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Race Results:

4 December 2011 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - MIDDLE HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.4
Sectional Time: 23.66 22.38 23.38

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12RUMBA KING (M172)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui601333.32.851:09.44-5-124.02 22.38 23.02
28EL GRANDE (L378)K. C. LeungD. Hall461163.64.632.751:09.88-6-224.26 22.38 23.20
311NOVEL START (M255)M. L. YeungNg Ting-keung41110119.572.751:09.83-3-323.82 22.38 23.65
43COMMON GOAL (M167)H. W. LaiT. W. Leung59130131343.251:09.96-10-424.18 22.74 23.03
54LUCKY TYCOON (H318)C. W. WongA. Schutz571278.61464.501:10.111-7-524.62 22.06 23.47
66QUANTUM EXPRESS (K166)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui511192313105.501:10.310-9-624.54 22.38 23.39
77TAKE BY STORM (N065)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz501212838161:10.37-4-724.18 22.14 24.07
89TWIN TURBO (M250)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson46119197129.251:10.912-11-824.70 22.54 23.66
910EPEE DE HUA (J307)M. Du PlessisA. T. Millard41114404799.251:10.91-2-923.66 22.38 24.87
101BET ON ME (K376)M. BarzalonaP. F. Yiu601338.410214.251:11.75-8-1024.10 22.74 24.88
115SURFER BOY (L306)Y. T. ChengC. H. Yip58129143511151:11.82-1-1123.66 22.38 25.78
1212CITY DRAGON (L263)G. CheyneC. S. Shum4011454998161:11.99-12-1224.38 23.10 24.48
Sire:King Cugat
Breed of the Winning Horse:RUMBA KING
Dam:Miss Serious
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 28.5
place 2 14
8 16
11 33
quinella 2-8 85
quinella place 2-8 33
2-11 51.5
8-11 69.5
tierce 2-8-11 667
trio 2-8-11 166
first 4 2-3-8-11 500

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Rumba King was rated fifth and two deep after being briefly steadied approaching the 800m, shifted four deep soon after straightening, burst to the front 200m out and drew clear for a convincing win with a return to the preferred dirt surface. El Grande recovered after breaking slowly to eventually settle worse than midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend six wide and closed off well while tending to lay inside to snatch second in the shadows of the post from Novel Start. The latter travelled sweetly in third behind the crack pace set by Epee de Hua and Surfer Boy, straightened three deep and kept on well for a placing. He's clearly at his best on this surface. Common Goal was eased back to settle behind midfield and three deep with some cover at the 800m, peeled with one wider out at the head of the straight and made a steady bid to fill the frame a non-threatening fourth. Lucky Tycoon made his run fourth from the rear and near the fence, rounded the final bend five wide and made some ground without threatening. Specked late, Quantum Express was rated third from the rear and two-to-three deep and made some minor headway. Plunged at the jump, Twin Turbo was taken back to last from the widest gate, cornered in widest out and with one in behind and only pressed pass beaten runners.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (214) - MIDDLE HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200 Meters FIERY RAIDER was withdrawn on 3.12.11 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (inappetance) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter SURFER BOY.

Before being allowed to race again, FIERY RAIDER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

As the start was effected, EL GRANDE turned its head to the left and as a consequence was slow to begin.

BET ON ME began awkwardly.

From the outside barrier, TWIN TURBO was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Near the 800 Metres, TAKE BY STORM was awkwardly placed close to the heels of RUMBA KING which was being steadied to shift out across the heels of NOVEL START away from the rail.

As a result of RUMBA KING shifting out at this time, BET ON ME and COMMON GOAL were taken wider.

After this, BET ON ME was left racing wide and without cover.

After the 200 Metres, QUANTUM EXPRESS, which was laying in, was awkwardly placed outside the heels of LUCKY TYCOON which shifted ground slightly.

After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on EPEE DE HUA at the request of Trainer A T Millard.

The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, EPEE DE HUA will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of BET ON ME after the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was not able to be scoped.

RUMBA KING and EL GRANDE were sent for sampling.