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29 December 2013 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 4 - THE GRIFFIN TROPHY

Class Gri - 1400M - B+2
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:21.6
Sectional Time: 13.28 21.53 23.34 23.47

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12LUGER (P255)D. WhyteJohn Size751251.31.4101:21.67-5-4-135.85 22.82 22.95
25FANTASTIC KAKA (P363)W. C. MarwingL. Ho58120342651.751:21.95-4-5-235.61 23.18 23.12
34WHY WHY (P372)Z. PurtonW. Y. So59122108.492.501:22.02-2-2-335.21 23.10 23.74
43DOMINEER (P366)U. RispoliC. Fownes691229.35.266.501:22.61-1-1-434.81 23.34 24.52
510FASTER MORE (P368)N. CallanP. F. Yiu49120272546.501:22.66-7-7-536.09 23.26 23.32
66FIRE STARTER (S002)T. AnglandR. Gibson531201017312.751:23.64-3-3-635.41 22.98 25.27
78HAPPILY TIME (S012)M. L. YeungC. H. Yip501183362814.751:23.99-9-8-736.33 23.26 24.39
87COMMANDANT (P286)K. C. LeungC. W. Chang521206799716.251:24.28-8-9-836.17 23.54 24.50
91ART OF SUCCESS (P231)B. PrebbleC. S. Shum711302115125.501:25.73-6-6-935.93 23.38 26.39
WD9CRIMSON HEART (P237)K. TeetanA. T. Millard4912041-----
Sire:Choisir
Breed of the Winning Horse:LUGER
Dam:Miss Conception
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 14.5
place 2 10.1
5 43.5
4 20.5
quinella 2-5 121.5
quinella place 2-5 49
2-4 26
4-5 128.5
tierce 2-5-4 784
trio 2-4-5 208
first 4 2-3-4-5 123
3rd double (9-2) $143.5
3rd double consulation (9-5) $482.0

Recap by phillip woo

Luger was always travelling without cover four deep and third from the rear, rolled to midfield with cover at the 800m, rounded the final bend four deep and easily roped them in 200m out for a dominant win. He was suited by the strong tempo but is certainly heading places. Specked late, Fantastic Kaka settled midfield and one off the rails, rounded the final bend with two wider out and finished up nicely to overhaul Why Why 20m out for second with a suitable step up in trip. He was performing well outside his handicap and remains one to follow over this trip or further. Why Why tracked a solid pace, briefly went to the front approaching the 200m and grudgingly gave way late. It was a sound effort on the back of swift fractions. Domineer pinged straight to the front, built a three-length margin coming to the final bend, was stopping at the 150m and just held off the luckless Faster More for fourth. Faster More was ridden to hold a position in midfield along the rails, lost plenty of ground when badly hampered by Art Of Success at the 950m, straightened three deep and was running on well, despite hanging out sharply under pressure to just miss a First-4 spot. It was a nice run in defeat against higher rated runners and he'll have to be kept safe next time out. Fire Starter cornered three deep and was struggling 250m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (278)-THE GRIFFIN TROPHY - Restricted - 1400Metres

HAPPILY TIME was slow to begin.

FANTASTIC KAKA, which was leaning on the outside of its stall, began awkwardly and then was crowded for room between FASTER MORE and DOMINEER which shifted in at the start.

In this incident, FASTER MORE became unbalanced after being bumped by FANTASTIC KAKA.

Shortly after the start, ART OF SUCCESS got its head on the side and commenced to lay out and approaching the 1000 Metres shifted out and bumped FIRE STARTER.

ART OF SUCCESS then continued to hang out badly and passing the 1000 Metres shifted out abruptly and made heavy contact with the hindquarters of FIRE STARTER, causing that horse to become unbalanced and for ART OF SUCCESS to be severely checked.

FASTER MORE, which was following, was checked in consequence and shifted out away from the heels of ART OF SUCCESS, resulting in COMMANDANT being crowded for room inside LUGER.

Near the 850 Metres, ART OF SUCCESS again got its head up and hung out badly across the heels of FANTASTIC KAKA, causing ART OF SUCCESS to again be severely checked.

FASTER MORE, which was following ART OF SUCCESS, was severely checked to avoid the heels of that horse and LUGER was momentarily taken wider.

The performance of ART OF SUCCESS, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Having regard to the intractability exhibited by ART OF SUCCESS, the Stewards ruled that the horse must perform satisfactorily in a series of consecutive official barrier trials around a bend and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.

A veterinary inspection of ART OF SUCCESS immediately following the race revealed the horse to have sustained a small cut to the left fore fetlock.

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

Evidence was taken from Jockey K Teetan and Starter, Mr T McGovern.

After taking evidence from both parties and after viewing the official videos, it was established that prior to the start being effected CRIMSON HEART became fractious and turned its head to the left.

CRIMSON HEART continued to have its head turned to the left despite the endeavours of its rider and the starting gate handler to straighten the head of CRIMSON HEART.

As the Stewards believed that CRIMSON HEART had its head turned to the left for a period of time in the lead up to the start being effected, they were of the opinion that it had not been afforded a fair start and accordingly CRIMSON HEART was ruled to be a non-runner.

A veterinary inspection of FIRE STARTER immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

LUGER and FANTASTIC KAKA were sent for sampling.