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25 March 2018 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 5 - THE 18 DISTRICTS CUP (HANDICAP)

Class 3 - 1600M - A+3
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 1:34:48
Sectional Time: 24.20 23.62 23.23 23.43

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
13AGREE (A116)T. BerryJ. Moore70126179.191:34:481-1-1-147.82 23.23 23.43
21GREEN ENERGY (A095)N. RawillerL. Ho771331010111.751:34:752-2-2-247.94 23.31 23.50
39TAI SMART (A366)C. Y. HoF. C. Lor631176.16.712.51:34:9011-10-9-349.02 22.83 23.05
410MARVEL JOY (A229)C. SchofieldC. Fownes62118306432.751:34:916-5-4-448.34 23.15 23.42
56MCQUEEN (V013)A. SannaD. Ferraris68124216173.251:35:004-3-3-548.02 23.35 23.63
62UNICRON JEWELLERY (V333)J. MoreiraJohn Size741303.23.253.51:35:047-7-6-648.70 22.91 23.43
711RIGHTEOUS MATE (A419)M. L. YeungK. W. Lui62116289944.751:35:229-8-8-748.70 23.07 23.45
84DYNAMIC EAGLE (B072)M. ChadwickC. S. Shum701268.61165.251:35:348-9-10-848.94 23.19 23.21
97TRAVEL FIRST (T098)Z. PurtonC. H. Yip68124225.386 1:35:455-6-7-948.46 23.15 23.84
105SALTO OLIMPICO (A350)K. C. LeungD. Hall70126349926.751:35:5410-11-11-1049.14 23.19 23.21
118MARQULA (V423)O. DoleuzeC. W. Chang641203.54.41012 1:36:403-4-5-1148.18 23.39 24.83
Sire:Zebedee
Breed of the Winning Horse:AGREE
Dam:Refuse To Give Up
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 3 91.5
place 3 27
1 26.5
9 22
quinella 1-3 568
quinella place 1-3 152
3-9 113.5
1-9 112.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 29
tierce 3-1-9 11117
trio 1-3-9 947
first 4 1-3-9-10 5966
quartet 3-1-9-10 126902
4th double (11-3) $429.0
4th double consulation (11-1) $65.5

Recap by phillip woo

Punted late Agree enjoyed an uncontested lead and kept finding in the drive to easily notch a third win this campaign. He isn't reliable but does make his own luck in front. Green Energy stuck on all right chasing the leader from a wide gate carrying top weight. The Sha Tin mile is his go but he will need to defy big weights to win at this level. Tai Smart ran on well after travelling second from the rear to get the bob down for third. He isn't far off a winning run after placing in three of his past four starts but the 1,800m appears to suit him better. Marvel Joy stayed on reasonably well following a midfield run to just miss a placing. He's still acclimatising but has gone better in two of his past three starts and might be looking forward to a drop in class. Favourite Unicron Jewellery came up one-paced over the final 150m with a move from beyond midfield. He had a rare off day. Plunged late Travel First failed to fire following a one-off run travelling fore of midfield.

Racing Incident Report

Race Five: (524) - THE 18 DISTRICTS CUP (HANDICAP) - Class 3 - 1600Meters

DYNAMIC EAGLE and MCQUEEN bumped at the start.

SALTO OLIMPICO and MARVEL JOY were crowded for room on jumping between TAI SMART and RIGHTEOUS MATE, both of which shifted ground.

Passing the 500 Metres, TRAVEL FIRST raced tight between UNICRON JEWELLERY and MARQULA which shifted out.

A Sanna (MCQUEEN) reported that his saddle shifted to the right in the Straight when riding his horse out, placing him at a disadvantage over the concluding stages.

When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of MARQULA, O Doleuze stated that he had expected the horse to race very well given that, in his opinion, the horse had improved in its track work since its last start success.

He said he was able to obtain a good position on the horse after beginning from a wide barrier and was able to obtain a trailing position behind GREEN ENERGY in the early stages.

He said MARQULA travelled strongly in the early and middle stags, however, came under pressure after the 600 Metres.

He said given that the horse had travelled so well in the race, he expected it to respond strongly to his riding, however, MARQULA came under immediate pressure rounding the Home Turn and then, despite being fully tested in the Straight, gave ground.

He said over the concluding stages MARQULA became unbalanced in its action which concerned him that there may have been something amiss with the horse, however, he was unable to immediately identify any abnormalities in respect of the horse's wellbeing.

Trainer C W Chang was not able to offer any excuse for the horse's performance other than the fact that it was up in grade today.

He said whilst today's surface was rated "Good??as it was at its last start when the horse was successful, he felt that today's track was firmer than that of its most recent start and the horse may not have appreciated the firmer surface given that it had previously experienced soundness issues.

He added irrespective of these factors, he believed that MARQULA was very disappointing given that he shared Jockey Doleuze's belief that the horse had improved in its track work since its last start success.

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

The performance of MARQULA, a last start winner, was considered unacceptable.

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

After the race, Z Purton stated that, in his opinion, TRAVEL FIRST was not suited by today's track surface.

He said TRAVEL FIRST may be better suited racing on a track with more give in it than that of today's racing surface.

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

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

UNICRON JEWELLERY, AGREE and GREEN ENERGY were sent for sampling.