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1 October 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 7 - THE SHA TIN SPRINT TROPHY (HANDICAP)

Class G3 - 1000M - C+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 0:55.7
Sectional Time: 13.31 20.72 21.72

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14GO BABY GO (N033)T. AnglandC. H. Yip1121249.69.810:55.71-2-113.31 20.72 21.72
22FREDERICK ENGELS (N187)Z. PurtonJ. Moore1161287.71170.750:55.85-3-213.55 20.68 21.65
35CHARLES THE GREAT (N171)C. O'DonoghueJ. Moore11112382341.250:55.98-7-313.71 20.76 21.47
47CALIFORNIA BOUNTY (P222)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz1051174.54.491.500:55.92-1-413.31 20.72 21.94
51EAGLE REGIMENT (M011)O. DoleuzeK. L. Man1211332.72.152.250:56.13-5-513.47 20.76 21.87
68SOLAR GREAT (M189)K. C. LeungD. Hall1011133216630:56.26-8-613.55 20.92 21.76
710VITAL FLYER (K373)K. TeetanC. W. Chang101113111183.500:56.27-4-713.63 20.60 22.06
83CAPTAIN SWEET (L354)W. C. MarwingJ. Moore115127121624.250:56.44-6-813.55 20.84 22.02
99STRAIGHT GOLD (N089)W. M. LaiJ. Moore1011131416350:56.59-9-913.83 20.84 21.87
WD6BEST ELEVEN (N016)M. L. YeungA. S. Cruz108120----
Sire:Medal Of Honor
Breed of the Winning Horse:GO BABY GO
Dam:Miss Whirl
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 98
place 4 22
2 31
5 52
quinella 2-4 493
quinella place 2-4 126
4-5 224
2-5 216.5
tierce 4-2-5 11620
trio 2-4-5 1887
first 4 2-4-5-7 1812
6th double (5-4) $755.5
6th double consulation (5-2) $84.5
2nd double trio (4,5,10/2,4,5) $989108.0

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late, Go Baby Go rolled forward from an inside gate to share the lead at the 800m, worked to the front at the 150m and held on gamely for the win. Frederick Engels showed gate speed to sit up with the leaders, but was caught in a pocket and couldn't get a clear run until the final 150m in a luckless second. He'll be hard to beat when next stepping out over the 1,200m. Charles The Great settled second from the rear and with two outside him on the far side and finished up willingly to grab third from California Bounty in the final 20m. California Bounty showed superior speed to lead on the outside fence from the widest gate and was unable to hold them off in the final 100m in his first test at Group level. Eagle Regiment was prominent in the run underneath Frederick Engels, but came up flat when asked for an effort under a big weight. Plunged late in betting, Solar Great had to check off heels at the 600m while travelling midfield and made up some ground while shifting into clear running in the middle of the track. He's better suited over a longer sprint. Vital Flyer settled ahead of midfield and on the outside fence and came up one-paced in the dash to the wire. He was simply outclassed.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (051)-THE SHA TIN SPRINT TROPHY (HANDICAP) - Hong Kong Group Three - 1000Metres

The Stewards today interviewed Mr A S Cruz, the trainer of BEST ELEVEN, as to the circumstances regarding that horse being entered and declared for this race when it had been vaccinated on Thursday, 26 September 2013.

Regulation 124(k) of the Trainers' Handbook provides that no horse shall be permitted to race within 5 clear days of being vaccinated.

A clear day is determined as one which does not include the day of treatment or the day of the race.

BEST ELEVEN was withdrawn from this race on Monday, 30 September 2013.

Before being allowed to race again, BEST ELEVEN will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

Mr Cruz was found guilty of a breach of Rule of Racing 50(2) in that he failed in his responsibility for the work of the stable staff allocated to him which resulted in BEST ELEVEN being vaccinated within 5 clear days of today's race in contravention of Regulation 124(k) of the Trainers' Handbook.

Mr Cruz was fined the sum of $25,000.

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration that Mr Cruz had previously been charged with a breach of Rule of Racing 50(2).

Whilst in the saddling stalls, STRAIGHT GOLD had its right hind plate refitted.

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

As the start was effected, STRAIGHT GOLD lifted its front feet off the ground and began only fairly.

VITAL FLYER began very awkwardly and then became unbalanced shortly after the start when crowded for room between CALIFORNIA BOUNTY and FREDERICK ENGELS which shifted out after being bumped by SOLAR GREAT which in turn shifted ground after being hampered by EAGLE REGIMENT.

Approaching the 600 Metres, SOLAR GREAT became unbalanced when momentarily placed in restricted room between EAGLE REGIMENT and FREDERICK ENGELS.

For the majority of the race, CALIFORNIA BOUNTY raced with its head on the side and hung in.

When questioned, O Doleuze said, in his opinion, EAGLE REGIMENT raced disappointingly today.

He said based on the fact that the horse had trialed very well in the lead up to today's race and had done well in its track work, a forward showing was expected of EAGLE REGIMENT.

He said he commenced to ride EAGLE REGIMENT along after the 600 Metres and normally the horse would show a very good turn of foot at this stage of the race.

He said EAGLE REGIMENT did not immediately respond to his riding which is unusual and after the 400 Metres became unbalanced as he attempted to prevent FREDERICK ENGELS from shifting to the outside of GO BABY GO.

He added in its past races EAGLE REGIMENT had quickened very well when asked, but in today's race the horse only laboured and was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race.

An initial veterinary inspection of EAGLE REGIMENT immediately following the race did not reveal any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped at this time.

After being returned to the Equine Hospital for follow-up examination, an endoscopic examination of EAGLE REGIMENT was able to be performed which showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

Before being allowed to race again, EAGLE REGIMENT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

EAGLE REGIMENT, GO BABY GO and FREDERICK ENGELS were sent for sampling.