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1 October 2017 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 9 - TIANJIN HANDICAP

Class 3 - 1400M - A+3
Course: ST Rainy
Going: g/y
Finish Time: 1:22:20
Sectional Time: 13.40 21.87 23.46 23.47

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
14APOLLO'S CHOICE (S312)Z. PurtonF. C. Lor731266.23.831:22:205-5-4-135.63 23.38 23.19
210INVINCIBLE FRESH (T190)U. RispoliP. F. Yiu651182977130.501:22:2911-11-10-236.15 23.22 22.92
313EXPERTO CREDE (A110)T. BerryJ. Moore621164.55.560.751:22:336-6-6-335.75 23.30 23.28
45HARD BALL GET (P373)M. F. PoonD. Hall72118141811.751:22:464-7-7-435.79 23.42 23.25
57DARING FIT (V398)D. WhyteA. S. Cruz711246.85.251.751:22:491-1-1-535.27 23.46 23.76
612RELENTLESS ME (A178)J. MoreiraW. Y. So6411753.4102.251:22:553-2-2-635.39 23.42 23.74
79WHO DAT SINGA (A003)K. TeetanK. L. Man711249.71772.251:22:5710-8-8-735.91 23.30 23.36
82MIGHTY MAVERICK (V150)N. CallanD. Cruz77130121984 1:22:858-9-9-835.95 23.30 23.60
98FRIENDS OF NANJING (V140)K. C. LeungT. P. Yung71122213695.251:23:0412-12-11-936.19 23.22 23.63
106PHOTON WILLIE (S199)B. PrebbleP. O'Sullivan72125398446.51:23:239-10-12-1035.99 23.42 23.82
1114OUR FOLKS (P400)M. L. YeungC. W. Chang62114468728.251:23:522-4-5-1135.55 23.50 24.47
121CALCULATION (A248)S. ClippertonJohn Size8013316211414 1:24:427-3-3-1235.47 23.46 25.49
1311LOADED (A195)K. C. NgR. Gibson6511573991115.251:24:6413-13-13-1336.35 23.66 24.63
143SKY KING (V217)N. RawillerC. Fownes75128289912210.251:55:8414-14-14-1438.15 34.26 43.43
Sire:Choisir
Breed of the Winning Horse:APOLLO'S CHOICE
Dam:Apolina
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 4 38.5
place 4 15.5
10 142.5
13 17.5
quinella 4-10 1552.5
quinella place 4-10 415.5
4-13 39
10-13 553.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 22
tierce 4-10-13 17781
trio 4-10-13 2371
first 4 4-5-10-13 4436
quartet 4-10-13-5 102496
8th double (10-4) $962.5
8th double consulation (10-10) $1269.0

Recap by phillip woo

Backed late, Apollo's Choice responded well following a handy run to get up 150m out for the win after putting the writing on the wall in four prior starts. He'll be rated near the top of the class now but acts well under a bug boy who may have to be engaged next time out. Lightly-raced six-year-old Invincible Fresh finished strongly travelling deep near the back to nearly cause a huge upset. He's got some ability but isn't genuine. Experto Crede stayed on well after travelling better than midfield to place for a sixth straight time despite a return to Class Three. He deserves a win. Hard Ball Get was held up following a prominent run until switching out at the 200m and stayed on nicely thereafter. It was another solid performance after ending last season with two wins from three starts but is getting long in the tooth. Daring Fit faded 100m out after stalking the leader Our Folks. He's gone all right in both outings this term but usually takes a few runs to find his feet.

Racing Incident Report

Race Nine: (81) - TIANJIN HANDICAP - Class 3 - 1400Meters

After entering the barriers, LOADED sat back on the gates and momentarily got down.

LOADED was removed from the barriers and examined by the Veterinary Officer who said the horse was suitable to race.

WHO DAT SINGA began awkwardly.

From wide barriers, LOADED and INVINCIBLE FRESH were steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.

At the 1100 Metres, WHO DAT SINGA was steadied away from the heels of EXPERTO CREDE (T Berry) which shifted in when not quite clear.

T Berry was advised to ensure that he provides sufficient clearance when shifting ground.

During this incident, EXPERTO CREDE lost its right hind plate.

Soon after straightening, APOLLO'S CHOICE momentarily raced tight inside CALCULATION which shifted in before being corrected by its rider.

U Rispoli (INVINCIBLE FRESH) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 200 Metres he failed to take sufficient measures to prevent his mount from shifting in across the rightful running of FRIENDS OF NANJING which was checked.

U Rispoli was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Saturday, 14 October 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 19 October 2017 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account Jockey Rispoli's good race riding record.

Inside the 50 Metres, MIGHTY MAVERICK was hampered and directed out away from the heels of WHO DAT SINGA (K Teetan) which shifted out marginally after being disappointed for a run between HARD BALL GET and EXPERTO CREDE.

K Teetan was advised to exercise more care.

Over the concluding stages, DARING FIT was inclined to lay out under pressure.

Throughout the race, CALCULATION travelled wide and without cover and in the Straight gave ground.

When questioned, N Rawiller stated that he had ridden SKY KING in a recent barrier trial which, in his view, was quite satisfactory.

He said, unlike at the trial, SKY KING became very nervous and commenced to sweat up profusely behind the barriers prior to being loaded.

He said after beginning only fairly SKY KING raced in a lethargic manner in the early stages and the further the race went, the further his mount became detached from the field.

He said approaching the first turn he continued to ride SKY KING along including using the whip, however, the horse's action deteriorated and as he had concerns with SKY KING'S welfare, he retired it from the race in the middle stages.

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

As SKY KING had been required to trial satisfactorily following its most start on 6 September 2017, the Stewards ruled that the horse must perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a series of consecutive barrier trials and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.

RELENTLESS ME, APOLLO'S CHOICE and INVINCIBLE FRESH were sent for sampling.