Race 1 (140)

L'OREAL PARIS HANDICAP   Rating:40-15   1200m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 2 SECRET AGENT (P388) G Mosse B/H Bumped start, raced 3 wide, 2 lengths back before midfield, no cover on turn, closed off well in straight and scored narrowly.
2 4 SIR JOHN (P344) C Reith B Began well, showed early speed to take the lead, travelled well to turn, kept on well in straight but unable to hold off the winner late.
3 8 ENJOY THE FUN (M030) C Y Ho SR2/TT Fast into stride, raced outside leader in 2nd, travelled well throughout, kept on well until 150M, still stayed on for 3rd.
4 5 SPARKLING SWORD (P256) J Moreira B/H/TT Jumped well, positioned 1-2 lengths behind the leader in 4th, saved ground on turn, kept to inside after straightening, no clear running after 200M, stayed on for 4th.
5 1 BERNARD'S CHOICE (N156) O Doleuze H/V/TT Hampered start, recovered and raced 2-3 lengths back on rail in midfield, crowded near 600M, made minor progress after turning in without threatening the first few.
6 12 JUST GOOD (CL133) W M Lai H Taken back from the widest draw, raced at tail throughout, still 4 lengths or so back on turn, finished off strongly in straight to be nearest on line.
7 6 WINNING BOY (N186) N Callan -- Began awkwardly, recovered and raced 2 wide in midfield, 2 lengths back, awkwardly placed turn, finished off evenly in straight.
8 9 HAPPY GOAL (N213) K C Leung V Bumped start, recovered and raced 2 wide, a length or so back before midfield, difficult to settle on turn, made no progress in straight and weakened gradually. (See racing incidents)
9 11 SHANGHAI PIONEER (CL252) M L Yeung CP Jumped with them, raced 3-4 lengths back in 10th, same position turning, finished off one-paced in straight.
10 10 COPY STAR (P028) M Demuro B Began awkwardly and bumped shortly after start, raced 4-5 lengths back at rear, no clear running early in straight, made no progress thereafter.
11 3 FLYING RED (P382) K Teetan B/TT Average to begin, showed no early speed, raced 3 wide with cover behind midfield, similar position turning, emptied early in straight, never competitive.
12 7 COSMO ONE (M410) M Chadwick B/H/SR Began fairly from a wide draw, unable to slot in, travelled 4 wide and without cover throughout, failed to close off in straight when hard run took toll, finished tailed off.
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