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17 March 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 5 - BMW PERFORMANCE RACE (HANDICAP)

Class 2 - 1200M - A
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.3
Sectional Time: 24.50 22.67 22.17

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14STERLING CITY (N152)B. PrebbleJ. Moore9112622.171:09.38-5-125.14 22.31 21.89
211NEW DEERFIELD (N005)C. WilliamsD. Cruz81116105.76N1:09.311-9-225.34 22.35 21.69
310CALIFORNIA BOUNTY (P222)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz861141011321:09.61-1-324.50 22.67 22.48
46CAPE CANAVERAL (N393)A. SuboricsA. S. Cruz87122271622.251:09.76-7-424.94 22.55 22.23
52ABLE SPEED (K210)U. RispoliJ. Moore9713214291031:09.82-2-524.58 22.71 22.52
65ROMAN SOLDIER (N372)D. WhyteC. H. Yip88123192983.251:09.810-10-625.34 22.35 22.16
77FIONN'S TREASURE (M386)T. AnglandC. S. Shum87122138.453.751:09.93-6-724.74 22.75 22.45
81WINDICATOR STAR (N233)Z. PurtonC. Fownes981334.24.813.751:09.95-3-824.86 22.47 22.63
99WINDICATOR POWER (L424)C. Y. HoC. Fownes821144873981:10.64-4-924.78 22.59 23.26
103PIZZAZZ (L145)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan921255295411.751:11.29-8-1025.14 22.43 23.63
118HEALTH WISE (P219)T. H. SoL. Ho8311599991113.251:11.47-11-1125.06 22.67 23.73
Sire:Nadeem
Breed of the Winning Horse:STERLING CITY
Dam:So Gorgeous
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 21.5
place 4 12
11 17
10 30.5
quinella 4-11 47
quinella place 4-11 30
4-10 50.5
10-11 98.5
tierce 4-11-10 667
trio 4-10-11 251
first 4 4-6-10-11 684
4th double (4-4) $49.5
4th double consulation (4-11) $50.0

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Sterling City was patiently ridden fourth from the rear and one off the fence, pushed into the clear with two wider out upon straightening, swept to the front 150m out and held off the late-dash of New Deerfield for the win. Well-punted late, New Deerfield was pulling hard early on at the tail of the field along the fence, shifted into the clear with one wider out at the 300m and finished up full of running to be a clear second. He's put things in order after a gelding operation. California Bounty went straight to the front as expected, turned the final bend three deep and a length on top and gave way late in a pleasing debut performance. Fancied late, Cape Canaveral settled midfield and one off the rails, straightened three deep and kept plugging away. Able Speed settled one off the fence in second, straightened five deep and came up one-paced over the final 150m. Roman Soldier ran on steadily late without menacing. Fionn's Treasure kept on evenly. Second favourite, Windicator Star didn't let down on the dead section of the track.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (465)-BMW PERFORMANCE RACE (HANDICAP) - Class 2 - 1200Metres

WINDICATOR POWER began awkwardly and shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of ABLE SPEED after shifting out.

Approaching and passing the 1000 Metres, WINDICATOR POWER proved difficult to settle and approaching the 800 Metres was left racing wide and without cover.

At the 1000 Metres, STERLING CITY commenced to travel keenly and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of CAPE CANAVERAL.

Passing the 1000 Metres, NEW DEERFIELD was awkwardly placed close to the heels of PIZZAZZ.

Rounding the Home Turn, CALIFORNIA BOUNTY got its head on the side and hung out.

Rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight, FIONNS TREASURE was held up when awkwardly placed close to the heels of ABLE SPEED.

At the 400 Metres, HEALTH WISE was bumped and taken wider by ROMAN SOLDIER which got its head on the side and shifted out away from NEW DEERFIELD.

After the race, it was noted that PIZZAZZ had blood present at its right nostril.

The Veterinary Officer said an endoscopic examination confirmed the horse to have bled.

A veterinary inspection of WINDICATOR STAR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

A veterinary inspection of ROMAN SOLDIER immediately following the race revealed the horse to be lame in its left front leg.

Before being allowed to race again, ROMAN SOLDIER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

STERLING CITY and NEW DEERFIELD were sent for sampling.