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16 September 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - TAILORBIRD HANDICAP - SEC 2

Class 4 - 1400M - B
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:22.4
Sectional Time: 13.53 21.86 22.92 24.18

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13GRAND ELITE (M393)Z. PurtonC. Fownes571303.42.911:22.43-4-3-135.75 23.00 23.74
26MATSUKAZE (K150)C. Y. LuiP. F. Yiu521158.27.231.501:22.71-1-1-235.39 22.92 24.43
38LUCKY NISTELROOY (L118)R. FourieA. T. Millard511244.24.21021:22.85-2-2-335.39 23.28 24.17
42TRAVEL BRAND (N112)K. C. NgC. H. Yip60126181372.251:22.810-9-10-436.19 23.24 23.42
57SPECTACULAR AWARD (K364)K. C. LeungK. L. Man52123242523.251:23.07-6-7-535.95 23.28 23.78
65GREAT PEGASUS (L359)M. L. YeungA. Lee54125101153.751:23.02-3-4-635.59 23.24 24.25
712GIANTS SERAPIS (M285)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui431165.66.563.751:23.18-7-6-735.99 23.16 23.96
811FLORAL MAN (N092)T. AnglandC. S. Shum45120172194.751:23.29-10-8-836.23 23.16 23.86
910HEARTS KEEPER (N360)D. WhyteY. S. Tsui48121101884.751:23.24-5-5-935.79 23.32 24.15
104BILLION (H316)C. K. TongK. W. Lui54125203147.501:23.66-8-9-1036.03 23.40 24.24
WD9RIYADH (N275)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson51124-----
WD1ANCIENT KINGDOM (M210)C. Y. HoA. Schutz60133-----
Sire:O'reilly
Breed of the Winning Horse:GRAND ELITE
Dam:Lady Chanele
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 29
place 3 14
6 19
8 17.5
quinella 3-6 122
quinella place 3-6 46.5
3-8 35.5
6-8 58
tierce 3-6-8 553
trio 3-6-8 140
first 4 2-3-6-8 632
2nd double (1-3) $181
2nd double consulation (1-6)

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Grand Elite settled along the fence in fourth after breaking alertly, straightened two deep and eventually got going to run down Matsukaze 100m out. He continues to improve with racing and will be more effective at a mile as well. Matsukaze led soon after the break, set a good pace while cornering nearly two lengths on top and gave way late. Fancied late, Lucky Nistelrooy strolled forward three deep from a wide gate to reach second at the 800m, straightened three deep and kept on well to hold Travel Brand late for a placing. Travel Brand made his run at the rear and along the inside after a sluggish break, straightened three to four deep and eventually got going to make it close for a placing in a much-improved performance with a drop in grade. Spectacular Award settled along the fence in midfield, straightened two deep and made a steady bid. Great Pegasus sat one off the fence in third, cornered in four deep and came up flat over the last 150m. Giants Serapis was posted three deep behind midfield, swung the final bend with one deeper out and made a mild bid without threatening.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (021) - TAILORBIRD HANDICAP (Sec 2) - Class 4 - 1400 Meters ANCIENT KINGDOM was withdrawn on 13.9.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (sore right fore suspensory ligament).

Before being allowed to race again, ANCIENT KINGDOM will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

RIYADH was withdrawn on 15.9.12 by order of the Stewards (family bereavement).

BILLION began awkwardly and shortly after the start was crowded for room between GREAT PEGASUS and MATSUKAZE which shifted out.

After this, BILLION was ridden along to obtain a forward position, however, failed to muster speed and consequently raced back in the field.

After the 900 Metres, BILLION (C K Tong) lost its running when crowded for room between HEARTS KEEPER (D Whyte) which initially shifted in and SPECTACULAR AWARD which shifted out away from the heels of GRAND ELITE.

A short distance later, BILLION got its head up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of HEARTS KEEPER.

FLORAL MAN, which was racing behind BILLION, was hampered in consequence.

D Whyte was reprimanded and told that whilst there was some contributing factors to this incident, nonetheless he must be sufficiently clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

C K Tong was reprimanded regarding the standard of the evidence he tendered during this inquiry.

After the 800 Metres, GIANTS SERAPIS was left racing wide and without cover.

Near the 300 Metres, TRAVEL BRAND was held up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of HEARTS KEEPER which shifted in marginally before being corrected by its rider.

After the race, an endoscopic examination was conducted on LUCKY NISTELROOY at the request of Trainer A T Millard.

The Veterinary Surgeon said this examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, LUCKY NISTELROOY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Also after the race, D Whyte reported that his mount was making an abnormal respiratory noise.

A veterinary inspection of HEARTS KEEPER including an endoscopic examination after the race did not reveal any significant findings.

BILLION, GRAND ELITE and MATSUKAZE were sent for sampling.