Race 8 (496)

CHEUNG CHAU HANDICAP   Rating:100-80   1650m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 9 FLASHING AURA (CL404) D Whyte TT Held up in midfield 3-wide, travelled smoothly, unleashed a powerful turn of foot when a gap opened up 250M, edged ahead inside 50M.
2 2 SILVER GRECIAN (CL323) B Prebble SR/XB/TT Settled in midfield 2-wide, was given a few reminders down the back straight, niggled along making the home turn, finished well when clear inside 300M, got up for 2nd near line.
3 13 AOMEN (N008) J Lloyd B Overcame a wide barrier to sit one out one back, moved strongly into the lead near 200M, kept on well only to be caught by first two final stages.
4 4 HELENE SPIRIT (M310) G Mosse TT Soon led, set even pace, headed near 200M and kept on one paced final stages.
5 6 FREE JUDGEMENT (M163) K C Leung -- Checked at the start, shuffled back, in 10th place 5Ls off leader turning for home, stayed on fairly and never a threat to leaders.
6 14 EURO SWIFTLY (CK091) T Angland H/CP/TT- Dropped back to 2nd last, not hurried in early and middle stages, brought wide to straight, made some progress early straight, one paced final 100M.
7 7 RIO WILLIE (N087) O Doleuze B Raced 3-wide in the group chasing the pace but had no cover for most of the way, kept on same pace to line.
8 10 KING OF REASON (M154) M Du Plessis H-/P2 Never far off but was 4-wide without cover throughout, not quickened inside 300M, faded over the concluding stages.
9 3 FORTUNE RED PEPPER (CK199) U Rispoli H- Held up midfield and had a ground saving trip along the inside, made no progress final 300M.
10 5 GROOVY (CL401) A Suborics -- First attempt over the trip. Tracked leader, came under pressure inside 600M, out of contention 200M from home.
11 1 JUST FANTASTIC (CL291) K C Ng H Slow to begin and reluctant to improve position despite being ridden, last turning home and never going the pace to challenge.
12 8 CARTHAGE (CL256) W M Lai SR/TT Caught wide over the first turn, dropped back to a rearward position in search of cover entering back straight, pushed wide again turning for home, no extra inside 300M.
13 11 OPEN SESAME (CL091) M Chadwick TT Settled behind midfield, under pressure halfway turning for home, outpaced inside 400M, never involved.
14 12 ST DIDAR (CL115) T Clark B/TT Not far away in 4th, came under pressure 500M out, soon beaten and eased final 200M.
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