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5 May 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 2 - BERING SEA HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1800M - A+3
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:50.2
Sectional Time: 14.16 23.31 24.64 24.48 23.61

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15HAPPY KAISER (N130)O. DoleuzeK. L. Man341279.16.171:50.24-4-5-162.67 24.12 23.41
23KINGSTON SPARTACUS (L116)D. WhyteNg Ting-keung401336.4610.501:50.25-6-7-362.95 24.04 23.29
39SMART GUY (M377)Y. T. ChengL. Ho25118118.360.501:50.28-9-9-263.23 23.92 23.12
46DANESOUTH (L001)R. FourieT. W. Leung331269.817100.501:50.32-2-3-462.39 24.36 23.55
51BULLISH POWER (M330)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz401318.58.751.251:50.43-3-4-562.47 24.32 23.61
68HUMONGUS (J265)T. AnglandA. Schutz31124141721.501:50.47-8-8-663.19 24.00 23.26
711SUNSEEKER (L161)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan18113131791.751:50.411-11-11-763.47 23.88 23.14
810MR SPEEDY (M183)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen201103425112.501:50.51-1-1-862.11 24.48 23.99
94CLEMENT SPIRIT (L346)B. PrebbleA. Lee371309.81682.751:50.69-5-2-962.15 24.44 24.04
102BURGUNDY MAC (M205)A. SuboricsD. Ferraris401338.4842.751:50.610-10-10-1063.39 23.88 23.37
117SPICY SIAM (N090)Z. PurtonNg Bik-kuen321254.54.2331:50.66-7-6-1162.95 24.12 23.60
1212KING GALILEO (L028)C. Y. HoS. Woods151123873125.751:51.112-12-12-1263.83 23.84 23.47
Sire:Commands
Breed of the Winning Horse:HAPPY KAISER
Dam:Clean
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 61
place 5 19.5
3 23.5
9 29
quinella 3-5 133.5
quinella place 3-5 66
5-9 74
3-9 120.5
tierce 5-3-9 3750
trio 3-5-9 756
first 4 3-5-6-9 2827
1st double (1-5) $308.5
1st double consulation (1-3) $56.0

Recap by phillip woo

Happy Kaiser was a handy fifth and one off the rails, turned the final bend with three wider out and kept coming to eventually wear down Danesouth 60m out and kept on gamely to score back-to-back wins. Smart Guy settled behind midfield and one off the rails, swung the final bend with two wider out and ran on nicely while tending to bump with Kingston Spartacus under pressure to just snare second. He was later unfortunately demoted for interference. Kingston Spartacus shifted off heels of Happy Kaiser at the 150m and ran on steadily to make it a bob of heads for second. He certainly looks ready to win a race at this level. Danesouth sat one off in second behind the leader Mr Speedy, worked to the front three deep at the 200m and was swamped over his preferred 1,800m at Sha Tin. Bullish Power enjoyed the box-seat run but kept plugging away late. Humongus made some ground without menacing. Mr Speedy cleared to lead from gate 11, was kept honest to his outside by Clement Spirit rolling forward to punch the breeze at the 1,200m, cornered level for the front and was yielding ground over the final 200m. Burgundy Mac made his run third from the rear and along the fence and was never a factor, despite the drop in grade. Spicy Siam was struggling 250m out in a surprisingly empty effort as the favourite.

Racing Incident Report

Race Two: (584)-BERING SEA HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1800Metres

Whilst in the saddling stalls, MR SPEEDY had its right front plate refitted.

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

MR SPEEDY began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped KING GALILEO.

After this, KING GALILEO, from the outside barrier, was taken across behind runners.

When being steadied to allow DANESOUTH to cross after the 1600 Metres, HAPPY KAISER proved difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions.

After being left racing wide and without cover in the early stages, CLEMENT SPIRIT was allowed to improve its position for some distance after the 1400 Metres to race outside the leader MR SPEEDY after the 1000 Metres.

Passing the 200 Metres, SPICY SIAM, which was laying in, was steadied away from the heels of KINGSTON SPARTACUS (D Whyte) which shifted out around the heels of HAPPY KAISER to obtain clear running.

D Whyte was advised to exercise care when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

T H So, the rider of MR SPEEDY, momentarily dropped his left rein near the 100 Metres.

Over the concluding stages, CLEMENT SPIRIT was steadied away from the heels of BULLISH POWER which itself was awkwardly placed inside the heels of DANESOUTH which shifted in under pressure.

The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in as they were of the prima facie view that an incident occurred over the final 150 Metres which cast doubt on whether SMART GUY (Y T Cheng) should be declared the 2nd placegetter of the race.

Subsequently D Whyte, the rider of KINGSTON SPARTACUS, 3rd placegetter, lodged a protest/objection against SMART GUY being declared the 2nd placegetter alleging interference to his mount at the 150 Metres.

After taking evidence from all parties concerned and after viewing the videos, the Stewards found that near the 150 Metres SMART GUY shifted in under pressure and bumped KINGSTON SPARTACUS, causing both horses to become unbalanced.

It was further established that passing the 100 Metres and again approaching the 50 Metres SMART GUY again shifted in, resulting in KINGSTON SPARTACUS becoming unbalanced and racing in restricted room outside HAPPY KAISER.

Because of this, KINGSTON SPARTACUS was not able to be properly tested over the concluding stages.

Having in mind the short head margin between the horses at the end of the race and the proximity of the incidents to the finishing line, the Stewards were comfortably satisfied that had the interference not occurred KINGSTON SPARTACUS would have finished in front of SMART GUY.

Accordingly, the protest/objection was sustained and the placings amended to read No.

5, HAPPY KAISER, 1st; No.

3, KINGSTON SPARTACUS, 2nd; No.

9, SMART GUY, 3rd; and No.

6, DANESOUTH, 4th.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SPICY SIAM, Z Purton stated that, as usual, the horse did not show any early speed despite being ridden along.

He said this did not concern him as the horse had previously shown the same inclination in its races.

He said SPICY SIAM travelled well until approaching the 500 Metres at which time it was not able to sprint when the pace of the race quickened.

He said because of this he was not able to maintain the position behind the eventual winner HAPPY KAISER.

He said as SPICY SIAM is one-paced, this did not concern him at the time as he thought the horse would slowly work into the race.

He added however that SPICY SIAM did not quicken at any stage in the Straight.

He said near the 200 Metres the horse got its head on the side, however, it had also shown this tendency previously in its races.

He said SPICY SIAM was very disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding in the Straight.

After the race, Trainer B K Ng reported that in light of the poor performance today, he would consider adding a tongue tie to the horses gear in the future.

A veterinary inspection of SPICY SIAM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

SPICY SIAM, HAPPY KAISER and KINGSTON SPARTACUS were sent for sampling.