Race 10 (094)

EGRET HANDICAP   Rating:100-80   1400m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 7 TURF EXPRESS (L399) G Mosse TT1 Out in line, trapped 3 wide without cover in midfield, 4Ls back working to bend, kept improving at 400 M and showed good fight last 200 M to finish over the top of rivals.
2 4 SPARKLING POWER (L257) B Doyle XB1 Positive from wide alley, box seated behind pace trio, travelled well in middle stages, stalked leaders on bend, made a well timed finish only to lose out in concluding stages.
3 5 ABLE SPEED (CK210) K C Leung B/H/TT Drifted back as usual, near last best part of 7Ls off speed, kept saving ground on circle, came through a narrow gap along rails to get up for a place.
4 13 CALIFORNIA MEMORY (L135) M Chadwick TT- Went forward to look for lead early, raced on speed outside leader, had a fair run to bend, boxed on gamely in straight losing place late.
5 1 EXPRESS WIN (CJ042) B Prebble TT Standard break, positioned closer than usual 4Ls away in mid-section, enjoyed a good trail to bend, slightly crowded at 200 M but worked the line evenly nevertheless.
6 12 TAVERNER (CK227) D Whyte B Out in line, took an ideal position on leaders back throughout, popped off rails turning and looked a chance but run ended inside final furlong.
7 11 DOUBLE LUCK (CH239) M L Yeung -- Showed good early speed, took up running and controlled race from top end, about a length clear turning, kept on but didn't see out journey final 200 M.
8 9 EXCEPTIONAL ART (L174) H W Lai -- Tardy into stride, back with last few 7Ls or worse from lead, always well back, made some late ground from impossible spot on bend.
9 6 GRAND DANCER (CK268) J Lloyd B Worked a bit to slot in from a wide gate, got in 3 wide 5Ls off speed, covered ground to bend, followed eventual winner but didn't let down and struggled late.
10 3 PRESTO (CJ048) W M Lai -- Moderate beginning, raced behind midfield 5Ls or so back, had a fair run throughout, didn't have a finish in straight and just battled away late.
11 14 JOHNSON (CJ305) M W Leung B/TT No speed and drifted back to last, best part of 8Ls or more from front end, still last on turning in, came to middle and did manage to close off OK late.
12 8 EUPHEMISM (L413) Z Purton B1 Standard jump, settled behind midfield 3 wide 6 to 7Ls off lead, had cover to bend, didn't have much to offer and condition gave out in straight.
13 2 QUICK TOUCH (CJ196) Y T Cheng TT2 Pressed on in hope of a close up spot, posted 3 wide without cover 1L down, did it tough to bend, faded after a hard run.
14 10 BEST FRIEND (CH240) T Angland -- Even break, took up a midfield role 3 to 4Ls away on rails, used little in run, no turn of foot from 400 M and faded out.
B : Blinkers BO : Blinker with one cowl only CC : Cornell Collar CP : Sheepskin Cheek Pieces
CO : Sheepskin Cheek Piece One Side E : Ear Plugs H : Hood P : Pacifier
PC : Pacifier with cowls PS : Pacifier with one cowl SB : Sheepskin Browband SR : Shadow Roll
TT : Tongue Tie V : Visor VO : Visor with one cowl XB : Crossed Nose Band
"1" : First time "2" : Replaced "-" : Removed