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27 December 2011 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 10 - CHEK KENG HANDICAP

Class 1 - 1800M - C+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:48.5
Sectional Time: 14.06 23.34 24.02 23.48 23.60

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14ZAIDAN (M234)J. LloydJ. Moore100128118.5101:48.54-2-2-161.70 23.24 23.56
26KING OF SCOTS (K084)G. CheyneA. Schutz8811624158SH1:48.53-5-7-262.30 23.16 23.05
38BEAUTY TOUCH (N001)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz861129.18.61N1:48.52-7-6-362.22 23.08 23.26
412CARTHAGE (L256)W. M. LaiD. Cruz83111151320.501:48.512-10-11-462.78 22.96 22.84
52SMART GIANT (L405)D. BeadmanJ. Moore1051332.72.8120.751:48.610-4-4-562.02 23.28 23.31
613LIBERATOR (L240)C. W. WongD. Ferraris831101711140.751:48.65-1-1-661.42 23.48 23.74
711OLE OLE (K301)T. H. SoA. Lee851106299132.751:48.914-14-14-762.98 22.92 23.05
83OUTDOOR PEGASUS (L173)N. CallanP. F. Yiu1031312021331:48.97-8-9-862.50 22.96 23.51
99CARTOON FAY FAY (N014)H. W. LaiA. T. Millard86112309975.501:49.41-3-3-961.90 23.36 24.14
1014HEAR THE ROAR (M152)K. C. LeungS. Woods811121816115.751:49.411-12-12-1062.90 23.28 23.22
111LET ME HANDLE IT (L287)C. Y. HoC. Fownes1051285.15.145.751:49.46-9-8-1162.46 23.36 23.61
1210SOVIET PEARL (K187)M. Du PlessisP. O'Sullivan86114289996.751:49.613-13-13-1262.94 23.16 23.50
137RIO WILLIE (N087)M. BarzalonaR. Gibson88116349957.251:49.69-11-10-1362.70 23.36 23.58
145SAPELLI (K191)D. WhyteJohn Size97125131668.751:49.98-6-5-1462.22 23.56 24.13
Sire:Street Cry
Breed of the Winning Horse:ZAIDAN
Dam:Element Of Truth
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 85
place 4 29.5
6 44
8 25.5
quinella 4-6 596
quinella place 4-6 194.5
4-8 119
6-8 222.5
tierce 4-6-8 11716
trio 4-6-8 1891
first 4 4-6-8-12 4551

Recap by phillip woo

Zaidan punched forward from a wide gate to track the speed over the late-fancied Liberator in second, powered to the front at the 350m and narrowly held off the surge of King Of Scots for the win. King Of Scots was rated nicely in fifth and two deep, rounded the final bend five wide and finished up nicely to make it very close at the finish. He's hit form in his past two starts and will be a leading player next start over the mile or 1,800m. Beauty Touch saved ground in midfield, shifted into the clear three deep at the 350m and stayed on well to hold a late-running Carthage for third. Carthage bided his time, shifted into the clear in the centre of the course soon after straightening and hit the line with a good deal of purpose. Favourite Smart Giant pressed forward from a wide gate to settle third and one-off the fence, straightened four deep and kept away one-paced under a big weight. He was in need of the run off a short break and will be hard to keep out of the finish next time out. Liberator was given an uncontested lead from gate 14, straightened two lengths on top, was headed at the 350m and still kept on well to finish just outside the placings off a light weight. Outdoor Pegasus is more effective at a mile, while Hear The Roar only passed beaten runners with a step up in grade. Fancied late, Let Me Handle It was never making his mark late in a disappointing performance. Sapelli was allowed to fade out of things passing the 300m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Ten: (276) - CHEK KENG HANDICAP - Class 1 - 1800 Meters CARTHAGE was slow to begin.

At the 1600 Metres, RIO WILLIE was steadied away from the heels of LET ME HANDLE IT.

At the same time, OUTDOOR PEGASUS was steadied away from the heels of BEAUTY TOUCH which itself was awkwardly placed on the heels of CARTOON FAY FAY.

M Chadwick (BEAUTY TOUCH) dropped his whip at the 300 Metres.

K C Leung (HEAR THE ROAR) was warned for failing to declare he would be a probable 2 lb overweight at the time of declaration.

When questioned, D Whyte stated that after being obliged to race wide and without cover throughout the race, SAPELLI was immediately under pressure on straightening and commenced to give ground quickly.

He said that although he did not fully test SAPELLI over the latter stages, it was a beaten horse at that stage.

He added that he had explained to Trainer J Size that SAPELLI raced like a tired hose.

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

When questioned, Apprentice C Y Ho stated that LET ME HANDLE IT travelled quite well throughout the early and middle stages.

He said that after straightening LET ME HANDLE IT initially responded to his riding and sprinted for a short distance, however, its run came to an end and LET ME HANDLE IT failed to close off the race.

A veterinary inspection of LET ME HANDLE IT after the race did not show any significant findings.

After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on CARTOON FAY FAY at the request of Trainer A T Millard.

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

Following the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that ZAIDAN had lost its left front plate.

SMART GIANT, ZAIDAN and KING OF SCOTS were sent for sampling.

GENERAL : 1.

21 December 2011 Happy Valley Racemeeting - Race 2 (260) At the winning post on the first occasion, MEGA CASTLE became awkward on the heels of SONOFTHEWEST (M Du Plessis) which shifted in when insufficiently clear.

M Du Plessis was reprimanded and reminded of his obligation to provide sufficient clearance.

2.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 21 December 2011 Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of GREEN EAGLE, WISER, MEGA CASTLE, LUCKY ARMY, MAKE IT, FLASHING GUY, SUPREME GENKI, NEW LEADER, NORDIC STAR, GIVE WELL, FLYING SMART, GROOVY, WITHINMYHEART, AT MOMENT IN TIME, LET ME FIGHT, FLEET COMMAND, MR BOND and VERY WELL revealed no apparent abnormality.

SUMMARY : 1.

Withdrawal Race 9:FIRST IN COMMAND on 24.12.11 on veterinary advice.

2.

Riding Changes After riding in Race 3, M L Yeung became indisposed and was stood down by the Club!|s doctor.

As such, permission was given for the following riding substitutions:-Race 4:W M Lai on HAPPY EAGLERace 8:D Beadman on LUCKY BRAVORace 10:Apprentice T H So on OLE OLE 3.

Severe Reprimands Race 2:M Barzalona (TAKE THE RAP) for shifting out for some distance after the 800 Metres.Race 4:W M Lai (HAPPY EAGLE) for shifting out on the Home Turn.Apprentice C Y Ho (EAGLE SPIRIT) for shifting in passing the 100 Metres.

4.

Reprimands Race 1:M L Yeung (LOTS OF FUN) for shifting in at the 700 Metres.Race 4:K C Leung (DALKAN) for shifting in passing the 100 Metres.General:M Du Plessis (SONOFTHEWEST) for shifting in at the winning post on the first occasion.

5.

Warnings Race 2:D Beadman (GLOBAL FAME) re his riding in the Straight.Race 4:T Angland (SUPER STRIKE) for making a premature celebratory gesture.Race 7:M Guyon (ROYAL DOCTOR) for shifting in approaching the 600 Metres.Race 10:K C Leung (HEAR THE ROAR) for failing to declare he would be a probable 2 lb overweight at the time of declarations.

6.

Suspensions Race 3:M Barzalona (GREY WHIZZ) for careless riding on the first turn near the 700 Metres (7 - 12 January 2012 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).Race 4:N Callan (COMPACT YARN) for careless riding approaching the 2000 Metres (2 - 9 January 2012 on which day he may resume race riding - 2 Hong Kong racedays).Race 9:D Whyte (KING MOSSMAN) for a breach of Rule 100(2) (2 - 12 January 2012 on which day he may resume race riding - 3 Hong Kong racedays).

7.

Bleeders Race 5:CELESTIAL WORLDRace 7:UNION!|S STAR (2nd time) 8.

Official Barrier Trial Race 7:RUMBA KING 9.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 5:DILIGENT III; SPECTACULAR AWARD; BIG WINNER AGAINRace 7:RUMBA KING; PALEPALE; WHAT A HEARTRace 9:FIRST IN COMMAND