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24 June 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - MOON KOON HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1600M - A
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:35.6
Sectional Time: 24.66 23.45 24.17 23.41

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11GROOVY (L401)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip781332432131:35.62-2-1-148.19 24.09 23.41
29LIBERTY VALANCE (N124)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang681237.18.4101.751:35.98-10-9-248.87 24.09 23.01
311DANZULU (J069)W. PikeA. T. Millard6411914121421:36.011-13-11-349.07 24.05 22.90
48RADIOMARELLI (N178)D. WhyteS. Woods731234.83.2123.501:36.27-8-8-448.79 24.05 23.41
514SMILING WATCH (M325)K. C. LeungK. W. Lui60113117.384.251:36.312-11-12-549.03 24.13 23.21
64HOLY MAC (N189)W. C. MarwingD. Ferraris741298.61294.251:36.34-5-5-648.55 24.13 23.70
710PEPPERMINT (M192)M. Du PlessisC. Fownes6812325211151:36.414-14-14-749.27 24.05 23.17
85KING'S PACT (N244)T. AnglandC. S. Shum7412957.835.251:36.55-3-3-848.43 24.13 23.96
913CHANCELLOR (M347)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz63116146.945.251:36.56-7-7-948.67 24.13 23.73
1012TONBRIDGE (N125)W. M. LaiD. Cruz641173951281:36.913-12-13-1049.07 24.13 23.78
113HAPPY HA HA (M381)B. PrebbleA. Lee761317.41119.251:37.19-6-6-1148.63 24.17 24.35
126FLYING SUPREME (K226)C. K. TongC. Fownes711242249510.501:37.310-9-10-1248.83 24.17 24.39
137APOLLO CAVALIER (N262)M. ZahraY. S. Tsui691245499710.751:37.41-1-2-1348.11 24.21 25.08
142PERFECT MOMENT (N168)T. ClarkR. Gibson771325299616.251:38.33-4-4-1448.47 24.13 25.70
Sire:Niello
Breed of the Winning Horse:GROOVY
Dam:Heart's Hope
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 324.5
place 1 88
9 29
11 34.5
quinella 1-9 1504
quinella place 1-9 415
1-11 652.5
9-11 171
tierce 1-9-11 42456
trio 1-9-11 5987
first 4 1-8-9-11 4333

Recap by phillip woo

Groovy rushed forward to sit outside the leader Apollo Cavalier from gate 13, assumed the lead 350m out and kept up a strong gallop off a big weight for an upset win. Liberty Valance settled behind midfield and three deep with cover, rounded the final bend six wide and out-dashed Danzulu to get up second best. Danzulu bided his time fourth from the rear and three deep from gate 14, pushed into the clear with one wider out at the 400m and flashed home to grab third. He's overdue for a win. Firming favourite Radiomarelli was never on the track and kept plugging away to get up 30m out for fourth. Smiling Watch wasn't properly tested when getting steadied between runners at the 100m. Holy Mac settled a handy fifth and three deep with cover, rounded the final bend five wide, worked to second at the 150m and was swamped late. Chancellor was off stride when blundering at the 800m, straightened four deep and kept on one-paced. King's Pact enjoyed a soft run on the back of the speed, straightened under the pump three deep and gave way 150m out. He's got a short burst and may be better suited at Happy Valley. Happy Ha Ha made found nothing in a disappointing performance with a step up to the mile.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (719) - MOON KOON HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1600 Meters At the start, TONBRIDGE was steadied away from the heels of KING'S PACT which shifted in after being bumped by CHANCELLOR.

Shortly after the start, RADIOMARELLI raced in restricted room between PEPPERMINT and GROOVY.

Near the 1300 Metres, PEPPERMINT was steadied away from the heels of DANZULU (W Pike) which shifted in.

W Pike was advised to exercise care.

After the 900 Metres, CHANCELLOR struck the heels of PERFECT MOMENT and blundered.

LIBERTY VALANCE, which was following, was shifted out when checked away from the heels of CHANCELLOR and in doing so bumped the hindquarters of RADIOMARELLI which became unbalanced.

A short distance later, LIBERTY VALANCE shifted back in to resume racing behind CHANCELLOR, causing SMILING WATCH, which had improved into tight running inside LIBERTY VALANCE, to blunder when steadied.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that PERFECT MOMENT had sustained abrasions to the right hind leg.

Rounding the Home Turn, HAPPY HA HA got its head on the side and lay out towards the heels of KING'S PACT.

Near the 100 Metres, SMILING WATCH was steadied when disappointed for running between RADIOMARELLI which shifted out marginally and DANZULU which shifted in under pressure.

W Pike was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he makes every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground in future.

For the majority of the race, HOLY MAC travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding his riding of CHANCELLOR in the early stages, M Chadwick stated that he had been instructed to lead if CHANCELLOR was able to do so without having to be ridden along in the early stages.

He said he was advised that if other runners showed superior speed, he should allow those runners to cross and obtain a position with cover as CHANCELLOR had previously been successful when ridden in this manner.

He said CHANCELLOR began only fairly, shifted in and made significant contact with KING'S PACT on his inside.

He said he felt that if CHANCELLOR were to lead in the early stages, he would have had to have ridden his mount along which would have been contrary to his instructions.

He said for this reason he allowed PERFECT MOMENT and APOLLO CAVALIER to cross CHANCELLOR in the early stages and he was able to obtain a position with cover behind PERFECT MOMENT.

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

RADIOMARELLI, GROOVY and LIBERTY VALANCE were sent for sampling.