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16 October 2011 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 1 - L'OREAL PARIS HANDICAP

Class 5 - 2000M - A+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 2:05.0
Sectional Time: 26.39 25.56 24.12 24.41 24.55

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13SUNNY SKY (L215)D. BeadmanC. S. Shum331307.95.912:05.04-5-5-177.19 24.45 23.39
22GREEN GLORY (J177)B. PrebbleA. S. Cruz351321010111.502:05.27-8-8-277.51 24.09 23.66
35NOBLE FLIER (L142)C. Y. HoD. Cruz32124122462.252:05.49-9-10-377.71 24.05 23.65
414FULL HOUSE (L360)G. CheyneR. Gibson191161114124.502:05.73-3-4-477.07 24.37 24.31
511KING GALILEO (L028)M. ChadwickA. Schutz221176.66.674.752:05.711-12-12-577.95 24.21 23.63
610FANTASTIC GUY (H025)Z. PurtonD. Cruz221198.31134.752:05.86-7-7-677.43 24.45 23.92
713NOBLE TWINS (H257)K. C. LeungY. S. Tsui211151011146.752:06.014-13-13-777.95 24.17 23.97
88ROCKET AND GOLD (H015)C. W. WongC. H. Yip271211422106.752:06.113-14-14-877.95 24.01 24.16
99SUNNY SMILES (J073)W. M. LaiC. S. Shum27122129.547.252:06.25-6-6-977.31 24.41 24.48
107LEGEND LOVERS (K069)Y. T. ChengT. W. Leung27122212127.502:06.210-11-9-1077.67 24.25 24.32
1112LUCKY MONEY STAR (H273)D. WhyteC. W. Chang22119114.7510.252:06.62-2-3-1176.91 24.61 25.13
126FOREST FOUNTAIN (J047)T. ClarkA. Lee271248.616910.502:06.78-10-11-1277.75 24.25 24.70
131SABINA (K169)B. DoyleA. Lee361331832811.502:06.812-4-1-1376.07 24.41 26.40
144CHAMPION STAR (L339)C. K. TongP. F. Yiu32127829913162:07.51-1-2-1476.55 24.93 26.09
Sire:Dane Shadow
Breed of the Winning Horse:SUNNY SKY
Dam:Naughty Girl
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 59
place 3 20
2 33
5 74
quinella 2-3 322
quinella place 2-3 117
3-5 244.5
2-5 341.5
tierce 3-2-5 10264
trio 2-3-5 2277
first 4 2-3-5-14 7812

Recap by phillip woo

Fancied late, Sunny Sky rated nicely in fourth along the inside, swept to the front three deep at the 200m and kept up a strong gallop for his first win with a step up in trip and return to Sha Tin. Green Glory travelled three deep behind midfield, peeled six wide upon straightening and ran home nicely to take second. Noble Flier settled fourth from the rear and two deep, rounded the final outside of Green Glory and got going late to grab a placing. Full House was prominent near the speed and one-off the fence, rounded the final bend five wide, worked to second passing the 200m and peaked inside the final 100m with the sharp jump up in trip. He has improved on both his runs for his new trainer Richard Gibson and looks capable of picking up a win. Early favourite King Galileo made his run third from the rear, was still last with one wider out at the 400m and got going late. He is sharper for two runs and can getaway with a race at this level. Fantastic Guy saved ground in midfield and on the rails and made some progress. Noble Twins settled second from the rear after going back from gate 14 and only worked passed beaten runners. Sunny Smiles travelled three deep with cover worse than midfield and never clicked. Lucky Money Star tracked the leaders in second and eventually third at the 1,200m, but found nothing under the pump at the 200m as the plunged favourite before the jump.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (092) - L'OREAL PARIS HANDICAP - Class 5 - 2000 Meters From the outside barrier, NOBLE TWINS was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

After the 1800 Metres, SUNNY SKY got its head up and proved difficult to settle when being steadied to allow LUCKY MONEY STAR to cross.

Approaching the 600 Metres, GREEN GLORY became unbalanced when bumped by SUNNY SMILES (W M Lai) which shifted out in an endeavour to obtain clear running to the outside of FULL HOUSE.

W M Lai was advised to exercise care when shifting ground in similar circumstances in future.

Near the 550 Metres, LEGEND LOVERS got its head up when being steadied away from the heels of FANTASTIC GUY.

At the entrance to the Straight, KING GALILEO and NOBLE TWINS made contact on a number of occasions due to KING GALILEO shifting out to obtain clear running.

Near the 300 Metres, ROCKET AND GOLD was checked when held up for clear running inside LEGEND LOVERS and behind CHAMPION STAR which was giving ground abruptly.

After the 200 Metres, LEGEND LOVERS again got its head up when being shifted in away from the heels of SABINA which was tiring.

Throughout the race, FOREST FOUNTAIN travelled wide and without cover.

B Doyle reported that after the 1600 Metres SABINA commenced to race fiercely and he felt his saddle commencing to shift forward.

He said near the 1400 Metres SABINA continued to pull hard and had to be checked away from the heels of FOREST FOUNTAIN.

He said due to the manner in which SABINA was racing and the fact that the saddle was shifting forward on the horse, he allowed SABINA to improve its position and assume the lead rather than continue to attempt to restrain the horse.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SUNNY SMILES, W M Lai stated that the horse travelled satisfactorily in the run, however, was most disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding when placed under pressure in the Straight.

He said he had been riding SUNNY SMILES in its track work since its last start at which it was successful and, in his opinion, this work was the same as it had been in the lead up to the horse's last start.

Mr C S Shum, the trainer of SUNNY SMILES, concurred with Jockey Lai's opinion that the track work of the horse had been similar to that in the lead up to its last start success.

He said the only reasons that he could arrive at for the performance of the horse were the fact that it was up in weight as a result of its last start win and that it was not able to be positioned on the fence today.

He added, in his opinion, the majority of SUNNY SMILES' best runs when the horse had been under his care had been when it was able to obtain a position on the fence.

A veterinary inspection of FOREST FOUNTAIN and SUNNY SMILES after the race did not show any significant findings.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of LUCKY MONEY STAR, D Whyte was not able to offer any explanation for the horse's performance.

He said he was not able to lead due to CHAMPION STAR and later SABINA taking up forward roles, however, he did not use this as an excuse for the manner in which the horse failed to finish off the race.

A veterinary inspection of LUCKY MONEY STAR after the race did not show any significant findings other than the horse had sustained a mild abrasion wound to the right stifle area.

LUCKY MONEY STAR, SUNNY SKY and GREEN GLORY were sent for sampling.