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Race Results:

7 January 2018 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 1 - AZALEA HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1000M - C
Course: ST Cloudy
Going: g/y
Finish Time: 0:57:72
Sectional Time: 13.09 21.20 23.43

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13GOLDEN DASH (B190)Z. PurtonC. S. Shum521285.34.290:57:722-1-113.17 21.12 23.43
28PEACE COMBINATION (T091)D. WhyteC. Fownes511271313121.750:58:017-5-213.37 21.16 23.48
35PEOPLE'S CHAMPION (A385)K. C. LeungD. Hall52126191352 0:58:029-9-313.49 21.24 23.29
410RAY'S CALL (A269)C. Y. HoK. W. Lui48122434232.250:58:0712-11-413.77 21.12 23.18
512BEAUT BEAUT (A315)A. BadelL. Ho461227.99.883.750:58:334-4-513.21 21.28 23.84
613HOT HOT PEPPER (V026)U. RispoliP. O'Sullivan46122122014.250:58:395-6-613.33 21.20 23.86
711RESPECT (T359)M. ChadwickJ. Moore481241010104.50:58:426-8-713.33 21.28 23.81
89DRAGON WARRIOR (V202)N. RawillerW. Y. So481241824115.250:58:5413-13-813.77 21.36 23.41
914CHAPARRAL STAR (A220)W. M. LaiC. W. Chang42118589965.750:58:6214-14-913.89 21.28 23.45
107WISH COME TRUE (A370)O. DoleuzeC. H. Yip521284083137 0:58:8611-10-1013.57 21.24 24.05
114NOBLE DELIGHT (B199)J. MoreiraJohn Size521284.16.847.50:58:903-3-1113.17 21.20 24.53
126REFINED TREASURE (B065)K. TeetanA. T. Millard521285.43.128.50:59:098-7-1213.37 21.24 24.48
132FOREVER KINDNESS (B062)M. L. YeungY. S. Tsui521265599149 0:59:1410-12-1313.57 21.56 24.01
141BEST RUNNER (B036)N. CallanA. Lee521282944720.251:00:961-2-1413.09 21.24 26.63
Sire:Snitzel
Breed of the Winning Horse:GOLDEN DASH
Dam:Aussie Christmas
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 42
place 3 16
8 33.5
5 41
quinella 3-8 296
quinella place 3-8 99
3-5 147
5-8 219
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 26
tierce 3-8-5 6330
trio 3-5-8 1397
first 4 3-5-8-10 12250
quartet 3-8-5-10 230505

Recap by phillip woo

Golden Dash showed gate speed to share the lead, went clear at the 400m and kept on gamely despite drifting out slightly under pressure at the 250m for a nice debut win. Punted late Peace Combination ran on steadily to get the bob down for second after travelling stands side fore of midfield. He's an honest sprinter at either track. Debutant People's Champion stayed on well to make it tight for the minors after switching out sharply for a clear run passing the 400m sitting midfield. Ray's Call was badly checked by People's Champion at the 380 when making progress from near the back on the far side which cost him a placing. Beaut Beaut only held his ground travelling just behind the winner. Noble Delight was one-paced when hampered 200m out. He needs more time. Favourite Refined Treasure was coasting sitting handy in the run but was badly hampered and nearly came down at the 180m in a forgettable debut.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (319) - AZALEA HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1000Meters

Whilst in the saddling stalls, CHAPARRAL STAR had its left front plate adjusted.

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

On jumping, CHAPARRAL STAR and PEOPLE'S CHAMPION, which began awkwardly, were crowded for room between NOBLE DELIGHT and BEST RUNNER, both of which shifted ground.

BEAUT BEAUT shifted out at the start and bumped GOLDEN DASH.

RESPECT and DRAGON WARRIOR bumped at the start.

On jumping, REFINED TREASURE was crowded for room between RAY'S CALL and HOT HOT PEPPER.

Approaching the 600 Metres, when racing tight outside HOT HOT PEPPER, REFINED TREASURE got its head on the side and shifted out, resulting in it being awkwardly placed close to the heels of BEAUT BEAUT.

Near the 400 Metres, RESPECT (M Chadwick) raced in restricted room between PEACE COMBINATION and BEAUT BEAUT (A Badel) which shifted out when awkwardly placed close to the heels of BEST RUNNER.

A Badel was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

M Chadwick stated that after being briefly crowded for room outside BEAUT BEAUT, RESPECT was then reluctant to maintain its position between that horse and PEACE COMBINATION.

K C Leung (PEOPLE'S CHAMPION) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that near the 400 Metres he permitted his mount to shift in abruptly when not clear of RAY'S CALL, causing that horse to be unnecessarily hampered and to lose ground.

K C Leung was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Saturday, 13 January 2018 and to expire on Thursday, 18 January 2018 on which day he may resume race riding (2 Hong Kong racedays).

In addition, Jockey Leung was fined $25,000.

For some distance after the 400 Metres, BEAUT BEAUT was awkwardly placed close to the heels of BEST RUNNER which shifted out marginally when commencing to give ground.

The performance of BEST RUNNER, which finished tailed out, was considered unacceptable.

Before being allowed to race again, BEST RUNNER will be required to perform to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination.

After being awkwardly placed close to the heels of NOBLE DELIGHT passing the 300 Metres, REFINED TREASURE (K Teetan) was shifted in in an attempt to obtain clear running between NOBLE DELIGHT and HOT HOT PEPPER.

When being shifted in, REFINED TREASURE made heavy contact with the hindquarters of HOT HOT PEPPER, resulting in both horses becoming badly unbalanced and REFINED TREASURE not being able to improve between HOT HOT PEPPER and NOBLE DELIGHT as sufficient running no longer existed.

REFINED TREASURE was then badly held up for clear running behind NOBLE DELIGHT and outside HOT HOT PEPPER (U Rispoli) which then shifted out under pressure.

Then passing the 200 Metres, REFINED TREASURE, which was continuing to race tight outside HOT HOT PEPPER, clipped the heels of NOBLE DELIGHT which at this time shifted in abruptly after initially being directed in by GOLDEN DASH (Z Purton) which, when laying in, shifted in marginally.

This resulted in REFINED TREASURE blundering badly and losing a significant amount of ground.

The Stewards were satisfied that REFINED TREASURE, after shifting in and making significant contact with the hindquarters of HOT HOT PEPPER, had not established running between that horse and NOBLE DELIGHT prior to HOT HOT PEPPER shifting ground.

However, U Rispoli was advised that after becoming unbalanced due to contact from REFINED TREASURE which shifted out, he should have made more of an effort to prevent his mount from shifting out than he did.

He was reprimanded and advised that in similar circumstances he would be expected to be more aware of his mounts shifting ground and to make every endeavour to prevent them from shifting ground.

Z Purton was advised that whilst the Stewards accepted that GOLDEN DASH, which was having its first race start today, was shifting in and proving difficult to ride, he was reprimanded and told that he must make every endeavour to prevent his mounts from shifting ground.

K Teetan was also told to ensure that there is sufficient room to improve between runners so as to avoid making unnecessary contact.

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

A veterinary inspection of REFINED TREASURE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.

REFINED TREASURE, GOLDEN DASH and PEACE COMBINATION were sent for sampling.