Race 8 (508)

CHESTER HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1200m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 2

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 9 SCOTCH TYCOON (G088) K Teetan H Held up towards the rear, settled 5Ls off the pace along the inside, responded strongly passing 250M, got up close home.
2 1 BE READY (D024) C Y Ho V Slotted into a 2-wide spot in midfield, picked up well top of straight, launched a strong challenge final 150M, got up for 2nd last stride.
3 10 STAR BRITE (G104) J Moreira CP/TT Driven to the lead from draw 10, led uncontested, fought hard throughout the straight, hung on to the lead until closing stages, lost 2nd last stride.
4 4 JOYFUL WIN (D451) K H Chan B Went forward as anticipated, tracked leader from 800M, kept on well turning home and put in a sustained effort, just missed out on a minor placing in a blanket finish.
5 11 ROYAL PRIDE (E351) L Hewitson V/TT Slow to begin, held up near last on inside, ran on well over final 300M, held by first few in a close finish.
6 7 SKY FOREVER (E414) K C Leung B/TT From wide draw taken back to last, wide into straight, finished off strongly to claim 6th beaten only 1L.
7 2 ARMOUR EAGLE (G093) Z Purton TT Chased leader on outsider, kept on mildly early straight before fading over final 100M. (Mucus.)
8 8 WOOD ON FIRE (C460) M F Poon H/V/TT Began well, soon restrained to race behind midfield, driven out 450M, stayed on without threatening leaders.
9 6 A SMILE LIKE YOURS (E089) V Borges -- Settled towards the rear from draw 9, caught wide no cover from 900M, gave limited response when driven out 500M, never reach contention.
10 5 TRADER (E287) B Shinn CP/TT Jumped on terms, held up in midfield never far off the pace, held ground early straight before weakening away final 200M.
11 3 TRANSCENDENT (D126) L Ferraris CP/TT Not hurried after the jump, settled towards the rear 6Ls off the pace, failed to respond on straightening, never dangerous.
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