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5 February 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - AMETHYST HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1400M - B+2
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:23.0
Sectional Time: 13.70 21.77 24.09 23.53

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11MASTER GUNNER (J142)C. Y. HoJ. Moore74125243191:23.06-6-6-135.95 24.01 23.13
26LIBERTY VALANCE (N124)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang68122111220.751:23.29-10-8-236.35 23.73 23.13
35FOREVER ELATION (K215)M. GuyonA. Schutz691259.51680.751:23.210-9-9-336.31 23.85 23.07
47CLASSIC JEWELLERY (M329)D. WhyteJohn Size661221.71.4101.751:23.32-4-3-435.83 23.93 23.63
52PLENTIFUL (K319)Z. PurtonP. F. Yiu7312944.612.251:23.47-8-10-536.19 23.97 23.29
68DOUBLE DRAGON (K019)T. ClarkD. Cruz651214954631:23.51-1-1-635.47 24.09 24.02
79LONGWAH RISING (J297)B. DoyleT. W. Leung631191922341:23.74-3-4-735.71 24.13 23.89
83GRAND DANCER (K268)J. LloydS. Woods70126195545.751:24.05-5-7-835.95 24.13 23.93
94PERCY JACKSON (N188)N. CallanS. Woods74125396975.751:24.08-7-5-936.15 23.81 24.06
1010LITTLE RAINFOREST (N101)H. W. LaiC. S. Shum671166599581:24.33-2-2-1035.67 24.05 24.63
Sire:Orientate
Breed of the Winning Horse:MASTER GUNNER
Dam:Moody's Cat
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 313.5
place 1 41.5
6 24.5
5 25.5
quinella 1-6 951.5
quinella place 1-6 197.5
1-5 258
5-6 120
tierce 1-6-5 22169
trio 1-5-6 2431
first 4 1-5-6-7 714

Recap by phillip woo

Drifting in the market, Master Gunner settled nicely in midfield and two deep with cover, rallied five wide upon straightening, swept to the lead at the 120m from the hot-priced favourite Classic Jewellery and kept on nicely for the win. Liberty Valance made his run in a rearward position, was shuffled back to last at the 850m, swung the final bend widest out and just out-dashed Forever Elation for second. Forever Elation settled second from the rear, took a three off the fence route upon straightening, steadied 100m out and ran on willingly to make it close for second. Classic Jewellery was caught four deep early on, slotted in with some cover three deep at the 800m, hit the lead four deep at the 200m and came up one-paced over the last 100m. He's still learning. Plentiful eventually settled third from the rear and two deep, cornered in five wide and had excuses when short of room twice, first between Master Gunner and Percy Jackson early on and then having to take hold between Master Gunner and Liberty Valance at the 100m. Double Dragon dictated the running from Little Rainforest, straightened a length on top and was giving ground in the final 150m. Longwah Rising enjoyed the box-seat run, straightened three deep and whacked away one-paced over the final 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (373) - AMETHYST HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1400 Meters LITTLE RAINFOREST and DOUBLE DRAGON bumped at the start.

N Callan (PERCY JACKSON) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 900 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of LIBERTY VALANCE, causing that horse to be checked and lose its rightful running when crowded for room between PERCY JACKSON and PLENTIFUL.

N Callan was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Monday, 27 February 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Sha Tin racemeeting on Sunday, 19 February 2012.

Near the 700 Metres, GRAND DANCER commenced to over-race and was checked away from the heels of LONGWAH RISING.

Rounding the Home Turn, PLENTIFUL and LIBERTY VALANCE bumped as PLENTIFUL attempted to shift out to obtain clear running after being held up behind MASTER GUNNER.

After this, PLENTIFUL had difficulty obtaining clear running until passing the 400 Metres.

After the 200 Metres, PLENTIFUL was crowded for room when disappointed for running between MASTER GUNNER and PERCY JACKSON which itself was taken in slightly by LIBERTY VALANCE which got its head on the side and shifted in under pressure.

Near the 150 Metres, PLENTIFUL was struck across the nose by the whip of W M Lai (LIBERTY VALANCE).

After this, PLENTIFUL had difficulty obtaining clear running until the concluding stages.

Near the 100 Metres, FOREVER ELATION was steadied when momentarily crowded for room between CLASSIC JEWELLERY (D Whyte) and MASTER GUNNER (Apprentice C Y Ho), both of which shifted ground.

Both D Whyte and Apprentice Ho were advised to exercise care in similar circumstances.

D Whyte (CLASSIC JEWELLERY) explained that after beginning only fairly he rode his mount along to take up a forward position.

He said near the 1200 Metres he shifted in to race to the outside of DOUBLE DRAGON and expected that horse to cross towards the fence which would provide him with the opportunity to follow that horse across closer to the rail.

He said however that DOUBLE DRAGON remained racing wide until that horse was able to clear runners to its inside and because of this he steadied his mount with a view to seeing if he could obtain cover behind LITTLE RAINFOREST.

He said that DOUBLE DRAGON did not shift across LITTLE RAINFOREST and LONGWAH RISING until near the 850 Metres at which time it was then not available for him to improve his position to cross to the outside of that horse as he would have had to make too much use of CLASSIC JEWELLERY which was resuming today after having its only start in November.

He said because of these circumstances CLASSIC JEWELLERY was left racing wide and without cover.

He added that CLASSIC JEWELLERY responded well to his riding in the early part of the Straight and showed a good turn of foot, however, due to the circumstances of todays race and the fact that the horse had some time off from racing, CLASSIC JEWELLERYs condition gave out over the final 150 Metres.

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

CLASSIC JEWELLERY, MASTER GUNNER and LIBERTY VALANCE were sent for sampling.