Race 4 (753)

SHUI CHUEN O HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1200m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 2

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 6 PACKING BOLE (H246) Z Purton -- Showed speed after the start to lead. Travelled strongly in middle stages, dashed clear under no riding after straightening, was still 3L clear at the 150m before being allowed to cruise to the line impressively.
2 4 GOLDEN SAMURAI (H024) C Y Ho B/TT Raced worse than midfield away from the rail. Had clear running on straightening when 3.5L from the lead before making strong late ground to close to second passing the 75m mark before reducing margin to under 1L late.
3 3 CALIFORNIA VANES (G160) B Avdulla B/TT Had a soft run in midfield along the rail. Stayed along the rail on straightening, entered last section 3L from the lead before closing well to move to second at 200m before holding third on line.
4 1 AWESOME TREASURE (E435) L Hewitson H/TT Began fast & raced outside the leader. Couldn't go with the leader/winner on straightening before battling away to be beaten 3L into fourth.
5 12 NOBLE BOYZ (E156) M Dee B/TT Raced in midfield between runners. Raced a touch keenly passing the 850m, was afforded clear running on straightening when just over 2L from the lead before battling away fairly to be beaten just over 3L in midfield.
6 8 SPEEDY FORTUNE (H097) M F Poon -- Lifted feet at the start & consequently got back to race at the tail. Continued last on cornering when staying along the rail before making up a length or two when running onto midfield from the back but never threatening.
7 7 STAR CLUB (H239) A Badel -- Didn't begin fast & got back to race second last soon after the start. Continued rearward & 5L from the lead entering final section before passing only a few tiring runners when holding deficit to finish in midfield.
8 11 HUGE WIN (H021) M Chadwick SR Raced in midfield along the rail. Moved away from the rail approaching the final corner, was 4L from the lead entering last section before doing little in the straight & weakening to be beaten 8L.
9 5 MAGIC TRAVELLER (H102) H Bentley P/TT Got back after the start to race third last when galloping three wide with cover. Was last and just under 6L from the lead entering final section before weakening poorly to be beaten 12L.
10 10 EASY TWO (G423) K C Leung TT Was trapped racing four wide without cover in midfield before steadying around the first bend & shifting to be three wide with cover from about 750m. Was ridden along from the 550m before weakening badly to be well beaten.
11 2 HAPPY FAT CAT (G166) K H Chan PC Ridden at start to be prominent before racing on the leaders back for the majority. Was only about 2L from the lead on straightening before weakening badly in the straight to be very long second last.
12 9 DAN ATTACK (H317) L Ferraris H/TT Was trapped racing three deep without cover in midfield before improving to be outside the leaders from 650m when still wide. Hung outwards passing 600m & on straightening before weakening & then not tested last 300m (lame).
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