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11 December 2011 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - DUBAI HANDICAP

Class 1 - 1400M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:21.4
Sectional Time: 13.30 21.06 23.23 23.85

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12CAPTAIN SWEET (L354)D. BeadmanJ. Moore1091271.71.731:21.44-4-3-135.36 22.83 23.25
27LET ME HANDLE IT (L287)O. DoleuzeC. Fownes1041222325411:21.58-7-8-235.84 22.87 22.88
39AASHIQ (K175)J. LloydP. O'Sullivan101119283462.251:21.71-1-1-334.36 23.23 24.17
411VOILE ROUGE (M343)D. WhyteJohn Size99117137.7102.251:21.83-3-4-435.12 23.07 23.61
51LEADING CITY (K298)C. Y. HoJ. Moore1151288.36.212.251:21.82-2-2-534.60 23.23 23.99
65FAMILISTS (M102)T. AnglandD. Hall10512320211131:21.910-9-9-636.04 22.75 23.13
74BRAVE KID (K391)C. WilliamsJohn Size1061241440941:22.011-11-10-736.28 22.55 23.23
83VAUGIRARD (K347)B. PrebbleD. Hall1071258.48.2741:22.06-6-5-835.64 22.83 23.61
96CHATER WAY (L093)N. CallanD. Ferraris104122649984.251:22.17-8-7-935.88 22.83 23.39
1010SAPELLI (K191)M. Du PlessisJohn Size99117434854.501:22.19-10-11-1036.08 22.91 23.18
118CALIFORNIA CHOICE (M114)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz103119122229.251:22.95-5-6-1135.60 23.03 24.27
Sire:Fastnet Rock
Breed of the Winning Horse:CAPTAIN SWEET
Dam:Strega
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 17
place 2 11
7 59.5
9 63
quinella 2-7 239
quinella place 2-7 82.5
2-9 91.5
7-9 722
tierce 2-7-9 4168
trio 2-7-9 1357
first 4 2-7-9-11 2184

Recap by phillip woo

Short-priced favourite Captain Sweet sat a cosy fourth in a well-stretched out field, rallied fourth upon straightening and cruised to take control 200m out for a seventh win from 12 starts. He remains one to follow. Let Me Handle It settled behind midfield and on the fence behind a good pace, rallied five wide upon straightening and let down well to get up a clear second. Aashiq went wild on the front through slick fraction and stayed on bravely to hold a placing in a sound performance. Punted late, Voile Rouge travelled a distant third along the rails, straightened three deep and kept on steadily to make it close for third. Leading City kept the leader honest, straightened one-off the fence and only held his ground over the final 200m. Familists made his run third from the rear, rounded the final bend with one wider out and made some progress. He is better over a further trip nowadays. Brave Kid bided his time at the rear of the field, swung the final bend widest out and made no impression. Vaugirard travelled in midfield and two deep, cornered in five wide and never let down. California Choice never saw out the trip.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (232) - DUBAI HANDICAP - Class 1 - 1400 Meters BRAVE KID was slow to begin.

Approaching the 1200 Metres, CHATER WAY was steadied and SAPELLI and LET ME HANDLE IT were crowded for room inside VAUGIRARD (B Prebble) which shifted in when not properly clear.

B Prebble was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground in future.

In the Straight, VAUGIRARD got its head on the side and hung in and close to the finishing line was awkwardly placed close to the heels of LEADING CITY which shifted out.

When questioned, J Lloyd stated that in discussions with the owner of AASHIQ and the trainer, Mr P O'Sullivan, it had been decided last start to position AASHIQ outside LEADING CITY as the horse was first up following it displaying an irregular heart rhythm at its last start of the previous season in March.

He said at its first up start AASHIQ was disappointing in that it failed to close off the race when ridden outside LEADING CITY.

He said it had therefore been decided today that if AASHIQ began well, he would show his intention to lead the race and it was hoped that he would be able to obtain a position on the rail without having to make too much use of AASHIQ.

He said AASHIQ today began better than LEADING CITY, he therefore rode his mount along in an endeavour to clear LEADING CITY, however, the rider of LEADING CITY continued to maintain its position to the inside of AASHIQ in the early stages and for this reason he had to make more use of AASHIQ than he would have wanted.

He said after obtaining the lead, he continued to allow AASHIQ to run along as the horse had run its best races when ridden in this manner.

He said when held up in its races previously, AASHIQ had not finished off the race.

He added although the tempo of the race in the early stages was faster than he would have hoped, this was due to the fact that he was obliged to ride forward to clear LEADING CITY.

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

A veterinary inspection of CALIFORNIA CHOICE after the race including an endoscopic examination revealed the horse to be a "roarer" which had previously been reported.

CAPTAIN SWEET and LET ME HANDLE IT were sent for sampling.