Race 4 (552)

KALANCHOE HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 2

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 5 THE HULK (C431) L Currie -- Raced on the leaders back early before a pair further back from the 900m. Moved off the rail sharply passing the 800m & hampered rivals before racing 1,1 thereafter. Improved along the rail to steal lead at 125m & drew away late.
2 12 RED ELYSEES (A005) M F Poon B/TT Raced at the tail after the start. Improved around runners near the 750m & avoided interference. Raced wide with cover in midfield, hampered & taken wider by rival from the 450m before making late ground to close to second.
3 3 BIG TWO (E310) L Hewitson H/SR/XB Raced 1,1 early before improving to race second from the 800m when coursing one horse off the rail. Was a length from the lead on straightening, battled on all the way to the line to hold non-threatening third.
4 11 THETA HEDGE (E307) K Teetan H/TT Shared lead early before improving to near the 950m mark & crossing to rail soon after. Was over a length clear on straightening when continuing in lead before joined & passed by winner at 125m before tiring quickly in last 75m.
5 8 ONE HEART ONE (H004) C Y Ho CP/TT Shifted out at start before mustering to race in midfield. Badly crowded, checked & lost ground passing 750m. Made up lost ground around bend, 4th on straightening, finished off one paced in straight (irregular heart rhythm).
6 7 RIGHT HONOURABLE (A164) A Hamelin H/PC/TT About a length slow to begin before racing rearward along rail. Crowded & steadied near the 700m & raced second last thereafter. Was a long way back on straightening, passed a few tiring rivals late, well beaten in midfield.
7 4 HAPPY HUNK (H101) S De Sousa B/TT Steadied soon after start & taken back to race third last. Steadied to avoid heels approaching the 700m & raced last thereafter. Last & a long way back on straightening before passing a few tiring rivals late, well beaten.
8 10 STARSHIP EIGHTY (H022) A Badel B/H/TT Trapped racing wide with cover in midfield. Was forced 4 wide without cover to avoid trouble near the 750m. Hung outwards & lost ground around the bend & was consequently next to last on straightening & never ran on (lame).
9 1 YOUNG VICTORY (D399) M Chadwick TT Raced in midfield between runners in early stages before being bumped heavily, crowded & losing ground approaching the 700m. Never really travelled after the incident, failed to run on & was well beaten.
10 9 PERFECT ROCK (G175) H Bentley -- Was trapped racing three wide without cover in midfield throughout. Began losing ground when hanging outwards from about the 550m, weakened badly in the straight to be very long second last.
11 6 JAZZ WITH DRAGON (H013) K C Leung -- Pushed forward & shared the lead early before being headed near the 950m & crossed soon after. Began losing ground from the 650m & weakened badly to be a long last. Poor.
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