Race 8 (690)

SNAPDRAGON HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1200m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 12 MAGIC PHOENIX (E440) L Hewitson TT Quickly into stride, restrained passing 1000M to sit behind leaders, quickened up well on straightening to lead near 250M, all out late stages to hold on from 2nd and 3rd.
2 7 WONDER KIT (G455) M Chadwick -- Restrained behind midfield, 6-7Ls off the pace 400M, closed off strongly to be beaten a head at the line. (Jockey : did not appreciate racing around the Happy Valley circuit for the first time.)
3 4 SMART IDEA (E344) H Bentley H/TT From draw 1 settled along the fence just head of mid-division, drifted out to center of track passing 400M, chased leader to the line, lost 2nd close home.
4 6 COPARTNER AMBITION (E218) K Teetan B/TT In midfield early stages, caught wide and dropped back to near the rear before making home turn, still last at 200M, did best work late to claim 4th close home.
5 10 A AMERIC TE SPECSO (H037) A Hamelin -- Eased back to the rear, checked 800M, headway from 450M, ran home moderately, not reach leaders.
6 9 LESLIE (E471) K C Leung B Jumped only fairly then dropped back to race at the rear, held up making home turn, continued to be awkwardly placed on straightening and didn't obtain running until near 100M, finished off well late.
7 8 ACT OF FAITH (H082) B Avdulla -- Held up 3-wide in midfield, niggled along halfway, responded fairly passing 400M, never a serious threat.
7 11 COMPASSION SUPER (G283) M L Yeung XB/TT Jumped awkwardly, settled down behind midfield, kept on one paced in the straight, no impression on leaders. (Jockey : up in grade and settled further back than intended with a strong early pace.)
9 2 CALIFORNIA CIBLE (E431) A Badel TT Up with early pace before easing back to sit in midfield, kept on without threat on straightening, never a winning chance.
10 5 CLASSIC UNICORN (C343) L Ferraris P/TT Emerged as leader passing 1000M, led at fast pace, headed 250M, soon weakened.
11 3 MAGNIAC (H141) Z Purton V/TT From wide draw made some use to go forward, no cover from 700M, driven along 500M but failed to respond, eased when no chance. (Jockey concerned there might be something amiss and desisted from riding it out to the finish.)
12 1 SAKEWIN (G275) Y L Chung CP Pressed forward from draw 10, tracked leader until 500M when commencing to give way, lay in under pressure in straight, soon 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