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11 December 2011 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 7 - THE CATHAY PACIFIC HONG KONG MILE *Intl. Rating

Class G1 - 1600M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:33.9
Sectional Time: 24.02 22.39 23.70 23.87

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16ABLE ONE (G108)J. LloydJ. Moore117126196671:33.92-2-2-147.01 23.26 23.71
21CITYSCAPE (N607)S. DrowneR. Charlton121126353312N1:34.08-7-8-247.65 23.18 23.21
35XTENSION (M097)D. BeadmanJ. Moore1181263.52.55N1:34.09-10-9-347.73 23.14 23.17
412DUBAWI GOLD (N610)R. HughesR. Hannon1171255099140.751:34.112-12-12-447.89 23.10 23.14
510SICHUAN SUCCESS (L307)D. WhyteJohn Size1101269.67.7132.501:34.34-6-5-547.49 23.18 23.70
64BEAUTY FLASH (K314)G. MosseA. S. Cruz1181268.615102.501:34.33-3-4-647.25 23.26 23.87
73RAJSAMAN (M612)T. JarnetF Head119126311342.501:34.314-14-14-748.09 23.10 23.20
813SAHPRESA (M613)C. LemaireRod Collet118122108.582.501:34.47-8-10-847.69 23.22 23.49
92JIMMY CHOUX (N608)J. RiddellJ. Bary1201269.7922.751:34.45-4-3-947.33 23.14 23.95
109OUTDOOR PEGASUS (L173)J. MurtaghP. F. Yiu103126209132.751:34.413-13-11-1047.97 23.02 23.45
1111FAT CHOY OOHLALA (L250)M. GuyonC. H. Yip10312614371141:34.611-11-13-1147.89 23.18 23.57
128DESTINED FOR GLORY (M207)T. ClarkJ. Moore1141268.61015.251:34.810-9-6-1247.69 23.02 24.12
1314APAPANE (N611)M. EbinaS. Kunieda1131221020991:35.46-5-7-1347.45 23.30 24.66
147FLYING BLUE (L389)O. DoleuzeJohn Size1161261913628.501:38.51-1-1-1446.41 23.70 28.42
Sire:Cape Cross
Breed of the Winning Horse:ABLE ONE
Dam:Gardenia
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 668.5
place 6 151
1 67.5
5 12.5
quinella 1-6 6747.5
quinella place 1-6 1485.5
5-6 244
1-5 131.5
tierce 6-1-5 60644
trio 1-5-6 5294
first 4 1-5-6-12 46671

Recap by phillip woo

Able One has overcome stress fractures to score one for the ages at nine-years old for veteran rider Jeff Lloyd. He assumed the sit in second as Flying Blue scampered to the lead after 100m, swept to the front three deep at the 300m, opened up two lengths at the 200m and kept finding to score a narrow win from the fast-finishing Cityscape and stablemate Xtension. Cityscape was never on the track, rounded the final bend with two wider out and was closing the gap late to make it tight at the finish while holding off favourite Xtension for second. Xtension was in search of room for a good part of the straight and was asserting himself nicely when getting clear at the 150m out in the centre of the track. Dubawi Gold was posted three deep and third from the rear after going back from gate 14, swung the final bend widest out and ran on well. Sichuan Success slotted in from a wide gate sixth and one-off the fence, worked to second five wide at the 200m and couldn't keep up the gallop over the final 100m. Beauty Flash settled third, straightened four deep and only held his ground. Plunged late, Rajsaman made his run rearward early, straightened six wide and was running on late. Saphresa never looked a chance at any stage, while Jimmy Choux t straightened with every chance. Destined For Glory was rated behind midfield and on the rails and made some ground late near the inside. Flying Blue pinged straight to the lead, opening up by three lengths at one time through slick fractions and was stopping badly at the 300m with money coming on late.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (236) - THE CATHAY PACIFIC HONG KONG MILE - Group One - 1600 Meters FAIR TRADE was withdrawn on 9.12.11 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter OUTDOOR PEGASUS (J Murtagh).

Before being allowed to race again, FAIR TRADE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

FAT CHOY OOHLALA was slow to begin.

RAJSMAN was crowded for room at the start between XTENSION and OUTDOOR PEGASUS which shifted out.

After the 1000 Metres, FAT CHOY OOHLALA and DUBAWI GOLD (R Hughes) raced tight as DUBAWI GOLD improved to be racing inside the heels of CITYSCAPE.

R Hughes was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he does not allow his mounts to improve into tight running thereby causing interference to other runners.

Rounding the Home Turn, APAPANE was bumped by SICHUAN SUCCESS which shifted to the outside of BEAUTY FLASH.

XTENSION was badly held up for clear running until passing the 200 Metres and then raced in restricted room between SICHUAN SUCCESS and CITYSCAPE until passing the 100 Metres.

Throughout the race, APAPANE and CITYSCAPE travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, O Doleuze stated that he had ridden FLYING BLUE two starts ago and the horse had travelled keenly when racing behind the speed.

He said it was explained to him by Mr J Size, the trainer of FLYING BLUE, that the horse had also travelled keenly at its most recent start and had not been suited by the slow tempo in its recent races.

He said because of this he was instructed by Mr Size to ride the horse in the lead today.

He said in accordance with his instructions, he was positive on FLYING BLUE in the early stages and crossed to the fence in the lead after travelling a short distance.

He said after obtaining the lead, he allowed FLYING BLUE to stride along.

He added that he felt the tempo of the race had been fair, however, he was not aware that he had established a margin over the remainder of the field and that FLYING BLUE had run at a quick tempo.

He said rounding the Home Turn FLYING BLUE came under pressure and then gave ground in the Straight.

Trainer J Size confirmed that he had instructed Jockey Doleuze to lead on FLYING BLUE as, in his opinion, the horse had not been suited by racing behind horses in average tempo races of late.

He said therefore he felt that FLYING BLUE's best interests would be served if the horse would be able to lead today.

He however stated that, in his opinion, Jockey Doleuze had gone too quickly on FLYING BLUE in today's race.

O Doleuze was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, that he had set too fast a tempo on FLYING BLUE and he should have made a more significant effort to steady his mount in the early and middle stages.

O Doleuze was severely reprimanded and advised in future that he should ride his mounts in such a manner that they are able to finish off their races.

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

The performance of FLYING BLUE, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, FLYING BLUE will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

A veterinary inspection of DESTINED FOR GLORY after the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, DESTINED FOR GLORY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

XTENSION, ABLE ONE and CITYSCAPE were sent for sampling.