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Race Results:

8 July 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 5 - COX'S HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1400M - C
Course: ST Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:23.2
Sectional Time: 13.55 21.52 23.80 24.34

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110DEEP THINKER (N159)W. PikeP. F. Yiu671253.83.621:23.26-8-6-135.67 23.60 23.94
25SUPER CAGA (K054)T. ClarkR. Gibson701288.25.851.251:23.33-5-4-235.43 23.72 24.24
32FRESH AIR (L206)K. C. LeungY. S. Tsui71127395082.751:23.610-10-8-335.83 23.56 24.24
46SUPERNINSKY (N266)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang701281111113.751:23.712-12-12-435.95 23.72 24.12
513DOUBLE DRAGON (K019)W. M. LaiD. Cruz61117118.893.751:23.82-2-2-535.19 23.76 24.85
61CORPORAL JONES (M025)J. McDonaldP. O'Sullivan751333232751:24.011-11-10-635.91 23.64 24.46
78GENE POWER (M124)B. PrebbleJ. Moore691274.36.2105.251:24.09-9-7-735.71 23.64 24.70
814HAPPY CERAMIBO (N145)K. C. NgK. W. Lui60111198.815.251:24.04-4-3-835.39 23.60 25.07
912FLYING TOGETHER (M200)T. AnglandK. L. Man641221522610.251:24.81-1-1-935.07 23.80 25.98
1011CAPE CANAVERAL (N393)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz66122453912111:24.97-3-9-1035.35 24.04 25.57
119LUCKY CHOICE (N227)T. H. SoK. W. Lui6812341991411.251:25.013-13-13-1136.15 23.64 25.21
123GREEN ZONE (M302)C. K. TongC. Fownes71127213413161:25.75-6-11-1235.51 24.08 26.17
137CHOIR (N321)M. L. YeungA. Schutz7412436754181:26.08-7-5-1335.63 23.64 26.82
144STREET CAT (K037)M. ZahraNg Ting-keung701287.68.9323.501:26.914-14-14-1438.07 23.52 25.37
Sire:Thorn Park
Breed of the Winning Horse:DEEP THINKER
Dam:Trephina
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 36.5
place 10 15
5 19.5
2 121
quinella 5-10 97.5
quinella place 5-10 38.5
2-10 346
2-5 376
tierce 10-5-2 5049
trio 2-5-10 1047
first 4 2-5-6-10 2401
4th double (10-10) $160
4th double consulation (10-5)
1st double trio (1,5,10/2,5,10) $125556.

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Deep Thinker travelled worse than midfield and one off the fence, shifted into the clear at the 400m, swept to the lead 150m out and easily repelled the challenge this time of Super Caga to turn the tables for an overdue success. Super Caga settled fourth and one off the fence, straightened four deep and finished up well to be a clear second. Fresh Air travelled behind midfield and on the fence, was held up until the 400m, moved to third 40m out from Double Dragon and kept on well to inject value into the exotics. Superninsky was briefly short of room while trying to get widest out upon straightening and finished up nicely in an encouraging debut performance. Well-punted late, Double Dragon was posted one off the fence in second when failing to lead from Flying Together, eventually worked to the front at the 250m and lost out on a placing. He'll be dangerous when stepping out in Class Four next season. Corporal Jones made some ground in an improved performance with a switch to blinkers. Gene Power travelled behind midfield and three deep, turned the final bend with three wider out, made some early progress in the straight run, before peaking 150m out. Happy Ceramibo enjoyed the box-seat run, stayed to the inside upon straightening and failed to see out the 1,400m with every conceivable chance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (744) - COX'S HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1400 Meters POLYMER WIN, Standby Declared Starter, was withdrawn on 6.7.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (swollen right fore tendon).

Before being allowed to race again, POLYMER WIN will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

FRESH AIR shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of DOUBLE DRAGON which became unbalanced.

CORPORAL JONES was slow to begin.

Shortly after the start, SUPERNINSKY was crowded for room between GENE POWER and CAPE CANAVERAL which was taken in by GREEN ZONE.

Near the 850 Metres, DEEP THINKER got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of SUPER CAGA.

Rounding the Home Turn, SUPERNINSKY was steadied away from the heels of GREEN ZONE which was taken wider by GENE POWER which shifted out to obtain clear running.

FRESH AIR had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

When questioned, C K Tong stated that he had been instructed to be positive on GREEN ZONE and lead if possible.

He said from a wide barrier he rode his mount along in the early stages, however, it soon became apparent to him that he would not be able to cross DOUBLE DRAGON to his inside and therefore he elected to shift GREEN ZONE across behind that horse and obtain a position with cover.

He said near the 1000 Metres he commenced to shift GREEN ZONE across with a view to obtaining a position behind CAPE CANAVERAL and in front of GENE POWER, however, after the 900 Metres CAPE CANAVERAL was steadied by its rider to allow DOUBLE DRAGON to cross and because of this GREEN ZONE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of CAPE CANAVERAL and was not able to shift in behind that horse.

He said for this reason GREEN ZONE travelled wide throughout the race.

C K Tong was advised that his explanation would be reported, however, he should make every endeavour to avoid covering unnecessary ground wherever possible.

When questioned, T Angland stated that he was aware that FLYING TOGETHER had a previous history of hanging out in its races.

He said in the early stages he allowed the horse to obtain a forward position and shortly after the start the horse commenced to get its head on the side and hang out.

He said as he attempted to shift the horse in to a position closer to the rail, his saddle shifted around to the right hand side as he transferred his body weight on the horse to assist it to shift in.

He said despite this, FLYING TOGETHER continued to hang out and he was not able to shift in to assume a position on the rail.

He said after the 600 Metres FLYING TOGETHER commenced to race more genuinely, however, at this time HAPPY CERAMIBO had improved its position to the inside of FLYING TOGETHER and for this reason he was obliged to have to continue to race in a position one horse off the rail.

The performance of FLYING TOGETHER, which had previously been barred for hanging out in its races, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, FLYING TOGETHER will be required to perform satisfactorily in a series of consecutive official barrier trials around a bend.

Throughout the race, DOUBLE DRAGON, which was positioned to the outside of FLYING TOGETHER, travelled wide and without cover.

M Zahra (STREET CAT) reported that after standing well in the barriers, when the start was effected, his mount stood flat-footed.

He said he urged STREET CAT vigorously to have it leave the barriers, however, despite his urgings, STREET CAT refused to jump from the stalls until the field had travelled a considerable distance.

Mr T K Ng, the trainer of STREET CAT, stated that the horse had been slow to begin on occasions, however, had not missed the start as it did today whilst he has been training the horse.

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

Before being permitted to race again, STREET CAT, which had previously been barred on one occasion for standing flat-footed at the start, will be required to undergo a series of satisfactory consecutive official barrier trials and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

When questioned, B Prebble (GENE POWER) stated that his mount travelled strongly rounding the Home Turn at which time he was able to shift out into clear running.

He said when he did this, GENE POWER momentarily got its head on the side and lay out, however, when placed under pressure in the early part of the Straight responded well to his riding and commenced to close off the race strongly.

He said however that after the 300 Metres GENE POWER got its head up and then, despite being ridden out, was reluctant to stretch out and, in his opinion, did not feel comfortable in its action.

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

Before being allowed to race again, GENE POWER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

DEEP THINKER and SUPER CAGA were sent for sampling.