Race 8 (748)

VIOLET HILL HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 8 MALDIVES (D329) B Avdulla XB From draw 11 quickly shifted across behind runners, settled behind mid-division, held up on home turn, ran on strongly final 250M, got up near 50M.
2 2 VIVA HUNTER (E369) A Badel TT Chased leaders 2-wide, took over 400M, kept on well early straight, led to near 50M, held on 2nd just.
3 4 HAMERON (H265) L Ferraris -- Settled towards the rear 10Ls off the pace, saved ground along the inside, ran on nicely to be nearest at the finish.
4 5 IVY LEAGUE (H116) L Hewitson SR/XB/H1/TT Reserved in a 2-wide position behind midfield, pushed along 550M swinging wide into straight, responded well but lay in under pressure, not fully tested late when being corrected by its jockey, nearest finish.
5 6 STAR CONTACT (E472) K Teetan CP/TT Chased leaders on inside, travelled well into straight, fought on steadily along the fence over final 300M but always held by leaders towards the finish.
6 12 WAR WEAPON (E257) M Dee XB/TT Raced in mid-division along the 2-path, moved closer home turn, kept on moderately final 300M, held by leaders final 150M.
7 9 ROMANTIC LAOS (G476) Z Purton H/TT Jumped only fairly, shifted across to race along the fence in mid-division, close enough turning home, responded well initially but run ended mid-straight. (Jockey: up in class did not finish the race strongly over final 200M.)
8 1 CAPITAL LEGEND (G333) L Currie TT Restrained to a rearward position, inclined to race keenly early stages, 9th at 400M, gave limited response turning home, never threatened.
9 3 ALL BEAUTY (E355) M Chadwick -- From draw 12 take across behind runners, held up at the rear over 10Ls off the fast pace early stages, kept on only fairly turning home, never a threat.
10 10 ALL ARE MINE (H293) M F Poon TT1 Tracked the pace early stages, moved up to press leader 900M, couldn't go on passing 400M, soon out of contention. (Sustained wounds to LF cannon.)
11 7 GALLANT CROWN (D359) K C Leung B Dropped back after the start, at rear over 10Ls off the pace early stages, crept closer 600M but failed to respond turning for home, never involved.
12 11 SUPER BABY (G364) H T Mo CP From draw 1 strolled to the lead, set fast pace first half of race, came under pressure 450M, weakened badly on straightening.
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