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4 March 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 5 - THE MERLION HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - B+2
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.7
Sectional Time: 23.86 22.67 23.25

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112KEEN MARIE (N123)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui66121157.681:09.75-5-124.38 22.63 22.77
24COSMIC BOOM (N019)J. LloydJ. Moore691242.22.17N1:09.81-1-223.86 22.67 23.30
39GLORY HORSIE (M273)D. WhyteJohn Size67122108.492.501:10.14-4-324.22 22.59 23.36
41KEEN WONGCHOY (L223)U. RispoliA. Schutz781335.38.112.501:10.110-10-424.74 22.63 22.82
511UWILLBEGLORIOUS (N212)M. Du PlessisA. T. Millard671222120102.751:10.29-9-524.62 22.63 22.98
610SUPER GOODIES (M116)B. PrebbleK. W. Lui67122108.163.501:10.311-11-624.78 22.75 22.81
714MAELSTROM (K370)K. C. LeungS. Woods631152326113.501:10.313-12-724.98 22.55 22.83
83NIGHTLIGN (J145)M. L. YeungA. Lee761282438133.751:10.32-3-824.10 22.63 23.64
98DREAM BUILDER (M201)T. ClarkC. Fownes671229.61353.751:10.36-6-924.46 22.63 23.29
106RUGBY EXPRESS (N197)T. AnglandC. H. Yip69124413935.251:10.68-7-1024.62 22.55 23.46
1113HAPPY DRUMMING (M354)K. C. NgY. S. Tsui631087899125.501:10.63-2-1124.14 22.51 24.01
125FLASHING GUY (L158)W. M. LaiK. L. Man69122448927.751:11.07-8-1224.54 22.63 23.85
132ELITE OF CHIU TON (K089)G. MosseA. S. Cruz77132448747.751:11.014-14-1325.26 22.55 23.23
147SAMADHI (N200)H. W. LaiK. L. Man6912299991411.501:11.612-13-1424.90 22.91 23.82
Sire:Falkirk
Breed of the Winning Horse:KEEN MARIE
Dam:Slievenamon Marie
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 76.5
place 12 24.5
4 12.5
9 24
quinella 4-12 88.5
quinella place 4-12 39.5
9-12 93
4-9 37.5
tierce 12-4-9 1616
trio 4-9-12 199
first 4 1-4-9-12 342

Recap by phillip woo

Keen Marie settled three back and on the rails after breaking alertly, shifted into the clear five wide at the 400m and let down well to get up in deep stretch for the win to land a betting move. Short-priced favourite Cosmic Boom dictated the running, opened up by two lengths at the 200m and was running on dry inside the final 50m. Glory Horsie settled one-out, one-back, rallied four wide upon straightening and stayed on gamely to edge out Keen Wongchoy for third. The latter made his run fifth from the rear and along the inside about seven lengths off the leader, straightened one off the fence and was doing his best work late as expected. Uwillbeglorious was posted three deep with cover behind midfield, rounded the final bend with one wider out and was running on late to finish just outside the placings in a pleasing debut performance. Super Goodies bided his time fourth from the rear and two-to-three deep, was widest out at the 400m and made some ground without looking a threat. Maelstrom made his run third from the rear and one off the fence, rallied five wide upon straightening and got going late without menacing. He'll be one to keep safe with Class Four on the horizons. Dream Builder only held his ground in the dash to the line.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (447) - THE MERLION HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters SAMADHI was slow to begin and from the outside barrier was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

MAELSTROM, from a wide barrier, was also taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Making the first turn near the 850 Metres, KEEN WONGCHOY got its head up and proved very difficult to settle when awkwardly placed inside the heels of RUGBY EXPRESS.

Also making the first turn near the 850 Metres, SUPER GOODIES got its head on the side when racing close to the heels of RUGBY EXPRESS.

In the middle stages, SAMADHI raced greenly, got its head on the side and lay out.

When questioned, B Prebble stated that it was felt that todays race would be run at a good tempo and for this reason having in mind SUPER GOODIES racing manners at its most recent start, it was decided to ride the horse in midfield if possible.

He said shortly after the start SUPER GOODIES was steadied away from the heels of COSMIC BOOM.

He said as DREAM BUILDER was maintaining its position to his inside, rather than ride the horse along, he elected to shift SUPER GOODIES across behind DREAM BUILDER in the early stages.

He said this resulted in SUPER GOODIES racing slightly further back in the race than had been intended.

After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on ELITE OF CHIU TON at the request of Trainer A S Cruz.

The Veterinary Surgeon reported that this examination showed the horse to have a continuous epiglottic entrapment.

KEEN MARIE and COSMIC BOOM were sent for sampling.