347)M. L. YeungA. Lee391278.67.5111.751:38.411-9-9-1048.42 24.64 25.39
1114CARISSIMA (L112)C. W. WongD. Cruz211114499713.251:38.67-10-12-1148.42 24.84 25.42
121JOHNSON (J305)K. C. LeungD. Hall401301324914.751:38.91-2-2-1247.58 25.04 26.30
138BRIGHT SPIRITS (M007)T. ClarkNg Bik-kuen3212533901315.501:39.02-1-6-1347.50 25.40 26.15
143EPATANT (L349)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu371281834316.751:39.24-5-4-1447.86 25.00 26.36
Sire:Encosta De Lago
Breed of the Winning Horse:HUMONGUS
Dam:Musk Lime
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 131.5
place 10 37.5
7 19
6 87
quinella 7-10 299
quinella place 7-10 100.5
6-10 460.5
6-7 351.5
tierce 10-7-6 25543
trio 6-7-10 4378
first 4 6-7-10-12 8403

Recap by phillip woo

Humongus made his run third from the rear and just off the rails, was held up six wide upon straightening and lengthened brilliantly when clear at the 300m to gun down late-fancied Zezao in the shadows of the post for the win. Zezao travelled ungenerously in fourth and three deep with cover behind the slow sectionals of Bright Spirits, hit the straight five deep at the 200m and kept up a good gallop, but found one better on the day. Star Of Chiu Ton was taken back to last from gate 12, hit the straight with two wider out and finished off nicely to grab a placing. Well-punted late, Divine Kid made his run fourth from the rear and to the outside of Humongus, rallied seven wide with the jump on Humongus and finished off well, before peaking 50m out. Late-fancied favourite, Gorgeous Ruler enjoyed the run of the race, worked to the lead at the 400m and gave way over the final 200m with every-conceivable chance. Cheerful Double recovered after a tardy break to settle behind midfield and two deep, straightened five wide and never threatened. Happy Eagle made his run behind midfield and on the rails, was shifting about in search of a racing room soon after straightening and came up flat with a clear shot over the last 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (075) - WOODPECKER HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1600 Meters STAR OF CHIU TON was difficult to load.

Before being allowed to race again, STAR OF CHIU TON will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

CHEERFUL DOUBLE began awkwardly and shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of JOHNSON which shifted out.

From a wide barrier, STAR OF CHIU TON was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

For some distance after the 1100 Metres, ZEZAO got its head up on a number of occasions when proving difficult to settle and then near the 900 Metres was awkwardly placed close to the heels of JOHNSON.

Approaching and passing the 600 Metres, ZEZAO continued to prove difficult to settle when awkwardly placed close to the heels of BRIGHT SPIRITS.

For this reason, ZEZAO was shifted out away from the heels of BRIGHT SPIRITS into a position four wide and without cover after the 600 Metres.

In the middle stages and rounding the Home Turn, CARISSIMA got its head on the side and hung out.

For some distance approaching the 400 Metres, HUMONGUS was held up when attempting a run between DR UNION and DIVINE KID where there was insufficient room.

At the 400 Metres, GORGEOUS RULER shifted out and bumped JOHNSON.

Throughout the race, BRIGHT SPIRITS travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of HAPPY EAGLE, Apprentice M L Yeung stated that his mount travelled very well in the early and middle stages and rounding the Home Turn he felt that the horse was going to finish off the race well.

He said in the early part of the Straight he had difficulty obtaining clear running and then raced tight after the 400 Metres when obtaining a run between BRIGHT SPIRITS which was giving ground and CHEERFUL DOUBLE.

He said when racing tight between these horses, HAPPY EAGLE was reluctant to go through the run and after this came off the bridle.

He added that when ridden out, HAPPY EAGLE lay in and after racing tight in the early part of the Straight was disappointing in its failure to finish off the race.

A veterinary inspection of HAPPY EAGLE and FIERCE FORCE after the race did not show any significant findings.

GORGEOUS RULER, HUMONGUS and ZEZAO were sent for sampling.