Race 4 (401)

KING KWONG HANDICAP   Rating:85-60   1000m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 3 SPECIAL M (E271) H Bowman PC/TT Had a soft run in midfield along the rail. Stayed along rail on straightening, dashed between rivals at 200m after shifting over leaders heels, dashed through to steal lead at 50m & score deserved win.
2 6 HARMONY FIRE (E175) A Hamelin SR/TT Raced in forth position, in the clear for the majority. Sprinted quickly to dash to the lead near the 150m mark & looked the winner before being headed & past by winner in final 50m.
3 2 CALIFORNIA DEEPLY (G451) M Chadwick TT Got back after not having the early speed of others & raced 4th last. Bumped in the hindquarters & unbalanced near 600m, was still well back on straightening before making significant late ground down the outside to third.
4 4 HEROIC MASTER (G394) Z Purton TT Raced in midfield one off the rail. Swung wider on cornering, dashed well mid-straight & looked a hope before peaking in final 75m. Held 4th on line.
5 1 METRO WARRIOR (D387) K H Chan B Had a good run in third in the clear just behind the two co-leaders. Shifted outwards at 200m but couldn't match the finishing burst of his rivals & only battled in last 100m.
6 7 SCOTCH TYCOON (G088) C Y Ho B- Crowded at the start & raced second last away from the rail before being relegated to last near 600m. Was a clear last & 9.5L from lead entering final section before making good late ground down the outside to be beaten 4L.
7 9 SUPER COMMANDER (D350) Y L Chung V/TT Was hard ridden at start to share the lead when holding the rail. Passed quickly by the runner-up approaching the 150m mark, gave ground in last 100m after working hard & being challenged in the lead in early & middle stages.
8 5 VALIANT ELEGANCE (D285) L Hewitson SR-/B2/TT Was steadied after the start & taken back to race at the tail. Improved to third last when avoiding some trouble near the 500m. Was third last & over 8L from the lead entering final section, made no real headway in straight.
9 8 SUPER AXIOM (E105) H T Mo H/P/TT Showed customary early speed & shared the lead when racing away from the rail. Continued to apply pressure when sharing the lead in middle stages. Peaked on effort near the 200m mark & weakened to be beaten about 8L.
10 10 LIFE IS GOOD (H118) A Badel XB/H1/TT Had no speed at start & raced third last along rail. Got close to heels & checked & lost ground at 600m bend & raced second last thereafter. Around 9L from lead entering final section before weakening further to be long last.
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