Race 8 (805)

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

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 7 PING HAI GALAXY (C377) A Badel -- Quickly into stride, led them along at good pace, kicked clear passing 300M, kept on strongly to the line, eased off late when well in control.
2 5 BEAUTY GLORY (E459) L Ferraris H/TT From draw 12 went forward as expected, tracked leader in a fast run race, tried on inside 300M but couldn't quite peg back the winner. Finished well clear from remainders.
3 2 NAMJONG SINGS (C480) H Bentley B Failed to muster speed despite ridden along, held up behind midfield, stayed on mildly over final 300M, got up for 3rd late but never dangerous to first 2.
4 11 HIGH CLOUD (G351) R Maia SR/XB In 4th place on settling, saved ground on inside, fought on one paced turning home, never able to challenge first 2.
5 12 LYRICAL MOTION (G081) M Chadwick CP/TT In 3rd place never far off from leader, kept on same pace turning home, lost 3rd inside 100M.
6 3 ARMOUR EAGLE (G093) C Y Ho B-/TT Settled down in midfield, 3-wide without cover, battled on fairly in the straight, never a threat to first 2.
7 8 WIND N GRASS (D197) M F Poon TT From wide draw taken across behind runners, held up near last along the inside, ran on fairly passing 400M, never threatened.
8 10 EQUILIBRIUM TURBO (E195) L Hewitson CP/H Began only fairly, restrained to race in last, 9Ls to make up 400M, shifted out 300M for clear running, ran past beaten horses only.
9 4 RISING FROM ASHES (G209) J Moreira CP/H/TT Shifted across behind runners to obtain cover in a rearward position, found less than expected when driven out 400M, never dangerous. (Intermittent displacement of the soft palate.)
10 6 CLASSIC POSH (C327) L Currie -- Up with early pace before dropping back to race in midfield, came under pressure prior to 500M, didn't finish off in the straight.
11 9 DIAMOND BRILLIANT (B372) C L Chau TT Jumped on terms, dropped back towards the rear, driven out 400M, never going the pace to challenge. (Lame next day.)
12 1 THE RUNNER (D042) Z Purton V Unable to slot in from draw 11, caught racing 3-wide behind midfield, lay out home turn and early straight, failed to close off.
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