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Race Results:

14 December 2014 - Sha Tin


Class G1 - 1200M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:08.5
Sectional Time: 23.36 22.31 22.90

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
19AEROVELOCITY (P069)Z. PurtonP. O'Sullivan1121263.73.971:08.51-1-123.36 22.31 22.90
28PENIAPHOBIA (S143)D. WhyteA. S. Cruz1141263.42.86N1:08.65-3-223.56 22.31 22.76
313STRAIGHT GIRL (T606)Y. IwataH Fujiwara11012220551311:08.77-6-323.88 22.15 22.72
46GORDON LORD BYRON (P606)W. LordanT Hogan116126275421.501:08.86-7-423.76 22.31 22.75
512GOLDEN HARVEST (N236)R. MooreA. T. Millard1091261821143.251:09.013-12-524.60 21.95 22.53
65BUFFERING (T604)D. BrowneR. Heathcote117126744283.751:09.12-2-623.40 22.27 23.49
710SMART VOLATILITY (P049)G. MosseK. W. Lui112126128.2123.751:09.112-13-724.48 22.23 22.47
87SNOW DRAGON (T605)T OnoN. Takagi1151262662104.501:09.314-14-824.76 22.03 22.52
93SOLE POWER (N604)R. HughesE Lynam118126293954.751:09.39-9-924.16 22.23 22.94
104STERLING CITY (N152)J. MoreiraJ. Moore118126141335.501:09.48-8-1024.12 22.15 23.17
111LUCKY NINE (L259)B. PrebbleC. Fownes1201265.45.445.501:09.43-4-1123.56 22.35 23.54
122SPALATO (T601)M. NunesJ. O'Hara1201263330117.251:09.74-5-1223.56 22.39 23.78
1311FLAGSHIP SHINE (P104)N. RawillerJ. Moore110126333798.751:09.910-11-1324.24 22.27 23.48
1414LITTLE GERDA (T607)M. DemuroI. Sameshima1091223550113.751:10.711-10-1424.36 22.11 24.30
Breed of the Winning Horse:AEROVELOCITY
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 9 39.5
place 9 15
8 14.5
13 131.5
quinella 8-9 55.5
quinella place 8-9 26.5
9-13 320
8-13 244.5
tierce 9-8-13 5143
trio 8-9-13 1144
first 4 6-8-9-13 6767
quartet 9-8-13-6 146634
4th double (1-9) $98.0
4th double consulation (1-8) $12.5

Recap by phillip woo

Aerovelocity pinged the gates to dictate the running from gate seven, cornered a length on top and kept up a strong gallop to notch a first Group one success and seventh victory from 10 outings over this Sha Tin trip. Favourite Peniaphobia settled one-out, one-back, moved to second three deep at the 200m and fought on gamely to find one too smart on the day. He's only three years of age and can be winning this race next season with a year under his belt. Japanese raider Straight Girl travelled ahead of midfield and one off the rails, rallied five deep upon straightening and ran on well to inject value into the tierce. Gordon Lord Byron travelling three back along the rails, shifted three deep at the 350m and stayed on well to give the Quartet some value. Golden Harvest swung the final bend two from the right and did get going late to secure a pay slip. Buffering was giving ground 150m out after tracking the leader one off the rails. Best-backed late, Smart Volatility ran on without menacing after travelling third from the rear and one off the rails.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (237)-THE LONGINES HONG KONG SPRINT - Group One - 1200Metres

On arrival at the Start, STERLING CITY was found to have sustained a small wound to the tongue.

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

PENIAPHOBIA shifted in at the start and bumped SOLE POWER.

FLAGSHIP SHINE bounded in the air at the start and began awkwardly.

SMART VOLATILITY and GOLDEN HARVEST were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Shortly after the start, SNOW DRAGON was crowded for room between FLAGSHIP SHINE and SPALATO, both of which shifted ground.

Also shortly after the start, SOLE POWER was crowded for room between PENIAPHOBIA and LUCKY NINE which shifted out.

A short distance later, SOLE POWER was steadied when further crowded for room between LUCKY NINE and PENIAPHOBIA which was taken in by AEROVELOCITY (Z Purton).

Z Purton was advised that whilst where there were some contributing factors to this incident, he was nonetheless severely reprimanded and advised to ensure that he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground in future.

After the 1000 Metres, SOLE POWER, which was proving very difficult to settle, was crowded for room inside FLAGSHIP SHINE which was steadied away from the heels of STRAIGHT GIRL (Y Iwata) which shifted in when not properly clear.

Y Iwata was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

Making the first turn after the 1000 Metres, PENIAPHOBIA, which was travelling keenly, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BUFFERING.

Near the 900 Metres, LITTLE GERDA got its head on the side and shifted out of its own accord.

In the early part of the Straight, FLAGSHIP SHINE lay in under pressure and consequently became awkwardly placed inside the heels of STERLING CITY after the 400 Metres.

For the majority of the race, SPALATO travelled wide and without cover.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of LUCKY NINE, B Prebble stated that LUCKY NINE travelled satisfactorily in the early stages, however, making the turn after the 900 Metres became unbalanced when bumped by PENIAPHOBIA.

He said after this LUCKY NINE was able to rebalance and travelled comfortably in a position behind the eventual winner AEROVELOCITY.

He said LUCKY NINE came under pressure rounding the Home Turn and then despite being ridden along did not improve its position and was most disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding in the Straight as it had when he had ridden the horse previously.

He added he was not able to detect any soundness issues with LUCKY NINE and as such was not able to explain the horse's disappointing performance.

Mr C Fownes, the trainer of LUCKY NINE, was unable to offer any explanation for the horse's disappointing performance.

He said LUCKY NINE had pleased him in the lead up to today's race and a forward showing was anticipated.

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

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

AEROVELOCITY and PENIAPHOBIA were sent for sampling.