Results / Latest Results

Race Results:

6 January 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 7 - SUNFLOWER HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:10.3
Sectional Time: 24.11 23.14 23.08

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
18AFFLUENCE OF RAIN (L363)W. C. MarwingD. Ferraris701235.44.911:10.36-6-124.63 23.02 22.68
22BUNDLE OF LOVE (N324)B. PrebbleJohn Size771304.47.6110.751:10.41-1-224.11 23.14 23.20
34MI SAVVY (N138)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson731265.86.770.751:10.42-2-324.35 23.10 23.03
49SECRET SHAM (P174)N. CallanJ. Moore691223.62.4311:10.45-3-424.47 23.06 22.96
51MY NAME IS BOND (M287)C. Y. HoC. Fownes801307.19.2911:10.59-8-525.19 22.74 22.57
67RACING REWARD (N155)A. SuboricsK. W. Lui711243356221:10.68-7-624.95 22.82 22.87
712BREEZE OF LUCK (L124)M. ChadwickD. Hall611122438124.251:11.011-11-725.39 22.78 22.85
85WINNIE'S HORSE (P169)G. MosseA. S. Cruz73126137.4651:11.14-5-824.43 23.22 23.47
93KING'S FOLKS (N296)H. W. LaiC. W. Chang741254699851:11.110-10-925.27 22.74 23.13
106GOLDWEAVER (P072)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui711244667108.501:11.63-4-1024.43 23.14 24.12
1111GOLDEN SCALPEL (N224)W. M. LaiK. L. Man66119569948.501:11.67-9-1124.71 23.26 23.72
WD10ATACX (N448)T. ClarkP. F. Yiu6812179----
Sire:Lonhro
Breed of the Winning Horse:AFFLUENCE OF RAIN
Dam:Stella Maree
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 8 49.5
place 8 15.5
2 22
4 18.5
quinella 2-8 141.5
quinella place 2-8 49.5
4-8 41.5
2-4 57
tierce 8-2-4 928
trio 2-4-8 162
first 4 2-4-8-9 123
6th double (8-8) $119.5
6th double consulation (8-2) $37.5
2nd double trio (3,8,12/2,4,8) $4021.0

Recap by phillip woo

Affluence Of Rain took advantage of a proper gate after drawing off the track in two earlier runs to make a long awaited return to the winner's circle. He settled ahead of midfield and just off the rails, cornered in three deep, shifted off heels four deep at the 250m, forced wider out at the 200m by the hanging Secret Sham and quickened nicely when balancing up to take control 50m out. Bundle Of Love had to work from a wide alley to eventually lead at the 1,000m, straightened a length on top and kept on gamely. Mi Savvy jumped alertly, before easing back to settle one off the fence in third, straightened three deep and stayed on nicely at the finish. My Name Is Bond switched underneath runners for a clear run at the 150m and finished up nicely to just miss a placing with a drop in grade. He'll be winning a race at this level. Secret Sham settled a handy fourth and just off the rails, came one off at the 250m and ran on steadily, despite a tendency to hang out under pressure to finish just outside the placings. Racing Reward got unbalanced after a bump at the start and only made a mild bid. Winnie's Horse settled fifth and two off the fence with some cover, rallied four deep, came up one-paced at the 200m and was yielding ground over the final 100m. He needed the first-up experience. Atacx hurt himself at the gate and was a withdrawal.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (294)-SUNFLOWER HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200 Metres After being loaded, BREEZE OF LUCK became fractious and reared.

Before being allowed to race again, BREEZE OF LUCK will be required to perform satisfactorily in a stalls test.

Also after being loaded, ATACX became fractious, reared and got its right front leg over the front gates.

ATACX was removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said the horse had sustained abrasions to the right front leg and as such was not suitable to race.

Acting on this advice, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal of ATACX.

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

SECRET SHAM began very awkwardly and shifted in, resulting in RACING REWARD being crowded for room.

KING'S FOLKS began awkwardly.

From the outside barrier, BREEZE OF LUCK was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Approaching the first turn near the 900 Metres, AFFLUENCE OF RAIN shifted out when awkwardly placed close to the heels of SECRET SHAM.

Then making the first turn, AFFLUENCE OF RAIN got its head on the side, shifted out and bumped GOLDEN SCALPEL.

Approaching and passing the 200 Metres, MI SAVVY got its head on the side and shifted out away from SECRET SHAM which itself was shifting out under pressure.

Then near the 100 Metres, MI SAVVY was bumped by SECRET SHAM (N Callan) which continued to hang out under pressure.

N Callan was advised that in similar circumstances he would be expected to make more of an effort to straighten his mount than he did on this occasion.

In the Straight, MY NAME IS BOND hung in and proved difficult to ride.

When questioned, Y T Cheng stated that in its barrier trials in the lead up to today's race GOLDWEAVER had been able to obtain a forward position and accordingly he was asked by the horse's trainer, Mr Y S Tsui, to ride the horse in the first four if possible today.

He said GOLDWEAVER began only fairly and then in the early stages did not show any early speed despite being ridden along.

He said although his saddle shifted back marginally in the early stages, this did not present any difficulties for him in the manner in which he was able to ride GOLDWEAVER.

He said as he had been instructed to obtain a forward position if possible, he continued to ride GOLDWEAVER along rather than steady his mount after the 1000 Metres and attempt to obtain a position with cover.

He said as GOLDWEAVER did not show sufficient pace to clear runners to its inside, it was left racing wide and without cover.

Y T Cheng was advised that, in the opinion of the Stewards, after riding his mount along in the early stages, he should have attempted to obtain a position with cover on the horse as it was always likely approaching the first turn that GOLDWEAVER would be left racing wide and without cover.

He was further advised to ensure that he rides his mounts in such a manner so that they do not cover unnecessary ground wherever possible.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that GOLDEN SCALPEL had lost its right front plate.

SECRET SHAM, AFFLUENCE OF RAIN and BUNDLE OF LOVE were sent for sampling.