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27 September 2014 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - MUI WO HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1600M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:34.4
Sectional Time: 24.73 23.56 23.20 22.95

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
111GRAND ELITE (M393)C. Y. HoC. Fownes631145161121:34.411-9-6-148.89 22.80 22.75
29GOOD CHOICE (P423)D. WhyteS. Woods701233.9550.751:34.68-8-9-248.89 23.00 22.71
310FORGIVE AND FORGET (N303)B. PrebbleC. W. Chang68121242571.501:34.72-4-5-348.53 23.16 23.03
46WHY NOT (N053)A. SuboricsC. H. Yip73126149.392.251:34.810-11-10-449.09 22.96 22.75
54PRINCIPAL (P108)J. MoreiraJ. Moore771302.72.632.751:34.86-6-7-548.65 23.16 23.07
62ETON BLITZ (P329)N. CallanP. F. Yiu8013327531131:34.91-2-1-648.33 23.16 23.42
77CLUB LIFE (P309)O. DoleuzeR. Gibson721257.9583.501:34.93-3-4-748.45 23.20 23.34
812KEEN TACTICS (N143)H. W. LaiK. L. Man621135175103.751:35.07-5-3-848.57 23.04 23.43
91BULLISH SMART (S221)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz801336.39.213.751:35.05-7-8-948.81 23.04 23.21
108BEST TANGO (S121)C. ReithW. Y. So701231817241:35.09-10-11-1048.97 23.08 23.03
113TURBO JEWELLERY (N379)K. TeetanJohn Size80133329047.501:35.612-12-12-1149.21 23.12 23.31
125AMBITIOUS CHAMPION (S083)K. C. LeungA. T. Millard731242818681:35.74-1-2-1248.29 23.20 24.22
Sire:O'reilly
Breed of the Winning Horse:GRAND ELITE
Dam:Lady Chanele
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 11 615
place 11 119.5
9 16.5
10 62
quinella 9-11 1260
quinella place 9-11 322.5
10-11 1027
9-10 162
tierce 11-9-10 48513
trio 9-10-11 6158
first 4 6-9-10-11 11644
8th double (7-11) $5403.0
8th double consulation (7-9) $63.5

Recap by phillip woo

Grand Elite was taken back to settle third from the rear and three deep with cover, got to about midfield coming to the final bend, swung the final bend with one wider out, hit the front 180m out and kept on well for yet another upset win on the card. Good Choice bided his time behind midfield and one off the rails, pushed widest out at the head of the straight and finished up well to take second. Forgive And Forget was shuffled back to about fourth along the rails as Eton Blitz dropped anchor up front, was short of room near the inside from the 300m to 100m and stayed on well thereafter to inject further value into the tierce. Why Not settled in-between runners second from the rear, swung the final bend with two wider out and was doing some nice work late. Principal made his run in midfield and one off the fence, rounded the final bend with three wider out and stayed on without menacing as the favourite. Club Life was pulling hard one off in third without cover, straightened three deep and was gradually yielding ground over the final 150m. Bullish Smart was held up the entire straight three-to-four deep after getting shuffled back to midfield along the fence in the run.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (045)-MUI WO HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1600Metres

AMBITIOUS CHAMPION began only fairly.

Approaching the 1400 Metres, BULLISH SMART, PRINCIPAL and AMBITIOUS CHAMPION were all badly crowded for room inside CLUB LIFE which shifted in away from ETON BLITZ despite the efforts of its rider, O Doleuze, to prevent CLUB LIFE from shifting in.

Accordingly no further action was taken.

After this, AMBITIOUS CHAMPION commenced to prove difficult to settle and after the 1300 Metres was steadied away from the heels of CLUB LIFE which shifted in when not properly clear.

In the circumstances, O Doleuze was reprimanded and advised to ensure that he provides sufficient clearance when shifting ground in similar circumstances.

After the 1100 Metres, AMBITIOUS CHAMPION, which was continuing to prove difficult to settle, was left racing without cover and was allowed to stride forward after the 1000 Metres.

Making the turn at the 900 Metres, BULLISH SMART momentarily shifted out away from the heels of FORGIVE AND FORGET and in doing so bumped PRINCIPAL.

BEST TANGO, which was following, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BULLISH SMART in consequence.

After the 800 Metres, KEEN TACTICS was left racing wide and without cover.

Rounding the Home Turn, CLUB LIFE and KEEN TACTICS raced tight as CLUB LIFE shifted out into clear running.

FORGIVE AND FORGET was held up for clear running until near the 250 Metres.

BEST TANGO had difficulty obtaining clear running passing the 200 Metres.

BULLISH SMART was unable to obtain clear running at any stage in the Straight and consequently was not tested.

When questioned, O Doleuze stated that he had been instructed to ride CLUB LIFE positively, however, if the rider of another runner was intent on leading, he should take a seat off that horse.

He said CLUB LIFE began awkwardly and he rode his mount along in the early stages to take up a forward position as instructed.

He said passing the 1400 Metres CLUB LIFE became very awkward and he had to take measures to prevent CLUB LIFE from shifting ground and causing significant interference.

He said when he did this, EATON BLITZ was able to obtain a margin over CLUB LIFE and he elected to allow that horse to cross to the rail in the lead with a view to racing to its outside.

He said when AMBITIOUS CHAMPION was allowed to stride forward after the 900 Metres in advance of CLUB LIFE, he elected to allow that horse to continue in front of CLUB LIFE as he did not want to become engaged in a speed battle with that horse.

He added this provided CLUB LIFE with cover and he was able to shift to the outside of AMBITIOUS CHAMPION at the entrance to the Straight into clear running.

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

PRINCIPAL, GRAND ELITE and GOOD CHOICE were sent for sampling.

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