Race 4 (458)

TAI HANG TUNG HANDICAP   Rating:60-35   2200m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 8 REACH GOAL (G067) S De Sousa TT Had a nice run in midfield in the clear for the majority. Eased three wide entering last section when just under 4L from the lead before closing strongly to strike the lead in the final 75m & go on to win.
2 9 REGENCY MASTER (D225) M F Poon B/TT Had a nice run 1,1 from about the 1500m mark. Dashed to the lead at the 150m & looked the winner before over-run in the final 75m, held second.
3 7 MANAGEMENT FOLKS (E496) Z Purton -- Crowded at the start before shifting behind runners to race in midfield away from the rail. Was just over 4L from the lead entering last section, swung wide on cornering before closing off strongly down the outside to be close third.
4 12 SUPERB DADDY (D235) C L Chau TT Had a soft run in midfield along the rail throughout. Moved off the rail on cornering, closed off well all the way to the line to be beaten under 2L into 4th.
5 4 VINCY (B213) K Teetan TT2 Steadied & taken back towards the rear. Was near last all the way, entered last section 7L from the lead before making up many late lengths from a long way back to be beaten just over 2L on the line.
6 3 HAPPY ANGEL (G133) Y L Chung B-/V1/TT1 Was wide early before improving positon to race outside the leader from the 1500m. Continued close to the lead up until the 150m mark before weakening slightly in final 100m.
7 11 AI ONE (E139) A Hamelin H/TT Pushed forward to lead. Was headed in the lead by the runner-up near the 175m before giving a few lengths in concluding stages.
8 5 FOREVER GLORIOUS (G229) C Y Ho B/TT Had a soft run on the leaders back throughout. Stayed along the rail in the straight, had some difficulty getting clear running momentarily mid-straight but did little once clear & weakened to be beaten 4.5L into midfield.
9 2 DEAR SIBLING (G336) K C Leung B Got back to race just worse than midfield away from the rail. Was about 6L from the lead entering last section & made no headway in the straight, beaten a similar margin on the line.
10 10 STARSHIP EIGHTY (H022) V Borges B/H/TT Steadied after the start & taken back to race worse than midfield along the rail. Was hard ridden from the 500m but failed to respond & only held 7L margin in the straight.
11 6 WONDER YEARS (G001) M Chadwick B/XB/TT Had no early speed as per normal & raced at the tail. Moved wider on the track & was hard ridden near the 850m when trying to improve but it amounted to little & was never in contention.
12 1 BLASTOISE (C450) L Ferraris -- Raced wide in midfield early before being steadied & taken back to third last passing the winning post first time. Continued near the tail from after half-way, swung wide on straightening but failed to run on & finished 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