Race 9 (749)

WINDY GAP HANDICAP   Rating:100-80   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 7 ENCOUNTERED (G236) K C Leung TT Began well from a wide draw, unable to slot in, trapped 3 wide, 2 lengths or so back, commenced move after passing 600M, took the lead 450M, kicked clear early in straight, ran on strongly to the line, won by 4-3/4L, impressive.
2 1 THE IRISHMAN (G082) C Y Ho XB/TT Commenced well from gate 1, positioned 1-1/2L behind the leader on rail, easy run to turn, angled out 350M, finished off well to take 2nd, no threat to the winner.
3 12 WINNING DRAGON (E461) K Teetan H/TT Shifted out at start, positioned 2 wide, 1 to 2 lengths back, hard ridden after passing 500M, closed off well to take a place without threatening.
4 11 SUNNY STAR (D273) M L Yeung B1 Blundered on jumping, raced in midfield on the inside, 3 lengths or so back, saved ground throughout, kept on well early in straight, peaked 150M, ran on evenly to the line.
5 3 SAVAQUIN (D479) B Avdulla -- Taken back from the widest draw, raced towards rear on the outside, 4-1/2L back turning in, made some progress in straight, never dangerous.
6 4 BERLIN TANGO (E120) H Bentley B/H/TT Crowded start, raced behind midfield on the inside, 4 lengths or so back, saved ground on turn, kept on same pace in straight.
7 8 CHEERFUL DAYS (D473) M F Poon B Taken back from gate 9, raced at tail, 6 lengths back on turn, passed some tired runners in straight.
8 6 MR ASCENDENCY (G227) A Badel CP Average to begin, raced 2 wide in midfield, 3 lengths back, angled out after passing 400M, very wide into straight, made no impression in straight.
9 9 ATULLIBIGEAL (G173) M Dee B/H/XB Taken back to race 2 wide towards rear, 6 lengths back turning in, made no impression in straight. (See Racing Incidents.)
10 5 EVERYONE'S DELIGHT (D029) M Chadwick V/TT Jumped with them, sent forward to take the lead, travelled well in the middle stages, headed near 450M, peaked early in straight, weakened thereafter.
11 2 BOURBONAIRE (E365) A Hamelin H Moderately away from a wide draw, positioned 3 wide with cover, 3 lengths or so back, similar position on turn, very wide into straight, weakened final 300M.
12 10 ORIENTAL SMOKE (E467) L Hewitson B Away well, raced prominently, 2 wide, there to turn, peaked 450M, weakened and eased thereafter. (See Racing Incidents.)
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