Race 9 (691)

IRIS HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 3 PRIME MINISTER (D288) K C Leung -- Clean jump, positioned 3 lengths behind the leader on rail, saved ground on turn, angled out 350M, no clear run early in straight, cleared 150M, finished off strongly to score.
2 7 VIVA HUNTER (E369) A Badel TT Made contact at start, sent forward to race in 2nd, 2 wide, challenged the leader turning in, took the lead 100M, kept on well but unable to hold off the winner final 50M.
3 10 EIGHTEEN PALMS (H033) L Hewitson B Bumped start, raced better than midfield on the outside, there to turn, finished off well to take a place, not quite able to challenge.
4 1 WINNING DRAGON (E461) Y L Chung H/TT Bumped start, raced 2 wide in midfield, commenced move 450M, closed off well to make frame without threatening.
5 12 SKYEY SUPREME (C293) H T Mo B/TT Blundered shortly after start, sent forward to take the lead, challenged by rival turning in, kept on well early in straight, peaked and headed 100M, weakened gradually thereafter.
6 6 ALL BEAUTY (E355) H Bentley -- Average to begin, raced slightly behind midfield on the inside, angled out 450M, made some progress in straight.
7 5 JUMBO FORTUNE (G195) Z Purton XB Taken back from gate 10, raced towards rear on the outside, 6 lengths or so back on turn, made some headway in straight. (See Racing Incidents.)
8 9 INVINCIBLE MISSILE (C037) L Currie TT Began fairly from gate 1, raced behind midfield on the inside, saved ground throughout, made some progress in straight.
9 2 ZONE D (D415) A Hamelin H/P/TT Slowly away, raced at rear on the inside, 7 lengths or so back on turn, made some headway in straight.
10 4 RED MAJESTY (E028) B Avdulla B/TT Jumped well, sat right behind the leader on rail, there to turn, showed limited response early in straight, weakened final 100M. (See Racing Incidents.)
11 8 RATTAN KINGDOM (G035) K Teetan B/XB/TT Made contact at start, taken back to race at rear on the outside, moved a bit closer after passing 800M, 5 lengths or so back on turn, finished off evenly. (See Racing Incidents.)
12 11 GALLANT CROWN (D359) M F Poon B Began awkwardly, raced 2 wide behind midfield, 5 to 6 lengths back, similar position on turn, showed some response early in straight, peaked 150M, weakened thereafter.
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