Race 8 (251)

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

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 11 A SHIN HIKARI (V614) Y Take H Sent forward from wide gate, sped to a 3L lead back straight, kept on strongly turning in and still showed no signs of tiredness to 100M, impressive all the way victory in fast time.
2 14 NUOVO RECORD (V617) R Moore H In 9th / 10th position, over 10Ls behind the strong pace in middle stages, closed off strongly final 400M, got up for 2nd near 100M but not quite getting to winner.
3 3 BLAZING SPEED (P192) N Callan TT Settled down in 4th 5Ls behind runway leader middle stages, responded well to pressure, briefly went 2nd passing 200M, not reached winner, turned one pace late stages.
4 1 DESIGNS ON ROME (P270) J Moreira -- Raced as the back-marker, over 14Ls off the pace mid stages, pushed along 600M, ran on well to go 4th late stages but no serious threat to first three.
5 13 LUCIA VALENTINA (V616) D Oliver -- Patiently ridden, held up at the back over 10Ls off the good pace, had plenty to make up 400M, stayed on mildly for non-threatening 5th.
6 5 MILITARY ATTACK (N175) Z Purton H/SR In 6th place, 10Ls off the strong pace in middle stages, stayed on fairly entering straight before turning one pace final 100M.
7 6 DAN EXCEL (N195) H Bowman CP/TT Chased leader in a strongly run race, nudged along to keep up 500M, out-finished and lost 2nd mid-straight, weakened towards finish.
8 10 BEAUTY ONLY (S411) G Mosse H/TT Held up in 5th 7-8Ls off the strong pace, ran on only fairly when placed under pressure 400M, out-finished and never got into contention.
9 4 CRITERION (T613) C Williams B Towards the rear over 10Ls off the pace, under pressure 1000M out, fell back to last 400M, gave limited response when driven out in straight. (No Vet findings.)
10 7 STAPHANOS (T622) K Tosaki H Caught 3-wide no cover in 8th position, kept on same pace in straight, never got into contention. (No Vet findings.)
11 9 SATONO ALADDIN (V613) J McDonald TT Dropped back from wide barrier, settled down towards the rear over 10Ls off the good pace, not quickened turning in, never threatened.
12 12 FREE PORT LUX (V615) T Jarnet -- In 7th place over 10Ls off the pace middle stages, didn't find much when put to pressure top of straight, never involved.
13 2 FREE EAGLE (V611) P Smullen XB Chased leaders in 3rd, appeared to travel well into straight but emptied passing 300M, weakened rapidly towards finish. (No Vet findings.)
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