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6 January 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - THE VICTORIA RACING CLUB TROPHY (HANDICAP)

Class 2 - 1000M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.0
Sectional Time: 13.24 20.84 22.96

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17GO BABY GO (N033)T. AnglandC. H. Yip91120131560:57.02-2-113.32 20.88 22.84
25STRAIGHT GOLD (N089)N. CallanJ. Moore941221110910:57.26-3-213.48 20.84 22.89
33RICH TAPESTRY (N011)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang97125155.681.250:57.24-4-313.40 20.96 22.89
42AMBER SKY (N241)M. ChadwickP. F. Yiu971231.41.51320:57.31-1-413.24 20.84 23.29
58ROMAN SOLDIER (N372)Y. T. ChengC. H. Yip891176599122.500:57.412-13-513.92 21.44 22.09
61RICH UNICORN (L410)A. SuboricsP. O'Sullivan105133184573.500:57.610-5-613.60 20.88 23.12
710GURUS DREAM (M246)K. C. NgC. H. Yip87108472523.500:57.613-12-713.92 21.08 22.62
811PRETTY ONE (L418)M. L. YeungP. F. Yiu85111344144.750:57.85-7-813.48 21.04 23.30
96REGENCY LUCK (M291)G. MosseA. S. Cruz921202598550:57.88-6-913.52 21.00 23.31
109BOULD MOVER (M120)K. C. LeungA. S. Cruz8711332351050:57.89-8-1013.52 21.00 23.32
1112ST YAZIN (N409)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung851139999117.250:58.111-11-1113.72 21.08 23.39
124GOOD BOY BOY (K388)C. Y. LuiP. O'Sullivan961141620390:58.43-9-1213.40 21.12 23.95
1313NEW GLORY (K304)C. K. TongC. W. Chang841125353110.500:58.77-10-1313.48 21.28 23.95
Sire:Medal Of Honor
Breed of the Winning Horse:GO BABY GO
Dam:Miss Whirl
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 159
place 7 26
5 22.5
3 16.5
quinella 5-7 544
quinella place 5-7 102
3-7 77
3-5 65.5
tierce 7-5-3 5176
trio 3-5-7 623
first 4 2-3-5-7 101
8th double (11-7) $1432.5
8th double consulation (11-5) $188.5

Recap by phillip woo

Go Baby Go showed pace from a middle gate to eventually settle underneath the leader Amber Sky two off the stands side at the 600m, hit the front passing the 200m and kept finding to score with a return to his preferred 1,000m trip at Sha Tin. Straight Gold went forward to hold a position along the outside fence in third at the 800m and stayed on well to just hold Rich Tapestry for second. Rich Tapestry settled fourth and three off the stands side and kept on gamely to make it close for second in his initial run over the Sha Tin straight. Amber Sky jumped alertly to lead as expected, was under siege on both sides at the 300m and lost a placing 100m out. Roman Soldier copped a bump from St Yazin after 100m, steadied back to last by that same runner at the 800m and then finished up nicely from about eight lengths down at the 500m for an eye-catching effort. Rich Unicorn kept on evenly over the final 100m after trying to take a chunk out of Bould Mover at the 120m. Gurus Dream was at the tail of the field early on and on the far side, before making a steady bid without menacing in his season debut with late-market action. Bould Mover made his run near the outside fence in midfield, came into contact with Rich Unicorn approaching the 100m and was eased down thereafter.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (296)-THE VICTORIA RACING CLUB TROPHY (HANDICAP) - Class 2 - 1000 Metres GURUS DREAM was checked at the start when crowded for room between GOOD BOY BOY and NEW GLORY which shifted out.

In this incident, GURUS DREAM bumped the hindquarters of GOOD BOY BOY which became unbalanced.

ST YAZIN was crowded for room at the start between ROMAN SOLDIER and BOULD MOVER, both of which shifted ground.

Shortly after the start, ROMAN SOLDIER, ST YAZIN and BOULD MOVER raced tight outside STRAIGHT GOLD which itself was taken out by RICH TAPESTRY which got its head on the side and shifted out despite the efforts of its rider.

Approaching the 800 Metres, ROMAN SOLDIER was steadied when crowded for room outside ST YAZIN which got its head on the side and shifted out away from BOULD MOVER.

M Chadwick (AMBER SKY) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 100 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of BOULD MOVER, causing that horse to be checked and lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled and in turn to be taken out onto RICH UNICORN which also was checked and lost the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

M Chadwick was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 17 January 2013 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Happy Valley racemeeting on Wednesday, 9 January 2013.

In addition, M Chadwick was fined $40,000 in lieu of a suspension for a period incorporating one further raceday.

During the race, GO BABY GO got its head on the side and was inclined to lay out.

When questioned regarding the performance of AMBER SKY, M Chadwick stated that the horse travelled well in the early and middle stages.

He said he placed the horse under pressure after the 400 Metres and it initially responded well to his riding.

He said however that when headed by GO BABY GO to its inside, AMBER SKY commenced to come under heavy pressure and lay in which is unusual for the horse.

He added that in the run to the line AMBER SKY finished off the race only one-paced and, in his opinion, was disappointing.

A veterinary inspection of AMBER SKY after the race showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, AMBER SKY will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

When questioned, Apprentice K C Ng stated that he had been asked to ride GURUS DREAM where it was comfortable and to produce the horse near the 300 Metres as it was racing today first up since 6 February 2012.

He said after being checked when crowded for room at the start, GURUS DREAM settled towards the rear of the field.

He said GURUS DREAM travelled well in the middle stages and after the 400 Metres improved its position to be racing behind GOOD BOY BOY.

He said at the 300 Metres he shifted GURUS DREAM to the inside of GOOD BOY BOY and the horse then finished off the race well given the circumstances.

A veterinary inspection of GURUS DREAM after the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of GOOD BOY BOY after the race did not show any significant findings.

AMBER SKY, GO BABY GO and STRAIGHT GOLD were sent for sampling.