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19 October 2011 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 5 - HOI PA HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.3
Sectional Time: 24.02 22.47 22.88

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18WITHINMYHEART (M176)M. L. YeungNg Ting-keung81122112441:09.34-5-124.26 22.59 22.52
210NICE FOLKS (L421)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang771231529120.751:09.43-3-224.22 22.47 22.80
33OSVALDO (K075)Z. PurtonA. Schutz841301920911:09.510-9-324.70 22.51 22.34
412MASTER RIO (K188)T. ClarkK. L. Man72118489961.251:09.57-8-424.46 22.59 22.52
511FREE AND EASY (L049)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui741181116521:09.62-2-524.10 22.55 23.04
66ST DIDAR (L115)B. PrebbleD. Ferraris811273.53821:09.79-11-624.62 22.59 22.49
74BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS (M368)K. C. NgC. H. Yip831194120102.251:09.711-10-724.74 22.47 22.52
87SUNNY FAY (M119)D. BeadmanJ. Moore811274.2412.751:09.85-4-824.26 22.43 23.13
95BEST WIN (L212)C. K. TongC. Fownes821263862113.751:09.912-12-924.90 22.59 22.47
102PO CHING KING (M342)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz851295.85.2341:10.08-6-1024.46 22.43 23.11
119POCKET ROCKETS (M004)T. AnglandJohn Size79125141274.501:10.06-7-1124.46 22.51 23.10
121AMEDEO (K292)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard85126119.525.751:10.31-1-1224.02 22.47 23.82
Sire:Proclamation
Breed of the Winning Horse:WITHINMYHEART
Dam:Dee Dee Girl
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 246
place 8 58
10 67.5
3 49
quinella 8-10 4613
quinella place 8-10 915
3-8 599.5
3-10 470.5
tierce 8-10-3 69497
trio 3-8-10 13745
first 4 3-8-10-12 45906

Recap by phillip woo

Withinmyheart made his run in fourth and one off the fence, straightened four deep and quickened well to take control 100m out for the win with a switch to the all-weather track. Nice Folks was cast deep near the speed, swept to the lead three deep at the 150m and kept up a good gallop, despite the hard run. He'll be hard to beat over the mile on this surface. Osvaldo made his run second from the rear, swung the final bend with one wider out and finished nicely to add further value to the exotics. Master Rio sat outside of Po Ching King three back, straightened five deep and stayed on reasonably well to round out a long-priced First-4. Free And Easy prompted sat outside the leader Amedeo and kept on evenly over the final 150m. St Didar made his run fourth from the rear and three deep, rounded the final bend widest out and passed only beaten runners late. Well-punted late, Brightexpectations made his run third from the rear and made some ground late through the middle without threatening. Sunny Fay enjoyed the box-seat run, straightened three deep and kept on one-paced under pressure. Po Ching King shifted into the clear five wide at the 300m and kept up a steady gallop late. Pocket Rockets was cast three deep ahead of midfield and was struggling soon after straightening. Amedeo went a steady clip on the speed, was still a length on top at the 250m and was stopping 100m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (106) - HOI PA HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters Just prior to the start being effected, PO CHING KING became fractious and then as the gates were released lifted its front feet off the ground and consequently was slow to begin.

ST DIDAR shifted out abruptly at the start, resulting in OSVALDO and BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS being badly hampered.

In the early stages, POCKET ROCKETS got its head up on a number of occasions and proved difficult to settle.

ST DIDAR got its head on the side and hung out making the Home Turn.

Shortly after entering the Straight, BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS was steadied away from the heels of PO CHING KING when having difficulty obtaining clear running.

Then after the 200 Metres, BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS again had difficulty obtaining clear running until the concluding stages.

Because of this, BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS was not able to be properly tested.

SUNNY FAY was not able to obtain clear running until near the 250 Metres.

Throughout the race, NICE FOLKS travelled wide and without cover.

Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that the riding of H W Lai (FREE AND EASY), 5th placegetter, over the concluding stages did not affect the horse's finishing position, he was nonetheless reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out at least hands and heels to the end of the race where circumstances permit.

When questioned regarding his riding of BEST WIN, C K Tong stated that he had been instructed, from barrier 11, to ride BEST WIN where it was comfortable.

He said immediately on jumping BEST WIN got its head up on a number of occasions and wanted to shift out badly.

He said in the early stages BEST WIN proved very difficult to settle, again got its head up on a number of occasions and continued to want to hang out with him.

He said approaching the 1000 Metres he attempted to shift BEST WIN in behind ST DIDAR and obtain a position on the back of that horse, however, BEST WIN continued to prove very difficult to settle, got its head up and, in his opinion, raced intractably.

He added as BEST WIN was continuing to want to shift out with him, he positioned BEST WIN across behind BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS and to the inside of that horse in an attempt to have it race more generously.

He said when he did this BEST WIN relaxed and commenced to travel better.

He said he commenced riding the horse along after the 500 Metres to make up ground and after this BEST WIN finished off the race strongly.

He stated that BEST WIN had raced ungenerously in some of its previous races in Hong Kong.

The racing manners of BEST WIN were considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, BEST WIN will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial around a bend.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of AMEDEO, Apprentice C Y Ho stated that after beginning well AMEDEO travelled comfortably throughout the early and middle stages, however, came under pressure near the 300 Metres and was disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding from this point.

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

ST DIDAR, WITHINMYHEART and NICE FOLKS were sent for sampling.