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Race Results:

30 October 2013 - Sha Tin


Class 3 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:09.0
Sectional Time: 23.49 22.27 23.28

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19HIGHEST ACCLAIM (N345)Z. PurtonC. Fownes681228.88.951:09.01-1-123.49 22.27 23.28
23ALL FRIENDS (M374)H. W. LaiK. L. Man751271315110.501:09.15-5-223.85 22.51 22.76
37TURIN PEARL (P267)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson711252.52.112.251:09.36-3-323.89 22.11 23.39
44BOULD MOVER (M120)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz7512718181241:09.63-6-423.69 22.75 23.24
52ABLE WARRIOR (P265)K. TeetanJ. Moore76130101684.251:09.72-2-523.61 22.39 23.72
611COUNTRY CHARM (M252)J. MoreiraD. Hall61115131464.751:09.84-4-623.73 22.47 23.60
78SIR JOHN (P344)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung70124558794.751:09.811-8-724.57 22.47 22.77
810G-ONE LEADER (P383)T. H. SoC. H. Yip661188.72025.251:09.87-7-824.09 22.59 23.21
912QUEEN'S WHISTLE (P276)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan60113599977.751:10.210-10-924.37 23.15 22.75
106NINTH GALAXY (N380)M. L. YeungA. Lee721242358109.251:10.58-9-1024.21 22.91 23.39
111HYPERSONIC (P176)D. WhyteJohn Size791335.33.64191:12.012-12-1125.73 23.27 23.08
125CANNY FRANCO (P426)A. SuboricsC. W. Chang751294051319.751:12.19-11-1224.21 23.43 24.55
Breed of the Winning Horse:HIGHEST ACCLAIM
Dam:Carpet Lady
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 89
place 9 19
3 31.5
7 12.5
quinella 3-9 528.5
quinella place 3-9 119.5
7-9 37
3-7 62
tierce 9-3-7 2690
trio 3-7-9 302
first 4 3-4-7-9 911
4th double (5-9) $1022.0
4th double consulation (5-3) $258.0

Recap by phillip woo

Highest Acclaim went straight to the front from gate five, still had near two lengths on the field at the top of the straight and kept up a strong gallop to chalk up a second win this season in his dirt debut here. All Friends was niggled along fore of midfield and one off the rails from a wide gate, lost some ground when getting tightened 600m out, swung the final bend six deep and race passed favourite Turin Pearl 100m out for second. Turin Pearl recovered following an awkward break to settle fifth along the rails at the 800m, moved to third 600m out, got to second at the 250m and came up one-paced over the last 100m carrying a bigger weight for an earlier win. Bould Mover was hard ridden to hold a spot three deep without cover near the speed from an outside gate, lost some ground coming to the final bend, turned the last corner with one wider out and picked up again 150m out to wear down Able Warrior for a First-4 spot. Able Warrior travelled one off in second, straightened three deep with every chance and came up one-paced over the final 200m. Firming late, Hypersonic was detached from the field and never a factor after rearing at the start.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (123)-FLAMINGO HANDICAP (Sec2) - Class 3 - 1200Metres

CANNY FRANCO was slow to begin and shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of G-ONE LEADER which shifted out abruptly.

TURIN PEARL was slow to begin.

QUEENS'S WHISTLE began awkwardly and then shortly after the start became badly unbalanced after being bumped by ABLE WARRIOR which shifted in after making contact with SIR JOHN.

Making the first turn near the 700 Metres, CANNY FRANCO was checked when it hung out across the heels of G-ONE LEADER, resulting in QUEEN'S WHISTLE being crowded for room inside NINTH GALAXY.

CANNY FRANCO continued to hang out badly until entering the Home Straight.

The racing manners of CANNY FRANCO were considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, CANNY FRANCO will be required to perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial around a bend.

Also making the turn near the 700 Metres, ALL FRIENDS momentarily raced tight inside BOULD MOVER which got its head on the side and hung in despite the efforts of its rider.

Just prior to the winning post, NINTH GALAXY lost its left front plate.

The Stewards deferred the declaration of weighed-in whilst they considered if HYPERSONIC had been afforded a fair start.

Evidence was taken from Jockey D Whyte and Starter, Mr T McGovern.

After viewing the official videos, it was established that just prior to the start being effected, the blindfold was removed from HYPERSONIC and then as the start occurred, the horse lifted its front feet off the ground and lost a significant amount of ground.

As the Stewards were of the opinion that HYPERSONIC had been afforded a fair start, the horse was deemed to be a runner.

Having in mind HYPERSONIC's previous record in relation to barrier manners, the Stewards ruled that it must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to the next race start.

D Whyte stated that in the early stages HYPERSONIC was reluctant to stretch out, therefore he balanced the horse up, however, it soon became detached from the field.

He added he rode the horse along thereafter to have it make up lost ground, however, it remained detached from the field.

D Whyte was advised that whilst the Stewards accepted that HYPERSONIC had lost a substantial amount of ground at the start, nonetheless he must endeavour to recover lost ground wherever possible.

When questioned regarding his riding of SIR JOHN in the Straight, W M Lai stated that he had ridden the horse in two barrier trials leading into tonight's race and it had raced tractably in those trials.

He said however that in tonight's race the horse got its head on the side and hung out shortly after entering the Straight and then continued to lay out under pressure.

He said he rode the horse out vigorously hands and heels, however, he was reluctant to use the whip on it until the concluding stages due to its inclination to hang out.

W M Lai was advised that this was the second occasion this season that he had been questioned regarding his riding of horses in the Straight, therefore he must ride his mounts in such a manner so as to ensure that it is not open to query.

A veterinary inspection of HYPERSONIC and TURIN PEARL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

TURIN PEARL, HIGHEST ACCLAIM and ALL FRIENDS were sent for sampling.