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1 March 2014 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 5 - MACAU-TAIPA BRIDGE HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1400M - B+2
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:23.2
Sectional Time: 13.69 21.62 23.80 24.11

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112PENNY LANE (P021)C. Y. HoA. T. Millard4411711831:23.22-3-2-135.55 23.80 23.87
21NUMERO UNO (S044)Z. PurtonT. P. Yung561312.11.71H1:23.25-6-4-235.75 23.80 23.70
313SPURS ON (N428)K. TeetanD. Ferraris43118162660.751:23.39-7-7-335.99 23.60 23.74
45ETERNAL GAINS (N332)H. W. LaiW. Y. So521252021101.751:23.512-11-9-436.19 23.60 23.71
54GREAT PEGASUS (L359)D. WhyteD. Hall531281111721:23.57-10-10-536.19 23.64 23.73
69AMAZING GIFT (S090)M. L. YeungA. Schutz45118289983.751:23.811-12-11-636.39 23.64 23.79
76FLORAL MAN (N092)M. ChadwickC. S. Shum511261620115.751:24.113-14-14-736.63 23.60 23.92
83APOLLO CAVALIER (N262)C. K. TongY. S. Tsui551283665146.251:24.21-1-1-835.31 23.80 25.11
98CHAMPION RANGER (N279)T. AnglandC. H. Yip461218.88.546.751:24.310-9-8-936.07 23.68 24.56
1011EAGLE KING (S058)C. Y. LuiK. L. Man441126999129.251:24.68-4-5-1035.59 23.96 25.14
1114HIGH SPEED METRO (P293)T. H. SoP. O'Sullivan42115999999.501:24.73-2-3-1135.47 23.96 25.31
122OSCAR MIRACLE (P431)A. SuboricsP. F. Yiu5613178.429.751:24.76-5-6-1235.75 23.84 25.20
1310CROATIA (P132)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang4412026441310.501:24.914-13-12-1336.43 23.64 24.85
147LUFFY (N414)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung511264799515.501:25.64-8-13-1435.99 24.12 25.58
Sire:Keeper
Breed of the Winning Horse:PENNY LANE
Dam:Sursum Corda
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 80.5
place 12 21.5
1 11.5
13 48.5
quinella 1-12 60.5
quinella place 1-12 25.5
12-13 151.5
1-13 66
tierce 12-1-13 2512
trio 1-12-13 436
first 4 1-5-12-13 1162
quartet 12-1-13-5 33519
4th double (12-12) $991.0
4th double consulation (12-1) $37.0

Recap by phillip woo

Penny Lane was vigorously ridden early on to settle in the box-seat, narrowly hit the front three deep passing the 200m from the odds-on pop Numero Uno and kept on gamely for the win, despite a return to Class Four to land a betting move. Numero Uno was ridden out of the gate to hold a handy position three back along the rails, was held up until gaining a clear run 300m out and kept on nicely under a big weight. Spurs On settled midfield and one off the rails, rounded the final bend six deep, poked his head in front at the 200m and found a couple too good over the final 150m. Eternal Gains settled fourth from the rear and one off the rails, stayed to the inside upon straightening and was finished up nicely under a right whip. Great Pegasus made his run behind midfield and one off the rails, turned the final corner with three deep and was getting going late, despite tending to lay in under pressure. Amazing Gift bided his time second from the rear, straightened two-to-three deep in a bit of a traffic and made some ground late while switching out sharply in the final 100m.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (439)-MACAU-TAIPA BRIDGE HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1400Metres

On arrival at the Start, the tongue tie applied to PENNY LANE was refitted.

NUMERO UNO began awkwardly.

From wide barriers, CROATIA and FLORAL MAN were taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Near the 850 Metres, GREAT PEGASUS was checked after improving into tight running between ETERNAL GAINS and LUFFY which, after shifting out slightly, then shifted back in.

No further action was taken.

At the 400 Metres, OSCAR MIRACLE was steadied and became unbalanced when attempting a run between HIGH SPEED METRO and EAGLE KING where there was insufficient room.

AMAZING GIFT had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the Straight.

Approaching and passing the 300 Metres, OSCAR MIRACLE got its head on the side and lay out and in doing so bumped EAGLE KING on a number of occasions.

After this, OSCAR MIRACLE continued to lay out.

D Whyte (GREAT PEGASUS) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 300 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of CHAMPION RANGER, causing that horse to be checked and to lose the running to which it was rightfully entitled.

D Whyte was suspended from riding in races for a period to expire on Thursday, 27 March 2014 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

The commencement of the suspension was deferred until after the Happy Valley racemeeting on Wednesday, 19 March 2014.

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration Jockey Whyte's good race riding record during the current racing season.

Over the final 100 Metres, AMAZING GIFT was shifted out to obtain clear running.

Over the concluding stages, NUMERO UNO and PENNY LANE raced tight.

In the Straight, GREAT PEGASUS lay in under pressure.

Throughout the race, EAGLE KING travelled wide and without cover.

After the race, M Chadwick reported that FLORAL MAN hung in in the Straight.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of OSCAR MIRACLE, A Suborics stated that, from an inside barrier, he was able to position OSCAR MIRACLE behind the speed as instructed.

He said OSCAR MIRACLE travelled well in the early and middle stages as it did at its last start when successful.

He said after becoming unbalanced when disappointed for running in the early part of the Straight, OSCAR MIRACLE shifted ground on a number of occasions in the Straight and weakened noticeably over the final 200 Metres.

He added he had ridden OSCAR MIRACLE in some work since its last start success and this work, in his opinion, had been pleasing.

Trainer P F Yiu stated that OSCAR MIRACLE had done well since its last start success and a forward showing was expected today.

He said after considering the manner in which OSCAR MIRACLE weakened out of the race in the Straight when racing greenly, he felt that the horse may benefit from a freshen-up as it is a three year old having its first racing preparation.

He said accordingly he will advise the owners of OSCAR MIRACLE of his intention to give it a let-up following its disappointing performance.

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

The performance of OSCAR MIRACLE, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, OSCAR MIRACLE will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in an official barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

PENNY LANE and NUMERO UNO were sent for sampling.