Race 9 (609)

PACIFIC OCEAN HANDICAP   Rating:105-80   1400m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 2 HELENE PARAGON (V167) J Moreira H/XB Began awkwardly, taken back, settling at rear. Left fence approaching 700m, switched out to make run from 400m, hit front 200m, pulled clear.
2 9 RIGHTEOUS (S128) M L Yeung B Jumped well, ridden to hold rail, taking lead on settling. Set strong pace to straight. Joined up front 300m but kept battling to hold on to 2nd placing.
3 5 FRIENDS OF KA YING (T370) Z Purton B Away nicely, rolled forward, sitting outside hindquarters of leader. Urged forward top of straight, looked chance 300m but unable to get ahead.
4 10 AMBER DRAGON (P229) H N Wong B/TT Hard ridden to get forward position, settling between horses 3L from leader. Blocked for run from 400m to 200m, finished off nicely when clear.
5 4 APOLLO'S CHOICE (S312) B Prebble B Got off OK but held wide behind midfield and allowed to roll forward from 800m, racing 4-wide around turn. Kept on well to 200m before tiring.
6 7 SO FAST (S419) M Chadwick H/P First to jump but unable to clear inside runners and kept 3-wide without cover 1L from leader. Kept on well to 200m before turning one-paced.
7 1 PACKING LLAREGYB (S109) K K Chiong P/XB Began fairly, then difficult to settle, dropping behind midfield. Stayed on rail in straight, checked 200m, then raced tight and not properly tested.
8 8 BALAY BALAY (V247) K Teetan B1 Began OK, racing behind early pace before easing back approaching turn. Shaken up entering straight but only one-paced.
9 6 CHEEKY TOO (T152) Y T Cheng -- Jumped well but eased out of speed battle and taken to box seat 3L from leader. Steadied soon after straightening, no clear run from 300m and not properly tested.
10 3 SILVERFIELD (S106) N Rawiller XB Away nicely but outpaced, dropping to last on settling. Trailed field thereafter.
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