Race 4 (068)

MAGNOLIA HANDICAP   Rating:040-000   1650m   Happy Valley   Good To Firm

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 12 LE PEGASE (T280) M L Yeung B-/PC1 Pressed forward from outside draw to contest early lead before taking sit 4L back. Threw out strong challenge on straightening, making up ground gradually to win close home.
2 7 GOBI STORM (A101) M F Poon B/H/TT Hard ridden from outside draw to lead on settling, pulling 4L clear passing 1000m. Still well clear entering straight but started to feel the pinch 200m and run down final stages.
3 11 SPICY DOUBLE (T393) K Teetan B Ridden along in midfield between horses to 1300m when checked and started to over-race. Settled better back stretch, given reminders at turn-in, finished strongly down centre track.
4 1 VICTORY FOLLOW ME (V182) Z Purton TT Slow, then snagged back and taken to rail, settling towards rear. Checked off heels 1000m, swung 3-wide entering straight, finished off nicely between horses.
5 9 HAPPY FRIENDSHIP (S074) H N Wong SR-/B2/TT2 Began awkwardly, taken to fence at midfield and settled. Got clear inside run in straight, making ground steadily until racing tight concluding stages.
6 4 MY GIFT (V242) N Callan B Ridden to hold rail, settling 5L back when leaders sprinted. Closed in slightly turning for home, Ran on steadily in straight under vigorous riding.
7 2 BORN TO RACE (T383) J Moreira B-/TT Away quickly but unable match early pace, settling one-out 5L from leader. Closed in around home turn but only one-paced from 200m.
8 5 ROCK THE TREE (P272) M Chadwick B2 Outpaced, dropping to last at first turn. Made up some ground around home turn and finished off fairly.
9 8 EMPIRE OF MONGOLIA (V317) K C Leung B Outpaced, nestling one-out behind midfield. Taken to centre track on straightening but only one-paced under hard riding.
10 6 GOLDEN PARTNERS (S286) C Schofield P Outpaced, dropping to last pair but away from fence. Remained at rear to straight where failed to respond to hard riding.
11 10 NO LAUGHING MATTER (V032) W M Lai TT Began well, racing close to pace but three-wide. Kept wide throughout, swung wider at turn-in, spent force passing 200m and eased down final stages.
12 3 G-ONE UNION (V276) S Clipperton B2/TT Ridden to hold midfield position but held 3-wide mostly. Lost position abruptly home turn and finished tailed out. (Had irregular heart rhythm)
B : Blinkers BO : Blinker with one cowl only E : Ear Plugs H : Hood
P : Pacifier PC : Pacifier with cowls PS : Pacifier with 1 cowl SR : Shadow Roll
CP : Sheepskin Cheek Pieces TT : Tongue Tie V : Visor SB : Sheepskin Browband
CO : Sheepskin Cheek Piece 1 side "1" : First time "2" : Replaced "-" : Removed
CC : Cornell Collar XB : Crossed Nose Band