Race 2 (456)

SO UK HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 1 HK DRAGON (E222) L Hewitson B-/V1/TT Slow to begin, reserved towards the rear in a race run at good tempo, crept closer 650M, wide into straight, finished off well under top weight to lead 150M, won going away.
2 12 CORDYCEPS ONE (E107) K Teetan H-/B Settled ahead of midfield, moved up 450M to challenge, briefly led 200M but not going the pace of winner final stages.
3 9 HAPPY JAI JAI (E069) M L Yeung TT Began well, tracked leaders on inside, ran on steadily to go 3rd 150M out but comfortably beaten by winner.
4 11 CHATER PINS (E057) C Y Ho SR Switched off to race at the rear about 8Ls off leader, moved closer passing 600M, stayed on without threat.
5 5 SIXTH GENERATION (G120) S De Sousa H/TT Went forward but unable to find cover, crossed to the lead 1200M setting good pace, responded only fairly top of straight, faded 200M. (Jockey : instructed to go forward and if possible to obtain cover.)
6 3 ROBOT WARRIOR (C532) Z Purton V Caught 3-wide near the rear, 7-8Ls off the good pace, stayed on fairly over final 300M, not reach leaders.
7 7 CHARMING STEED (E494) K H Chan TT Tracked leader in a race run at good pace, driven along home turn, soon beaten and out of contention.
8 8 CIRCUIT ELITE (E487) M Chadwick CP2/TT From draw 9 caught wide no cover chasing leaders, pushed along back-straight, moved up to 2nd home turn, run ended 250M, faded away.
9 2 EXUBERANT (E282) C L Chau B-/TT Jumped with them, restrained to a midfield position, failed to pick up turning into straight, never threatened.
10 6 PEAK TO PEAK (D472) M F Poon PC/TT Taken back and raced at the rear early and middle stages, came under pressure 600M, failed to make ground in the straight. (Jockey : instructed to ride conservatively from wide draw.)
11 10 JUST GREAT TWO (G174) L Currie B Held up in mid-division, pushed along 600M to hold its position, not quickened on straightening.
12 4 SCHOLARLY KING (H096) H Bentley B1/TT1 Jumped only fairly, settled behind midfield, never travelled, fell back to last 500M, eased down, finished tailed out. (Unacceptable Performance.)
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