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16 December 2012 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - KAU SAI CHAU HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:08.9
Sectional Time: 23.67 22.16 23.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18GREAT SKY (N426)R. FourieA. T. Millard661201514121:08.912-12-124.55 22.40 21.99
21RUMBA KING (M172)W. C. MarwingY. S. Tsui79133117.17SH1:08.99-11-224.23 22.64 22.09
310O'HALO (N066)T. H. SoJohn Size621131211103.501:09.43-3-323.71 22.32 23.45
44OPEN SESAME (L091)G. MosseA. S. Cruz74128207556.751:10.011-10-424.39 22.36 23.29
511SUNSHINE KID (M080)Y. T. ChengC. W. Chang611161713871:10.01-1-523.67 22.16 24.24
66MR LUCK (N373)K. C. LeungK. L. Man7112358671171:10.010-9-624.39 22.32 23.37
712PERFECT MOMENT (N168)C. W. WongC. H. Yip60112319997.751:10.16-5-723.91 22.40 23.87
85MR GINGER (N307)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum7312733.669.751:10.55-6-823.87 22.56 24.09
97CULTURAL CITY (N263)N. CallanJ. Moore6712132.64101:10.58-8-923.95 22.64 23.95
109LOADS OF JOY (L088)C. K. TongK. W. Lui641162535114.751:11.22-2-1023.67 22.24 25.38
113PALEPALE (M407)T. ClarkD. Ferraris751291212320.251:12.24-4-1123.75 22.44 26.01
122PSYCHOLOGIST (N390)U. RispoliD. Cruz7813222282221:12.47-7-1223.95 22.48 26.05
Sire:Elusive Quality
Breed of the Winning Horse:GREAT SKY
Dam:Assertive Guest
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 143.5
place 8 36
1 20.5
10 23.5
quinella 1-8 582.5
quinella place 1-8 151
8-10 205
1-10 125
tierce 8-1-10 11256
trio 1-8-10 1540
first 4 1-4-8-10 12150
8th double (2-8) $701.0
8th double consulation (2-1) $53.0

Recap by phillip woo

Great Sky was switched off at the rear from a wide gate, swung the final bend with one wider out, quickened well to hit the front level with Rumba King at the 100m and out-duelled that one in a thriller to prevail by a bob of the heads. The weight pull of 13 pounds was the difference in the end, but it was still an impressive second-up performance and Great Sky does appear to have room to head higher. O'Halo was posted deep without cover on the speed assumed the lead at the 200m and found the Quinella pair too good while clearly holding third. Open Sesame bided his time second from the rear and one off the fence, awaited a run four deep upon straightening and finished up nicely to snare fourth. Sunshine Kid went forward from an awkward gate to contest the speed with Loads Of Joy one off the fence, assumed a half-length advantage 500m out and gave way 100m out. Mr Luck made his run fourth from the rear and on the fence, made a good bid four deep and unfortunately broke down on the wire. In the market, Mr Ginger settled midfield and one off the fence, straightened four wide and kept on rather one-paced. He didn't enjoy the surface. Firming favourite Cultural City was never a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (248) - KAU SAI CHAU HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Meters From wide barriers, MR LUCK and GREAT SKY were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

PSYCHOLOGIST and PALEPALE bumped at the start.

In the early stages, MR GINGER proved difficult to settle when being steadied to obtain a position with cover.

Near the 400 Metres, PSYCHOLOGIST became unbalanced when bumped by MR GINGER which was taken in momentarily by PERFECT MOMENT which got its head on the side and lay in.

OPEN SESAME, which was awkwardly placed inside the heels of CULTURAL CITY, was unable to obtain clear running until near the 250 Metres.

Just prior to the finishing line, MR LUCK faltered and broke down in its right front leg.

Throughout the race, OHALO travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of CULTURAL CITY, N Callan stated that after being loaded, CULTURAL CITY became fractious and as the start was effected was leaning on the inside of its barrier.

He said because of this CULTURAL CITY began awkwardly and lost ground.

He said he had to make use of CULTURAL CITY after this in an endeavour to obtain a more prominent position and making the first turn CULTURAL CITY got its head on the side and shifted out across the heels of MR GINGER, resulting in the horse losing ground.

He said after this CULTURAL CITY travelled only fairly and in the Straight did not respond to his riding.

He added that although he did not ride the horse at its most recent start, CULTURAL CITY was able to obtain a good position and travelled comfortably which was in contrast to the circumstances of todays race.

A veterinary inspection of CULTURAL CITY after the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped.

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

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

A veterinary inspection of PALEPALE including an endoscopic examination after the race showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

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

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

A veterinary inspection of MR GINGER and LOADS OF JOY after the race did not show any significant findings.

CULTURAL CITY, GREAT SKY and RUMBA KING were sent for sampling.