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16 December 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 8 - LUK WU HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1600M - C+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:35.8
Sectional Time: 24.58 24.19 24.23 22.86

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12GOLD-FUN (P045)D. WhyteR. Gibson721259.34.641:35.83-5-5-149.13 24.23 22.50
211JOLLY VICTOR (N140)Z. PurtonA. T. Millard6311821.9321:36.15-3-4-249.01 24.19 22.98
313YOU KNOW I WIN (M361)Y. T. ChengC. W. Chang611158.710721:36.17-7-6-349.37 24.07 22.74
48AGIAAL (N177)U. RispoliA. Schutz65118245682.251:36.29-6-7-449.29 24.19 22.76
514THE FAST LANE (N079)K. C. LeungL. Ho601131312132.751:36.313-11-10-549.85 23.87 22.59
69SPIRIT SOARING (N099)C. Y. LuiJ. Moore65108161653.751:36.48-10-12-649.65 24.27 22.53
76EASY TO RICH (N304)C. K. TongC. Fownes661177299144.251:36.51-1-1-748.77 24.23 23.56
85CORPORAL JONES (M025)T. ClarkP. O'Sullivan661191611114.501:36.614-14-14-850.13 23.91 22.56
93FUN HEROES (L207)N. CallanP. F. Yiu70123111414.751:36.64-4-3-949.09 24.11 23.41
1010HO HO LIFE (L209)C. W. WongC. H. Yip64115288064.751:36.611-13-13-1049.85 24.11 22.66
111AMAZINGLY (N384)T. QueallyD. Ferraris801337699124.751:36.610-9-8-1149.65 23.95 23.03
127LET'S GOAL (M061)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz661121325261:36.86-8-9-1249.45 24.27 23.12
1312AFRICA LIGHT (N030)C. Y. HoC. S. Shum611124369106.251:36.812-12-11-1349.85 24.07 22.95
144BUDDY WATSON (P004)A. SuboricsS. Woods661209999991:37.32-2-2-1448.89 24.27 24.14
Sire:Le Vie Dei Colori
Breed of the Winning Horse:GOLD-FUN
Dam:Goodwood March
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 46.5
place 2 17
11 11.5
13 20.5
quinella 2-11 46.5
quinella place 2-11 24.5
2-13 67
11-13 35.5
tierce 2-11-13 824
trio 2-11-13 142
first 4 2-8-11-13 1363
7th double (6-2) $1635.5
7th double consulation (6-11) $137.5
2nd double trio (1,6,8/2,11,13) $16238.0

Recap by phillip woo

Well found late in betting, Gold-Fun eventually settled fifth and one off the fence underneath the favourite Jolly Victor, switched outside that one at the 300m, rushed to the lead 200m out and won nicely at only his second run with a move to side-winkers and step up in distance. He looks a nice sort and remains one to follow. Jolly Victor was posted deep without cover in third, worked to second four deep at the 150m and held off the late surge of You Know I Win for the runner-up spot. You Know I Win saved ground in midfield, pushed into the clear five deep and kept coming late to wear down Agiaal 50m out for third. The Fast Lane bided his time third from the rear along the inside from a wide gate, peeled into the clear with three wider out and was running on late without menacing. Spirit Soaring was getting going late when the race was all but over. He appears from his past two runs to be near a bottom. Corporal Jones botched the start yet again, still only had one behind him while cornering widest out and was getting going late past beaten gallopers. Easy To Rich was given an uncontested lead but yielded ground over the final 150m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (247) - LUK WU HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1600 Meters CORPORAL JONES stood flat-footed at the start and consequently lost a considerable amount of ground.

Before being allowed to race again, CORPORAL JONES will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

Shortly after the start, YOU KNOW I WIN was awkwardly placed close to the heels of AGIAAL.

After the 1400 Metres, AGIAAL was shifted out away from the heels of JOLLY VICTOR which itself shifted out slightly.

After the 1200 Metres, HO HO LIFE shifted out when awkwardly placed close to the heels of SPIRIT SOARING.

Approaching the 600 Metres, HO HO LIFE lost ground when again awkwardly placed close to the heels of SPIRIT SOARING.

YOU KNOW I WIN had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

Passing the 300 Metres, AFRICA LIGHT was awkwardly placed outside the heels of LETS GOAL.

Near the 250 Metres, BUDDY WATSON, which was commencing to give ground, was steadied away from the heels of FUN HEROES which got its head on the side and shifted out under pressure.

When questioned, Z Purton stated that he had been instructed to obtain a handy position on JOLLY VICTOR if possible but not to make use of the horse in the early stages as JOLLY VICTOR had raced well when ridden from off the speed.

He said he expected that LETS GOAL and FUN HEROES, which were drawn inside JOLLY VICTOR, would take up forward positions which would allow him to shift across behind those runners and obtain a position with cover.

He said on the way to the Start JOLLY VICTOR proved difficult to manage and threw its head up on a number of occasions.

He said JOLLY VICTOR began well and he immediately observed that LETS GOAL was being ridden along to his inside to take up a forward position, therefore he steadied JOLLY VICTOR with a view to allowing LETS GOAL to improve its position and shifting across behind that runner.

He said despite LETS GOAL being ridden along, the horse did not muster speed.

He said he attempted to steady JOLLY VICTORY for some distance to obtain a position behind LETS GOAL, however, JOLLY VICTOR proved difficult to settle and he was not able to shift the horse across behind LETS GOAL.

He added that he therefore elected to ride JOLLY VICTOR along after the 1400 Metres as he felt that he may be able to place pressure on LETS GOAL and take that horse to the rail as there was no horse positioned to the inside of LETS GOAL.

He said after the 1200 Metres when he got into a position to attempt to dictate LETS GOAL inwards, YOU KNOW I WIN had improved its position to the inside of LETS GOAL and for this reason he was not able to shift in any closer than three wide and was obliged to race without cover throughout the race.

When questioned, Apprentice C Y Lui (SPIRIT SOARING) stated that approaching the 800 Metres he was racing directly behind LETS GOAL and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse.

He said at this time SPIRIT SOARING clipped the heels of LETS GOAL which itself was being steadied away from the heels of GOLD-FUN.

He said as he was not able to quickly restrain SPIRIT SOARING behind LETS GOAL, he allowed the horse to shift out in an attempt to obtain a position away from LETS GOAL.

He said however at this time AFRICA LIGHT improved its position around SPIRIT SOARING and he was not able to obtain a position to the outside of LETS GOAL.

He said when disappointed for this run, SPIRIT SOARING lost ground which allowed THE FAST LANE the opportunity to shift away from the rail and obtain the position following LETS GOAL.

C Y Lui was advised to ensure that, wherever possible, he makes every effort to avail himself of advantageous positions.

After the race, EASY TO RICH was found to be distressed and consequently collapsed and had lost its left front plate.

After receiving veterinary attention, EASY TO RICH recovered satisfactorily.

As this was the second occasion on which EASY TO RICH was found to be distressed after racing, the Stewards interviewed Trainer C Fownes in respect of this matter.

Mr Fownes was advised that an embargo would be placed upon EASY TO RICH until the horse is given clearance by the Department of Veterinary Regulation to resume racing.

A veterinary inspection of FUN HEROES after the race did not show any significant findings.

GOLD-FUN and JOLLY VICTOR were sent for sampling.