Race 8 (195)

KWUN TONG HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 10 EXCEPTIONAL NICE (D367) L Hewitson E/TT Settled down in midfield along the inside, crept closer to leaders home turn, quickened to lead 150M, continued on well towards the line.
2 2 RED MAJESTY (E028) K H Chan B/TT From draw 1 moved up to track leaders, fought on steadily final 300M, held by winner towards the finish. (Jockey dropped whip 200M.)
3 1 SPIRITED EXPRESS (G356) H Bowman B Towards the rear, switched to 3-wide entering back straight, stayed on well and did best work late final 200M, nearest finish.
4 9 STORM LEGEND (G139) J McNeil CP1 Restrained behind midfield, badly held up for clear running rounding the home turn, ran on well final 300M, nearest finish.
5 6 MAJESTIC VICTORY (E441) Y L Chung TT Unable to slot in from draw 11, raced 3-wide in midfield, wide into straight, closed off mildly over final 300M.
6 5 EN POINTE (G009) C L Chau CP Tracked leader, hit the lead early straight, caught by winner 150M, no extra and faded towards the line.
7 3 DYNAMIC SPIRIT (G294) C Y Ho TT Dropped back from draw 12, waited with near the rear, driven wide into straight, stayed on without threat.
8 4 ZONE D (D415) Z Purton H/P/TT Began fairly and settled towards the rear, niggled along 600M, closed off only fairly before awkwardly placed final 50M. (Jockey unable to explain for the poor run / Blood in trachea.)
9 11 KEEN UNITY (G298) M Chadwick B/TT1 From wide draw taken across behind runners, raced at the rear 10Ls off the pace at one stage, came under pressure 600M, made limited progress in the straight.
10 8 JADE PHOENIX (D179) K C Leung CP/TT Crossed to the lead nearing 1200M, came under pressure prior to home turn, headed top of straight, weakened noticeably. (Jockey : didn't travel comfortably in the race.)
11 7 DR WINNING (G053) S De Sousa P-/TT Jumped on terms, up with early pace before dropping back to a midfield spot, under heavy pressure home turn, soon beaten. (Blood in trachea.)
12 12 NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE (G069) C Wong B-/XB/CP1/TT Caught 3-wide no cover chasing leaders, struggled to keep up 600M, gave ground before reaching home straight. (Jockey questioned re riding tactics)
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