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10 March 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - THE ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG RACING JOURNALISTS CHALLENGECUP (HANDICAP)

Class 1 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.1
Sectional Time: 23.34 22.36 23.41

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11DYNAMIC BLITZ (J339)O. DoleuzeP. F. Yiu1041334.24.241:09.110-10-124.06 22.28 22.77
28AMIGO (K358)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang91118154112H1:09.112-11-224.26 22.16 22.72
35CERISE CHERRY (L141)B. PrebbleD. Cruz1001291513110.501:09.111-12-324.14 22.44 22.60
47TIME AFTER TIME (M259)J. LloydJ. Moore951245.34.4211:09.25-2-423.58 22.12 23.57
52HORSE GALORE (L220)K. C. NgY. S. Tsui10412354.971.251:09.31-1-523.34 22.36 23.63
610GROOVY (L401)A. SuboricsC. H. Yip891202230103.751:09.76-4-623.74 22.24 23.72
79TUSCAN SPIRIT (K055)U. RispoliC. W. Chang91120143884.251:09.79-7-724.02 22.12 23.64
84FINAL ANSWER (L178)N. CallanJ. Moore101130101294.501:09.82-3-823.50 22.36 23.96
912CITY POWER (M066)T. H. SoY. S. Tsui831081410351:09.98-8-923.90 22.32 23.69
106BLAZE KING (K104)M. L. YeungA. S. Cruz99125235515.251:09.94-5-1023.54 22.44 23.96
1111PAGANINI'S SOUL (L373)D. WhyteJohn Size861169.15.766.751:10.17-9-1123.86 22.36 23.95
123GOOD WORDS (L371)K. C. LeungA. S. Cruz1021293335510.251:10.73-6-1223.54 22.56 24.63
Sire:Elusive Quality
Breed of the Winning Horse:DYNAMIC BLITZ
Dam:Assertive Lass
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 42.5
place 1 17.5
8 101.5
5 38
quinella 1-8 1291
quinella place 1-8 352
1-5 115.5
5-8 795
tierce 1-8-5 23072
trio 1-5-8 5963
first 4 1-5-7-8 4661

Recap by phillip woo

Dynamic Blitz finally found a suitable race on his preferred dirt surface and didn't disappoint. He was rated third from the rear, cornered with one wider out and finished off powerfully to get up 50m out in a race set-up for backmarkers. Amigo bided his time at the rear and was coming like a freight train underneath the winner with a return to blinkers. Cerise Cherry was another who was back to blinkers in his dirt debut. He settled second from the rear and three deep, hit the straight widest out and let down soundly get up for third. Time After Time was a prominently ridden, pushed forward to sit outside the leader Horse Galore approaching the final bend, levelled up soon after straightening and was in a spirited battle before getting swamped in the final 50m in his dirt debut. Horse Galore eventually assumed the lead outright at the 1,000m from Final Answer and Good Words, straightened narrowly on top and gave way after a battle with Time After Time. Well-backed late, Paganini's Soul struck a ton of trouble in the straight run and never seriously tested. He's one to keep safe when next stepping out over 1,200m or 1,400m on turf. Punted late, City Power was short of room in the straight and never tested over the final 150m. Good Words was beaten a long way out after a deep trip near the speed.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (469) - THE ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG RACING JOURNALISTS CHALLENGECUP (HANDICAP) - Class 1 - 1200 Meters ELEGANCE DESIRE was withdrawn on 8.3.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter AMIGO.

Before being allowed to race again, ELEGANCE DESIRE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Shortly after the start, DYNAMIC BLITZ was crowded for room between GOOD WORDS and CITY POWER which shifted out.

From the outside barrier, AMIGO was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

At the entrance to the Straight, PAGANINIS SOUL was checked away from the heels of GROOVY which shifted in slightly when awkwardly placed behind FINAL ANSWER.

Shortly after entering the Straight, CITY POWER was steadied and shifted out when disappointed for running between BLAZE KING and GROOVY which shifted in.

PAGANINIS SOUL had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight and near the 150 Metres was shifted to the inside of FINAL ANSWER.

When PAGANINIS SOUL was shifted in, CITY POWER, which was racing to that horses inside, was steadied when disappointed for running between that horse and GROOVY which shifted out.

After this, CITY POWER then was held up for clear running for a short distance.

Approaching the 100 Metres, PAGANINIS SOUL was checked away from the heels of FINAL ANSWER which was giving ground.

Throughout the race, GOOD WORDS and FINAL ANSWER travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, J Lloyd stated that he had been instructed to obtain the box seat position with TIME AFTER TIME as the horse had been successful at its most recent start when ridden in this manner.

He said in the early stages he expected BLAZE KING, which had drawn inside TIME AFTER TIME, to lead the race with HORSE GALORE to that horses outside which would allow TIME AFTER TIME the opportunity to obtain cover.

He said however that BLAZE KING did not show its anticipated speed in the early stages whilst HORSE GALORE took some time to cross runners from its outside.

He said after being crossed by HORSE GALORE at the 800 Metres, he then elected to maintain his position rather than restraining TIME AFTER TIME to allow GOOD WORDS or FINAL ANSWER which were racing to his outside to cross TIME AFTER TIME.

He added he elected to maintain his position at this time as TIME AFTER TIME had previously shown a tendency to be difficult to manage when being steadied.

He said because of the circumstances of the race in the early and middle stages, TIME AFTER TIME raced more forward than had been intended.

When questioned, B Prebble stated that he had been asked to ride CERISE CHERRY in a forward position if possible from barrier 11.

He said he rode CERISE CHERRY along in the early stages including using the whip on the horse, however, CERISE CHERRY did not show sufficient speed to obtain a forward position as instructed.

He said therefore he elected shortly after the start to shift CERISE CHERRY across behind runners.

He said he deliberately kept CERISE CHERRY wide to avoid the kickback in the early stages and making the turn near the 700 Metres got its head on the side and hung out.

He said CERISE CHERRY continued to hang out making the circle and rounding the Home Turn.

He added in the early part of the Straight CERISE CHERRY shifted in behind DYNAMIC BLITZ and for this reason he changed his whip over into his right hand.

He said he then shifted CERISE CHERRY to the outside of runners and the horse then closed off the race well.

After the race, D Whyte (PAGANINIS SOUL) reported that making the first turn he elected not to continue to attempt to maintain its position inside GROOVY as that horse was shifting ground.

He said in the Straight PAGANINIS SOUL encountered a number of difficulties when attempting to obtain clear running and because of this the horses performance was better than it appeared.

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

A veterinary inspection of FINAL ANSWER after the race revealed that the horse had sustained superficial abrasions above the right hock.

DYNAMIC BLITZ and AMIGO were sent for sampling.