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Race Results:

1 April 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 8 - THE BAUHINIA SPRINT TROPHY (HANDICAP)

Class G3 - 1000M - B+2
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:55.9
Sectional Time: 13.41 20.78 21.79

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11LITTLE BRIDGE (L285)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum1221338.87.460:55.92-2-113.57 20.74 21.67
25CAPTAIN SWEET (L354)J. LloydJ. Moore1161277.25.892.250:56.33-6-213.65 20.86 21.81
310NEW VISION (M028)M. Du PlessisP. O'Sullivan101113185102.250:56.37-7-313.81 20.74 21.79
47FAMILISTS (M102)W. M. LaiD. Hall10411534661130:56.49-10-414.09 20.70 21.66
511CALIFORNIA CHOICE (M114)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz1001133.14.323.500:56.54-1-513.69 20.50 22.36
69HORSE GALORE (L220)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui104115191374.500:56.61-3-613.41 20.90 22.38
74LET ME FIGHT (L176)B. PrebbleJ. Moore1171284.24.685.250:56.88-8-713.97 20.58 22.26
86DYNAMIC BLITZ (J339)A. SuboricsP. F. Yiu109120336146.500:57.05-4-813.69 20.70 22.62
98FLYING COLOURS (J111)C. W. WongD. Cruz1041151544170:57.16-9-913.77 20.86 22.49
102SACRED KINGDOM (G268)G. MosseP. F. Yiu12213377.857.750:57.210-5-1014.13 20.30 22.81
113NOBLE CONQUEROR (G169)M. L. YeungA. Lee1181293699318.250:58.911-11-1114.33 21.06 23.53
Sire:Faltaat
Breed of the Winning Horse:LITTLE BRIDGE
Dam:Golden Rose
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 74
place 1 21.5
5 22.5
10 19.5
quinella 1-5 258
quinella place 1-5 92
1-10 70
5-10 51
tierce 1-5-10 2351
trio 1-5-10 342
first 4 1-5-7-10 3032

Recap by phillip woo

Drifting in the market, Little Bridge sat a handy third and two off the stands side, worked to the lead 200m out and kept up a strong gallop for a handy win off a big weight. Captain Sweet travelled midfield and near the stands side, switched into the clear three off at the 400m and finished up well while drifting to the centre of the course to finish a distant second. He'll be worth keeping safe over a more reasonable 1,400m distance. New Vision settled midfield and two off the grandstand side, shifted to the centre of the course underneath Captain Sweet at the 150m and kept on well to make it close for second with a ton of money coming on late. He, too, is one that will be one to keep safe next time out over a longer sprint. Familists had trouble staying in touch second from the rear and two off the outside fence, shifted abruptly with one inside him on the far side at the 200m and finished up OK for fourth. Late-fancied favourite, California Choice travelled up on the speed four off the stands side, hit the lead 400m out and came up empty over the final 150m. Horse Galore dictated the running and was a spent force at the 200m. Early favourite, Let Me Fight was rated third from the rear and hugging the outside fence, failed to pick up under the whip and had to take hold from a tiring California Choice in the final 50m. Sacred Kingdom lost three lengths after jumping in the air at the break, recovered to settle worse than midfield at the 500m, rushed up to take closer order at the 300m and was eased down in the final 150m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (522) - THE BAUHINIA SPRINT TROPHY (HANDICAP) - Hong Kong Group Three - 1000 Meters As the start was effected, SACRED KINGDOM, which had been fractious in the barriers, bounded in the air, resulting in G Mossm, its rider, striking his head on the overhead partition.

In this incident, SACRED KINGDOM lost ground.

NOBLE CONQUEROR was slow to begin.

Shortly after the start, LET ME FIGHT was steadied away from the heels of NEW VISION which shifted in.

Near the 500 Metres, DYNAMIC BLITZ was steadied away from the heels of CALIFORNIA CHOICE which got its head on the side and shifted out.

Near the 300 Metres, DYNAMIC BLITZ was steadied when crowded for room between SACRED KINGDOM and NEW VISION which was taken in by CAPTAIN SWEET.

M Chadwick (CALIFORNIA CHOICE) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that over the final 100 Metres he permitted his mount to shift out when insufficiently clear of HORSE GALORE, causing that horse to be steadied and then across the running of LET ME FIGHT which was checked and lost the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

M Chadwick was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 19 April 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays).

This suspension is with immediate effect.

In addition, M Chadwick was fined $40,000 in lieu of a suspension for a period incorporating one further raceday.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SACRED KINGDOM, G Mossm stated that after being loaded, his mount became very fractious and because of this missed the start.

He said after this SACRED KINGDOM travelled well until about the 500 Metres after which he placed the horse under pressure.

He said that SACRED KINGDOM initially responded to his riding, however, a short distance later came under pressure and weakened out of the race noticeably over the concluding stages.

A veterinary inspection of SACRED KINGDOM after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of LET ME FIGHT after the race revealed that the horse had bled from both nostrils and had lost its left front plate.

CALIFORNIA CHOICE, LITTLE BRIDGE and CAPTAIN SWEET were sent for sampling.