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28 October 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - THE ORIENTAL WATCH SHA TIN TROPHY (HANDICAP)

Class G2 - 1600M - B+2
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:33.5
Sectional Time: 24.19 22.84 23.45 23.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11AMBITIOUS DRAGON (K399)Z. PurtonA. T. Millard1291333.44.511:33.56-7-6-147.63 23.21 22.75
23GLORIOUS DAYS (M353)D. WhyteJohn Size12512943.830.501:33.88-9-9-247.83 23.17 22.84
314HELENE SPIRIT (M310)C. K. TongC. Fownes1051131314221:33.95-6-7-347.47 23.45 23.02
413MILITARY ATTACK (N175)K. C. LeungJ. Moore10811398.142.501:33.911-10-10-447.91 23.13 22.93
52CALIFORNIA MEMORY (L135)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz126130151482.501:33.912-14-14-548.23 23.09 22.66
67ZAIDAN (M234)G. MosseJ. Moore1171211219123.251:34.17-5-4-647.39 23.37 23.34
75PURE CHAMPION (M178)T. AnglandA. S. Cruz123127302773.251:34.11-1-1-747.03 23.45 23.63
89FAY FAY (L284)C. Y. HoJohn Size113117259.2114.251:34.29-8-8-847.79 23.21 23.26
94ADMIRATION (L216)W. C. MarwingJ. Moore1231271012551:34.32-4-3-947.27 23.41 23.71
106IRIAN (L187)B. PrebbleJ. Moore117121141095.751:34.510-11-12-1048.03 23.17 23.31
1112DESTINED FOR GLORY (M207)T. H. SoJ. Moore1091132319146.501:34.614-13-11-1148.19 22.89 23.57
128LIBERATOR (L240)R. FourieD. Ferraris1151194686108.751:35.013-12-13-1248.03 23.17 23.80
1310FAMILISTS (M102)Y. T. ChengD. Hall1111153942139.501:35.13-2-2-1347.07 23.53 24.52
1411MIGHTY HIGH (L096)H. W. LaiL. Ho11011474996131:35.64-3-5-1447.19 23.57 24.93
Sire:Pins
Breed of the Winning Horse:AMBITIOUS DRAGON
Dam:Golden Gamble
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 45
place 1 18
3 15
14 45.5
quinella 1-3 75
quinella place 1-3 31.5
1-14 163.5
3-14 107
tierce 1-3-14 1985
trio 1-3-14 430
first 4 1-3-13-14 547
8th double (5-1) $194.5
8th double consulation (5-3) $35.5

Recap by phillip woo

Ambitious Dragon was nicely rated in midfield and one off the fence, rounded the final bend six deep, easily hit the front 200m out and proved much the best for his new rider Zac Purton, despite the big weight. Glorious Days settled behind midfield and two deep, rounded the final bend with four wider out, worked to second at the 150m and was no match for the winner. Helene Spirit settled a handy fifth along the inside, straightened four deep and stayed on nicely to shade Military Attack and California Memory for third off a light weight. Military Attack was finishing up well to make it close for a placing off a light weight. He's got more improvement to come. California Memory was switched off fourth from the rear and along the fence, was back to last approaching the final bend, switched into the clear at the 350m and was finding the line with purpose late off a big weight. He'll come on for this run and will be looking for a longer trip when he next steps out. Zaidan came up one-paced over the last 100m. It was a decent performance over an unsuitable trip and he'll give a good sight when next stepping out over 1,800m to 2,000m. Pure Champion dictated the running with Familists pestering him on his outside and gave ground over the last 200m. Fay Fay made a steady late without looking a threat. Irian made no impression, while Admiration is not good enough at this level.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (127) - THE ORIENTAL WATCH SHA TIN TROPHY (HANDICAP) - Hong Kong Group Two - 1600 Meters MILITARY ATTACK was slow to begin.

GLORIOUS DAYS began very awkwardly.

Shortly after the start, GLORIOUS DAYS raced in restricted room inside ADMIRATION which shifted in marginally.

Also shortly after the start, HELENE SPIRIT was steadied away from the heels of AMBITIOUS DRAGON which shifted out slightly.

From the outside barrier, DESTINED FOR GLORY was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

MILITARY ATTACK had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

Passing the 100 Metres, G Moss?m (ZAIDAN) dropped his whip.

When questioned, T Angland stated that he had been instructed to be positive on PURE CHAMPION in the early stages and obtain a position behind the speed if possible.

He said it was felt that there was not much pace in the race and that PURE CHAMPION, which had previously gone forward in its races, would be able to obtain a forward position without having too much use made of it.

He said he rode PURE CHAMPION along in the early stages, however, ADMIRATION and MIGHTY HIGH were ridden along to improve their positions underneath PURE CHAMPION and as he had committed to lead, he felt that it was not available for him to then steady PURE CHAMPION and attempt to obtain a position behind MIGHTY HIGH.

He said for this reason he continued forward on PURE CHAMPION.

He added after shifting in to race outside ADMIRATION, that horse was steadied by its rider and as PURE CHAMPION was racing in advance of ADMIRATION, he elected to press on and lead.

AMBITIOUS DRAGON and GLORIOUS DAYS were sent for sampling.