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8 December 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 7 - THE LONGINES HONG KONG MILE *Int'l Rating

Class G1 - 1600M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:33.6
Sectional Time: 24.75 22.95 22.95 22.95

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11GLORIOUS DAYS (M353)D. WhyteJohn Size120126138.7131:33.611-11-10-148.94 22.39 22.27
25GOLD-FUN (P045)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson1181262.82.7100.751:33.73-3-3-248.02 22.79 22.94
33PACKING WHIZ (N120)B. PrebbleC. Fownes119126121191.501:33.812-12-12-348.98 22.47 22.43
42GORDON LORD BYRON (P606)W. BuickT Hogan1191264771421:33.99-10-9-448.70 22.59 22.64
59REAL SPECIALIST (M143)T. AnglandJohn Size116126203422.501:33.96-7-5-548.50 22.47 23.02
613MOONLIGHT CLOUD (S606)T. JarnetF Head1231224.83.463.501:34.17-6-8-648.42 22.79 22.96
76HELENE SPIRIT (M310)G. MosseC. Fownes1171269.91154.751:34.32-2-1-747.78 22.87 23.71
84DAN EXCEL (N195)W. C. MarwingJ. Moore1181261432761:34.54-4-6-848.22 22.79 23.55
98XTENSION (M097)Z. PurtonJ. Moore1171268.521126.251:34.514-13-13-949.18 22.39 23.02
107PURE CHAMPION (M178)U. RispoliA. S. Cruz117126349917.501:34.85-5-4-1048.26 22.67 23.88
1112SHAMALGAN (S605)M. GuyonX. T.-Demeaulte11112661991481:34.813-14-14-1149.22 22.43 23.23
1211KING KREESA (S604)M. SmithJ. Englehart11212655991111.251:35.41-1-2-1247.70 23.03 24.67
1310LINTON (S603)D. OliverJ. Sadler1151265599312.501:35.610-8-7-1348.50 22.71 24.40
1414SKY LANTERN (S607)R. HughesR. Hannon119121158.6817.251:36.38-9-11-1448.66 22.71 25.01
Sire:Hussonet
Breed of the Winning Horse:GLORIOUS DAYS
Dam:San Century
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 87.5
place 1 30.5
5 13
3 25
quinella 1-5 210.5
quinella place 1-5 68
1-3 195.5
3-5 54
tierce 1-5-3 4082
trio 1-3-5 442
first 4 1-2-3-5 3465
6th double (1-1) $318.5
6th double consulation (1-5) $12.5
2nd double trio (1,3,12/1,3,5) $17420.0

Recap by phillip woo

Firming late Glorious Days was allowed to find his feet third or fourth from the back with cover at the 1,200m from a wide gate on the back of a genuine tempo, swung the final bend with one wider out and let down willingly to run down favourite Gold-Fun 30m out for the win in a brilliant first-up training performance by John Size. Gold-Fun enjoyed the box-seat run after leading early on from a wide gate, reclaimed the front three deep at the 250m from Helene Spirit and found one better on the day. Packing Whiz settled underneath Glorious Days in the run, straightened three deep and worked home well to grab third 100m out. Gordon Lord Byron settled behind midfield and on the rails, worked into the clear six deep at the 200m and finished nicely to grab Real Specialist close to home to inject value into the First-4. Real Specialist rushed to second at the 200m and came up one-paced over the final 100m. Well-fancied Moonlight Cloud swung the final bend with three wider out and kept on evenly without ever menacing. She didn't seem to handle the firm going.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (227)-THE LONGINES HONG KONG MILE - Group One - 1600Metres

XTENSION was crowded for room on jumping between GLORIOUS DAYS and KING KREESA which shifted out.

After this, XTENSION was then taken across behind runners.

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

Passing the 1500 Metres, GORDON LORD BYRON momentarily raced tight between REAL SPECIALIST and HELENE SPIRIT which was awkwardly placed inside the heels of DAN EXCEL which was racing tight inside the heels of GOLD-FUN.

Passing the 1400 Metres, REAL SPECIALIST momentarily raced in restricted room between PURE CHAMPION which got its head on the side and proved difficult to settle and GOLD-FUN which shifted in.

After the 1400 Metres, GORDON LORD BYRON commenced to prove very difficult to settle and shifted out after being awkwardly placed close to the heels of REAL SPECIALIST.

GORDON LORD BYRON then continued to prove difficult to settle and near the 1300 Metres was steadied when racing tight between REAL SPECIALIST and MOONLIGHT CLOUD.

After the 900 Metres, MOONLIGHT CLOUD was left racing wide and without cover.

GLORIOUS DAYS lost its right hind plate near the 600 Metres.

Rounding the Home Turn, PACKING WHIZ was awkwardly placed close to the heels of GORDON LORD BYRON.

Passing the 350 Metres, MOONLIGHT CLOUD and GLORIOUS DAYS bumped.

KING KREESA became unbalanced when giving ground near the 200 Metres.

In this incident, KING KREESA shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of PURE CHAMPION which became unbalanced.

After the 200 Metres, GORDON LORD BYRON briefly raced in restricted room when improving into tight running between DAN EXCEL and REAL SPECIALIST.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of SKY LANTERN, R Hughes stated that he was able to obtain a good position in the run behind MOONLIGHT CLOUD.

He said he became concerned that SKY LANTERN was not improving into the race as he anticipated it would after the 600 Metres.

He said he placed SKY LANTERN under pressure to maintain its position behind MOONLIGHT CLOUD, however, in the early part of the Straight SKY LANTERN came under extreme pressure and shortened stride.

He added he rode SKY LANTERN out to the end of the race hands and heels, however, the filly was very disappointing.

A veterinary inspection of SKY LANTERN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

GLORIOUS DAYS and GOLD-FUN were sent for sampling.