Race 8 (406)

ARSENAL HANDICAP   Rating:100-80   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 6 MILITARY ATTACK (N175) D Beadman H1/SR1 Slow to begin, settled behind midfield and travelled smoothly along the inside, made good headway from 300M before moving to the lead near 150M, drew well clear. Impressive debut.
2 4 TURF EXPRESS (L399) Y T Cheng TT Up with early pace then sat back in midfield middle stages, pressed on 500M, kept on nicely to go 2nd 100M out but no chance with the winner.
3 10 FUN RIDER (CK231) K C Leung B Always prominent, led from 1300M to 1000M then tracked leader to straight, stayed on well enough, faded late but managed to hang on for 3rd.
4 5 DRAGON FIGHTER (L260) M L Yeung -- Went forward from wide barrier, settled in 3rd entering back straight, kept on steadily without troubling the winner.
5 9 FLYING SUPREME (CK226) N Callan -- Positioned 2-wide behind midfield, had an uninterrupted run in straight but never going the pace to seriously challenge.
6 7 HAPPY TUMBLER (L048) Z Purton XB Dropped back to the rear as expected, over 10Ls off the pace in middle stages, 3-wide turning for home, stayed on fairly down the outside.
7 12 REGENCY WINNER (CK410) M Chadwick TT Towards the rear along the fence, 6Ls to make up on leader passing 400M, found less than expected under pressure, never a serious threat.
8 1 MR BOND (M098) G Mosse -- In mid-pack, pushed to a 3-wide spot without cover from 1000M, did not pick up to any great degree under pressure passing 400M.
9 2 FORTUNE RED PEPPER (CK199) J Lloyd H Caught 3-wide to 1200M then strode forward to establish s 3Ls lead down the back straight, collared by pursuers inside 200M, no extra.
10 3 VOILE ROUGE (M343) D Whyte B-/TT In midfield, raced a shade keen passing 1000M, didn't respond under pressure 400M out, dropped away 200M.
11 8 PACKING WHIZ (N120) M Du Plessis -- Raced 3-wide towards the rear, ridden nearing 300M but never got competitive.
12 11 MARK UP (CK247) T Clark -- Settled near last, didn't pick on straightening, never a factor.
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