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Race Results:

9 April 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 5 - SHEK UK SHAN HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - C
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.3
Sectional Time: 13.41 20.77 23.17

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112DIAMOND KNIGHT (K311)U. RispoliS. Woods461197.914100:57.37-1-113.61 20.57 23.17
22KING OF THE DAY (L324)J. LloydA. T. Millard58131107.2132.250:57.72-3-213.49 20.81 23.43
35EXPEDIENCE (N203)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen531244.63.292.500:57.71-2-313.41 20.81 23.55
410BEAR EXPRESS (M351)T. AnglandD. Hall50123109.6530:57.88-8-413.65 20.97 23.20
56ALL DELIGHT (N074)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui521251621430:57.89-10-513.65 20.97 23.23
69REAL CHAMPION (M414)B. PrebbleC. W. Chang521251110144.250:58.010-9-613.69 20.93 23.40
71CROESUS (M297)T. H. SoJohn Size601289.51625.250:58.23-4-713.53 20.89 23.78
813FORTUNE SIX (L328)W. M. LaiC. Fownes4611760991160:58.313-11-813.81 21.01 23.50
93BEAUTY KING (N028)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson551285.65.776.250:58.36-6-913.57 20.89 23.90
107BE-FABULOUS (N063)C. K. TongP. F. Yiu521239.41087.250:58.54-5-1013.53 20.93 24.04
118INVICTUS (N282)T. ClarkJ. Moore521253342128.750:58.714-12-1113.89 21.09 23.76
124CITY DELIGHT (N239)A. SuboricsK. L. Man54127151319.500:58.85-7-1213.57 21.05 24.24
1314KIMBER FORTUNE (K162)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui4211348993110:59.112-14-1313.81 21.25 24.07
1411VAJRA THRONE (M359)K. C. LeungT. W. Leung491208999615.250:59.711-13-1413.81 21.21 24.77
Sire:Al Akbar
Breed of the Winning Horse:DIAMOND KNIGHT
Dam:Diamond Show
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 146
place 12 38.5
2 20.5
5 15
quinella 2-12 558.5
quinella place 2-12 143
5-12 70.5
2-5 43.5
tierce 12-2-5 3652
trio 2-5-12 378
first 4 2-5-10-12 688

Recap by phillip woo

Diamond Knight tracked the speed one off the fence on the far side, worked to the lead 400m out and drew clear for a handy win to provide rider Umberto Rispoli a first win in Hong Kong. King Of The Day travelled outside Diamond Knight hugging the outside fence, recovered after checking off the winner's heels at the 350m to run down favourite Expedience in the final few strides. Expedience led them two off the stands side, was headed at the 400m and plugged on evenly. Bear Express was unruly while making his run in midfield and three off the stands side, shifted to the centre of the track and ran on steadily. All Delight settled ahead of midfield and stayed on OK over the last 150m. Real Champion switched underneath King Of The Day at the 450m and made some progress in his debut. Croesus was struggling over the final 200m, while Beauty King was prominently ridden outside Croesus and gave up the chase in another disappointing effort. City Delight found nothing under the whip at the 200m and was stopping 100m out in a disappointing run with a switch to the turf.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (529) - SHEK UK SHAN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000 Meters EXPEDIENCE and ALL DELIGHT began awkwardly.

Shortly after the start, FORTUNE SIX and INVICTUS were crowded for room between KING OF THE DAY and DIAMOND KNIGHT which shifted out.

In this incident, INVICTUS made contact with the hindquarters of KING OF THE DAY, resulting in that horse becoming unbalanced.

Near the 600 Metres, BEAR EXPRESS (T Angland) got its head on the side and hung out across the heels of BEAUTY KING.

T Angland reported that after this BEAR EXPRESS raced greenly and shifted ground on a number of occasions.

After the 600 Metres, BEAUTY KING raced in restricted room between BE-FABULOUS and CROESUS.

After the 400 Metres, KING OF THE DAY was steadied away from the heels of DIAMOND KNIGHT (U Rispoli) which shifted out.

U Rispoli was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he leaves sufficient racing room for other runners in future.

Approaching the 200 Metres, BE-FABULOUS was checked when crowded for room between BEAR EXPRESS and BEAUTY KING which, after initially shifting out and away from CROESUS (Apprentice T H So) of its own accord, was then taken out by CROESUS.

Apprentice So was advised that whilst he did put the whip away and attempted to straighten CROESUS prior to making contact with BEAUTY KING, in similar circumstances he must make every effort to prevent his mounts shifting ground and causing interference to other runners.

W M Lai, the rider of FORTUNE SIX, 8th placegetter, was reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out right to the end of the race at least hands and heels where circumstances permit.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that KING OF THE DAY had lost its right hind plate and that EXPEDIENCE had lost its right front plate.

A veterinary inspection of CITY DELIGHT after the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of mucopus in the horse's trachea.

EXPEDIENCE, DIAMOND KNIGHT and KING OF THE DAY were sent for sampling.