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18 March 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - ELEGANT FASHION HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1600M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:36.2
Sectional Time: 24.83 23.03 25.00 23.36

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19GREAT STORIES (N181)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson71119182711:36.28-7-6-148.58 24.72 22.92
27PERCY JACKSON (N188)N. CallanS. Woods7312191210SH1:36.29-9-12-248.78 24.80 22.66
33DELTA HEDGE (M373)D. WhyteJohn Size761297.27.2130.751:36.32-5-3-348.34 24.72 23.31
48ZACHARY (N146)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui681195483121.501:36.412-12-9-449.14 24.28 23.03
54FLYING UNICORN (M087)U. RispoliA. T. Millard731264.6531.501:36.43-4-4-548.30 24.76 23.41
66LIBERTY VALANCE (N124)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang701215.36.641.751:36.410-10-7-648.94 24.36 23.19
713CRAIG'S PRIDE (M274)J. LloydJ. Moore611145.33.372.251:36.57-8-8-748.58 24.80 23.20
810TRAVEL GUIDE (K101)K. C. NgC. H. Yip64107138.493.751:36.81-1-1-847.86 25.00 23.96
912LET'S GOAL (M061)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz621131410541:36.84-3-5-948.14 24.96 23.77
102AMITYSHIP (K023)G. MosseP. F. Yiu761292340115.751:37.15-2-2-1047.86 25.04 24.25
1111VIVA GUY (K318)T. H. SoL. Ho64112389967.251:37.311-11-10-1149.02 24.40 23.97
125FORTUNE WINNER (K315)Z. PurtonP. F. Yiu731261832215.251:38.66-6-11-1248.58 24.92 25.15
131MARK UP (K247)T. ClarkC. Fownes8013333938PU-----
Sire:Marju
Breed of the Winning Horse:GREAT STORIES
Dam:Zonic
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 276.5
place 9 68.5
7 34.5
3 20.5
quinella 7-9 1512.5
quinella place 7-9 401.5
3-9 253.5
3-7 138.5
tierce 9-7-3 21216
trio 3-7-9 2899
first 4 3-7-8-9 24924

Recap by phillip woo

Great Stories travelled around midfield and on the rails, straightened three deep, pulled six wide at the 300m, swept to the lead 50m out and just held off the late-flurry of Percy Jackson for a smart debut win. Percy Jackson made his run fourth from the rear and two deep, was shuffled back to near last entering the straight, cornered in with one wider out, ducked inside for a better run at the 150m and was tight for room between the winner and third Delta Hedge in deep stretch while finishing well to come up just short. He has put together two good runs and won't be far off a win. Delta Hedge slotted over from a wide gate in fourth and one off the fence, rallied five wide upon straightening, worked to the lead at the 100m and was no match for the top pair. Zachary was taken back to last early on from a wide gate, hard ridden to stay in touch at the 1,400m, before running on strongly in the final 10m in an improved performance. Flying Unicorn was prominently ridden along the inside in fourth and kept on one-paced with every chance. Liberty Valance stayed to the fence upon straightening and made a steady bid to finish just outside the top-four. Firming favourite Craig's Pride was posted without cover and was never likely, while Travel Guide was swamped 50m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (487) - ELEGANT FASHION HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1600 Meters VIVA GUY was slow to begin.

From a wide barrier, ZACHARY was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

In the early stages, GREAT STORIES got its head on the side and proved difficult to settle when being steadied to allow FLYING UNICORN to cross.

Approaching the 1400 Metres, MARK UP broke down in the left front fetlock.

Near the 1300 Metres, CRAIGS PRIDE got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied.

After the 900 Metres, CRAIGS PRIDE was left racing three wide and without cover.

Near the 300 Metres, ZACHARY was shifted out after being disappointed for running between FLYING UNICORN and LIBERTY VALANCE.

N Callan (PERCY JACKSON) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 150 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of LETS GOAL, causing that horse to be checked and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

In this incident, LETS GOAL shifted in and bumped ZACHARY.

N Callan was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 29 March 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays).

This suspension is with immediate effect.

Near the 50 Metres, PERCY JACKSON was crowded for room and bumped the hindquarters of GREAT STORIES as a result of DELTA HEDGE (D Whyte) shifting out.

D Whyte was severely reprimanded and advised that in similar circumstances he would be expected to strop riding and straighten his mount sooner than he did on this occasion.

When DELTA HEDGE was shifted in to relieve the tightening to PERCY JACKSON, ZACHARY was directed in, resulting in ZACHARY and FLYING UNICORN bumping close to the finishing line.

H W Lai (ZACHARY) was fined a sum of $2,000 for raising his whip arm above shoulder height.

W M Lai (LIBERTY VALANCE) was placed on notice regarding raising his whip arm above shoulder height.

When questioned regarding his riding of PERCY JACKSON in the early part of the Straight, N Callan stated that he considered shifting his mount to the very outside of the field to obtain clear running.

He said however that CRAIGS PRIDE, the favourite for todays race and the horse which he had been following, quickened and therefore he elected to follow that horse through.

He said he had ridden CRAIGS PRIDE at its last start and the horse had quickened well and he felt that CRAIGS PRIDE would be able to take him into the race and then would benefit PERCY JACKSON more so than shifting to the outside of VIVA GUY.

He said however that after the 400 Metres after he committed to follow CRAIGS PRIDE through, that horse did not respond as he thought it would and because of this near the 300 Metres he shifted PERCY JACKSON to the inside of that horse to obtain clear running.

He added PERCY JACKSON was then held up for clear running until after the 150 Metres at which time it was able to obtain clear running.

He said PERCY JACKSON became unbalanced when crowded for room over the concluding stages and, in his opinion, this incident had resulted in PERCY JACKSON not winning the race.

After the race, it was reported that PERCY JACKSON had lost its left hind plate.

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

CRAIGS PRIDE, GREAT STORIES and PERCY JACKSON were sent for sampling.