Race 4 (364)

THE CENTENARY VASE (HANDICAP)   Rating:-   1800m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 1 EXULTANT (B101) Z Purton XB/TT Obtained good position in 4th away from rail in early & middle stages. Eased three wide approaching the corner before straightening 1L from lead. Sprinted fast to assume lead at 275m before continuing on for impressive win.
2 11 GLORIOUS DRAGON (C120) A Badel XB Steadied after start, settling fourth last away from rail. Continued rearward on straightening, held up momentarily entering last section before getting clear & finishing strongly in last 300m to snare second closing stages.
3 5 DOCTOR GEOFF (A409) M Chadwick -- Strode forward before racing third on the rail in middle stages. Continued on leaders back on cornering, held up on the rail shortly after straightening before getting clear & finishing off well into third in last section.
4 10 CHEFANO (C297) K Teetan CP Raced in midfield on rail, five lengths from lead at the 800m. Moved away from the rail approaching the corner before working home well between runners in the final 300m to not be beaten far.
5 6 EAGLE WAY (A093) M F Poon B/TT Drifted back after the start & raced third from last on rail in early & middle stages. Continued on the inside before shifting in at the 300m & again at the 200m to get clear running. Finished off soundly in last furlong.
6 4 SIMPLY BRILLIANT (B090) K C Leung XB Raced in midfield, away from rail, 4 lengths from lead at the 800m. Eased wider on cornering before finishing off evenly in last section. Not beaten too far.
7 2 DARK DREAM (C075) S De Sousa B/TT1 Strode forward, assume lead after 300m before crossing to rail near the 1250m. Continued in the lead on straightening before being joined & headed at the 275m before yielding 5 lengths thereafter.
8 9 HO HO KHAN (B318) J Moreira B Had no early speed & shifted across behind runners to second last. Moved three wide approaching the 600m, cornered the widest before straightening just over 3L from lead. Peaked at the furlong & gave a few lengths thereafter.
9 8 HARMONY VICTORY (B405) C Y Ho SR/TT Very slow to begin, conceding over 4 lengths, consequently racing at the tail throughout. Moved closer nearing bend but was still last on straightening before failing to make any further headway in last section. Excusable.
10 7 SACRED CAPITAL (D801) J Spencer P2 Strode forward to share early lead before being headed & racing in second from the 1300m. Improved to within half length from lead entering last section before peaking at the 350m & weakening out in final 250m. Well beaten.
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