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16 March 2014 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 4 - VITAL KING HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1600M - A
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:38.2
Sectional Time: 25.56 25.22 24.64 22.80

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
114REALLY THE BEST (M188)C. Y. LuiD. Cruz41107433511:38.21-1-1-150.78 24.64 22.80
25INDUSTRIALIST WAY (S023)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip511246.18.94SH1:38.22-2-2-250.90 24.56 22.76
32CELESTIAL SMILE (S013)J. MoreiraP. O'Sullivan581312.81.92H1:38.24-4-5-351.10 24.56 22.59
46LUCKY DAN (P275)K. C. LeungY. S. Tsui50121151690.751:38.35-3-3-450.98 24.48 22.88
57FLORAL MAN (N092)J. McDonaldC. S. Shum49122265530.751:38.36-6-4-551.22 24.32 22.81
61SUGAR CITY (P228)D. WhyteR. Gibson601336.39.81211:38.310-11-9-651.70 24.20 22.47
78KISSMET (P217)N. CallanL. Ho49122167.61011:38.39-8-6-751.42 24.24 22.73
810CRIMSON HEART (P237)K. TeetanA. T. Millard45118347881.751:38.58-9-8-851.42 24.32 22.76
911LIFE OF BEAUTY (M022)M. L. YeungW. Y. So45116346751.751:38.511-10-10-951.66 24.24 22.60
1012ROBUST MOMENTUM (P422)M. ChadwickC. Fownes4511814161321:38.512-13-13-1051.94 24.16 22.43
114KING'S FOLKS (N296)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang53126121672.251:38.53-5-7-1151.14 24.56 22.86
129GRAND HARBOUR (P421)T. BerryJ. Moore481211012112.751:38.613-12-12-1251.94 24.12 22.58
133LET'S GOAL (M061)K. C. NgA. S. Cruz56124369963.251:38.77-7-11-1351.34 24.60 22.79
1413LITTLE WIND (N306)W. M. LaiP. F. Yiu431169999149.501:39.714-14-14-1452.22 24.12 23.38
Sire:Elusive City
Breed of the Winning Horse:REALLY THE BEST
Dam:Wishing Belle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 14 351
place 14 81
5 25.5
2 12
quinella 5-14 1400.5
quinella place 5-14 321.5
2-14 81.5
2-5 41
tierce 14-5-2 9582
trio 2-5-14 597
first 4 2-5-6-14 1439
3rd double (3-14) $1261.5
3rd double consulation (3-5) $51.0
1st double trio (3,5,7/2,5,14) $13784.0
jockey challenge winner 1[JMoreira]

Recap by phillip woo

Really The Best was well rated on the front through very slow fractions, cornered a half-length on top and kept on gamely to hold on by a bob of heads for an upset win with the 17-pound weight swing playing in his favour. Industrialist Way settled second in the run and one off the rails, straightened three deep and just came up short of overhauling the winner. Short-priced favourite Celestial Smile enjoyed the box-seat run, was short of running room along the fence until a gap opened up at the 150m and stayed on well for third. Lucky Dan was never on the course fore of midfield, loomed a winning chance four deep at the 3500m and peaked on his run 100m out. Floral Man travelled ahead of midfield and near the rails, swung the final bend six deep and ran on steadily to just miss a First-4 spot. Sugar City bided his time fourth from the rear and two-to-three deep, swung the final bend with one wider out and was hitting the line with purpose late. He wasn't suited by the tempo of the race. Well-backed late, Kissmet rallied five deep and ran on steadily to finish just out of the placings.

Racing Incident Report

Race Four: (475)-VITAL KING HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1600Metres

After beginning awkwardly, LIFE OF BEAUTY was crowded for room at the start by LET'S GOAL which shifted in after being bumped by KING'S FOLKS.

From wide barriers, SUGAR CITY, ROBUST MOMENTUM and LITTLE WIND were all taken across behind runners shortly after the start.

Approaching and passing the 1100 Metres, KISSMET travelled keenly and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FLORAL MAN.

KISSMET was held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight and passing the 400 Metres shifted in and bumped KING'S FOLKS.

KISSMET then continued to be held up for clear running and near the 250 Metres was shifted to the outside of LUCKY DAN when disappointed for running inside that horse.

After being bumped by KISSMET, KING'S FOLKS also had difficulty obtaining clear running until near the 200 Metres.

For some distance prior to and passing the 300 Metres, CELESTIAL SMILE raced in restricted room inside REALLY THE BEST when attempting to obtain tight running to the inside of that horse.

Near the 200 Metres, REALLY THE BEST and INDUSTRIALIST WAY raced tight.

For the majority of the race, LUCKY DAN travelled wide and without cover.

T Berry explained that he had been asked, from barrier 11, to shift GRAND HARBOUR across behind runners in the early stages as the horse was attempting the 1600 Metres of today's race for the first time.

He said it was felt that it was in the best interests of GRAND HARBOUR for it to be ridden conservatively in the early and middle stages to ensure that it would be able to see out the distance of the race.

CELESTIAL SMILE, REALLY THE BEST and INDUSTRIALIST WAY were sent for sampling.