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Race Results:

9 September 2018 - Sha Tin
RACE

Race 7 - SHENZHEN HANDICAP

Class 4 - 1600M - C
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 1:34:41
Sectional Time: 24.32 22.34 23.67 24.08

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
12GREAT TREASURE (T380)A. SannaY. S. Tsui58131172451:34:418-9-8-147.86 23.03 23.52
210FULL OF CHANCES (A284)U. RispoliT. P. Yung461191714100.751:34:5210-10-10-248.14 23.03 23.35
36LET US WIN (V381)M. F. PoonL. Ho55123191372 1:34:727-7-6-347.50 23.15 24.07
44ELECTRIC LIGHTNING (A189)K. TeetanD. Ferraris57130231763.751:35:026-6-7-447.14 23.55 24.33
53RED ELYSEES (A005)M. L. YeungK. L. Man581296.36.444 1:35:064-5-4-546.94 23.59 24.53
61GOOD DAYS (A333)H. T. MoC. S. Shum60128181195 1:35:199-8-9-647.82 23.31 24.06
711PO CHING TREASURE (S388)W. M. LaiC. Fownes42115227.627.751:35:655-4-3-746.90 23.63 25.12
85SMART CHARADE (A314)H. N. WongW. Y. So561265.42.638.751:35:802-2-2-846.70 23.63 25.47
97PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT (S420)M. ChadwickC. W. Chang47120107.1113.251:36:521-1-1-946.66 23.67 26.19
109THE FULL BLOOM (V243)C. WongC. H. Yip471101512814.51:36:733-3-5-1046.86 23.75 26.12
WD8RIGHTEOUS MATE (A419)G. van NiekerkK. W. Lui471202.5WD--
Sire:Husson
Breed of the Winning Horse:GREAT TREASURE
Dam:Russian Belle
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 2 247
place 2 60
10 36.5
6 42
quinella 2-10 1173.5
quinella place 2-10 306
2-6 390
6-10 345
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A3 22
tierce 2-10-6 34258
trio 2-6-10 4648
first 4 2-4-6-10 7876
quartet 2-10-6-4 256499
6th double (9-2) $1458.5
6th double consulation (9-10) $222.5
2nd double trio (8,9,10/2,6,10) $648762.0

Recap by phillip woo

Great Treasure held off Full Of Chances after sweeping to the lead at the 150m settling one from the rear following a slow start for a fourth upset win from five career victories. Full Of Chances closed very well for second despite being uninterested early on. He's heading in the right direction and appreciated the longer trip. Let Us Win couldn't sustain his run after briefly finding the front 270m out from beyond midfield. He isn't far off a win in this grade on either surface. Electric Lightning stayed on a non-threatening fourth but was held up for a run at the 300m following a midfield run. He usually improves with racing. Red Elysees was slightly hampered in the drive following a handy run but might not have much upside off his current mark. Good Days closed late from near the back but requires a much longer trip. Backed late, Po Ching Treasure found little in the drive following a prominent run. He's not getting any younger.

Racing Incident Report

Race Seven: (25) - SHENZHEN HANDICAP - Class 4 - 1600Meters

RIGHTEOUS MATE was withdrawn on raceday morning by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame right front foot).

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

GREAT TREASURE was slow to begin and then shortly after the start threw its head in the air when being ridden along to improve its position.

When being ridden along to obtain a forward position, PO CHING TREASURE raced tight shortly after the start between SMART CHARADE and PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT, both of which shifted ground.

From the outside barrier, FULL OF CHANCES was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.

Despite being ridden along in the early stages, GOOD DAYS failed to muster speed and was shifted across behind runners shortly after the start.

Approaching the 900 Metres, RED ELYSEES raced tight between PO CHING TREASURE and THE FULL BLOOM which shifted in marginally.

Rounding the Home Turn, ELECTRIC LIGHTNING was shifted in away from the heels of RED ELYSEES.

Then passing the 400 Metres, ELECTRIC LIGHTNING was steadied when disappointed for running between PO CHING TREASURE which shifted to the outside of PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT and RED ELYSEES which shifted in marginally.

After this, ELECTRIC LIGHTNING was shifted to the outside of RED ELYSEES to obtain clear running.

Approaching the 200 Metres, RED ELYSEES momentarily raced tight between LET US WIN which lay in under pressure and SMART CHARADE which also shifted ground.

In this incident, SMART CHARADE was directed in to relieve the tightening to RED ELYSEES, resulting in PO CHING TREASURE, which had been unable to obtain clear running, having to be steadied away from the heels of SMART CHARADE.

ELECTRIC LIGHTNING lost its left front plate after the race.

When questioned regarding the performance of SMART CHARADE, H N Wong stated that he was asked to ride the horse in behind the speed if possible.

He said it was anticipated that SMART CHARADE may, from barrier 3, be able to obtain a position in front of midfield.

He said he was aware that PO CHING TREASURE, which was drawn immediately inside SMART CHARADE, had often not been able to obtain a forward position despite being ridden along and that on occasions when the horse had been able to take up a prominent position, it had taken the horse some time to do so.

He said SMART CHARADE began very well and PO CHING TREASURE, despite being hard ridden in the early stages, was not mustering speed to the inside of SMART CHARADE.

He said he was reluctant to allow PO CHING TREASURE the opportunity to continue to attempt to improve its position inside SMART CHARADE as he was concerned that if this took some time, that would allow other runners to improve their position behind PO CHING TREASURE which may have resulted in SMART CHARADE being left racing wide.

He said he therefore allowed SMART CHARADE to cross PO CHING TREASURE which he was able to do without having to make too much use of the horse.

He added after clearing PO CHING TREASURE, SMART CHARADE was positioned to the outside of PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT.

He said he immediately commenced to steady his mount in order to allow other runners to improve their position forward of SMART CHARADE which would have provided SMART CHARADE with cover.

He said in assessing the race it was hoped that LET US WIN or GOOD DAYS, from wider barriers, would be ridden along to obtain the lead, however, when neither of these horses was able to go forward, it resulted in SMART CHARADE having to race outside the lead in the early stages.

He added after the 1300 Metres he continued to steady his mount in the hope that THE FULL BLOOM would improve its position either outside the lead or into the lead which would have resulted in SMART CHARADE racing somewhere closer to where it had been anticipated that the horse would be able to be positioned.

He said however that when THE FULL BLOOM did not continue forward, this resulted in SMART CHARADE racing in a more forward position than had been expected and without cover.

He said SMART CHARADE travelled keenly outside the leader PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT and did not relax as he had hoped.

He said SMART CHARADE came under heavy pressure in the early part of the Straight and then gave ground, particularly over the final 200 Metres.

He said whilst SMART CHARADE was disappointing, he felt that the circumstances of the race had not been to the horse's advantage.

A veterinary inspection of SMART CHARADE immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea.

The performance of SMART CHARADE, a favourite for today's race, was considered unacceptable.

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

When questioned, Apprentice C Wong stated that he was asked, from barrier 8, to ride positively on THE FULL BLOOM in the early stages and obtain a position behind the speed with cover if possible.

He said it was felt that today's race would not be run at a fast tempo which would provide THE FULL BLOOM with the opportunity to obtain a forward position without having be ridden along.

He said in accordance with his instructions he allowed THE FULL BLOOM to assume a forward position in the early stages and after travelling a short distance steadied his mount in order to find cover behind the leaders, PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT and SMART CHARADE.

He said ELECTRIC LIGHTNING maintained its position to the inside of THE FULL BLOOM in the early stages in a three wide position which allowed RED ELYSEES the opportunity to maintain its position to the inside of ELECTRIC LIGHTNING.

He said because of this he was not able to obtain a position with cover behind SMART CHARADE and consequently raced three wide and without cover throughout the race.

He added because of this THE FULL BLOOM was then not able to finish off the race.

A veterinary inspection of THE FULL BLOOM immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

When questioned, M Chadwick stated that, as is usual, he was asked to ride PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT where it was comfortable as the horse had previously shown a tendency to prove difficult to settle when ridden along.

He said it had been hoped that, from barrier 1, PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT would be able to obtain cover behind the leader, however, it was open to him to lead the race if it meant that he would not have to unnecessarily restrain the horse.

He said PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT began well and he was able to obtain the lead on the horse without having to make any use of it.

He said in the early and middle stages he attempted to steady the tempo as he was aware that the race was being run quicker than what he had hoped, however, he was reluctant to place more pressure on PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT given its previous racing history.

He said this resulted in the race being run at a quicker tempo than had been anticipated and consequently PRESIDENTPARAMOUNT was then not able to finish off the race and weakened.

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

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

SMART CHARADE, GREAT TREASURE and FULL OF CHANCES were sent for sampling.