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Race Results:

15 June 2014 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 1 - HKU FACULTY OF SCIENCE PLATE

Class Gri - 1400M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:24.1
Sectional Time: 13.69 22.83 24.06 23.61

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12FRESH AND FRESH (P407)A. SuboricsP. F. Yiu01269.31251:24.11-1-2-136.52 24.10 23.57
25JUST ACE (S005)K. TeetanY. S. Tsui01268.8223SH1:24.23-2-1-236.64 23.94 23.63
36MANIPULATION (S075)J. MoreiraA. S. Cruz012654.820.501:24.32-3-3-336.72 24.10 23.48
43GREAT SPEED (S251)D. WhyteA. S. Cruz01261.61.412.501:24.54-5-5-437.00 24.10 23.47
54HAPPY ROCKY (S147)H. W. LaiA. Lee0124152863.251:24.76-6-6-537.08 24.02 23.60
61EXAGGERATION (S226)T. BerryJ. Moore01268.76.345.501:25.05-4-4-636.88 24.06 24.11
Sire:Medicean
Breed of the Winning Horse:FRESH AND FRESH
Dam:Red Blossom
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 127
place 2 36
5 64.5
quinella 2-5 499.5
tierce 2-5-6 3973
trio 2-5-6 413
first 4 2-3-5-6 61

Recap by phillip woo

Fresh And Fresh jumped alertly to dictate the running from the start, cornered a half-length on top, was headed by Just Ace at the 250m mark and fought back doggedly along the inside to grab victory 50m out. Just Ace settled third and one off the rails, advanced to second at 750m, grabbed a narrow lead at the 300m mark and grudgingly gave way late. Manipulation settled second along the rails, angled into the clear four deep at 350m and ran on steadily to make it close. Short-priced favourite Great Speed settled fourth along the rails, lost some momentum and ground when copping a sharp bump from Exaggeration at the 950m mark, straightened three deep and was doing his best work 100m out while shifting ground. Happy Rocky made his run at the rear and plugged away late without menacing. Exaggeration travelled outside the favourite, swung the final bend with one wider out and was not making much of an impression while copping a check as he approached the 100m mark.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (703)-HKU FACULTY OF SCIENCE PLATE - Griffin Race - 1400Metres

Whilst in the saddling stalls, MANIPULATION had its left hind plate refitted.

MANIPULATION was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said in his opinion it was suitable to race.

MANIPULATION shifted out and bumped JUST ACE at the start which in turn shifted out and made contact with EXAGGERATION.

HAPPY ROCKY was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

For some distance prior to and leaving the 1200 Metres, JUST ACE was awkwardly placed close to the heels of FRESH AND FRESH (A Suborics) which shifted in when not properly clear.

In this incident, JUST ACE shifted in and bumped the hindquarters of MANIPULATION near the 1100 Metres, causing that horse to become unbalanced.

A Suborics was severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.

Approaching the 100 Metres, EXAGGERATION was steadied away from the heels of GREAT SPEED which shifted out.

When questioned regarding the performance of GREAT SPEED, D Whyte stated that after being fractious in the barriers and rearing, GREAT SPEED began awkwardly, resulting in his right foot slipping from the stirrup iron.

He said whilst it took him some distance to reposition his foot in the iron, nonetheless it had been intended for GREAT SPEED to follow MANIPULATION and therefore this incident did not cost the horse any ground.

He said approaching the 1100 Metres GREAT SPEED commenced to prove difficult to settle and got its head up when being steadied behind MANIPULATION.

He said when the pace of the race slackened further approaching the 1000 Metres GREAT SPEED again proved very difficult to settle and shifted out to be racing tight between MANIPULATION and EXAGGERATION (T Berry).

He said this resulted in GREAT SPEED being checked near the 950 Metres when unable to properly establish running between those two horses.

He said after this GREAT SPEED travelled on and off the bridle and he was of the opinion that the pace of the race was a contributing factor to the horse's performance as GREAT SPEED is immature and lacks experience.

He added in the Straight GREAT SPEED raced greenly and shifted out abruptly approaching the 100 Metres.

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

T Berry was advised that whilst the Stewards were satisfied that GREAT SPEED had not established running between MANIPULATION and EXAGGERATION and that riders would be expected to make endeavours to hold their position, nonetheless he was advised to show due care in similar circumstances.

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

GREAT SPEED, FRESH AND FRESH and JUST ACE were sent for sampling.