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Race Results:

30 November 2014 - Sha Tin


Class 4 - 1200M - C
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:09.2
Sectional Time: 23.70 22.67 22.89

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13SIGHT SEEING (S291)J. MoreiraW. Y. So561305.32.611:09.24-4-124.10 22.59 22.57
28THOR THE GREATEST (P396)U. RispoliT. P. Yung511256.23.39N1:09.31-1-223.70 22.67 22.95
36BOSSIEE (S405)A. AtzeniD. Cruz521261413101.251:09.48-8-324.50 22.51 22.44
45SEA RUBY (S238)D. WhyteJ. Moore531274.15.9331:09.72-2-423.90 22.59 23.24
510OPTIMISM (S150)N. CallanD. Ferraris48122162743.751:09.87-7-524.38 22.55 22.93
61HOW SPEEDY (M384)M. DemuroA. T. Millard5813222261141:09.911-12-624.86 22.43 22.61
74PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT (S420)M. L. YeungC. S. Shum531254.58.484.251:09.93-3-724.06 22.55 23.34
89GIDEON (S134)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan491214299124.751:10.010-9-824.58 22.47 22.98
911LIGHTNING AND GOLD (P354)B. PrebbleC. H. Yip461203299551:10.09-10-924.58 22.55 22.94
1012JOYFUL LUCK (M223)K. C. NgC. W. Chang42111519977.501:10.46-6-1024.34 22.47 23.65
117MODERN FORTUNE (T081)K. TeetanJohn Size521269.41527.751:10.55-5-1124.18 22.63 23.69
122LUCKY FOLLOW ME (L070)W. M. LaiNg Ting-keung56130228068.751:10.612-11-1224.86 22.35 23.46
Breed of the Winning Horse:SIGHT SEEING
Dam:Splendid In Spring
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 26.5
place 3 14
8 13
6 38
quinella 3-8 51
quinella place 3-8 22
3-6 85
6-8 76
tierce 3-8-6 1059
trio 3-6-8 233
first 4 3-5-6-8 238
2nd double (7-3) $111.0
2nd double consulation (7-8) $21.5

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Sight Seeing responded strongly after angling out three deep at the 350m following a prominent run to rope in Thor The Greatest 30m out for a second straight win. He remains one to follow off a light weight in the next grade. Firming second favourite, Thor The Greatest rolled to the front from an awkward gate, cornered near two lengths on top and grudgingly gave way. Debutant Bossiee didn't handle the bends while travelling behind midfield and two off the rails, swung the final bend with two wider out and let down strongly to get up an eye-catching third. He'll be winning races. Sea Ruby had every chance after travelling on the leader's back along the rails and only plodded on over the final 100m. Optimism ran on steadily after shifting three deep at the 150m following a midfield run along the rails. He's starting to see some daylight now. How Speedy went back from a wide gate and was getting going late down the outside . Presidentparamount was posted three deep without cover from the outset in third, straightened five deep and was yielding ground 200m out under the whip. Newcomer Modern Fortune weakened following a one off run fore of midfield.

Racing Incident Report

Race Three: (197)-CHEVALIER CONSTRUCTION HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1200Metres

PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT shifted out at the start despite the efforts of its rider, resulting in THOR THE GREATEST being hampered.

HOW SPEEDY began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

LUCKY FOLLOW ME began awkwardly and was then hampered on jumping by LIGHTNING AND GOLD which shifted out.

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

Making the first turn after the 900 Metres, BOSSIEE got its head on the side and lay out after being awkwardly placed outside the heels of JOYFUL LUCK which was taken wider by MODERN FORTUNE which shifted ground when travelling keenly.

After the 900 Metres, JOYFUL LUCK was left racing wide and without cover.

GIDEON proved difficult to settle after the 800 Metres.

Near the 700 Metres, LIGHTNING AND GOLD was steadied away from the heels of OPTIMISM which was awkwardly placed inside the heels of MODERN FORTUNE.

GIDEON, which was following OPTIMISM and continuing to prove difficult to settle, was hampered in consequence.

Passing the 700 Metres, BOSSIEE was awkwardly placed behind JOYFUL LUCK.

LUCKY FOLLOW ME lost it right front plate after the 600 Metres.

Near the 550 Metres, GIDEON got its head up when proving difficult to settle and passing the 300 Metres was shifted in away from the heels of MODERN FORTUNE to obtain clear running.

PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT lay out rounding the Home Turn and then continued to lay out under pressure in the Straight.

Passing the 300 Metres, GIDEON was shifted in away from the heels of MODERN FORTUNE to obtain clear running.

Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that the riding of M Demuro (HOW SPEEDY), 6th placegetter, over the concluding stages did not affect the horse's finishing position, he was nonetheless reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out at least hands and heels to the end of the race where circumstances permit.

When questioned, Mr C W Chang, the trainer of JOYFUL LUCK, stated that the horse was successful in Class 5 three starts ago when leading in a race which was run at a very slow tempo.

He said he had adopted similar tactics in Class 4 on JOYFUL LUCK at its subsequent two starts.

He said on both occasions JOYFUL LUCK had weakened out of the race over the concluding stages and therefore he felt that in this grade and in today's race where there appeared to be good speed, he believed it would be in JOYFUL LUCK's best interests to be ridden in 3rd or 4th position with cover to see if it would be able to finish off the race more strongly and perform better than at its last two starts.

He added he had hoped that JOYFUL LUCK would be able to obtain a position one horse off the fence behind the leaders, however, the circumstances of the race resulted in the horse being further back and wider than had been hoped.

He conceded JOYFUL LUCK had begun well and that it would have been possible for it to go forward in the race, however, it was his intention if at all possible for the horse to be ridden with cover.

Mr Chang was advised that his explanation would be noted but was reminded of the requirement to have horses ridden in a consistent manner where circumstance permit.

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

SIGHT SEEING and THOR THE GREATEST were sent for sampling.