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24 November 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 7 - THE CHEVALIER CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 1 - 1600M - C
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:35.5
Sectional Time: 25.45 24.39 23.31 22.41

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12DESIGNS ON ROME (P270)K. TeetanJ. Moore1051292.73.231:35.57-8-8-150.64 22.99 21.93
210BUSINESS AS USUAL (M057)K. C. LeungJ. Moore9211421608SH1:35.51-1-1-249.84 23.31 22.43
34ALL YOU WISH (P031)D. WhyteC. H. Yip1001242.21.861.751:35.86-4-3-350.28 23.07 22.50
41PENGLAI XIANZI (K248)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz109131141742.751:36.08-7-7-450.56 22.99 22.45
55NOBLE ALPHA (M339)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang100124105.973.501:36.15-5-5-550.36 23.11 22.66
66FREE JUDGEMENT (M163)N. CallanS. Woods991232679541:36.19-9-9-650.76 22.95 22.47
73PACKING OK (L372)N. PinnaC. S. Shum105129409994.251:36.22-3-4-750.16 23.19 22.87
89LET ME HANDLE IT (L287)U. RispoliC. Fownes941181312161:36.54-6-6-850.44 23.11 22.95
97PERFECT CHEERS (M341)Z. PurtonC. Fownes98122256527.251:36.73-2-2-950.04 23.23 23.45
WD8FUN RIDER (K231)T. H. SoD. Cruz95117-----
Sire:Holy Roman Emperor
Breed of the Winning Horse:DESIGNS ON ROME
Dam:Summer Trysting
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 32
place 2 13.5
10 79.5
4 10.5
quinella 2-10 713.5
quinella place 2-10 151
2-4 16
4-10 113
tierce 2-10-4 1750
trio 2-4-10 198
first 4 1-2-4-10 341
6th double (2-2) $108.5
6th double consulation (2-10) $414.5
2nd double trio (2,7,14/2,4,10) $3536.0

Recap by phillip woo

Destined For Glory was near back and one-off, had only one behind while cornering four deep, found gap 200m out and lengthened like a good horse to run down stablemate Business As Usual in the final strides for the victory. He's a serious type and remains one to follow. Business As Usual got away with an easy time on the lead, straightened near three lengths clear and nearly pinched it for an upset win. Favourite All You Wish was posted without cover fourth from rear, rolled forward only to get caught off the track in fourth at the 1,000m, straightened five deep and kept on one-paced over the final 100m. He had excuses in his initial run over a mile. Penglai Xianzi wasn't flash into stride and was third from rear and one off, swung the final bend with one wider out and made some ground late to figure a distant fourth. Punted late, Noble Alpha made his run in midfield and one off the rails, rallied four deep upon straightening and plugged on without menacing in his first try over the Sha Tin mile. Free Judgement made his run as expected at the tail of the field, swung the final bend widest out and kept on past beaten rivals. Packing OK enjoyed box-seat, stayed to inside upon straightening and didn't find when asked. Well past his best. Specked late, Let Me Handle It made his run behind midfield and on the rails, straightened nailed to the paint and didn't lift under the whip.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (189)-THE CHEVALIER CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 1 - 1600Metres

FUN RIDER was withdrawn on 23.11.13 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (substantial amount of mucus in trachea on scoping after track work).

Before being allowed to race again, FUN RIDER will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

As the start was effected, FREE JUDGEMENT lifted its front feet off the ground and shortly after the start was taken across behind runners.

After the 1100 Metres, NOBLE ALPHA got its head up on a number of occasions and proved difficult to settle when awkwardly placed close to the heels of PERFECT CHEERS.

Throughout the race, ALL YOU WISH travelled wide and without cover and after the 1000 Metres made contact with PERFECT CHEERS which shifted out.

NOBLE ALPHA was held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight.

When questioned regarding the tactics adopted on PENGLAI XIANZI today, M Chadwick stated that it had been intended for the horse to be ridden in a forward position.

He said it was anticipated that BUSINESS AS USUAL would lead and it was hoped that PENGLAI XIANZI would be able to obtain a position behind that horse as it previously had been successful when being ridden with cover.

He said Mr A S Cruz, the trainer of PENGLAI XIANZI, felt that the horse would be able to obtain a forward position without having to be used up in the early stages but he did not want it being ridden along to do so as PENGLAI XIANZI had on occasions over-raced when having to be ridden along in the early stages.

He added after being loaded, PENGLAI XIANZI became fractious and reared just prior to the start being effected.

He said when the start was effected, PENGLAI XIANZI began awkwardly and then got its head up.

He said as NOBLE ALPHA, which was positioned to his outside, had begun well, he felt that to make up lost ground, he would have been required to ride PENGLAI XIANZI along to prevent NOBLE ALPHA from crossing his mount and he was reluctant to do this given his instructions.

He said he made the decision then to shift PENGLAI XIANZI across behind runners and obtain cover albeit in a position further back than had been intended.

A veterinary inspection of LET ME HANDLE IT immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

ALL YOU WISH, DESIGNS ON ROME and BUSINESS AS USUAL were sent for sampling.