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Race Results:

23 September 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 1 - VERBENA HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1400M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:22.4
Sectional Time: 13.48 21.58 23.91 23.47

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13CAGA SPIRIT (K287)T. ClarkR. Gibson391326.55.2141:22.414-14-9-136.78 22.95 22.71
212VIVA DOLPHIN (M071)M. ChadwickA. T. Millard271187.99.161.751:22.75-4-2-235.50 23.59 23.62
313MARVEL PLUS (L281)C. Y. LuiA. Lee2210720191341:23.013-11-11-336.50 23.39 23.16
47SPICY SIAM (N090)Y. T. ChengNg Bik-kuen371309.410341:23.011-9-6-436.14 23.51 23.41
58TOP POWER (M272)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung36129231354.251:23.14-5-5-535.58 23.79 23.76
64DARK SECRET (M213)Z. PurtonD. Ferraris391325.4685.501:23.310-12-10-636.54 23.31 23.47
76SMART GUY (M377)T. H. SoL. Ho37127141019.251:23.97-7-7-735.82 23.87 24.21
82SADDLERS LODGE (L406)D. WhyteS. Woods401334.45.4911.501:24.29-6-4-835.78 23.59 24.92
910SEIZE THE DAY (J152)K. C. NgY. S. Tsui33119171610131:24.51-1-1-935.06 23.91 25.54
1014TELECOM NEW STAR (M084)H. W. LaiD. Hall1811134281215.501:24.912-13-13-1036.70 23.47 24.75
119SILENT DEMAND (M415)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan3512646902191:25.48-10-12-1136.30 23.75 25.42
125PAPAS (K274)O. DoleuzeP. F. Yiu3713017144231:26.16-8-8-1236.06 23.67 26.39
1311OVERNIGHT SUCCESS (L380)C. K. TongT. W. Leung3012151891132.501:27.63-2-3-1335.26 23.95 28.42
141FORTUNE STAR (N073)R. FourieC. S. Shum4013313207PU-----
Sire:Sedaka
Breed of the Winning Horse:CAGA SPIRIT
Dam:Belle Atalante
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 52
place 3 19.5
12 27.5
13 56.5
quinella 3-12 196
quinella place 3-12 82.5
3-13 151
12-13 232
tierce 3-12-13 4361
trio 3-12-13 1111
first 4 3-7-12-13 2624

Recap by phillip woo

Caga Spirit was patiently ridden from gate 14, turned the final bend four deep, shifted further out into the clear at the 250m and quickened brilliantly to win going away 30m out. Viva Dolphin travelled a prominent fourth and one off the fence, swept to the lead four deep at the 250m and found one too good in an improved performance with the blinkers applied and with step up in trip. Marvel Plus made his run fourth from the rear and along the fence, stayed to the inside upon straightening and out-dashed Spicy Siam by a bob of the heads for third. Spicy Siam settled behind midfield and two deep, swung the final bend five wide and finished up nicely to just miss a placing in a much better effort with the drop in grade. Dark Secret travelled third from the rear and two deep, shifted into the clear with a couple wider out at the 400m and made some ground. He'll come on for the run and may be better suited over a mile. Top Power was a handy fifth and on the fence, peeled four deep upon straightening and came up flat over the last 100m after moving to second at the 200m. Favourite Saddlers Lodge came up empty 200m out in yet another disappointing performance, despite the drop in grade. Seize The Day was stopping 200m out and Fortune Star pulled up at the 400m.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (037) - VERBENA HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1400 Meters SUCCESSFUL ERA was withdrawn on 20.9.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by 1st Standby Declared Starter MARVEL PLUS.

Before being allowed to race again, SUCCESSFUL ERA will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

SAMMY'S FORTUNE was withdrawn on 21.9.12 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and was replaced by 2nd Standby Declared Starter TELECOM NEW STAR (H W Lai).

Before being allowed to race again, SAMMY'S FORTUNE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Trainer D J Hall was fined a sum of $10,000 for breaching Trainers' Handbook Regulations in that he entered TELECOM NEW STAR for an official barrier trial at Sha Tin on Friday, 21 September 2012 when that horse was a Standby Declared Starter for this race.

From wide barriers, TELECOM NEW STAR, MARVEL PLUS and CAGA SPIRIT were all taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

After initially shifting out and hampering SPICY SIAM, SILENT DEMAND was crowded for room between that horse and SMART GUY which shifted out a short distance after the start.

Also shortly after the start, DARK SECRET and SADDLERS LODGE were crowded for room inside SEIZE THE DAY (Apprentice K C Ng) which shifted in when being ridden along.

Apprentice Ng was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

Despite being ridden along vigorously for some distance in the early stages, PAPAS failed to muster speed.

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

Before being allowed to race again, PAPAS 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 being steadied to obtain cover passing the 1200 Metres, DARK SECRET got its head up on a number of occasions and proved difficult to settle.

Approaching the 700 Metres, CAGA SPIRIT got its head up on a number of occasions when proving difficult to settle and awkwardly placed close to the heels of MARVEL PLUS.

Approaching the 600 Metres, TOP POWER and SADDLERS LODGE bumped as TOP POWER shifted out away from the heels of FORTUNE STAR which commenced to give ground.

Near the 500 Metres, SMART GUY was steadied away from the heels of FORTUNE STAR when held up behind that horse which continued to give ground.

Shortly after entering the Straight, FORTUNE STAR was retired out of the race.

A veterinary inspection of FORTUNE STAR after the race revealed it had bled from both nostrils and was displaying an irregular heart rhythm.

Before being permitted to race again, FORTUNE STAR will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

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

A veterinary inspection of OVERNIGHT SUCCESS after the race, which finished tailed out, revealed that it had bled from both nostrils.

CAGA SPIRIT and VIVA DOLPHIN were sent for sampling.