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1 July 2014 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 8 - THE HONG KONG REUNIFICATION CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 2 - 1200M - All Weather Track
Course: ST Rainy
Going: w/s
Finish Time: 1:08.5
Sectional Time: 23.08 22.05 23.39

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
110SMART MAN (P103)T. BerryJ. Moore8511744.381:08.59-10-123.72 22.25 22.55
212SILLY BUDDIES (S054)K. TeetanJohn Size83113171510SH1:08.510-9-223.72 22.01 22.80
37GREAT SPIRIT (P037)C. Y. HoP. F. Yiu911191921121.501:08.711-11-324.04 22.13 22.59
46BERLINSKI (P014)Z. PurtonD. Hall92122182061.501:08.76-5-423.32 22.17 23.29
51LORD SINCLAIR (N447)B. PrebbleS. Woods1031334.64.272.251:08.88-8-523.52 22.13 23.22
69OUR FOLKS (P400)C. ReithC. W. Chang89119293343.251:09.04-4-623.16 22.29 23.58
73ACCESS YEARS (P087)J. MoreiraJohn Size1001305.85.61141:09.12-2-723.12 22.09 23.93
84BEAUTY SPARKLE (N310)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz100130222215.501:09.41-1-823.08 22.05 24.27
95FREE JUDGEMENT (M163)K. C. LeungS. Woods97125222526.251:09.57-3-923.40 21.93 24.21
1011HAPPY YEAH YEAH (M085)T. H. SoA. Lee83111374157.501:09.712-12-1025.28 21.33 23.12
112SMART VOLATILITY (P049)T. AnglandK. W. Lui1031335.15.498.751:09.95-6-1123.28 22.21 24.45
128IMPERIAL CHAMPION (P416)M. Du PlessisC. Fownes8911914123271:12.83-7-1223.12 22.53 27.20
Sire:Stratum
Breed of the Winning Horse:SMART MAN
Dam:Eckland
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 10 59
place 10 21
12 34
7 85.5
quinella 10-12 264.5
quinella place 10-12 105.5
7-10 284.5
7-12 409
tierce 10-12-7 9586
trio 7-10-12 2727
first 4 6-7-10-12 3973
7th double (8-10) $130.0
7th double consulation (8-12) $69.5
2nd double trio (8,10,13/7,10,12) $154469.0

Recap by phillip woo

Smart Man settled third from the rear along the rails with Silly Buddies to his outside, swung the final bend with one wider out and finished willingly to nail Silly Buddies in the shadows of the post for the win. Silly Buddies made his move at the 600m, swung the final bend with two further out, hit the front 100m out and just lost out to nearly land a betting plunge. Great Spirit travelled about 13 lengths off the leader Beauty Sparkle second from the back, swung the final bend widest out and ran on with purpose to nail Berlinski on the wire for third. Berlinski was hampered at the 600m by the faltering Imperial Champion following a handy run, recovered to move to second at the 150m when peeling three deep at the 200m and peaked on his run 50m out. Favourite Lord Sinclair ran on from behind midfield without menacing. Our Folks was up with the leaders three deep and kept plugging away in a pleasing first effort on the dirt. Access Years sat wide outside the leader at the 650m, advanced to the front 300m out and was yielding ground 150m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (757)-THE HONG KONG REUNIFICATION CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 2 - 1200Metres

Whilst in the saddling stalls, IMPERIAL CHAMPION had its left front plate refitted.

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

As the start was effected, HAPPY YEAH YEAH stood flat-footed and lost a considerable amount of ground.

Having regard to HAPPY YEAH YEAH's previous record of issues at the barriers, the Stewards ruled that the horse must undergo a series of satisfactory consecutive official barrier trials prior to being permitted to race again.

IMPERIAL CHAMPION was slow to begin.

From the outside barrier, GREAT SPIRIT was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

SMART VOLATILITY lost its left front plate near the 1000 Metres.

Making the first turn near the 700 Metres, OUR FOLKS raced tight between ACCESS YEARS and IMPERIAL CHAMPION which was taken out slightly by BEAUTY SPARKLE.

For a considerable distance after the 700 Metres, BERLINSKI was checked away from the heels of IMPERIAL CHAMPION and near the 550 Metres lost ground when it continued to be very awkwardly placed close to the heels of that horse.

Passing the 300 Metres, BERLINSKI had some difficulty securing clear running.

In the Straight, SILLY BUDDIES lay in under pressure.

Throughout the race, ACCESS YEARS travelled wide and without cover.

For the majority of the race, OUR FOLKS also travelled wide and without cover.

After the race, M Du Plessis (IMPERIAL CHAMPION) reported that his mount coughed on straightening and consequently gave ground abruptly.

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

The performance of IMPERIAL CHAMPION, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

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

Also after the race, T Angland stated that he had to make considerable use of SMART VOLATILITY in the early stages from barrier 9 in an attempt to cross runners to his inside.

He said SMART VOLATILITY, despite being ridden along, was left racing wide albeit with cover, however, the horse was disappointing in that it commenced to come under pressure well before the Home Turn and in the Straight gave ground.

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

LORD SINCLAIR, SMART MAN and SILLY BUDDIES were sent for sampling.