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8 July 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 8 - CHATHAM HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Rainy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:08.5
Sectional Time: 23.05 22.62 22.91

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14FIRST IN COMMAND (L085)T. ClarkJ. Moore691262120101:08.51-1-123.05 22.62 22.91
22PALEPALE (M407)Z. PurtonD. Ferraris751325.25.3221:08.92-2-223.21 22.62 23.07
310SUPREME GENKI (M387)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz61116119.264.751:09.34-4-323.41 22.62 23.29
41CITY POWER (M066)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui76133106.6451:09.49-9-423.93 22.74 22.73
55LUCKY SCEPTER (N174)M. ZahraP. F. Yiu68125181675.251:09.43-3-523.29 22.70 23.45
69LOADS OF JOY (L088)C. K. TongK. W. Lui62117108.685.751:09.46-6-623.61 22.70 23.18
76GABRIAL THE KING (N319)W. PikeS. Woods721243049991:10.08-8-723.89 22.66 23.49
83BEAUTY SPARKLE (N310)B. PrebbleC. Fownes731303.52.2511.751:10.45-5-823.49 22.58 24.39
98KA WAI FORTUNE (N255)T. H. SoL. Ho6711622463141:10.87-7-923.73 22.78 24.31
1012SHARP PRINT (N261)C. W. WongC. H. Yip651153020118.751:11.510-10-1024.53 22.74 24.30
WD11TURIN CHAMPION (M060)K. C. LeungR. Gibson6111610----
WD7LUCKY GAINS (M230)J. McDonaldK. L. Man661236.8----
Sire:Commands
Breed of the Winning Horse:FIRST IN COMMAND
Dam:Glenbawn
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 208.5
place 4 42.5
2 18
10 25.5
quinella 2-4 537
quinella place 2-4 152
4-10 162
2-10 76
tierce 4-2-10 10702
trio 2-4-10 1221
first 4 1-2-4-10 964
7th double (1-4) $1472
7th double consulation (1-2)
2nd double trio (1,2,11/2,4,10) $1464353.

Recap by phillip woo

First In Command was driven out to lead from gate 10, swung the final bend a length on top and kept finding to run out a nice winner with a switch to the all-weather track and money pouring in late. Palepale sat on the back of the speed in second, straightened two deep with every chance and couldn't pull back the winner. Punted late, Supreme Genki was handy in the run in fifth and one off the fence, straightened three deep and got up 60m out for third. City Power made his run second from the rear and along the inside after copping a bump off the break, pushed into the clear widest out upon straightening and was doing his best work late to just miss a placing. Lucky Scepter was posted three deep without cover in third, rallied four wide upon straightening and was running on empty in the final 100m. Loads Of Joy settled midfield and one off the fence, cornered in five wide and made some progress to finish just outside the placings. Favourite Beauty Sparkle settled in a prominent fourth along the fence, but found little when push came to shove over the final 200m in a disappointing debut performance. Sharp Print was always detached from the field.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (747) - CHATHAM HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters LUCKY GAINS was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (swollen left fore limb).

TURIN CHAMPION was also withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (swollen left fore limb).

Before being allowed to race again, LUCKY GAINS and TURIN CHAMPION will both be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

GABRIEL THE KING was checked on jumping when crowded for room between FIRST IN COMMAND and LOADS OF JOY which was taken out by LUCKY SCEPTER.

CITY POWER and BEAUTY SPARKLE bumped at the start, resulting in CITY POWER being taken in onto KA WAI FORTUNE which became unbalanced.

Despite being ridden along, LOADS OF JOY failed to muster speed in the early stages.

Approaching the 800 Metres, GABRIEL THE KING shifted in and bumped CITY POWER.

Making the first turn near the 700 Metres, KA WAI FORTUNE became unbalanced and shifted out and in doing so bumped LOADS OF JOY.

CITY POWER, which was following, was inconvenienced in consequence.

Throughout the race, LUCKY SCEPTER travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of BEAUTY SPARKLE, B Prebble stated that after being loaded his mount became agitated which is in contrast to the manner in which it behaved in its trials in the lead up to todays race.

He said he had intended to take up a forward position on BEAUTY SPARKLE, however, other runners clearly showed more speed than BEAUTY SPARKLE in the early stages and for this reason he shifted his mount across to be racing behind the speed.

He said BEAUTY SPARKLE did not travel well in the early stages and because of this he used the whip on the horse in the backhanded manner in an attempt to have it travel better.

He said however that at no stage of todays race did BEAUTY SPARKLE travel well.

He added in its trials on the surface in the lead up to todays race, BEAUTY SPARKLE had travelled strongly throughout and had finished off these trials well.

He said however that under race conditions today BEAUTY SPARKLE did not travel at any stage and, despite being placed under pressure rounding the Home Turn, gave ground quickly in the early part of the Straight and weakened badly thereafter.

He said he was not able to offer any explanation for the horses disappointing performance as it appeared to pull up well immediately after the race.

Trainer C Fownes stated that after BEAUTY SPARKLEs impressive final trial, the horse had worked very well and a forward showing was expected today.

He said he was at a loss to explain the performance of the horse, particularly given the manner in which it had trialed and worked on the surface since arriving in Hong Kong.

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

The performance of BEAUTY SPARKLE was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, BEAUTY SPARKLE 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 Officer reported that LOADS OF JOY had lost its right front plate.

BEAUTY SPARKLE, FIRST IN COMMAND and PALEPALE were sent for sampling.