Race 7 (227)

THE LONGINES HONG KONG MILE   Rating:-   1600m   Sha Tin   Good To Firm

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 1 GLORIOUS DAYS (M353) D Whyte B Jumped well but not pressured settling towards the rear in a one-off position. Not asked until passing 500m, taken wide into straight and ran on strongly down centre track to win close home.
2 5 GOLD-FUN (P045) O Doleuze SR Jumped well, led field to 1400m before easing to 3rd along rail. Popped off fence before turn, shot to the front 300m, well clear 200m, run down closing stages.
3 3 PACKING WHIZ (N120) B Prebble H/XB Outpaced early, dropping to rear away from fence. Close to heels around turn, ran on well in straight when runs opened between horses.
4 2 GORDON LORD BYRON (P606) W Buick XB Began awkwardly, tightened 1500m and difficult to settle passing 1400m, steadied 1300m. Entered straight behind horses, close to heels 200m, finished off nicely when clear.
5 9 REAL SPECIALIST (M143) T Angland B1 Ridden forward gradually, settling 3-back, 1-off at 800m. Edged closer rounding turn, looked chance 200m, no extra.
6 13 MOONLIGHT CLOUD (S606) T Jarnet -- Ridden forward 3-wide in midfield and left without cover from 900m. Bumped shortly after entering straight but only one-paced under pressure.
7 6 HELENE SPIRIT (M310) G Mosse TT Jumped well, allowed to roll forward inside leader from 1400m. Took lead entering straight, collared 300m, one-paced.
8 4 DAN EXCEL (N195) W C Marwing SR/XB/TT Tightened shortly after start but allowed to roll forward sitting one-back, one-off at turn. One-paced under hard riding from 300m.
9 8 XTENSION (M097) Z Purton CP Taken back from wide gate, last on settling but kept away from fence. Taken out entering straight and ran past beaten horses.
10 7 PURE CHAMPION (M178) U Rispoli TT Began well, pulling hard along rail 2-back from leader. Edged closer entering straight before one-paced from 300m. Bumped from behind 200m.
11 12 SHAMALGAN (S605) M Guyon -- Taken back from wide gate, settling at the rear away from fence. Very wide entering straight but found little under pressure.
12 11 KING KREESA (S604) M Smith V/XB/TT Ridden forward from wide draw to lead from 1400m but kept wide by inside horse. Collared soon after turning for home and became unbalanced 200m when giving ground.
13 10 LINTON (S603) D Oliver B Jumped with field, moving quickly to the rail in midfield, Given reminders entering straight but soon beaten.
14 14 SKY LANTERN (S607) R Hughes -- Jumped fairly and settled in midfield. Under pressure from 600m to hold position but failed to muster. Hands and heels 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