Race 8 (237)

THE CATHAY PACIFIC HONG KONG CUP   Rating:-   2000m   Sha Tin   Good To Firm

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 6 CALIFORNIA MEMORY (L135) M Chadwick -- Tracked leader in a slowly run race, held up behind front pair 450M-300M, responded well once a gap opened up, came through swiftly and assumed control final 50M.
2 5 IRIAN (L187) D Beadman H Dropped back to last in a slowly run race, patiently ridden, stayed on strongly over final 300M, got up for 2nd near line but not getting to the winner.
3 7 ZAZOU (N614) O Peslier -- Caught wide early, went forward and crossed to race one out one back behind leader, benefited from a sedate pace, kept on well turning in, briefly led mid-straight, rallied late stages to hold 3rd.
4 2 AMBITIOUS DRAGON (CK399) D Whyte B Slow to begin, settled towards the rear along the 2-path, switched out near 500M to challenge, made smooth headway to join leaders at 200M, outpaced final 150M.
5 1 CIRRUS DES AIGLES (L623) C Soumillon -- Settled in midfield and would probably not have been suited by the slow pace, had no clear run early straight, put in some solid late work but was left with plenty to do.
6 3 BYWORD (N612) M Guyon -- Always close up, driven 350M, worked hard to chase leaders but was found wanting, weakened final stages.
7 9 PURE CHAMPION (M178) G Mosse TT Quickly into stride, crossed to the fence with ease and led at a sedate pace uncontested, driven along passing 400M, headed nearing 250M by higher rated rivals, weakened.
8 8 RANSOM NOTE (N615) M Hills -- In midfield, not going pace to challenge when the race got serious inside 400M, no impression.
9 10 JACOBEE (L179) T Clark H/TT Restrained to a near last position, couldn't match strides with main rivals turning into straight, never factored.
10 4 DURBAN THUNDER (N613) A Starke XB In mid-division, caught wide without cover for most of the way, dropped out soon after straightening.
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