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Race Results:

7 July 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 1 - PLANET RULER HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1200M - B+2
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.5
Sectional Time: 24.19 22.88 22.47

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15NIGHTLIGN (J145)D. WhyteA. Lee381297.69.6111:09.51-1-124.19 22.88 22.47
26PERFECT JOY (M182)T. AnglandC. H. Yip381295.83.8111:09.77-7-224.83 22.84 22.03
38GORGEOUS LIFE (K327)K. C. LeungK. W. Lui361252622911:09.75-5-324.67 22.84 22.21
410TELECOM TOP STAR (L276)R. FourieT. W. Leung34125101482.501:09.912-12-425.35 22.92 21.69
52MIGHTY EQUUS (P112)A. SuboricsP. F. Yiu401319.36.3142.751:09.92-2-524.35 22.84 22.78
64JUST GOOD (L133)M. ChadwickY. S. Tsui381278.26.6231:10.011-9-625.23 22.68 22.12
79ARCHER'S BOW (P055)T. ClarkS. Woods351261313123.251:10.06-6-724.75 22.92 22.41
81BERNARD'S CHOICE (N156)C. Y. LuiP. O'Sullivan401244.86.543.501:10.18-8-824.95 22.92 22.25
93SPLENDID GUY (N183)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard391271616104.501:10.24-4-924.51 22.92 22.82
1014BEAR SUPREME (N094)T. BerryD. Ferraris2711856961351:10.313-11-1025.59 22.52 22.23
1112GOLDEN LEGEND (N329)T. H. SoNg Bik-kuen301181429751:10.33-3-1124.43 22.92 23.00
1211INFINITE COURAGE (P057)C. W. WongA. S. Cruz32121182767.251:10.79-10-1225.11 22.96 22.63
137GRATIFIED (N388)C. K. TongD. Hall3712645903161:12.114-14-1325.95 22.64 23.52
1413TREASURE MAN (N347)Z. PurtonK. L. Man291202122521.501:12.910-13-1425.15 23.32 24.50
Sire:Align
Breed of the Winning Horse:NIGHTLIGN
Dam:Indian Squaw
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 97.5
place 5 36.5
6 17
8 56.5
quinella 5-6 210.5
quinella place 5-6 82.5
5-8 282
6-8 139.5
tierce 5-6-8 7297
trio 5-6-8 1149
first 4 5-6-8-10 3947

Recap by phillip woo

Nightlign relished a drop in grade for a return to the winner's circle. He led from a wide gate through steady fractions, turned the final bend a length on top and edged clear to score well. Firming favourite Perfect Joy settled midfield and on the rails, switched off heels into the clear at the 350m and finished up nicely to snatch second in the final stride, despite a step back in distance. Gorgeous Life travelled three back along the fence, peeled three deep at the 300m, worked to second at the 150m and kept on gamely. Telecom Top Star was doing his best work late. Mighty Equus was yielding ground over the last 100m. Just Good ran on steadily without menacing. Archer's Bow settled three back and outside Gorgeous Life in the run, loomed a place chance at the 200m and came up flat 100m out. Bernard's Choice never let down as usual. Splendid Guy was never a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (750)-PLANET RULER HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1200Metres

On arrival at the barriers, the tongue tie fitted to GOLDEN LEGEND was replaced.

GRATIFIED, which was fractious in the barriers, bounded in the air as the start was effected and landed awkwardly, resulting in its rider, C K Tong, becoming badly unbalanced and GRATIFIED losing a considerable amount of ground.

Before being allowed to race again, GRATIFIED will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

From a wide barrier, BEAR SUPREME was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

After being vigorously ridden along in the early stages, GORGEOUS LIFE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SPLENDID GUY (C Y Ho) which shifted in when barely clear passing the 1100 Metres.

Then approaching the 1000 Metres, GORGEOUS LIFE, after continuing to be ridden along, was checked away from the heels of SPLENDID GUY.

C Y Ho was reprimanded and advised that whilst there was some circumstances to this incident, nonetheless he has a duty to ensure that he is sufficiently clear prior to shifting ground in future.

After the 900 Metres, INFINITE COURAGE got its head on the side and lay in, resulting in JUST GOOD momentarily racing in restricted room.

Near the 850 Metres, GOLDEN LEGEND got its head on the side and hung out towards the heels of NIGHTLIGN.

Making the first turn near the 850 Metres, SPLENDID GUY, which was over-racing, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of NIGHTLIGN (D Whyte) which shifted in when barely clear.

D Whyte was reprimanded and advised that whilst SPLENDID GUY was proving difficult to settle at that time, nonetheless he has a responsibility to ensure that he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground in future.

Approaching the 800 Metres, INFINITE COURAGE commenced to prove very difficult to settle and got its head up on a number of occasions when being checked away from the heels of BERNARDS CHOICE.

Then passing the 800 Metres, INFINITE COURAGE shifted out away from the heels of BERNARDS CHOICE, taking TREASURE MAN wider.

After this, TREASURE MAN raced wide and without cover.

INFINITE COURAGE continued to prove difficult to settle and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BERNARDS CHOICE until after the 600 Metres.

Over the concluding stages, BEAR SUPREME was crowded for room between GOLDEN LEGEND and SPLENDID GUY which got its head on the side and hung in under pressure over the final 100 Metres.

The Veterinary Surgeon reported that on arrival back in the stable, it had been noted that TREASURE MAN had a swollen left hind suspensory ligament.

The performance of TREASURE MAN, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

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

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that GOLDEN LEGEND had bled from both nostrils and that ARCHERS BOW had lost its left hind plate.

NIGHTLIGN and PERFECT JOY were sent for sampling.