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Race Results:

8 January 2017 - Sha Tin


Class 5 - 1600M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:35.3
Sectional Time: 24.02 22.59 23.68 25.09

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
11BEST EFFORT (T220)M. L. YeungA. Lee40131107.551:35.34-3-2-147.49 23.72 24.17
22CASH COURIER (S417)S. De SousaK. L. Man401338.96.99N1:35.49-8-8-248.29 23.56 23.59
37GORGEOUS AGAIN (V326)J. MoreiraC. S. Shum341274.84.4120.751:35.510-10-10-348.53 23.52 23.46
411LUCKY PLACE (T004)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang251209.57.781.251:35.66-6-6-448.01 23.64 23.95
54DANEWIN EXPRESS (S234)Z. PurtonY. S. Tsui371306.36.5142.751:35.814-14-14-548.89 23.40 23.53
613DRAGON GLORY (P130)A. BadelC. W. Chang161134899112.751:35.87-7-7-648.09 23.60 24.14
78SWEET BEAN (S205)O. MurphyC. Fownes341272434241:36.011-11-13-748.61 23.60 23.80
810MEDIC SWORDSMAN (P168)H. T. MoD. Cruz261094295135.501:36.213-12-11-848.61 23.48 24.16
912PERFECT TIMING (T019)M. ChadwickT. P. Yung201139.516105.501:36.212-13-12-948.77 23.36 24.13
109DASHING FORTUNE (P046)N. CallanD. Ferraris31124127.616.251:36.35-4-4-1047.81 23.68 24.90
116FANTASTICLIFE (S320)K. TeetanC. Fownes34127161238.751:36.78-9-9-1148.37 23.52 24.88
125POWER DRAGON (V129)K. K. ChiongC. H. Yip351231116412.751:37.41-1-1-1246.61 23.68 27.15
133DASHING SUPER (N348)C. Y. HoY. S. Tsui391304672614.251:37.63-5-5-1347.81 23.72 26.13
1414FRESH AND FRESH (P407)K. C. NgL. Ho151081031715.501:37.82-2-3-1447.25 24.20 26.40
Sire:Cape Cross
Breed of the Winning Horse:BEST EFFORT
Dam:Chinese White
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 1 75.5
place 1 25.5
2 27
7 18.5
quinella 1-2 259.5
quinella place 1-2 93.5
1-7 75
2-7 72
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 23.5
tierce 1-2-7 2045
trio 1-2-7 317
first 4 1-2-7-11 576
quartet 1-2-7-11 13727

Recap by phillip woo

Best Effort hit the front 200m out after settling a distant third behind the runaway leader Power Dragon and held off the late surge of Cash Courier for a first local win at his 16th start. The drop in grade was the key to his vastly-improved run but again he'll find things tough with a return to Class Four. Another class dropper, Cash Courier was closing the gap with every stride following a one-off run from behind midfield. He can add to an earlier win if he remains in the grade. Favourite Gorgeous Again was ridden to stay in touch fourth from the rear and got going close to fill a placing. The 1,800m may better suit him now. Lucky Place had his chance following a one-off run worse than midfield but only plodded over the final 100m. He'll need to drop further in the ratings and make use of a claimer to maximize his chances. Danewin Express got the pace to suit up front but ran on without menacing from the rear of the field. He hasn't been far off the mark with late bursts in three of his five starts this term but can't see to get the timing right.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (316)-FIRE-CRACKER VINE HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1600Metres

At declaration time, K C Ng was declared as the rider of both MEDIC SWORDSMAN and FRESH AND FRESH.

It was established that K C Ng had a firm commitment to ride FRESH AND FRESH.

As such, the Stewards permitted Apprentice H T Mo to be substituted as the rider of MEDIC SWORDSMAN.

For this declaration error, Trainer D Cruz was fined $2,000.

SWEET BEAN was slow to begin.

GORGEOUS AGAIN began awkwardly, shifted out on jumping and bumped MEDIC SWORDSMAN.

After this, GORGEOUS AGAIN was ridden along, however, failed to muster speed and approaching the 1500 Metres was shifted across behind runners.

Shortly after the start, CASH COURIER shifted in and bumped LUCKY PLACE.

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

After initially being ridden along in the early stages, MEDIC SWORDSMAN was bumped by DANEWIN EXPRESS passing the 1100 Metres and was then shifted across behind runners.

After crossing to the lead near the 1400 Metres, POWER DRAGON proved very difficult to settle in the lead and would not relax despite the efforts of its rider.

Passing the 1100 Metres, FANTASTICLIFE was eased away from the heels of DRAGON GLORY which shifted in.

An inquiry was opened into interference suffered by GORGEOUS AGAIN approaching the 900 Metres.

It was established that near the 1000 Metres CASH COURIER (S de Sousa) was initially clear of GORGEOUS AGAIN to shift in in front of that horse, however, after this point as CASH COURIER was shifting in, GORGEOUS AGAIN improved its position to be racing inside the heels of CASH COURIER.

PERFECT TIMING, which was following, was shifted out away from the heels of GORGEOUS AGAIN in consequence.

DANEWIN EXPRESS, which was following PERFECT TIMING, got its head up when also inconvenienced.

S de Sousa was severely reprimanded and told that whilst there were some circumstances to this incident, nonetheless he has an obligation to ensure that he is properly clear of other horses when shifting ground.

After the 900 Metres, MEDIC SWORDSMAN was left racing wide and without cover.

FANTASTICLIFE lost its right front plate after the 800 Metres.

At the entrance to the Straight, GORGEOUS AGAIN was momentarily steadied away from the heels of CASH COURIER which, when being shifted to the outside of LUCKY PLACE to obtain clear running, was taken wider by that horse which shifted out.

A veterinary inspection of FANTASTICLIFE immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea and also found the horse to have sustained a small cut to the outside of the lower right front cannon..

Before being allowed to race again, FANTASTICLIFE will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

GORGEOUS AGAIN, BEST EFFORT and CASH COURIER were sent for sampling.