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15 July 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 10 - SIGHT WINNER HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1400M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:23.1
Sectional Time: 13.89 22.88 23.83 22.56

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11IT HAS TO BE YOU (N356)W. PikeJohn Size8013386.781:23.16-6-4-137.29 23.51 22.36
23STRATHTAY (N235)Z. PurtonD. Ferraris781315.43.111N1:23.212-14-13-237.85 23.35 22.00
32FLYING SMART (M117)M. L. YeungD. Hall78128152250.751:23.31-1-1-336.77 23.83 22.70
49FOREVER ELATION (K215)T. AnglandA. Schutz701235.99.390.751:23.37-10-8-437.49 23.51 22.31
510FRESH AIR (L206)K. C. LeungY. S. Tsui701212439141.251:23.314-12-11-537.61 23.55 22.19
611CULTURAL CITY (N263)T. ClarkR. Gibson671209.46.921.251:23.35-5-6-637.13 23.71 22.52
74OPEN SESAME (L091)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz77128141161.501:23.48-8-7-737.37 23.59 22.44
86HOLLYWOOD KISS (M126)B. PrebbleD. Cruz7312620161021:23.410-13-12-837.73 23.47 22.26
98ULTIMATE WINNERS (L428)M. ZahraC. W. Chang71124109.8121:23.43-4-5-937.09 23.71 22.67
1014COMMON GOAL (M167)H. W. LaiK. L. Man62113142132.251:23.511-7-9-1037.29 23.71 22.53
1113SHARE OF GOLD (L295)M. Du PlessisP. F. Yiu64117162572.501:23.54-3-2-1137.09 23.55 22.90
127SUNNY FAY (M119)J. McDonaldJ. Moore711241015132.751:23.613-11-10-1237.57 23.51 22.53
135GLENEALY STAR (H284)K. C. NgC. H. Yip76122207445.501:24.02-2-3-1336.89 23.83 23.33
1412TIPPERARY DAVOR (N301)C. K. TongNg Ting-keung6511642991221.251:26.59-9-14-1437.49 23.87 25.18
Sire:Volksraad
Breed of the Winning Horse:IT HAS TO BE YOU
Dam:Centalear
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 67
place 1 22
3 16
2 61.5
quinella 1-3 106
quinella place 1-3 41
1-2 271
2-3 187.5
tierce 1-3-2 4328
trio 1-2-3 927
first 4 1-2-3-9 1656
9th double (3-1) $295
9th double consulation (3-3)

Recap by phillip woo

It Has To Be You made his run three deep in midfield with cover, rallied five wide upon straightening, hit the lead 50m out and fended off the favourite Strathtay for the win off a big weight. Strathtay was overracing while trying to settle at the back from an outside gate at the 1,000m, had to duck and weave a run out of traffic while straightening before closing off soundly to be a smart runner-up with a step up in distance. Punted late, Flying Smart eventually cleared to lead on the fence at the 800m, straightened a half length on top and was swamped in deep stretch. Forever Elation settled behind midfield and two-to-three deep, swung the final bend with two wider out and ran on well to just miss a placing. Fresh Air swung the final bend six deep and eventually got going over the final 200m to just finish outside the placings. Cultural City made his run in fifth and one off the fence, was short of room and hampered for a run upon straightening and kept on well to just miss out on some prize money. He appears one to follow up on for next season. Open Sesame rallied five wide upon straightening and made progress without menacing. Specked late, Hollywood Kiss faded back from a wide gate to settle second from the rear and two deep, hit the straight with one wider out and was doing his best work late when the race was all over. Ultimate Winners kept on evenly along the inside and Common Goal kept on one-paced over the final 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Ten: (768) - SIGHT WINNER HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1400 Meters After being loaded, CULTURAL CITY became fractious.

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

COMMON GOAL was slow to begin.

FLYING SMART shifted in at the start and bumped GLENEALY STAR.

From the outside barriers, SUNNY FAY and FRESH AIR were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

After the 1200 Metres, STRATHTAY proved difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions when being steadied to obtain cover.

Near the 550 Metres, FOREVER ELATION was bumped and taken wider by OPEN SESAME which shifted out when awkwardly placed close to the heels of CULTURAL CITY.

Rounding the Home Turn, STRATHTAY was shifted to the inside of SUNNY FAY after being disappointed for running to the outside of that horse and inside FRESH AIR.

Near the 350 Metres, IT HAS TO BE YOU became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by CULTURAL CITY (T Clark) which attempted to shift out from behind SHARE OF GOLD into clear running.

T Clark was advised to show due care when attempting to obtain clear running.

After the 300 Metres, COMMON GOAL got its head on the side, lay in and proved difficult to ride.

Close to the finishing line, CULTURAL CITY was momentarily steadied away from the heels of IT HAS TO BE YOU which shifted in.

SUNNY FAY, which was following, was shifted away from the heels of CULTURAL CITY in consequence.

Throughout the race, TIPPERARY DAVOR travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

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

The performance of TIPPERARY DAVOR, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, TIPPERARY DAVOR will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

When questioned, B Prebble stated that he had been asked to ride HOLLYWOOD KISS in a midfield position or slightly better but with cover if possible.

He said, from barrier 10, he shifted HOLLYWOOD KISS across to obtain cover rather than ride his mount along as he did not believe it would be available to him to obtain a position with cover as instructed without being left wide.

He said this resulted in HOLLYWOOD KISS racing further back than had been intended.

He said however that when ridden in this manner, HOLLYWOOD KISS travelled well throughout the race and was able to close off its race.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that SUNNY FAY had lost both front plates.

IT HAS TO BE YOU and STRATHTAY were sent for sampling.