Race 4 (274)

MARBLE HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   2200m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 6 ABOVE (B345) J Moreira B/TT Had nice run on leaders back throughout. Moved over heels & into clear running on straightening before finishing strongly to dash to lead passing the 100m mark before continuing on to win strongly.
2 7 EXCEPTIONAL NICE (D367) C Y Ho E Raced prominently after start before drifting back to settle ahead of midfield. Moved wider at 800m, improved to share lead near 700m, moved to outright lead near 175m before overtaken by winner inside final 100m.
3 3 SAVVY KINGMAN (D416) H Bentley -- Pushed forward to lead. Challenged from the 700m but continued to hold narrow lead until headed near the 175m & being over-run late. Held third.
4 5 NORDIC SKY (E412) K C Leung SR/XB Drifted back to race 4th last on rail. Was 4.5L behind entering last section before closing off steadily in late stages from the rear but was too far back to be a winning chance.
5 8 GOD OF DRAGON (B108) C L Chau B/XB Raced second last for the majority. Was 7L from the lead passing the 400m mark before staying along the rail in the straight & making up a length or two to midfield late.
6 2 KING TOURBILLON (G097) A Badel TT1 Raced in midfield along the rail throughout. Cornered just under 4L from the lead but made no headway in straight & was beaten a similar margin on the line.
7 4 VINCY (B213) B Shinn SR/TT Taken back & raced at the tail throughout. Straightened about 7L form the lead, stayed close to the inside in straight before making a few lengths when running onto non-threatening midfield finish.
8 1 XIANG BAI QI (B336) L Ferraris B Raced prominently before being crossed & racing 1,1 from the 1200m. Was shuffled a pair further back from the 700m, entered last section 3L behind before weakening a further length in straight.
9 12 AWE (D168) M Chadwick TT Raced a touch wide early before getting good position in midfield away from the rail from the 1400m. Moved wider to improve near the 500m, cornered the widest when about 4L behind before weakening to be beaten about 6L.
10 11 STIMULATION (B351) M F Poon B/TT Drifted back & raced worse than midfield away from the rail in early & middle stages. Relegated to second last near 650m, was 7L from the lead on straightening before weakening poorly to be long second last.
11 10 ROYAL PRIDE (E351) K H Chan B/TT Raced very wide without cover in midfield early before improving position to eventually get outside the leader near 1200m. Came under heavy pressure at 700m & weakened to be long last after working far too hard in first half.
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