马来西亚 （槟城） - 17/08/2013
场地：湿地 夺标时速： 1:19.30
RACE 4 (R1075) Class 4 - 1300M
MANHATTAN II HANDICAP
BABY POLO (App MM Firdaus) jumped awkwardly inwards.
On jumping, SARATOGA (LL Tai) was crowded for room between GO BABY GO
(C Goon) which jumped awkwardly outwards and HARDEN UP (KY Yap) which
jumped awkwardly inwards. SARATOGA lost ground in this incident.
SARATOGA raced wide home turn.
SARATOGA laid outwards in the home straight, obliging its rider to stop and straighten
near the 200M.
Near the 150M, EURO FIGHTER (J Chuah) switched outwards across the heels of
ANAK PUJUT (App M Ganeesh) in order to obtain clear running and in doing so,
bumped DISTANT GLORY(App A Nawawi) which shifted inwards under pressure.
Jockey J Chuah will be shown the film and warned to exercise more care when shifting
ground in future.
THESTARISHERE (HK Cheng) raced wide throughout.
Post-race veterinary examinations of ANAK PUJUT, GO BABY GO, DONTCALLME
UNCLE (Lou Ho) and JACK OF HEARTS (S Salee) revealed no obvious abnormality.
Jockey WK Yan, the rider of FREE GIFT, reported that his mount was not striding out
freely. A post-race veterinary examination of FREE GIFT revealed no obvious
When questioned regarding the performance of VIBRANT SPIRIT, Jockey H Barnabas
stated that he was instructed to get a good jump, sit in a handy position and do his best in
the straight. He said that after getting a good jump, VIBRANT SPIRIT commenced to
race keenly, however was able to sit handy as instructed behind the eventual leader,
HARDEN UP. He said that approaching the home turn, he urged his mount along but
did not respond as expected and shortly afterwards near the 350M, steadied off the heels
of TURNINGOLD (App I Amirul) which switched outwards across the heels of ANAK
PUJUT in order to obtain clear running. He further stated that thereafter, VIBRANT
SPIRIT commenced to give ground and believed that his mount did not handle the going
today and was disappointing. His explanation was noted. Trainer KL Chong confirmed
the instructions, however did advise the Stewards that he expected VIBRANT SPIRIT to
be in contention in the race as HARDEN UP had been known to be a notable leader. He
further stated that he expected VIBRANT SPIRIT to have a good chance today but was
racing in stronger company as opposed to its previous 2 wins when VIBRANT SPIRIT
led throughout. His explanation was noted. A post-race veterinary examination of
VIBRANT SPIRIT revealed no obvious abnormality. VIBRANT SPIRIT was
impounded. VIBRANT SPIRIT which raced poorly will be required to pass a test
(1000M/vet) before being declared to race again.