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Race Results:

12 December 2021 - Sha Tin


Class G1 - 2000M - A
Course: ST Sunny
Going: g
Finish Time: 2:00:66
Sectional Time: 26.12 24.50 23.73 23.24 23.07

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
112LOVES ONLY YOU (D821)Y. KawadaY. Yahagi1181223.12.642:00:665-5-5-5-174.71 23.04 22.91
24HISHI IGUAZU (G807)J. MoreiraN. Hori114126105.812SH 2:00:6811-12-11-10-275.23 22.68 22.77
35RUSSIAN EMPEROR (E198)B. ShinnD. Whyte1101261124101 2:00:838-7-6-3-374.83 22.76 23.24
48DUBAI HONOUR (G809)T. MarquandW. J. Haggas1211239.35.271.252:00:8610-9-10-7-475.07 22.80 22.99
56TOURBILLON DIAMOND (E054)A. BadelC. S. Shum1071262329112.52:01:0712-11-12-12-575.39 22.72 22.96
611LEI PAPALE (G812)C. SoumillonT. Takano1181225.26.234.752:01:417-8-7-8-674.83 23.04 23.54
77BERLIN TANGO (E120)C. Y. HoA. S. Cruz95126153854.752:01:429-10-9-6-775.03 22.76 23.63
83GLORIOUS DRAGON (C120)M. F. PoonK. W. Lui115126112385 2:01:444-4-4-4-874.63 23.08 23.73
910BOLSHOI BALLET (G811)R. MooreA P O'Brien115123222996.52:01:683-1-2-2-974.47 23.12 24.09
101KA YING STAR (C198)M. ChadwickA. S. Cruz117126132269 2:02:101-2-1-1-1074.35 23.24 24.51
112PANFIELD (E052)K. TeetanA. T. Millard1161261218110 2:02:256-6-8-11-1174.83 23.24 24.18
129MAC SWINEY (G810)K. ManningJ S Bolger1181234944216.752:03:332-3-3-9-1274.63 23.28 25.42
Sire:Deep Impact
Breed of the Winning Horse:LOVES ONLY YOU
Dam:Loves Only Me
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 12 26
place 12 13
4 21
5 57.5
forecast 12-4 136
quinella 4-12 93.5
quinella place 4-12 41.5
5-12 159.5
4-5 361.5
3 pick 1 (Composite Win) A1 18
Winning Trainer (Composite Win) C2 14
tierce 12-4-5 2892
trio 4-5-12 995
first 4 4-5-8-12 1047
quartet 12-4-5-8 15448
7th double (1-12) $29.0
7th double consulation (1-4) $15.0

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Loves Only You was desperate for a run after a one-off trip better than midfield but responded nicely to overhaul compatriot Hishi Iguazu 60m out when things opened up 200m out. She ends a brilliant career with Group One wins in the United States and Hong Kong. Hishi Iguazu found one just too smart after rallying nicely down the outside to get the head in front 100m out after a patient ride second last from a wide draw. He's just another stalwart from the Land of the Rising Sun. Russian Emperor found a couple just too good after quickening nicely to lead 350m out following a wide with cover run in midfield. He might have went for home too early but it was a huge run against some of the world's best. Punted late Dubai Honour got going late to fill the frame after biding his time third from the rear. It was a good run. Tourbillon Diamond ran on reasonably well after being ridden for luck at the rear from an outside draw. It was another solid effort up in class and distance after a last-start win over 1,800m. Berlin Tango just held his ground after a one-off trip behind midfield. This was too rich for his blood. You can forget the run of Panfield who was badly impeded 350m out and eased down soon after.

Racing Incident Report

Race Eight: (250) - THE LONGINES HONG KONG CUP - Class G1 - 2000Meters

LEI PAPALE began awkwardly.

BERLIN TANGO lifted its front feet off the ground as the start was effected.

BOLSHOI BALLET and RUSSIAN EMPEROR brushed at the start.

From the outside barriers, TOURBILLON DIAMOND and HISHI IGUAZU were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.

Approaching the 1600 Metres, PANFIELD became unbalanced momentarily when crowded for room inside MAC SWINEY which then shifted out and improved forward of PANFIELD.

For some distance approaching and passing the 1300 Metres, LEI PAPALE travelled keenly and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of LOVES ONLY YOU.

After the 900 Metres, LEI PAPALE was steadied away from the heels of LOVES ONLY YOU.

BOLSHOI BALLET travelled wide and without cover until near the 850 Metres at which time GLORIOUS DRAGON was left racing wide and without cover.

Approaching the 600 Metres, DUBAI HONOUR raced very tight between PANFIELD and LEI PAPALE when improving into restricted room between those horses.

At the entrance to the Straight, PANFIELD attempted to improve into tight running inside MAC SWINEY which was not fully available.

As PANFIELD was attempting to improve its position, MAC SWINEY was taken in marginally by LOVES ONLY YOU which shifted in away from the heels of BOLSHOI BALLET.

This resulted in PANFIELD being checked when unable to secure running to the inside of MAC SWINEY.

As the Stewards were of the opinion that there was not sufficient room for PANFIELD to improve inside MAC SWINEY and that the riders of both MAC SWINEY and LOVES ONLY YOU would have been unaware that that horse was attempting to improve its position at this time, no further action was taken.

T Marquand (DUBAI HONOUR) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding [Rule 100(1)] in that passing the 300 Metres he directed his mount to the outside of BOLSHOI BALLET and into running which was not available, resulting in DUBAI HONOUR making contact with GLORIOUS DRAGON on a number of occasions, causing GLORIOUS DRAGON to be hampered when crowded for room between DUBAI HONOUR and BERLIN TANGO.

In the circumstances, T Marquand was suspended from riding in races for a period to commence on Monday, 27 December 2021 and to expire on Thursday, 6 January 2022 on which day he may resume race riding (4 Hong Kong racedays).

Passing the 100 Metres, HISHI IGUAZU lay in under pressure and bumped LOVES ONLY YOU.

After the race, LOVES ONLY YOU was found to be lame in the left hind leg and to have sustained a laceration to that leg.

On return to the quarantine facility, LOVES ONLY YOU was again examined by the Veterinary Surgeon who said that there was no obvious lameness associated with the horse at that time.

A veterinary inspection of PANFIELD immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer??which had previously been reported.

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

LOVES ONLY YOU and HISHI IGUAZU were sent for sampling.