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2 March 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 8 - THE HONG KONG MACAU TROPHY (HANDICAP)

Class G3 - 1400M - C
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:22.0
Sectional Time: 13.55 21.88 23.00 23.60

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110SOLAR GREAT (M189)D. WhyteD. Hall931164.95.491:22.011-11-7-136.47 22.76 22.80
29HAPPY ERA (N378)C. Y. HoJohn Size93116115.37N1:22.012-13-13-236.75 22.84 22.49
35MAJESTIC FALCON (M236)W. C. MarwingJ. Moore971204.24.9211:22.17-7-6-336.15 23.04 23.00
44LET ME HANDLE IT (L287)Z. PurtonC. Fownes1011246.96111.751:22.313-12-12-436.63 22.88 22.79
511TALLEY CLOSE (M280)R. FourieA. T. Millard931162320133.501:22.514-14-14-536.87 22.80 22.91
62PENGLAI XIANZI (K248)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz1061291113441:22.63-3-2-635.67 23.04 23.97
77KEEN MARIE (N123)T. AnglandY. S. Tsui9611988.454.501:22.710-9-8-736.39 22.92 23.44
83WEALTHY MAN (M631)L. CorralesS. Chow104127459984.751:22.75-4-5-835.87 23.16 23.74
91FULFIL A WISH (L235)M. L. YeungC. W. Chang107130223165.501:22.94-5-4-935.95 23.04 23.93
1012LUCKY JAI (P627)M. NunesM. C. Tam92115426835.751:22.98-8-9-1036.23 23.16 23.55
118ABSOLUTELY WIN (P626)F. DursoG. W. Moore941176.87.116.251:23.01-1-1-1135.43 23.00 24.60
126CHATER WAY (L093)T. ClarkD. Ferraris961193651128.251:23.39-10-11-1236.39 23.04 23.90
1313DR SWEET (P629)K. F. ChoiG. W. Moore861157097148.751:23.46-6-10-1336.15 23.24 24.05
1414GOOD UNCLE (N625)M. CangasG. W. Moore83115999910111:23.82-2-3-1435.63 23.24 24.93
Sire:Falkirk
Breed of the Winning Horse:SOLAR GREAT
Dam:Harmonics
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 54.5
place 10 22.5
9 27
5 18.5
quinella 9-10 226.5
quinella place 9-10 71
5-10 56
5-9 80
tierce 10-9-5 2158
trio 5-9-10 365
first 4 4-5-9-10 356
7th double (5-10) $61.0
7th double consulation (5-9) $15.5

Recap by phillip woo

Solar Great continued his brilliant form to remain unbeaten in five following a move to the David Hall yard this season. He switched off fourth from the rear and near the inside, quickened to hit the front at the 200m and held off the late surge of Happy Era for the win, despite a rise in grade. Happy Era settled second from the rear, switched off a wall of horses into the clear with two wider out at the 300m and let down brilliantly to come up just short. He was unlucky in defeat. Majestic Falcon settled ahead of midfield and on the rails, straightened five wide, worked to second at the 100m and was overhauled late for the Quinella spot. Let Me Handle It made his run third from the rear and one off the fence, straightened with one wider out and ran on nicely. Talley Close made his run at the rear after botching the start from gate 13 and was doing some nice work late. Penglai Xianzi couldn't keep up the momentum over the final 100m. Absolutely Win was giving way 150m out. Punted late, Keen Marie came up one-paced over the final 200m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (432)-THE HONG KONG MACAU TROPHY (HANDICAP) - Hong Kong Group Three - 1400Metres

V HONG KONG GROUP THREE V 1400 METRES Whilst in the saddling stalls, LUCKY JAI had its left front plate refitted.

LUCKY JAI was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

HAPPY ERA began awkwardly and shortly after the start was crowded for room between FULFIL A WISH and WEALTHY MAN which shifted in.

From a wide barrier, TALLEY CLOSE was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

In the early stages, WEALTHY MAN proved difficult to settle.

Approaching the 1000 Metres, TALLEY CLOSE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of LET ME HANDLE IT.

Near the 700 Metres, PENGLAI XIANZI became unbalanced when crowded for room inside GOOD UNCLE (M Cangas) which shifted in.

M Cangas was severely reprimanded.

HAPPY ERA was held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight.

For the majority of the race, CHATER WAY and DR SWEET travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned, T Angland stated that he was instructed to ride KEEN MARIE where it was comfortable but it was felt that there would be sufficient speed in the race for KEEN MARIE to be placed in about a handy position.

He said in the early stages he was racing outside of LUCKY JAI in a three wide position and rather than continue to race in this position, he elected, prior to the 1200 Metres, to steady his mount to obtain a position closer to the rail behind that horse.

He said however that as he was doing this LUCKY JAI shifted ground on a number of occasions which resulted in KEEN MARIE being awkwardly placed outside the heels of that horse.

He said he decided not to continue to steady KEEN MARIE to obtain a position behind LUCKY JAI, but rather he elected to remain racing to its outside in a three wide position but with cover.

He said the circumstances of the race resulted in KEEN MARIE travelling further back in the field than had been intended.

When questioned, C Y Ho stated that he had been instructed to be in a more forward position today on HAPPY ERA, however, the horse began only fairly and then did not show any early speed despite being ridden along.

He said rounding the Home Turn he was travelling behind the eventual winner, SOLAR GREAT, and considered following that horse through, however, he had been asked by Mr J Size, the trainer of that horse, to shift HAPPY ERA to the outside of runners if possible when making his finishing run.

He said when shifting HAPPY ERA out, he was momentarily held up for clear running until passing the 350 Metres, however, after this obtained clear running and finished off the race strongly.

Mr Size confirmed that he advised Jockey Ho to shift HAPPY ERA out if it appeared that it was going to be difficult to obtain inside runs.

LET ME HANDLE IT, MAJESTIC FALCON, SOLAR GREAT and HAPPY ERA were sent for sampling.