Race 4 (649)

SHA TIN PASS HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1800m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 9 GALLANT HERO (E480) Z Purton -- Raced in midfield along the rail throughout. Was hard ridden from 600m, straightened just under 4L from the runaway leader, was still 3L behind at 150m before charging in the final stages to steal lead in final few strides.
2 8 MISSION BRAVO (E383) L Ferraris B-/H/V1/TT Strode to the lead approaching the winning post first time. Raced over 2L clear passing the 600m, was still about 3L clear at 150m before being charged down in the final few strides by fast closing winner, big gap to 3rd.
3 1 AMAZING TEENS (E449) H Bowman H/P/TT Raced on the leaders back from about the 1300m. Moved to second passing the 600m. Tried hard to hold about 2L deficit until about the 300m mark before getting tired late but having enough advantage to hold well beaten third.
4 10 HELENE ALLIBOR (E348) M F Poon V/TT Pushed forward to race second away from the rail. Was just under 5L from the lead on straightening before battling away in a one-paced fashion in the straight to hold off challengers for well beaten fourth place.
5 5 BILLIONAIRE SECRET (G303) C Y Ho H/PC/XB Raced worse than midfield two wide early before moving three wide with cover near 1000m. Shifted wider on the track to improve passing 500m, passed a couple of tiring rivals in straight when running onto well beaten fifth.
6 3 RIGHTEOUS DOCTRINE (C197) S De Sousa XB Jumped awkwardly & bumped before racing just worse than midfield along the rail. Was 7L from the lead entering final section before finishing off only moderately near the inside in the straight & was never a threat.
6 11 SURREALISM (C285) Y L Chung B Had a nice run 1,1 for the majority. Was 5L from the lead entering final section before finishing off only moderately in the straight to be beaten just over 6L in midfield.
8 12 VINCY (B213) K Teetan SR/TT Had no early speed & raced rearward before being relegated to a clear last 1200m. Shifted out widest on cornering when about 9L from the lead before making up a few lengths late to run onto well beaten midfield finish.
9 7 KEEN UNITY (G298) R Maia B/TT Raced in midfield away from the rail throughout. Was a touch keen in the middle stages. Was just under 7L from the lead entering final section & made no ground in straight (lame next day).
10 4 LEGION OF MERIT (D419) M Chadwick B/TT Allowed to drift back from the wide draw & raced rearward throughout. Was 8L from the lead on straightening when continuing rearward & never made any headway in the straight & was beaten over 10L.
11 2 CHRYSOS (H136) E C W Wong TT Jumped awkwardly & lost ground and consequently raced last early. Improved after first bend & raced three deep with cover in midfield from 1100m. Shifted wider 600m before weakening out in the straight to be beaten 12L.
12 13 GREAT BRILLIANT (G287) H W Lai B Drifted back to race third last along the rail. Was relegated to last near the 550m mark before doing nothing in the straight & weakening poorly to be long second last.
13 6 YEABOI (G372) A Hamelin B/TT Was trapped racing three deep without cover just forward of midfield for the majority. Began yielding ground from the 600m & weakened out badly to be a very long last (must trial).
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