Race 2 (503)

FURORE HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1400m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 2

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 3 TOP TOP TEA (H048) Y L Chung -- Pushed forward & improved to lead near the 1100m. Had a pretty soft time in front, kicked well all the way to line to win by a short margin.
2 1 RATTAN KINGDOM (G035) Z Purton B/XB/TT Went forward from outside gate before getting lovely position 1,1. Moved up to second approaching the 200m, tried hard all the way but couldn't get to the leader who held a Shd advantage on line.
3 12 PROSECCO (E457) A Hamelin B-/H- Raced on the leaders/winners back for the majority. Was awkwardly placed close to the leaders heels near the 300m & again near the 150m when racing tight with second before closing well late to only be beaten 0.75L into 3rd.
4 5 BILLIONAIRE SECRET (G303) R Moore H/PC/XB Slightly slow to begin & got back to race worse than midfield along the rail. Was just under 6L from the lead on straightening before making good late ground along the inside in final stages to only be beaten 1L into 4th.
5 8 TOGEPI (G458) H Bowman -- Rider was unbalanced on jumping & was then taken back to race 4th last away from rail. Was 5L from the lead on straightening before shifting outwards at the 350m & closing strongly down the outside late to be close behind.
6 10 BEAU GOSSE (G389) L Hewitson CP Slow to begin before improving to midfield along rail. Just over 2L from the lead on straightening, held up between 300m & 150m, shifted outwards near 150m before closing off well late stages to be close behind.
7 2 SPANGLE FORTUNE (G427) K C Leung TT Led early before racing second, outside the leader from the 1100m. Continued second until peaking near the 200m, weakened slightly in late stages.
8 14 HA LEE CHARM (G321) M F Poon B2/TT Was trapped racing three wide without cover in midfield throughout. Straightened 3L from the lead before battling on well to be beaten just over 2L after a wide passage throughout.
9 6 THE HULK (C431) B Shinn -- Raced in midfield away from the rail throughout. Was 3.5L from the lead entering final section, battled away fairly in late stages to only be beaten 2.5L but never really threatened & was 9th.
10 11 LIFELINE VISION (E318) K Teetan CP Got back after the start to race second last away from rail. Shifted wider on the track on straightening when 7L from lead before making some late ground to only be beaten 2.5L but inly beat 4 rivals home in a bunched finish.
11 4 COPARTNER ERA (C534) M Chadwick B Didn't have the early speed of others & raced worse than midfield along the rail before improving in middle stages to race in midfield. Entered last section 4.25L from lead, stayed along rail but never challenged.
12 9 LADY'S CHOICE (H155) C Y Ho P-/H/B1 Veered outwards & bumped soon after start before improving to be prominent before steadying near the 1200m & racing in midfield from the 1000m mark. Was only 2.5L from lead at 400m weakening out in last 150m.
13 13 PEAK TO PEAK (D472) S De Sousa PC-/TT Was crowded & lost ground soon after the start & raced at the tail. Was over 7L behind on straightening & made no headway & was second last. (Rider questioned – see report).
14 7 LEATHER MASTER (H034) C L Chau B Was bumped & taken outwards soon after start before steadying & racing just worse than midfield away from the rail. Eased wider on the track passing 500m, was just under 6L behind at 400m but did little & 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