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Race Results:

23 February 2014 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 7 - THE CITIBANK HONG KONG GOLD CUP

Class G1 - 2000M - A+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 2:01.2
Sectional Time: 26.74 25.23 23.55 22.98 22.71

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12MILITARY ATTACK (N175)J. MoreiraJ. Moore1301262.32.122:01.23-4-3-175.72 23.06 22.43
25DAN EXCEL (N195)N. CallanJ. Moore1241262518532:01.61-1-1-275.52 22.98 23.18
33DOMINANT (N169)T. BerryJ. Moore1251261212132:01.77-7-7-376.28 22.74 22.68
44BLAZING SPEED (P192)M. DemuroA. S. Cruz1241267.79.573.252:01.72-2-2-475.60 22.98 23.16
51AKEED MOFEED (P125)D. WhyteR. Gibson1301262.12.135.252:02.04-3-4-575.76 23.14 23.17
67ASHKIYR (P151)K. TeetanJ. Moore1011262345672:02.35-5-5-676.00 23.02 23.32
76SAME WORLD (N098)W. C. MarwingJ. Moore113126359948.502:02.56-6-6-776.00 23.10 23.45
Sire:Oratorio
Breed of the Winning Horse:MILITARY ATTACK
Dam:Almaaseh
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 21.5
place 2 11.5
5 27
3 21.5
quinella 2-5 108
quinella place 2-5 33.5
2-3 31
3-5 121.5
tierce 2-5-3 1119
trio 2-3-5 306
first 4 2-3-4-5 294
6th double (3-2) $341.0
6th double consulation (3-5) $575.5
2nd double trio (3,4,14/2,3,5) $5833.0

Recap by phillip woo

Co-favourite Military Attack enjoyed the box-seat run from gate two with arch-rival Akeed Mofeed posted to his outside, rallied three deep upon straightening and quickened nicely to win going away at the 150m. Specked late, Dan Excel was hound on the lead by Blazing Speed, cornered a half-length on top and kept on gamely when headed to just hold stablemate Dominant for second. Dominant was beaten for speed and made his run at the rear, swung the final bend widest out and was eating away at the margin late to just miss the Quinella spot by a bob. He's clearly better over 2,400m. Blazing Speed straightened one off and couldn't keep up the gallop over the final 100m. Equal favourite Akeed Mofeed had a nice run one-out, one-back but came up flat in the drive in a below par run. Ashkiyr travelled on the back of Military Attack, stayed to the inside upon straightening and couldn't stay with them over the final 200m with a step up in distance. Same World travelled second from the rear after jumping slow and was never a factor.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (423)-THE CITIBANK HONG KONG GOLD CUP - Hong Kong Group One - 2000Metres

SAME WORLD was slow to begin.

ASHKIYR was taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

In the Straight, DOMINANT hung in.

M Demuro (BLAZING SPEED) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 1800 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of SAME WORLD which as a result was checked and lost the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

When SAME WORLD was checked, it shifted in and bumped AKEED MOFEED which became unbalanced.

M Demuro was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 13 March 2014 on which day he may resume race riding (3 Hong Kong racedays).

This suspension shall commence on Sunday, 2 March 2014 on which day Jockey Demuro was due to resume race riding from a suspension incurred at the Happy Valley racemeeting on Wednesday, 12 February 2014.

When questioned regarding the performance of AKEED MOFEED, D Whyte stated that his mount became badly unbalanced when heavily bumped by SAME WORLD near the 1800 Metres.

He said after this AKEED MOFEED over-raced and it was not until about the 1400 Metres when the horse commenced to travel more comfortably.

He said after the 900 Metres he had to ride his mount along as it appeared as though MILITARY ATTACK was endeavouring to shift out and he did not want to be taken unnecessarily wide by that horse.

He added after having to come off the bridle, he rode his mount along, however, AKEED MOFEED then did not respond well and he was unable to prevent MILITARY ATTACK from shifting out rounding the Home Turn.

He said in the Straight AKEED MOFEED did not quicken and only stayed on one-paced in the run to the finishing line.

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

AKEED MOFEED, MILITARY ATTACK and DAN EXCEL were sent for sampling.