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9 April 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - WONG CHUK WAN HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1600M - C
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:35.4
Sectional Time: 24.38 22.33 24.08 24.68

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16CHEERFUL DOUBLE (K396)K. C. NgC. H. Yip331172913111:35.412-11-11-148.23 23.72 23.52
29MEDIC CHAMPION (M054)J. LloydA. S. Cruz291232.22.1135.751:36.31-2-1-246.83 23.96 25.57
37ZEPHYRUS (H285)U. RispoliA. T. Millard32126121415.751:36.38-8-6-347.75 23.92 24.71
412GORGEOUS RULER (K403)T. H. SoD. Ferraris181081710881:36.710-10-10-448.11 23.84 24.78
58EPATANT (L349)O. DoleuzeP. F. Yiu301246.66.7109.501:36.95-5-4-547.47 24.08 25.42
64MASTER DREAMER (E293)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung3712923833101:37.011-12-12-648.35 23.80 24.93
710SPARKLING (K149)M. Du PlessisK. L. Man281221618710.751:37.19-9-7-747.95 23.76 25.47
814SPEED RACER (K207)C. K. TongC. W. Chang17112325614111:37.214-13-13-848.55 23.84 24.85
92MASTER RACER (M278)T. ClarkJ. Moore3813217162121:37.36-6-5-947.51 24.08 25.79
103BEAUTIFUL SCENERY (M115)M. L. YeungA. Lee3712824524151:37.87-7-9-1047.71 24.16 26.00
115BOLD TACK (L397)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui351273266615.251:37.92-1-2-1146.71 24.12 27.09
1211SAMMY'S FORTUNE (H204)Y. T. ChengA. Schutz201142150916.501:38.113-14-14-1248.63 23.80 25.67
1313LUCKY MONEY STAR (H273)C. W. WongD. Hall171111521516.751:38.14-3-3-1347.15 24.32 26.68
141DANESOUTH (L001)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung39131148.81221.751:38.93-4-8-1447.27 24.44 27.24
Sire:Keeper
Breed of the Winning Horse:CHEERFUL DOUBLE
Dam:Impassion
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 139
place 6 40.5
9 12.5
7 33.5
quinella 6-9 192.5
quinella place 6-9 77.5
6-7 250
7-9 61.5
tierce 6-9-7 5765
trio 6-7-9 733
first 4 6-7-9-12 1911

Recap by phillip woo

Cheerful Double travelled fourth from the rear and two deep, peeled widest out at the 450m and finished up nicely to take control 100m out with money spot on late. Short-priced favourite Medic Champion rushed up deepest out to eventually settle outside the leader Bold Tack for the lead through good fractions at the 1,200m, worked to the lead three deep at the 400m, opened up three lengths at the 200m and kept up a good gallop to hold Zephyrus for second. It was a sound effort in defeat and he certainly has another win up his sleeves. Zephyrus settled midfield and on the rails, straightened three deep and made steady ground to make it close at the finish. Well-punted late, Gorgeous Ruler travelled behind midfield and on the rails, cornered in three deep and was only whacking away. Epatant eventually settled three back and one off the fence after jumping alertly, straightened four deep and came up one-paced over the last 100m with every chance. Master Dreamer made his run third from the rear and along the inside, angled into the clear six wide at the 400m and made some late ground without threatening, while Bold Tack was wobbling badly at the 200m and Danesouth was ridden along early on to hold a position in fourth and one off the fence, was under pressure rounding the final bend and was eased down at the 300m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (527) - WONG CHUK WAN HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1600 Meters GORGEOUS RULER was hampered at the start when SPARKLING was taken out by BOLD TACK.

At the 1400 Metres, BEAUTIFUL SCENERY was steadied when momentarily crowded for room inside EPATANT (O Doleuze) which was then shifted out to relieve the tightening to BEAUTIFUL SCENERY.

MASTER RACER, which was positioned to the inside of BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, was crowded for room in consequence.

O Doleuze was advised to ensure that he is sufficiently clear of other runners when shifting ground in future.

In the Straight, SPARKLING hung in under pressure and proved very difficult to ride.

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

When questioned, H W Lai stated that he had been instructed to lead on BOLD TACK and not to allow another runner to cross the horse as it had been explained to him that the connections had previously been told by the jockeys of BOLD TACK that it had not performed well after being crossed by other runners.

He said because of this after the 1200 Metres he allowed BOLD TACK to maintain its position inside MEDIC CHAMPION which was being ridden into a forward position to his outside.

He said this resulted in BOLD TACK travelling at a quicker tempo during this stage of the race than he would have liked.

Mr K W Lui, the trainer of BOLD TACK, confirmed the instructions given to Jockey Lai for today's race.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of DANESOUTH, K C Leung stated that stepping back in distance to 1600 Metres today, DANESOUTH was always off the bridle in a race that was run at a faster tempo than the horse's most recent start when successful.

He said because of the manner in which DANESOUTH was travelling, he was not able to position the horse to shift LUCKY MONEY STAR to the fence after the 900 Metres and this resulted in DANESOUTH travelling three wide and without cover.

He said the horse came under pressure passing the 700 Metres and did not respond to his riding at any stage.

He added that in the Straight DANESOUTH gave ground noticeably.

He said that after the race DANESOUTH appeared to return to the unsaddling area sound.

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

The performance of DANESOUTH, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, DANESOUTH will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on ZEPHYRUS at the request of Trainer A T Millard.

The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

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

CHEERFUL DOUBLE and MEDIC CHAMPION were sent for sampling.