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24 June 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 8 - THE MEMBERS CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 2 - 1200M - A
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.4
Sectional Time: 24.02 22.81 22.59

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16EL ZONDA (K132)T. AnglandA. S. Cruz901271215101:09.410-9-124.86 22.49 22.07
29FAT CHOY HONG KONG (N253)M. Du PlessisC. H. Yip8611812138N1:09.42-2-224.10 22.77 22.59
311ADORATION (M214)T. H. SoJohn Size811154.94.3921:09.77-6-324.58 22.53 22.60
43AMIGO (K358)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang9313010111221:09.711-12-425.02 22.45 22.27
52TURBO KING (L320)T. ClarkK. L. Man941312934521:09.78-8-524.62 22.61 22.51
67PRETTY ONE (L418)M. ZahraP. F. Yiu90127171122.251:09.75-5-624.46 22.65 22.65
712HAWTHORNE (L136)C. W. WongP. F. Yiu81116182633.251:09.91-1-724.02 22.81 23.11
84GOOD WORDS (L371)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz93128171464.251:10.13-3-824.22 22.77 23.11
98DIAMOND ELEGANCE (N102)K. C. LeungR. Gibson82117264744.751:10.16-7-924.54 22.61 23.02
101LONGWAH SUPREME (M293)Z. PurtonC. Fownes961332.22.215.751:10.34-4-1024.30 22.69 23.36
115CHEERS JOY (N184)D. WhyteJohn Size921292622771:10.512-10-1125.14 22.25 23.15
1210HI MOLLY (N355)W. M. LaiY. S. Tsui861163155117.751:10.69-11-1224.82 22.61 23.22
Sire:Fraam
Breed of the Winning Horse:EL ZONDA
Dam:Reamzafonic
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 156.5
place 6 32.5
9 37
11 17
quinella 6-9 781
quinella place 6-9 200.5
6-11 95
9-11 97
tierce 6-9-11 7303
trio 6-9-11 928
first 4 3-6-9-11 1072

Recap by phillip woo

El Zonda was patiently ridden, cornered in four deep with plenty of work ahead, switched into the clear with two wider out at the 400m and finished off willingly to run down newcomer Fat Choy Hong Kong in the final few metres for a first success at Sha Tin. Fat Choy Hong Kong parked outside the leader Hawthorne, assumed the lead 320m out and kept on nicely to find only one better in a pleasing debut effort. Punted late, Adoration was posted three deep in midfield, cornered in with one wider out and kept plugging away. Amigo made his run second from the rear and was motoring to make it close for third. Turbo King eventually settled behind midfield and two deep, rallied five wide upon straightening and stayed on well in an improved second-up performance back off a long layoff. He'll need to be kept safe next time out. Pretty One kept on all right to just finish outside the placings. Hawthorne went a steady clip on the speed and lost a placing 80m out. Favourite Longwah Supreme travelled keenly on the back of the speed in third with a return to blinkers and tongue-tie off a break, straightened three deep and was struggling a long ways out to continue his poor run of form after a stable change to Casper Fownes.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (718) - THE MEMBERS CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 2 - 1200 Meters M Zahra (PRETTY ONE) was fined $2,000 for initially weighing out without his girth.

On leaving the Parade Ring, FAT CHOY HONG KONG reared, resulting in both fore legs landing on a rail.

FAT CHOY HONG KONG was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

CHEERS JOY was very fractious in the barriers and as the start was effected was slow to begin.

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

DIAMOND ELEGANCE and TURBO KING were crowded for room shortly after the start between HAWTHORNE and GOOD WORDS, both of which shifted ground.

Approaching the 1100 Metres, TURBO KING was steadied away from the heels of PRETTY ONE which shifted out.

Approaching the 900 Metres, EL ZONDA was awkwardly placed close to the heels of TURBO KING.

Also near the 900 Metre, HI MOLLY got its head up and proved difficult to settle when racing close to the heels of ADORATION.

Approaching the 800 Metres, ADORATION was left racing wide and without cover.

M Du Plessis (FAT CHOY HONG KONG) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that at the 800 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of GOOD WORDS, causing that horse to be checked and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

M Du Plessis was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 12 July 2012 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Happy Valley racemeeting on Wednesday, 4 July 2012.

In addition, M Du Plessis was fined $30,000 in lieu of a suspension for a period incorporating one further raceday.

TURBO KING had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

T Angland (EL ZONDA) dropped his whip near the 350 Metres.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of LONGWAH SUPREME, Z Purton stated that after initially travelling kindly in the early stages, LONGWAH SUPREME proved difficult to settle when the tempo slackened leaving the 800 Metres.

He said for some distance after this LONGWAH SUPREME got its head up on a number of occasions when awkwardly placed close to the heels of HAWTHORNE and in particular approaching the 600 Metres LONGWAH SUPREME proved difficult to manage.

He said he was able to shift out rounding the Home Turn when GOOD WORDS got its head on the side and hung out, however, LONGWAH SUPREME immediately came under pressure and did not respond to his riding at any time.

A veterinary inspection of LONGWAH SUPREME including an endoscopic examination after the race showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

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

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that DIAMOND ELEGANCE had lost its left front plate and that FAT CHOY HONG KONG had sustained a superficial abrasion over the back of the left hock.

LONGWAH SUPREME, EL ZONDA and FAT CHOY HONG KONG were sent for sampling.