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18 March 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 10 - LUCKY OWNERS HANDICAP

Class 2 - 1200M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.3
Sectional Time: 23.91 23.39 22.08

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17ARRIVED AHEAD (M068)T. H. SoL. Ho87118147.871:09.31-1-123.91 23.39 22.08
24STRAIGHT GOLD (N089)N. CallanJ. Moore931292.22.3631:09.810-8-224.95 22.91 21.98
38TALLEY CLOSE (M280)U. RispoliA. T. Millard851218.96.2931:09.88-7-324.79 23.03 22.05
46FREDERICK ENGELS (N187)C. WilliamsJ. Moore92123171923.501:09.96-5-424.59 23.15 22.21
59LEGENDARY DRAGON (N172)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu831179.91044.251:10.04-3-524.31 23.19 22.55
61BEST ELEVEN (N016)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz971317.77.9114.751:10.19-10-624.95 23.11 22.09
72CHATER MIKADO (M100)W. C. MarwingD. Ferraris95131129.436.251:10.37-9-724.75 23.23 22.38
83AMIGO (K358)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang931271421126.251:10.313-13-825.35 22.87 22.17
912NEW GREENFIELD (M282)Z. PurtonD. Cruz82120339987.501:10.511-12-925.03 23.15 22.39
1013LUCKY SCEPTER (N174)C. K. TongP. F. Yiu801143858107.751:10.62-2-1024.03 23.39 23.19
1110ETERNAL BEAUTY (L012)M. L. YeungA. S. Cruz82115308358.251:10.65-6-1124.51 23.23 22.95
1211FIRST IN COMMAND (L085)J. LloydJ. Moore82118295918.501:10.73-4-1224.19 23.35 23.19
135WINDBREAKER (M369)A. SuboricsC. Fownes8912557991310.751:11.112-11-1325.19 22.99 22.92
Sire:Marju
Breed of the Winning Horse:ARRIVED AHEAD
Dam:Les Alizes
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 78.5
place 7 24
4 12
8 22
quinella 4-7 110
quinella place 4-7 45.5
7-8 65.5
4-8 41
tierce 7-4-8 1491
trio 4-7-8 182
first 4 4-6-7-8 739

Recap by phillip woo

Arrived Ahead set a good pace while leading from a midfield gate, straightened nearly two lengths on top and edged clear for a convincing win. Favourite Straight Gold missed the break by nearly three lengths, recovered to settle behind midfield and on the fence, straightened three deep and finished up well to just edge Talley Close for second. Talley Close travelled three deep behind midfield, straightened with two wider out and kept up a good gallop late for a placing, despite a hard run with a step up in grade. Frederick Engels, travelled three back and one off the fence, shifted five deep at the 400m and stayed on well to fill the frame in fourth in an improved performance. Legendary Dragon was prominently ridden in fourth and one off the fence, straightened four deep, loomed a place chance at the 200m and came up flat 100m out. Best Eleven was never on the track behind midfield, swung the final bend widest out and only kept on passed beaten runners. Chater Mikado travelled worse than midfield and just off the rails, rounded the final bend four deep and didn't find much under a right whip. He's had too many hard runs and needs a break.

Racing Incident Report

Race Ten: (488) - LUCKY OWNERS HANDICAP - Class 2 - 1200 Meters As the start was effected, STRAIGHT GOLD bounded in the air and consequently lost a considerable amount of ground.

Before being allowed to race again, STRAIGHT GOLD will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

NEW GREENFIELD and TALLEY CLOSE bumped at the start.

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

Near the 700 Metres, CHATER MIKADO shifted out away from the heels of FREDERICK ENGELS which shifted out when awkwardly placed close to the heels of FIRST IN COMMAND.

This resulted in TALLEY CLOSE being taken out and BEST ELEVEN being taken wider.

Passing the 700 Metres, AMIGO shifted out abruptly when checked away from the heels of NEW GREENFIELD.

Also passing the 700 Metres, WINDBREAKER was awkwardly placed close to the heels of STRAIGHT GOLD and in doing so shifted in and brushed the running rail.

Passing the 600 Metres, CHATER MIKADO was awkwardly placed close to the heels of ETERNAL BEAUTY.

Both LEGENDARY DRAGON and FREDERICK ENGELS lay out under pressure in the Straight.

When questioned, M Chadwick stated that he had been instructed to ride BEST ELEVEN where it was comfortable but attempt to find cover, if possible, from barrier 11.

He said in the early stages he shifted BEST ELEVEN across behind TALLEY CLOSE in an endeavour to obtain cover behind that horse.

He said however that NEW GREENFIELD was ridden to maintain its position on the back of TALLEY CLOSE and this resulted in BEST ELEVEN racing without cover and further back in the field than he had hoped.

He added that he did give consideration to steadying BEST ELEVEN to obtain cover behind NEW GREENFIELD, however, he felt that he would have lost too much ground had he have done this.

After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on TALLEY CLOSE 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.

Also after the race, W C Marwing reported that CHATER MIKADO coughed on a number of occasions on pulling up after the race.

A veterinary inspection of BEST ELEVEN and CHATER MIKADO after the race did not show any significant findings.

ARRIVED AHEAD and STRAIGHT GOLD were sent for sampling.

GENERAL : 1.

Addition to Racing Incidents Report of 14 March 2012 Happy Valley Racemeeting a.Race 3 (473)Throughout the race, SURFER BOY travelled wide and without cover.Race 8 (478)CHARLES THE GREAT was checked away from the heels of CHATER POWER at the 500 Metres.

2.

Additional Veterinary Reports from Happy Valley Racemeeting on 14 March 2012 The Veterinary Officer reported that MASTER DRAGON was lame in the left front leg on the day after racing.

Before being allowed to race again, MASTER DRAGON will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Subsequent official veterinary inspections (without endoscopy) of SUPREME TAIJI, RIDE ON THE FIRE, SECRET OF WINNING, CLASSA, HEALTHY CONTENDER, GENUINE LEADER, SURFER BOY, HAPPY SCORE, TOP DRAGON, EASY AHEAD, EMPEROR CLAUDIUS, HOT SHOT, SUNRISE, YUE LU TREASURE, HO HO LIFE, SHINY DAY, INDIGO WAY, CHARLES THE GREAT and MI SAVVY revealed no apparent abnormality.

3.

Racing Laboratory tests of MY BEST CHOICE, HEY HA MASTER, FLYING KEEPER, DANESOUTH, TELECOM SUPREMO, MERRY ANNIVERSARY, ELUSIVE PRINCE, SMART KIDS, MOUNT VICTORY, EASY GOLD, EUPHEMISM, CAGA SPIRIT, WINSOME, MASTER KEY, HEI HEI POSH, MAGNANIMOUS, YUANS FORTUNE, DR SUPER, LUCKY RECORD, ENTHUSING and HORSE APLENTY (7.3.12) proved negative.

SUMMARY : 1.

Withdrawals Race 1:MY MELODY on 17.3.12 on veterinary advice.Race 5:THEHEROINMYHEART on 17.3.12 on veterinary advice.

2.

Fine Race 9:H W Lai (ZACHARY): $2,000 for raising his whip arm above shoulder height.

3.

Severe Reprimand Race 9:D Whyte (DELTA HEDGE) for shifting out near the 50 Metres.

4.

Reprimand Race 2:G Mossm (GOOD THINKER) for shifting in after the 1400 Metres.

5.

Warnings Race 3:N Callan (RADIOMARELLI) re his riding in the middle stages.N Callan (RADIOMARELLI) for improving into a run where there was insufficient room passing the 400 Metres.Race 7:B Prebble (THUMBS UP) for shifting in approaching the 100 Metres.Race 8:D Whyte (FAY FAY) for shifting out over the concluding stages.Race 9:W M Lai (LIBERTY VALANCE) for raising his whip arm above shoulder height.

6.

Suspension Race 9:N Callan (PERCY JACKSON) for careless riding near the 150 Metres (19 - 29 March 2012 on which day he may resume race riding - 3 Hong Kong racedays).

7.

Stalls Tests Race 1:YOUNG SUPREMESPEEDY 8.

Official Barrier Trial Race 10:STRAIGHT GOLD 9.

Official Veterinary Examinations Race 1:MY MELODYRace 3:DR WINFLASH KNIGHTRace 5:THEHEROINMYHEARTRace 6:MONEYMAKERGeneral:MASTER DRAGON