Race 1 (224)

AUSTRALIA HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 4 FEARLESS FIRE (B085) L Currie XB/B2 Commenced well, raced in midfield on the inside, 3 lengths or so back, saved ground on turn, angled out 350M, not enough room early in straight, cleared 250M, finished off strongly to score.
2 3 TURIN WARRIOR (G150) Z Purton B/XB Bumped start, raced behind midfield on rail, saved ground on turn, short of room early in straight, cleared 200M, closed off well, just beaten by a neck.
3 12 UNITED ENDEAVORS (G030) K C Leung H Average to begin, raced 2 wide slightly better than midfield, 2 lengths or so back on turn, showed good response in straight, took the lead 200M, peaked and headed 50M, weakened gradually thereafter.
4 2 KILLER INSTINCT (G020) J McDonald B/TT Moderately away, raced 2 wide behind midfield, 6-1/2L back, commenced move approaching 450M, very wide into straight, closed off well to make frame, not quite able to challenge.
5 6 KOWLOON GREAT (E476) H Bowman CP/TT Bumped start, raced 2 wide at rear, 8 lengths back, moved closer after passing 500M, 5 lengths back turning in, made some headway in straight.
6 7 HAPPY JAI JAI (E069) M L Yeung TT Began well from gate 1, positioned 2-1/2L behind the leader on rail, moved a bit closer along the rail on turn, not enough room early in straight, no extra final 150M.
7 10 LUCKY MISSILE (C501) L Hewitson CP-/V1 Taken back from the widest draw, bumped near 900M, raced at tail, 9 lengths back, a bit closer on turn, taken wide in straight and made good progress to be nearest on line.
8 9 CORDYCEPS ONE (E107) S De Sousa H-/B Jumped well, raced in 2nd, 2 wide, challenged the leader turning in, took the lead early in straight, peaked and headed 200M, weakened thereafter. (See Racing Incidents.)
9 5 WINNING STEPS (G420) H Bentley H/PC Slowly away, raced towards rear on the inside, saved ground on turn, made no impression in straight. (See Racing Incidents.)
10 1 TOYCOON (D203) M Chadwick B-/CP2 Away with them, raced 2 wide, 5 lengths back, a bit closer on turn, crowded early in straight, weakened and eased inside final furlong.
11 11 ON EXCEL STAR (C356) H N Wong B/XB Jumped well, sent forward to take the lead, led by 2 lengths, challenged by rival turning in, peaked and headed early in straight, hampered near 200M, weakened thereafter.
12 8 SO YOU TRUST (G441) K Teetan B1/TT Jumped with them, raced towards rear on the outside, peaked on turn, weakened and eased early in straight.
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