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9 June 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - LEI YUE MUN PARK HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1400M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:22.8
Sectional Time: 13.56 22.31 23.44 23.53

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110GREAT PEGASUS (L359)M. L. YeungA. Lee48118171741:22.84-5-3-136.11 23.44 23.29
25LORD DRAGON (N165)B. PrebbleC. Fownes541273.83.630.751:22.99-8-5-236.31 23.36 23.29
31SMILING WATCH (M325)W. C. MarwingK. W. Lui601336.86.71321:23.114-14-12-337.19 23.16 22.79
48EMPIRE CITY (L169)T. AnglandA. Schutz511248.15.682.251:23.15-3-2-435.99 23.52 23.68
514SPICY SIAM (N090)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen43113109.3131:23.311-10-9-536.59 23.40 23.35
64MATSUKAZE (K150)H. W. LaiP. F. Yiu571281728143.251:23.31-1-1-635.87 23.44 24.07
73SUPREME TAIJI (L065)A. SuboricsA. T. Millard5813111925.251:23.68-9-7-736.35 23.52 23.81
82SUMMER DASH (M105)M. ZahraD. Hall601337.4101271:23.913-12-10-836.95 23.16 23.83
99ONE OF A KIND (M391)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip5012310105101:24.43-6-6-936.15 23.64 24.66
106JACKPOT MASCOT (N164)M. Du PlessisP. O'Sullivan521257899911.501:24.710-11-13-1036.71 23.84 24.15
117SPECTACULAR AWARD (K364)K. C. LeungK. L. Man5212313157121:24.72-2-4-1135.91 23.64 25.19
1213FAIRY'S KISS (K402)C. W. WongD. Ferraris431145066612.251:24.812-13-14-1237.07 23.56 24.18
1311HAPPY WISDOM (N034)C. K. TongY. S. Tsui4511663991012.751:24.87-7-11-1336.27 23.96 24.65
1412EKRAAR EMPEROR (M081)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz44115334211161:25.36-4-8-1435.99 23.96 25.44
Sire:Stravinsky
Breed of the Winning Horse:GREAT PEGASUS
Dam:Soaring Spirit
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 177
place 10 47
5 16
1 20
quinella 5-10 308.5
quinella place 5-10 123
1-10 195
1-5 51
tierce 10-5-1 5548
trio 1-5-10 633
first 4 1-5-8-10 812

Recap by phillip woo

Great Pegasus saved ground in fifth along the rails, inched closer to settle box-seat at the 500m, switched off Matsukaze for a clear run at the 350m, worked to the lead at the 150m and kept on nicely for the win. Favourite Lord Dragon enjoyed a ground-saving run in midfield and on the rails, pushed into the clear five wide upon straightening and kept on nicely to come up second best. Smiling Watch was shut off at the back from a wide gate, swung the final bend widest out and finished off willingly to overhaul Empire City for a placing. Empire City travelled third and one off, straightened three deep, worked to second at the 250m and came up one-paced over the final 100m. Matsukaze went to the lead from a wide gate, straightened a length on top and gave way over the last 50m. Supreme Taiji eventually worked his way up to a position behind midfield and two deep after badly missing the jump, straightened in tight quarters behind Lord Dragon and kept on evenly over the last 150m. Spicy Siam s got going when the race was all over. Summer Dash and Spectacular Award were struggling.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (676) - LEI YUE MUN PARK HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1400 Meters SUPREME TAIJI was slow to begin.

Approaching and passing the 1200 Metres, ONE OF A KIND got its head up when proving difficult to settle.

Rounding the Home Turn, SUPREME TAIJI raced in restricted room between ONE OF A KIND and LORD DRAGON which shifted out.

Near the 350 Metres, SPECTACULAR AWARD, which was commencing to give ground, was momentarily crowded for room between EMPIRE CITY which initially shifted in and GREAT PEGASUS which shifted out from behind MATSUKAZE to obtain clear running.

No further action was taken.

Passing the 300 Metres, SPICY SIAM shifted out away from the heels of SPECTACULAR AWARD which was continuing to give ground.

Approaching the 200 Metres and again over the concluding stages, SPICY SIAM got its head on the side and lay in.

Throughout the race, EMPIRE CITY travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, M Chadwick (EKRAAR EMPEROR) stated that he had been instructed to take up a forward position if possible.

He said after EKRAAR EMPEROR began only fairly, he noticed that MATSUKAZE was being vigorously ridden along to obtain a forward position.

He said at this time he had intended to allow that horse to cross and then shift across towards the rail outside that horse, however, a number of horses were positioned to his inside and he would have had to ride EKRAAR EMPEROR along and make too much use of the horse to cross those runners to his inside.

He said therefore he attempted to obtain a position with cover behind SPECTACULAR AWARD after the 1200 Metres.

He added that when he attempted to obtain this position, EMPIRE CITY was ridden along to maintain its position inside EKRAAR EMPEROR and he was therefore not able to cross that horse.

He said he did not want to ride EKRAAR EMPEROR along at this time as he believed the horse would not be presented with the opportunity to finish off its race.

He said however that this resulted in EKRAAR EMPEROR travelling wide and without cover throughout the race.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SPECTACULAR AWARD, K C Leung stated that although SPECTACULAR AWARD raced slightly more forward than had been intended due to ONE OF A KIND maintaining its position to his inside which obliged him to race outside the leader, MATSUKAZE, SPECTACULAR AWARD travelled very well until rounding the Home Turn at which time the horse immediately came under pressure.

He said despite being ridden along, SPECTACULAR AWARD did not respond and weakened noticeably in the Straight.

He said he had ridden the horse in its final gallop leading up to todays race and that work, in his opinion, had been very good.

He said based on that work, he expected SPECTACULAR AWARD to be a strong chance in todays race and he was not able to offer any reason for the horses disappointing performance.

Trainer K L Man stated that, in his opinion, SPECTACULAR AWARD was disappointing today.

He did note however that the horse was up in weight as a result of its last start success, but irrespective of this, he had expected a more forward showing in todays race.

He said whilst he had been out of Hong Kong on business during the week, he had received positive reports from the stable and from Jockey K C Leung who indicated to him that SPECTACULAR AWARD would perform well today.

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

The performance of SPECTACULAR AWARD, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, SPECTACULAR AWARD 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, the Veterinary Surgeon reported that MATSUKAZE had sustained a superficial wound to the right hind.

GREAT PEGASUS and LORD DRAGON were sent for sampling.