Race 8 (462)

PAK TIN HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 11 STAR CONTACT (E472) K Teetan CP/TT Caught 3-wide early before improving to race one-out-one-back, pressed leader 400M, led 250M, continued on well late to hold off pursuing rivals.
2 6 HAPPY DAILY (E294) M L Yeung TT Chased leaders on inside, responded well turning in, challenged winner over final 150M but always held.
2 8 EXCEPTIONAL NICE (D367) M Chadwick E/TT Tracked leaders in a steadily run race, had every chance from 350M, fought hard and got up for dead heat 2nd last stride.
4 4 ZONE D (D415) A Hamelin H/P/TT From outside draw shifted across behind runners, settled behind midfield along the inside, had difficulty obtaining clear running 150M, did best work late to claim 4th, nearest finish.
5 1 RED MAJESTY (E028) L Hewitson B/TT Soon led from draw 1, took them along at even tempo, pressed by rival 400M, fought on well under top weight before grudgingly gave way final 100M.
6 9 LESLIE (E471) K C Leung B Held up along the fence in midfield, put in a mild bid turning home, always held by leaders in the run to the line.
7 10 MAJESTIC VICTORY (E441) Y L Chung TT In mid-division, caught 3-wide no cover during the race, kept on same speed from top of straight, no impression on leaders final 200M.
8 2 GALLANT WAKING (G165) S De Sousa XB Unhurried, waited with towards the rear in a steadily run race, swung wide for home, stayed on without threatening.
9 7 CASA COSMO (G436) Z Purton B/XB/TT Held up behind midfield, found less than expected when driven out top of straight, never threatened. (Jockey : raced too keenly with the slow pace and left without a finishing effort.)
10 12 STORM LEGEND (G139) H Bentley -- Settled at the rear, still 7Ls to make up 400M, gave limited response only. (Jockey : instructed to ride conservatively. Difficult to make up ground from 500M due to slow pace)
11 3 ALL BEAUTY (E355) C Y Ho -- From draw 11 eased to race at the back, settled 7Ls off the pace, wide into straight, failed to run on.
12 5 GALLANT CROWN (D359) L Ferraris B/TT Settled in mid-division, left flat-footed turning into straight, soon out of contention, weakened to 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