Race 7 (260)

THE LONGINES HONG KONG MILE   Rating:-   1600m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 10 BEAUTY GENERATION (V380) K C Leung B/TT Strode forward 3-wide to lead before crossing to fence and setting slow pace. Picked up speed approaching home turn, kicked ahead 400m and kept on strongly to the line.
2 12 WESTERN EXPRESS (A090) S Clipperton -- Jumped well, taken forward, settling one-out 2L from leader. Swung a little wide into straight, finished off well but unable mow down leader.
3 2 HELENE PARAGON (V167) T Berry H Jumped OK, ridden but no speed, dropping towards rear along fence. Taken wide home turn, wider in straight, finished strongly to grab minor placing.
4 7 SEASONS BLOOM (V410) J Moreira TT Began well but no speed, dropping to last on settling. Taken to centre field on straightening and ran on well to finish behind place-getters. Had substantial amount of blood in trachea.
5 13 LANCASTER BOMBER (B809) R Moore XB Raced mostly one-out in midfield. Made forward move on straightening to look a chance 200m before turning one-paced.
6 8 HORSE OF FORTUNE (T118) U Rispoli -- Pressed forward from an outside draw to race outside hind-quarters of leader. Kept tabs to 200m when flattened and swamped.
7 1 BEAUTY ONLY (S411) Z Purton H/TT Taken in for cover shortly after start, dropping one-out towards rear. Under pump turning for home but only one-paced.
8 11 SICHUAN DAR (T375) N Rawiller TT Raced along rail behind midfield before losing position around home turn. Finished off nicely in straight.
9 5 JOYFUL TRINITY (V110) G Mosse TT- Taken in for cover soon after start, settling one-out behind midfield. Took inside run in straight and kept on fairly.
10 6 LIGHTNING SPEAR (B807) O Murphy -- Jumped OK, holding rail in midfield. Stayed on rail around turn but only one-paced in straight.
11 4 SATONO ALADDIN (V613) H Bowman B/TT Bumped and unbalanced start, dropping to rear. Rolled forward 4-wide from 800m to get within 4L of leader at turn-in before tiring. Had substantial amount of blood in trachea.
12 3 CONTENTMENT (S391) B Prebble P Pressed forward racing 3-wide without cover 3L from leader to turn. Under pressure on straightening and faded.
13 9 KARAR (B808) P-C Boudot -- Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped rival before pressing forward along rail 3L from leader. Travelled keenly from 1000m and gave ground quickly in straight.
14 14 ROLY POLY (B810) J Heffernan CP/XB Ridden along from widest draw looking for cover but held 4-wide behind midfield. Shuffled back to last turning for home, one-paced in straight.
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