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Race Results:

6 October 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 3 - HOI PING HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1200M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.9
Sectional Time: 24.12 22.91 22.92

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11GREAT PEGASUS (L359)D. WhyteD. Hall401339.2581:09.95-4-124.44 22.87 22.64
27FRIENDS OF YAN OI (M406)O. DoleuzeT. P. Yung34127117.740.751:10.08-9-224.68 22.83 22.56
36BERNARD'S CHOICE (N156)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan351286.21031.251:10.112-10-324.84 22.67 22.65
412MEGA (N243)C. O'DonoghueD. Cruz291222922731:10.414-13-425.04 22.71 22.67
55GORGEOUS LIFE (K327)H. W. LaiK. W. Lui371281214241:10.56-6-524.56 22.87 23.14
614SPICY SHRIMP (L067)T. H. SoW. Y. So271182215115.251:10.79-11-624.68 23.03 23.07
711COSMO ONE (M410)K. C. NgY. S. Tsui30118106.6106.251:10.97-7-724.56 22.91 23.46
89HAPPY GOAL (N213)K. TeetanL. Ho321253040136.501:10.94-3-824.32 22.91 23.74
93CALIFORNIA GIRL (P143)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz391304168571:11.03-5-924.32 23.03 23.71
1010DIAMOND KNIGHT (K311)K. C. LeungS. Woods311222556127.251:11.113-12-1024.88 22.87 23.35
118GOOD TIMES ROLL (P033)C. Y. HoC. Fownes331247.48.917.501:11.110-8-1124.72 22.79 23.65
122POSITIVE ENERGY (P011)C. Y. LuiP. F. Yiu401263.64.668.751:11.31-1-1224.12 22.91 24.34
134SOLAR DRAGON (P136)A. SuboricsC. W. Chang39132282099.751:11.52-2-1324.12 23.03 24.35
1413SPECTACULAR AWARD (K364)M. L. YeungK. L. Man2912015461412.251:11.911-14-1424.84 23.15 23.92
Sire:Stravinsky
Breed of the Winning Horse:GREAT PEGASUS
Dam:Soaring Spirit
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 50.5
place 1 18.5
7 29.5
6 28
quinella 1-7 160.5
quinella place 1-7 78
1-6 88
6-7 155
tierce 1-7-6 3713
trio 1-6-7 692
first 4 1-6-7-12 2809
2nd double (6-1) $687.0
2nd double consulation (6-7) $147.5

Recap by phillip woo

Great Pegasus settled fifth and one off the rails, straightened four deep, cruise to the front at the 300m and won rather easily. He was too good with a step down in class for his new trainer David Hall. Friends OF Yan Oi settled behind midfield and one off the rails, cornered in five deep and ran on nicely to pick up the Quinella spot 150m out. Bernard's Choice bided his time third from the rear and with one underneath him, was strung up in traffic three deep upon straightening until the 200m and finished nicely thereafter to be clear-cut third. Mega bided him time at the rear, swung the final bend with four wider out and was getting going late to take fourth. Gorgeous Life made his run ahead of midfield and on the rails, shifted into the clear three-to-four deep upon straightening and was one-paced over the final 100m after being tight between runners 50m earlier. Spicy Shrimp was never on the course behind midfield, turned the final bend with one wider out and kept on all right, despite the hard run.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (057)-HOI PING HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1200Metres

DIAMOND START, Standby Declared Starter, was withdrawn on 3.10.13 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (fever).

Before being allowed to race again, DIAMOND START will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

FRIENDS OF YAN OI began only fairly.

MEGA began very awkwardly and got its head up on a number of occasions shortly after the start.

Then in the early and middle stages, MEGA raced ungenerously.

SPICY SHRIMP and DIAMOND KNIGHT were crowded for room at the start between COSMO ONE and HAPPY GOAL which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider.

After this, DIAMOND KNIGHT was taken across behind runners.

From the outside barrier, SPECTACULAR AWARD was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

At the 700 Metres, GREAT PEGASUS commenced to over-race and shifted out when being steadied away from the heels of HAPPY GOAL, resulting in COSMO ONE being taken wider and without cover.

Making the turns, CALIFORNIA GIRL got its head on the side and hung out and rounding the Home Turn was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SOLAR DRAGON.

Then in the early part of the Straight, CALIFORNIA GIRL again got its head on the side and hung out.

BERNARD'S CHOICE got its head on the side approaching the 500 Metres when awkwardly placed close to the heels of GORGEOUS LIFE.

Both GOOD TIMES ROLL and GORGEOUS LIFE had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

BERNARD'S CHOICE was unable to obtain clear running in the early part of the Straight and passing the 300 Metres bumped GORGEOUS LIFE when shifting to the outside of HAPPY GOAL in an endeavour to obtain clear running.

After the 200 Metres, GORGEOUS LIFE was steadied away from the heels of FRIENDS OF YAN OI (O Doleuze) which shifted in.

O Doleuze was advised to exercise more care in future.

In this incident, GORGEOUS LIFE bumped the hindquarters of BERNARD'S CHOICE, causing both those horses to become unbalanced.

Also after the 200 Metres, after racing tight between SPICY SHRIMP and COSMO ONE, DIAMOND KNIGHT was disappointed for running between SPICY SHRIMP and COSMO ONE which was taken out slightly by MEGA.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of POSITIVE ENERGY, Apprentice C Y Lui stated that after being loaded POSITIVE ENERGY became fractious and lunged at the front gates.

He said when the start was effected, POSITIVE ENERGY began well and he rode his mount along into a forward position in the early stages as instructed.

He said at times during the first half of the race POSITIVE ENERGY travelled keenly until he was able to find the lead on the rail passing the 700 Metres.

He added after this POSITIVE ENERGY travelled more kindly, however, came under pressure in the early part of the Straight and then was most disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish off the race.

Trainer P F Yiu stated that POSITIVE ENERGY had done well since its first up run at Sha Tin and a forward showing was expected today.

He said the only explanation he could provide for the disappointing performance of the horse was that it had travelled too keenly and consequently was not able to quicken in the Straight.

A veterinary inspection of POSITIVE ENERGY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

The performance of POSITIVE ENERGY, a favourite for today's race, was considered unacceptable.

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

POSITIVE ENERGY, GREAT PEGASUS and FRIENDS OF YAN OI were sent for sampling.