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29 April 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 4 - AUDEMARS PIGUET LADY ROYAL OAK HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1400M - A
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: y
Finish Time: 1:23.4
Sectional Time: 13.52 22.00 24.31 23.60

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112EMPIRE CITY (L169)U. RispoliA. Schutz45118443551:23.48-5-5-135.84 24.19 23.40
29LUCKY CHEVALIER (M113)W. C. MarwingD. Ferraris50123109.991.251:23.67-8-8-236.12 24.11 23.42
33COOL BEAN (N076)T. AnglandD. Cruz561293.13.5111.751:23.710-11-12-336.32 24.15 23.25
47WHY NOT (N053)D. WhyteC. H. Yip521254.33.3121.751:23.79-13-14-436.52 24.11 23.10
510GLOBAL FAME (M335)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum491221422121:23.713-9-7-536.20 23.99 23.57
64SMILING WATCH (M325)B. PrebbleK. W. Lui5412721161331:23.914-14-13-636.52 24.03 23.37
713SCENT OF OSMANTHUS (L341)M. ChadwickY. S. Tsui45116111064.251:24.12-4-4-735.84 24.19 24.09
82JOHN DORY (M009)T. H. SoJohn Size591295219144.501:24.15-3-2-835.72 24.11 24.33
911TRIUMPHANT WAY (N060)C. K. TongNg Ting-keung49120282974.501:24.16-7-9-936.04 24.31 23.81
101GRAND DANCER (K268)J. LloydS. Woods60133112039.501:24.912-10-10-1036.28 24.11 24.57
115KING PENDRAGON (N018)T. ClarkD. Hall5312623231010.501:25.11-2-3-1135.64 24.35 25.12
1214CLASSIC FIGURE (L279)M. L. YeungA. Lee441141111211.751:25.34-1-1-1235.52 24.31 25.47
138AL PRINCE (M235)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson511242147815.251:25.83-6-6-1335.92 24.27 25.70
146HURRY HURRY UP (N218)A. SuboricsC. Fownes5212547784181:26.311-12-11-1436.44 23.99 25.88
Sire:State City
Breed of the Winning Horse:EMPIRE CITY
Dam:Timeless Tenby
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 359
place 12 114.5
9 28
3 15.5
quinella 9-12 2357
quinella place 9-12 536
3-12 293
3-9 71.5
tierce 12-9-3 26312
trio 3-9-12 2590
first 4 3-7-9-12 1921

Recap by phillip woo

Outsider Empire City travelled fourth along the fence, quickened to hit the lead near the inside at the 250m and held on gamely for the win. He enjoyed sting out of the ground. Lucky Chevalier settled worse than midfield and three deep with cover, straightened with two wider out and ran on nicely to take second. Favourite Cool Bean made his run fourth from the rear and three deep from a wide gate, hit the final bend with one wider out and finished up nicely to just snare third ahead of Why Not, who faded back to last at the 800m from a wide draw, pulled widest upon straightening and was finishing up willingly to make it interesting for third. It was a big run in defeat by Why Not and he won't be far off a win. Global Fame made his run in midfield and on the rails, pushed seven deep at the 300m and stayed on well to just miss a placing. Smiling Watch had to steady off heels at the 250m and was running on well over the final 100m. He needed the run off a break.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (575) - AUDEMARS PIGUET LADY ROYAL OAK HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1400 Meters HAIR BEAUTY was withdrawn on 26.4.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (stiff action right hind) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter AL PRINCE.

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

After being loaded, HURRY HURRY UP became fractious.

Before being allowed to race again, HURRY HURRY UP will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

HURRY HURRY UP began awkwardly and then shortly after the start was crowded for room between GRAND DANCER and EMPIRE CITY which shifted in slightly.

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

Approaching the 1200 Metres, HURRY HURRY UP raced in restricted room between COOL BEAN and GRAND DANCER.

Near the 900 Metres, COOL BEAN was steadied when crowded for room between LUCKY CHEVALIER which shifted in and GRAND DANCER which shifted out after being awkwardly placed close to the heels of TRIUMPHANT WAY for some distance.

After this, GRAND DANCER proved difficult to settle.

After the 400 Metres, AL PRINCE raced in restricted room between LUCKY CHEVALIER and GLOBAL FAME which shifted out away from the heels of SCENT OF OSMANTHUS which was taken out by JOHN DORY.

Near the 350 Metres, SMILING WATCH was steadied when initially disappointed for running between COOL BEAN and AL PRINCE which shifted out.

Passing the 150 Metres, SMILING WATCH momentarily raced tight between GLOBAL FAME and COOL BEAN which shifted in.

Then passing the 50 Metres, SMILING WATCH was awkwardly placed inside the heels of COOL BEAN.

Throughout the race, JOHN DORY travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of CLASSIC FIGURE, M L Yeung stated that after beginning awkwardly, he had to make considerable use of the horse to make up lost ground.

He said in the early stages CLASSIC FIGURE was reluctant to go forward despite being ridden along and he was obliged to ride it vigorously to obtain a forward position as instructed.

He said it was not until after the 1000 Metres that he was able to obtain the lead on CLASSIC FIGURE and due to the amount of work he was obliged to do on CLASSIC FIGURE in the early stages, the horse was then not able to finish off the race.

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

WHY NOT, EMPIRE CITY and LUCKY CHEVALIER were sent for sampling.