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Race Results:

5 January 2014 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 1 - CARPENTER HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1000M - C+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 0:57.3
Sectional Time: 13.12 20.81 23.43

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14BOLD TACK (L397)Z. PurtonK. W. Lui321265.34.260:57.32-2-113.16 20.97 23.23
27SPICY SHRIMP (L067)J. MoreiraW. Y. So231173.62.5720:57.75-4-213.40 20.89 23.41
32HIGHLAND DRAGON (N265)G. MosseS. Woods331274.26.294.500:58.13-3-313.20 20.97 23.94
46MEGA (N243)M. ChadwickD. Cruz251191319360:58.38-6-413.60 20.81 23.90
59VAJRA THRONE (M359)C. Y. HoY. S. Tsui151114999870:58.49-9-513.60 21.17 23.70
65HAPPY GOAL (N213)N. CallanL. Ho311258.96.5470:58.56-8-613.40 21.21 23.89
73LUCKY RED (J059)D. WhyteNg Ting-keung331277.31117.500:58.54-5-713.36 20.97 24.23
88KING OF THE DAY (L324)H. W. LaiNg Ting-keung191119.414510.250:59.01-1-813.12 20.81 25.07
91TEAM WORK (H276)T. AnglandY. S. Tsui391331520211.750:59.27-7-913.48 21.09 24.65
Sire:Al Maher
Breed of the Winning Horse:BOLD TACK
Dam:Vindicate
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 42
place 4 14.5
7 11.5
2 20.5
quinella 4-7 53.5
quinella place 4-7 30
2-4 50.5
2-7 42
tierce 4-7-2 573
trio 2-4-7 116
first 4 2-4-6-7 371

Recap by phillip woo

Bold Tack settled second in the run and one off the outside rails after leading early on, easily reclaimed the front 250m out and drew clear for a handy win as the early favourite. Late-fancied favourite Spicy Shrimp settled midfield in the centre of the track and closed off reasonably well to clearly come out second best. Highland Dragon settled third along the stands side, was interfered with at the 220m by a tiring King Of The Day and then held his ground to earn a placing. Mega made his run second from the rear and two off the stands side after a slow break, had to check approaching the 200m and kept on all right when balancing up. Vajra Thone made his run at the rear and closed off fairly well without menacing, despite laying in under a left whip over the final 300m. Happy Goal was hard ridden to settle third from the rear and near the center of the course from an inside alley, was on his lonesome on the far side when switching inside at the 60m and ran on without menacing. King Of The Day mustered to lead as expected, was two lengths on top by the 600m but was stopping when popped the question passing the 300m.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (297)-CARPENTER HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1000Metres

MEGA was slow to begin.

Passing the 250 Metres, KING OF THE DAY became unbalanced when it shifted out away from BOLD TACK which also shifted out marginally.

HIGHLAND DRAGON, which was racing to the outside of KING OF THE DAY, shifted out away from that horse after initially being taken out slightly, resulting in MEGA becoming unbalanced when being crowded for room outside HIGHLAND DRAGON.

A short distance later, MEGA was checked when unable to maintain its position to the outside of HIGHLAND DRAGON which raced tight outside KING OF THE DAY (H W Lai) which shifted out marginally when being ridden along.

H W Lai was reprimanded and advised that whilst there were some circumstances to this incident, nonetheless he must make every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground.

Approaching the 100 Metres, VAJRA THRONE was shifted in away from the heels of KING OF THE DAY which was giving ground.

When questioned, N Callan (HAPPY GOAL) stated that after beginning well, HAPPY GOAL did not show the same early speed that it had shown at its most recent start at Happy Valley when successful.

He said he was obliged to ride HAPPY GOAL along shortly after the start in an attempt to obtain a forward position, however, despite being vigorously ridden along, HAPPY GOAL did not muster speed.

He said he continued to ride HAPPY GOAL along and, considering the manner in which it was travelling in the early and middle stages, the horse, in his opinion, finished off the race quite well over the concluding stages.

He added he had ridden HAPPY GOAL in a piece of work on the 1800 Metre gallop in the lead up to today's race and, in his opinion, that work was very good and based on the quality of this work, he considered HAPPY GOAL to be a strong chance in today's race.

He said the only possible reason he could offer in respect of the horse's lack of the early speed was the fact that it was returning to Sha Tin after racing at Happy Valley at its most recent start.

Trainer L Ho confirmed that N Callan had ridden HAPPY GOAL in a piece of work on Thursday, 2 January 2014 and based on the strength of this work, in his opinion, HAPPY GOAL had improved since its last start success.

He said he was surprised by the horse's lack of early pace today as he instructed N Callan to have it race near the lead which he expected it to be able to achieve, particularly given its most recent start when the horse was able to obtain a forward position.

He added prior to its last start he had advised the owners that, in his opinion, the horse was a place chance and its win when supported in the market was somewhat surprising and that the market support was not stable inspired.

He said he advised the connections prior to today's race that based on the horse's work, he expected it to be a winning chance.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that TEAM WORK had bled from both nostrils.

BOLD TACK and SPICY SHRIMP were sent for sampling.