Race 8 (228)

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

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 4 AKEED MOFEED (P125) D Whyte XB Settled beautifully along the fence in 5t, well behind leader first 800M, moved closer to track leader passing 600M, badly held up early straight, switched out and closed strongly, got up 50M from home.
2 8 TOKEI HALO (S611) Y Take -- Took up running as expected, led uncontested at a steady pace, continued on well when driven out 350M, headed near 50M.
3 2 CIRRUS DES AIGLES (L623) C Soumillon -- Not hurried, in 4th place 6-7Ls behind pace early stages, moved to a striking position home turn, kept on steadily under constant urging but not finishing pace of winner, held on for 3rd.
4 1 MILITARY ATTACK (N175) Z Purton H/SR Patiently held up, over 10Ls off the pace early stages, niggled along 600M but had little room until 400M when a gap opened up, closed fastest of all to almost claim 3rd at the finish.
5 9 SIDE GLANCE (S612) J Spencer XB Settled 2-wide behind midfield, stayed on well over final 400M.
6 12 BLAZING SPEED (P192) G Mosse TT Held up towards the rear after beginning slowly, found clear run 350M, closed off well, narrowly missed frame.
7 6 GRANDEUR (S609) R Moore -- Began awkwardly, settled in midfield along the fence, had to shift out 250M for clear run, stayed on without threatening.
8 7 NEATICO (S610) A Starke -- Assumed a 2-wide position in midfield, kept on same pace final 400M, never seriously threatened.
9 3 LITTLE MIKE (S608) M Smith TT Settled in 3rd, 5Ls off the runaway leader early stages, moved closer nearing 900M but hung out home turn, lacked further response from 200M.
10 11 SAME WORLD (N098) T Berry H/SR Sent forward, chased runaway leader, came under pressure 500M, weakened and out of contention mid-straight.
11 5 ENDOWING (N371) T Angland P Settled towards the rear, switched wide 600M but never picked up the pace.
12 10 RAINBOW CHIC (P118) B Prebble SR/TT At the rear, taken wide and pushed along 500M, briefly responded to riding turning in, soon no extra.
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