Race 5 (087)

FORTRESS HILL HANDICAP   Rating:080-060   1200m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
No
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 5 JUMBO HAPPINESS (V315) O Doleuze B Away with them, sat a length behind the leader on rail, easy run on turn, finished off very well in straight to score.
2 11 MR PICASSO (T330) M F Poon H/B1 Bumped start, positioned on rail in midfield, 2 to 3 lengths back, saved ground to near 450M, no daylight early in straight, shifted in thereafter but caught in traffic again, finished off strongly when clear final 100M.
3 4 BACK IN BLACK (T358) S Clipperton TT Began well, positioned 2 wide in 4th, improved from near 500M, finished off well to take 3rd. (See Racing Incidents.)
4 12 GOOD COMPANION (A052) U Rispoli TT Jumped well from a tricky gate, sent forward to race prominently, same position on turn, fought on steadily to the line.
5 9 RADIANT TREASURE (A230) M L Yeung SR-/H Taken back from the widest draw, raced ungenerously at tail in the early and middle stages, still well back on turn, finished off very strongly to be nearest on line.
6 3 GENERAL IRON (P429) T Berry H/TT Taken back from a wide draw, raced 6 lengths back at rear, same margin back on turn, made good progress in straight to be nearest on line. (See Racing Incidents.)
7 8 NAVAS (V362) H T Mo B/XB Slowly away, positioned on rail at rear, slightly improved along the rail on turn, kept to inside after straightening, no clear running near 100M, made minor progress when clear thereafter.
8 10 TRAVEL DATUK (V235) K Teetan B Away with them, raced 3 wide at rear, awkwardly placed near 1000M, improved from 400M, taken widest in straight, but finished off only one-paced.
9 7 BURST AWAY (A001) D Whyte -- Jumped well from gate 1, took the lead easily, enjoyed the uncontested lead on turn, kicked clear early in straight, peaked and headed near 100M, weakened thereafter.
10 1 GOLDEN HARVEST (N236) N Rawiller TT Jumped with them, raced 2 wide, 4 lengths back behind midfield, there to turn, finished off one-paced, never a threat.
11 6 SHALLUCK (A295) K C Leung -- Bumped start, raced 2 wide in midfield, same position on turn, failed to close off in straight.
12 2 LOTUS BREEZE (T112) B Prebble CP/XB/TT Slowly away from a wide draw, caught 3 wide with no cover in midfield, emptied early in straight and eased.
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