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18 June 2014 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 7 - CHUN SHEK HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:07.9
Sectional Time: 22.97 22.11 22.87

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
16MASTER KOCHANWONG (S008)D. WhyteD. Hall811294.43.411:07.92-2-123.21 21.99 22.75
24SMART MAN (P103)T. BerryJ. Moore821304.25.26Nose1:07.98-9-223.89 21.87 22.19
35CAGA FORCE (S160)H. BowmanP. O'Sullivan811299.59.3431:08.44-3-323.41 21.83 23.18
47GERONIMO MEADOW (N226)C. K. TongC. W. Chang801263194104.251:08.611-11-424.53 21.67 22.42
51SPEEDYGONZALEZ (N412)B. PrebbleC. Fownes85133171974.251:08.66-5-523.69 21.87 23.09
612SUPER ABUNDANTE (S004)H. W. LaiY. S. Tsui66112121884.751:08.73-4-623.29 22.15 23.28
79DEHERE'S THE LOVE (P305)J. MoreiraJohn Size7712513101151:08.77-6-723.69 21.87 23.18
811KING OF REASON (M154)C. Y. LuiP. F. Yiu70111124937.501:09.19-8-824.01 21.71 23.41
92MULTIVICTORY (P254)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz841329.82027.501:09.112-12-924.69 21.91 22.55
108AMBITIOUS KING (P242)K. TeetanA. T. Millard781267.43.3127.751:09.11-1-1022.97 22.11 24.11
1110METALLIC STAR (N309)K. C. NgC. H. Yip76119255259.251:09.45-7-1123.65 21.95 23.84
123GROOVY (L401)T. H. SoNg Ting-keung761222084911.251:09.710-10-1224.05 21.99 23.72
Sire:Commands
Breed of the Winning Horse:MASTER KOCHANWONG
Dam:Elmira
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 6 34
place 6 14
4 18
5 27.5
quinella 4-6 108.5
quinella place 4-6 35.5
5-6 59
4-5 96
tierce 6-4-5 1082
trio 4-5-6 276
first 4 4-5-6-7 2974
6th double (4-6) $1264.0
6th double consulation (4-4) $233.0
2nd double trio (4,6,7/4,5,6) $13864.0

Recap by phillip woo

Second favourite Master Kochanwong gave up the lead to Ambitious King at the 900m mark, reclaimed the front four deep at 300m and just held off the fast-finishing Smart Man in a tight photo to give jockey Douglas Whyte a winner at his milestone 10,000th ride in Hong Kong. Smart Man settled behind midfield and one off the rails, pushed widest out when straightening and quickened brilliantly to make it a thriller on the line. Caga Force was prominent along the rails, moved to second one off at 300m and was one-paced over the final 100m to hold a placing in his first try on dirt. Geronimo Meadow, with only one behind him after going back from a wide gate, had a tonne of work ahead as he cornered three deep and finished up well, despite shifting out under pressure, to snatch fourth from Speedygonzalez, who ran on steadily along the inside following a midfield trip. Super Abundante travelled one off in third, straightened three deep and only held his ground over the final 150m. Dehere's The Love covered ground worse than midfield from a wide gate, swung the final bend with one deeper out and ran on. Firming favourite Ambitious King cleared to lead from a wide gate, cornered a length on top and did not have much left in the tank.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (720)-CHUN SHEK HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1200Metres

FIONN'S TREASURE was withdrawn on 17.6.14 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter GROOVY (T H So).

Before being allowed to race again, FIONN'S TREASURE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

MULTIVICTORY began awkwardly and was slow to begin.

Then despite being ridden along throughout the race, MULTIVICTORY failed to muster speed.

SMART MAN was badly crowded for room at the start between METALLIC STAR and SPEEDYGONZALEZ which shifted in.

In this incident, METALLIC STAR became unbalanced after being bumped on the hindquarters by SMART MAN.

From a wide barrier, GERONIMO MEADOW was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Near the 500 Metres, METALLIC STAR and DEHERE'S THE LOVE raced tight.

When questioned, K Teetan stated that, from the outside barrier, he had been asked to obtain a forward position on AMBITIOUS KING which is the horse's usual racing pattern.

He said after having to ride his mount along briefly in the early stages, AMBITIOUS KING was able to travel into a forward position without having to have further use made of it.

He said prior to the race he had been asked if possible to sit outside MASTER KOCHANWONG, however, if AMBITIOUS KING was travelling keenly, then he should lead.

He said as AMBITIOUS KING was able to obtain a forward position with ease, he allowed the horse to continue into the lead as it became obvious the rider of MASTER KOCHANWONG did not intend to contest the lead.

He added whilst AMBITIOUS KING travelled strongly after the 800 Metres, he felt that the horse had travelled in a similarly keen manner in its previous successes and for this reason this did not overly concern him.

He said whilst he was aware that the race was being run at a quick tempo, it was not available for him to restrain AMBITIOUS KING any further as, in his opinion, he would have had to fight against the horse to do so.

He said he attempted to have AMBITIOUS KING relax as much as possible without having to heavily restrain the horse.

He said whereas in previous races AMBITIOUS KING had shown a good turn of foot rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight, tonight the horse immediately came under pressure at the entrance to the Straight and then gave ground noticeably to finish at the rear of the field.

He added, in his opinion, AMBITIOUS KING was disappointing as although the horse had travelled strongly, this was not significantly different from the manner in which it travelled in its previous races.

Mr A T Millard, the trainer of AMBITIOUS KING, said the horse had trained on well since its last start and because of this a forward showing was expected in tonight's race.

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

The performance of AMBITIOUS KING, which had won its last two starts, was considered unacceptable.

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

AMBITIOUS KING, MASTER KOCHANWONG and SMART MAN were sent for sampling.