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20 April 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 4 - THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB COMMUNITY TROPHY (HANDICAP)

Class 4 - 1400M - C+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:22.8
Sectional Time: 13.52 22.02 23.59 23.74

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17MR GNOCCHI (P080)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum491229.44.111:22.89-7-6-136.02 23.47 23.38
26FOREVER AHEAD (N433)D. WhyteJohn Size501233.74221:23.114-13-9-236.62 23.15 23.41
310MAN AND MING (P026)C. W. WongC. H. Yip451164399132.251:23.213-14-12-336.86 23.19 23.18
45APOLLO CAVALIER (N262)Y. T. ChengY. S. Tsui541279.91272.501:23.21-2-1-435.54 23.59 24.12
512PLAIN RED BANNER (N327)C. K. TongP. F. Yiu441151311531:23.36-4-5-535.78 23.67 23.89
69MULTIEXPRESS (P029)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz461171626113.501:23.42-1-2-635.54 23.71 24.19
74THANKSGIVING (M350)W. C. MarwingJ. Moore551286.65.334.751:23.68-6-7-736.02 23.55 24.05
83T-BOLT (P060)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson551284.1445.501:23.74-5-3-835.78 23.59 24.38
913FIERY RAIDER (M318)R. FourieC. Fownes42115287795.751:23.812-12-11-936.58 23.43 23.79
101NATURAL CHAMPION (P194)H. W. LaiL. Ho651318299671:23.911-10-8-1036.26 23.43 24.29
112DOUBLE DRAGON (K019)T. AnglandD. Cruz571301332129.751:24.47-11-14-1136.30 23.87 24.27
128FUEL ME UP (N062)M. L. YeungA. Lee471183499811.501:24.710-9-10-1236.22 23.63 24.85
1311CITY DELIGHT (N239)K. C. LeungK. L. Man44115659914141:25.15-3-4-1335.62 23.79 25.71
1414FLYING SUPREME (K226)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung4211562991020.251:26.13-8-13-1436.06 23.99 26.07
Sire:Hard Spun
Breed of the Winning Horse:MR GNOCCHI
Dam:Sunflower Street
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 41.5
place 7 18.5
6 16
10 280.5
quinella 6-7 97.5
quinella place 6-7 40
7-10 748.5
6-10 637
tierce 7-6-10 15858
trio 6-7-10 4854
first 4 5-6-7-10 9522
3rd double (4-7) $612.5
3rd double consulation (4-6) $53.5

Recap by phillip woo

Mr Gnocchi settled worse than midfield and on the rails, angled three deep rounding the final bend, straightened five deep and took control 100m out to land a betting plunge. Co-favourite Forever Ahead drifted back to settle second from the rear and along the rails, cornered in four deep, shifted off heels into open running at the 350m and was finishing up soundly. Man And Ming ducked and weaved to get up in the final stride for third at rank odds. Apollo Cavalier dictated the running with Multiexpress to his outside, opened up nearly two lengths at the 250m and was swamped late for a placing. Plain Red Banner kept grinding away to finish just outside the placings with a quick back up off a mile fourth at the Valley on Wednesday. He's not far off a winning run, especially with Class Five looming. Thanksgiving failed to lift when placed under pressure. T-Bolt enjoyed the run of the race along the fence but found nothing in a disappointing performance.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (547)-THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB COMMUNITY TROPHY (HANDICAP) - Class 4 - 1400Metres

NATURAL CHAMPION, which was leaning on the outside of its stall, began awkwardly.

From a wide barrier, MAN AND MING was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Shortly after the start, PLAIN RED BANNER was bumped by T-BOLT which shifted out.

Also shortly after the start, FIERY RAIDER was taken across behind runners.

PLAIN RED BANNER was held up for clear running approaching the 400 Metres.

Passing the 400 Metres, CITY DELIGHT shifted out and bumped the hindquarters of MR GNOCCHI, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

A short distance later, CITY DELIGHT was checked when crowded for room between MR GNOCCHI and PLAIN RED BANNER (C K Tong) which shifted out.

C K Tong was reprimanded.

Passing the 200 Metres, MAN AND MING was shifted to the inside of PLAIN RED BANNER to obtain clear running.

Throughout the race, CITY DELIGHT travelled wide and without cover.

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

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

When questioned, T Angland stated that, as usual, he had been asked to ride DOUBLE DRAGON positively and obtain a position on the speed.

He said, from barrier 12, DOUBLE DRAGON began awkwardly and then despite being ridden along did not muster speed.

He said it became apparent to him shortly after the start that the tempo of the race in the early stages was solid and that he would have to make too much use of DOUBLE DRAGON if he continued to push forward as instructed.

He said therefore passing the 1300 Metres he elected to shift across behind runners and obtain a position with cover.

He added he was only able to obtain cover behind FLYING SUPREME and when that horse commenced to give ground after the 700 Metres, he was taken back through the field.

He said he was reluctant to shift to the outside of FLYING SUPREME at this time as that would have put him in a position four wide and without cover and therefore he elected to remain racing behind that horse until after the 600 Metres.

He said because of the circumstances of the race DOUBLE DRAGON raced much further back in the field than had been intended.

When questioned, D Whyte stated that he had been asked to ride FOREVER AHEAD quietly as had been the case at its most recent starts when the horse had drawn wide barriers.

He said it was felt that FOREVER AHEAD does not appreciate being bustled in the early stages and had in the past shown that it finished off its races strongly when ridden quietly in the early stages.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of T-BOLT, O Doleuze stated that in the early stages he had to fight with the horse to get it to shift across to race on the rail.

He said T-BOLT had previously shown an inclination to hang out both in its races and track work and this was again the case today.

He said after being able to shift T-BOLT onto the rail passing the 1200 Metres, the horse continued to have its head on the side and lay out.

He said making the turn near the 850 Metres T-BOLT again shifted out and bumped PLAIN RED BANNER to its outside.

He added T-BOLT then travelled only fairly but was particularly disappointing in that when placed under pressure it did not respond to his riding and weakened over the final 200 Metres.

A veterinary inspection of T-BOLT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

MR GNOCCHI and FOREVER AHEAD were sent for sampling.