Race 8 (664)

THE STANDARD CHARTERED CHAMPIONS & CHATER CUP   Rating:-   2400m   Sha Tin   Good To Firm

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 4 BLAZING SPEED (P192) N Callan TT Never far off in 4th, chased pace 2-wide, responded strongly to pressure entering straight, vied for lead from 200M, bravely fought off challengers from both sides to win Chater Cup for the second time.
2 6 VICTORY MAGIC (T272) Z Purton B Held up 4Ls off the strong pace, picked up well chasing leaders from 300M, still 1L down 150M, surged late under strong drive, just denied at the post.
3 1 WERTHER (V083) H Bowman B Tracked leaders in 3rd, within 2Ls of pace home turn, driven and every chance final 400M, hard pressed vying for lead over final 200M, narrowly beaten to 3rd on the line.
4 2 DESIGNS ON ROME (P270) J Moreira -- Reserved in near last, 7Ls off the strong pace early and middle stages, made his move 800M round the outside, stayed on well but always held by first 3 final stages. (Jockey lost whip 200M)
5 5 HELENE HAPPY STAR (T104) K Teetan H/XB Soon led, set good pace up front making it a true stamina test for all, keeping on well early straight, headed 150M, faded to 5th near finish.
6 8 AMBITIOUS CHAMPION (S083) C Schofield SR Tracked leader in a strongly run race, shaken up to hold its position 500M, out-finished by higher rated rivals passing 300M, out of contention mid-straight.
7 3 MILITARY ATTACK (N175) N Rawiller H/SR Taken back from wide barrier, reluctant to stretch out and soon detached 10Ls off the pace, moved closer home turn, no further progress over final 400M. (LAME LF)
8 7 GIOVANNI CANALETTO (V193) O Bosson CP-/TT Held up 4Ls behind leader, 5th of 8, came under pressure 600M, dropped away inside 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