Race 10 (323)

SOUTHWELL HANDICAP   Rating:100-80   1600m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 10 BUSINESS AS USUAL (M057) D Beadman H Rolled forward to sit first outside leaders girth, enjoyed run of the race 1L away, set out after leader from 400m, kept to task well to lead inside 200m and defy rivals late.
2 9 TURF EXPRESS (CL399) C Y Ho TT Unable to slot in from a wide alley, posted 3 wide with out cover 4Ls back in midfield, worked and carried wider to 400m, kept fighting gamely and did well to snare a place.
3 7 HELENE SPIRIT (M310) Z Purton TT Began well, assumed spot on leaders back, enjoyed a fair trip 2Ls back to bend, kept chasing leader and stuck to task well for a place.
4 12 FLYING SUPREME (CK226) C K Tong -- Faded back to race behind midfield, 7-8Ls back 3 wide with cover, plenty to do when still last turning, motored down middle final 400m to make frame. (See Racing Incidents.)
5 8 SEMOS (M125) T Angland B/TT Taken back to rear, ended up 9Ls away racing two wide, swept wider approaching home bend, looked a big chance at 200m but peaked on run final 100m.
6 3 SAPELLI (CK191) M Du Plessis -- Settled in rear division 8Ls or so away in running line, fair run to bend, made modest progress in straight to be nearest on line.
7 2 BEAUTY LEAD (N209) G Mosse SR1 Positioned just off midfield 6Ls or so away on rails, even run to bend, made steady ground between horses in straight to be not far away in finish.
8 1 VOILE ROUGE (M343) K C Ng B/TT Pressed on and took up running, set a decent gallop in front, kicked clear at 400m, defied them to 200m but overhauled and passed final furlong.
9 13 HELENE WITTY (CL228) O Doleuze TT Slow into stride, took a midfield spot, 4Ls or so off front, no excuses in run, niggled turn and didn't find much just battling at same speed in straight.
10 4 DRAGON FIGHTER (CL260) D Whyte -- Showed usual speed, ended up just off pace 3-4Ls back in running line, improved 3 wide rounding bend, looked a place chance at 300m but run tapered final furlong.
11 6 HAPPY TUMBLER (CL048) T Clark XB No early speed, settled 8-9Ls back near rear on rails, always well back and gave a big start turning, lacked usual sprint and struggled in run home.
12 11 KING OF REASON (M154) H W Lai H Settled in 3 wide line with cover, 6Ls back just off midfield, fair run despite covering ground, made a brief bid at 400m but emptied at 300m.
13 5 FREE JUDGEMENT (M163) M Guyon P-/B1 Settled just behind midfield 6Ls or so off lead, in 2 wide line between runners but was difficult to settle on circle, produced nothing in straight.
14 14 IMPERIAL ROME (N012) N Callan -- Away well, took up ideal spot 1 out 1 back, had ok run to bend, gave ground badly final 400m.
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