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Race Results:

16 February 2014 - Sha Tin


Class 4 - 1400M - A
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:23.0
Sectional Time: 13.34 21.98 23.88 23.89

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
17GRACEFUL KINGDOM (P145)N. CallanP. F. Yiu511244.94.361:23.06-8-7-136.04 23.64 23.41
25ROYALE ELEGANCE (S098)T. BerryJ. Moore48121126.51N1:23.110-9-5-236.20 23.40 23.54
31MR GOURMET (P261)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip601335.14.470.751:23.28-10-10-336.24 23.68 23.32
49SUNNY PEARL (N434)M. ChadwickP. O'Sullivan50123119.731.251:23.24-4-3-435.60 23.68 24.01
54GREAT PEGASUS (L359)D. WhyteD. Hall531265.513142.251:23.413-13-12-536.72 23.36 23.38
614REALLY THE BEST (M188)M. DemuroD. Cruz411141421102.501:23.511-11-13-636.48 23.72 23.31
713POWER BLITZ (N361)K. C. LeungR. Gibson431148.28.8231:23.59-6-4-735.92 23.60 24.06
82SUPREME FLIGHT (M199)K. TeetanA. T. Millard591321513123.501:23.61-2-2-835.32 23.92 24.42
96YEUNG SING (P001)C. WilliamsA. Lee52125152594.251:23.714-14-14-936.88 23.36 23.53
103CITY POWER (M066)W. M. LaiY. S. Tsui531266499451:23.812-12-11-1036.56 23.44 23.89
1110HAYHAY (P343)K. C. NgK. W. Lui4911721131371:24.22-1-1-1135.32 23.88 25.01
128FAST AND EASY (P447)O. DoleuzeA. Schutz501232855511.251:24.85-5-8-1235.84 23.92 25.12
1311DRAGON KEEPER (N338)H. W. LaiK. L. Man471186267811.501:24.93-3-6-1335.56 24.04 25.33
1412LIFE OF BEAUTY (M022)A. SuboricsW. Y. So4712026301111.751:24.97-7-9-1435.96 23.92 25.08
Sire:Encosta De Lago
Breed of the Winning Horse:GRACEFUL KINGDOM
Dam:Rate The Choice
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 7 43
place 7 17
5 24.5
1 17
quinella 5-7 203
quinella place 5-7 81.5
1-7 41
1-5 79.5
tierce 7-5-1 1994
trio 1-5-7 351
first 4 1-5-7-9 644
2nd double (4-7) $5084.5
2nd double consulation (4-5) $1885.0

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Graceful Kingdom settled midfield and one off the rails, rounded the final bend five deep, hit the front in tandem with Royale Elegance and pulled away from that one in the final few metres for a maiden win at his eighth start with a key rise in distance. He can win another. Punted late, Royale Elegance bide his time behind midfield along the rails, took closer order coming to the final bend, shifted off heels for a clear run four deep at the 300m and ran on nicely to make it a race over the final 100m. He's ready to win. Mr Gourmet travelled outside Royale Elegance, swung the final bend widest out and got up in the final few metres to overhaul Sunny Pearl for a placing. Sunny Pearl settled fourth along the rails, advanced to the front three deep at the 300m and was grudgingly giving way late. Great Pegasus was patiently ridden second from the rear from the widest alley and was doing some nice work late. He may have another win coming. Really The Best cornered with one wider out and was running on late.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (401)-ABSOLUTE CHAMPION HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1400Metres

SOLAR SPIRIT was withdrawn on 15.2.14 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter ROYALE ELEGANCE (T Berry).

Before being allowed to race again, SOLAR SPIRIT will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

CITY POWER began very awkwardly and lost ground.

After this, CITY POWER was ridden along, however, failed to muster speed.

YEUNG SING was slow to begin.

Shortly after the start, DRAGON KEEPER got its head on the side, shifted out and bumped REALLY THE BEST.

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

MR GOURMET made the Home Turn awkwardly.

Near the 350 Metres, POWER BLITZ was brushed by ROYALE ELEGANCE which shifted out to obtain clear running.

Approaching the 100 Metres, ROYALE ELEGANCE and GRACEFUL KINGDOM bumped as a result of both horses shifting ground.

Close to the finishing line, ROYALE ELEGANCE raced tight inside GRACEFUL KINGDOM.

When questioned, A Suborics stated that he had been asked to ride LIFE OF BEAUTY in about a midfield position or behind midfield.

He said after shifting his mount across in the early stages from barrier 11, he felt that it was not available for him to obtain a position as instructed due to the composition of the field.

He said when he observed GRACEFUL KINGDOM shifting in near the 1300 Metres, he felt that that horse may be shifting in to obtain a position on the rail, therefore he rode LIFE OF BEAUTY along to obtain what he hoped to be a position with cover outside that horse.

He said however GRACEFUL KINGDOM remained racing in a one-off position and it was then not available for him to obtain cover on LIFE OF BEAUTY due to runners maintaining their positions to his inside.

He added because of this LIFE OF BEAUTY was left racing wide and without cover for the majority of the race and in a slightly more forward position than had been intended.

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

GRACEFUL KINGDOM and ROYALE ELEGANCE were sent for sampling.

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