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O.P. « 2008-Dec-08, 06:46 PM »

 

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint - 1200M - (International G1)


Previous Winners | Performance Analysis | Speed Chart | Comprehensive Past Performance

Horse Name Country / Region Age Sex Trainer Wt. Int'l Rating
Apache Cat (AUS) AUS 6 g Greg Eurell 126 121
Marchand D'Or (FR) FR 5 g Frederic Head 126 120
Mythical Flight (SAF) SAF 5 g Sean Tarry 126 117
Sunny Power (AUS) HK 6 g Francis Lui 126 114
Enthused (NZ) HK 5 g John Size 126 114
Diabolical (USA)(Scratched) UAE 5 h Saeed Bin Suroor 126 113
Green Birdie (NZ) HK 5 g Caspar Fownes 126 113
Waikato (NZ) SIN 5 g Laurie Laxon 126 111
Tosho Courage (JPN) JPN 6 h Kaneo Ikezoe 126 110
Moorhouse Lad (GB) GB 5 g Bryan Smart 126 110
Star Crowned (USA)(Scratched) UAE 5 h Rashed Bouresly 126 110
Abbadjinn (GER) GER 4 g Peter Rau 126 110
Laurel Guerreiro (JPN) JPN 4 c Mitsugu Kon 126 113
Inspiration (AUS) HK 5 g John Moore 126 106
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« 2008-Dec-08, 07:18 PM Reply #1 »
Apache Cat strode a strong 800 metres in 50.5 seconds on the all-weather, zipping home the last 400 metres in 22.5, which pleased his trainer Greg Eurell. "He had a good gallop which is what we wanted. He's settled in so well here I think he was looking forward to a bit of decent work," Eurell said.

Eurell reported that the striking six-year-old was 530 kg on landing last week but had put on condition in the past few days. "He's 540 kilos (kilograms) now and that's around his optimum racing weight. It's a good indicator with him. He was 538 kilos when he last raced in Western Australia.

"He's eating and drinking as you'd hope and I would say he has settled in very, very well," Eurell said.

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« 2008-Dec-08, 08:12 PM Reply #2 »
[stormy]

Horse Name Country Age Sex Trainer Wrat


Apache Cat (AUS) AUS 6 g Greg Eurell 69.1


Tosho Courage (JPN) JPN 6 h Kaneo Ikezoe 66.0


Sunny Power (AUS) HK 6 g Francis Lui 65.1


Enthused (NZ) HK 5 g John Size 59.0


Waikato (NZ) SIN 5 g Laurie Laxon 58.0


Marchand D'Or (FR) FR 5 g Frederic Head 57.1


Mythical Flight (SAF) SAF 5 g Sean Tarry 55.7


Diabolical (USA)(Scratched) UAE 5 h Saeed Bin Suroor 53.8


Green Birdie (NZ) HK 5 g Caspar Fownes 53.8


Moorhouse Lad (GB) GB 5 g Bryan Smart 52.4


Star Crowned (USA)(Scratched) UAE 5 h Rashed Bouresly 52.4


Inspiration (AUS) HK 5 g John Moore 50.5


Laurel Guerreiro (JPN) JPN 4 c Mitsugu Kon 43.0


Abbadjinn (GER) GER 4 g Peter Rau 41.9



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« 2008-Dec-10, 04:21 PM Reply #3 »
apache a good thing in this - they have just been winding him up to peak here - will put a couple on them   

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« 2008-Dec-10, 04:34 PM Reply #4 »
Whens the barrier draw?

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« 2008-Dec-10, 04:49 PM Reply #5 »
not sure wily ol dog but

with him settling & working as reported in westies post & the fact he's the highest rated horse in it has got make him some sort  of chance

22.5 last 400 isn't too shabby   8)

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« 2008-Dec-10, 04:50 PM Reply #6 »
Class 1 horses run that over there in track work  ;)

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« 2008-Dec-11, 03:53 PM Reply #7 »
He's drawn barrier 2 which people seem to be happy with- but is this no longer run down a straight as it was in the old days?

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« 2008-Dec-11, 03:59 PM Reply #8 »
Good point Calgary, didn't Falvelon win this race twice and a placing, I remember them all being down the straight

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« 2008-Dec-11, 04:19 PM Reply #9 »

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint - 14 December 2008

Barrier Draw Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse No.

 

Horse Name

Representing

 

Draw No.

          1

 

APACHE CAT         

 

AUS

 

2

          2

 

MARCHAND D'OR      

 

FR

 

4

          3

 

MYTHICAL FLIGHT    

 

SAF

 

8

          4

 

ENTHUSED           

 

HK

 

13

          5

 

SUNNY POWER        

 

HK

 

12

          6

 

GREEN BIRDIE       

 

HK

 

5

          7

 

LAUREL GUERREIRO   

 

JPN

 

3

          8

 

WAIKATO            

 

SIN

 

6

          9

 

ABBADJINN           

 

GER

 

7

        10

 

MOORHOUSE LAD      

 

GB

 

1

        11

 

TOSHO COURAGE      

 

JPN

 

10

        12

 

INSPIRATION        

 

HK

 

9

        13

 

NIGHTLIGN          

 

HK

 

11


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« 2008-Dec-11, 06:29 PM Reply #10 »
pretty sure it was extended from 1000m to 12oo - think falvelon won over 1000,  1200 m starts have been round the bend as long as i've been following sha tin  - not that long

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« 2008-Dec-11, 06:33 PM Reply #11 »
Thanks seal,

Barrier 2 will be perfect then, he can get cover and then sprint clear at the 200  8-)

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« 2008-Dec-11, 07:46 PM Reply #12 »
I'd expect the horse drawn inside him ( Moorhouse Lad gate one ) to kick up early and show some toe for a fair way. I can see Apache settling midfield with the leaders going fairly quickly.

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« 2008-Dec-14, 04:50 PM Reply #13 »
Not sure what happened there,

The Cat appeared to be struggling not long after turning for home, but got going again late and to be beaten 1/2 length for 3rd

 :what:

Either way never let his supporters down, goes to show what a great job Takeover does to be so competitive overseas

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« 2008-Dec-14, 05:15 PM Reply #14 »
Bit unlucky not to win.

I've always felt he was a 1400m horse and today it looked like it

Flat footed and then chopped out as he was pegging them back.

Thought there may have been a protest

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« 2008-Dec-14, 05:37 PM Reply #15 »
Great ride by Beadman.

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« 2008-Dec-14, 07:49 PM Reply #16 »
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I wonder if you were on Inspiration (last start 7th and the only one in the field to finish in that position) Beadman on board pays close to 50-1 on UniTab, would have capped off a wonderful weekend for you if you were on.

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« 2008-Dec-14, 11:26 PM Reply #17 »
HKJC

Inspiration led home an almighty shock Hong Kong quinella in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin under a brilliant ride from Darren Beadman.

John Moore's huge outsider at 67-1 just got the better off his fellow local runner Green Birdie by a neck with Australia's hot favourite, Apache Cat, half a length back in third.
Pix: HKJC

It was the seventh consecutive success for a Hong Kong-trained horse in this race, one of the world's richest turf events over 1200m. Australian-bred horses have now won this dash in every editions since its inauguration in 1999.  This year the first five home had roots from Down Under. Europe's top sprinter, Marchand D'Or, could only manage sixth.

A delighted but amazed Moore said: "We put him in for the run. It's amazing. Mark Player [the Club's Head of International Races, Sale and Development] rang and asked if we would like to run and I said, 'Why not'?"

"It's a surprise but it was a gem of a ride from Darren as he was able to tuck in behind them. He has always shown abundant speed and at today he had the right run."

Trainer Greg Eurell, responsible for the race favourite Apache Cat, said: "No excuses, he hit a flat spot as he always does in his races, but then he ran on again, but just didn't have enough petrol in the tank today."



« Last Edit: 2008-Dec-14, 11:44 PM by westie »

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« 2008-Dec-15, 07:57 PM Reply #18 »
Westie believe it or not but yes I was on but only a $1.00 E/W...just for the sake of it.
Also had the next one in the followimng race as well.   :rolleyes:

I actually stood AC out as the banker in the tri and bracketed the placegetters.   In hindsight I probably just should have boxed the lot....Tri paid over a grand up here.

You gotta love those 7th's.


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