Race 4 (032)

HUNG HOM BAY HANDICAP   Rating:40-0   1000m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 9 TRONIC MIGHTY (E210) Z Purton V/XB/TT Had a nice run 1,1. Eased into clear running on straightening, dashed well to take lead at 125m before going on to win by over a length.
2 8 HAPPILY FRIENDS (C533) M Chadwick V Had a soft run on the leaders back. Stayed close to the rail on straightening, went through to share lead fleetingly approaching 125m, passed by winner soon after, finished well to hold second narrowly.
3 10 CIRCUIT SPLENDOR (E482) C L Chau -- Raced in midfield away from the rail. Was 3.5L from the lead entering last section, shifted wider nearing 200m before closing well late to just miss second.
4 3 MULTIMORE (D443) H T Mo TT Raced outside the leader. Moved up to share lead near the 200m before being unable to close with the fast finishers in the final 100m.
5 5 HAPPY HORSE (H061) M F Poon H/TT Was trapped racing three wide without cover outside the leaders throughout. Continued close to the lead at the 200m mark and battled away ok in final stages considering wide run.
6 1 CHARMING STEED (E494) K H Chan H1/B2/TT Ridden along in early stages to maintain position before drifting slightly further back after the 800m. Was second last of the main bunch from 600m, was 6L behind at the 400m before making some late ground to halve deficit late.
7 11 VIVA A LA (G282) A Badel P/TT Raced in midfield along the rail throughout early & middle stages. Moved away from the rail on straightening when around 3.5L from the lead before only maintaining margin to the line despite having limited room in final few strides.
8 2 DIAMOND SOARS (G201) K De Melo H-/P-/TT Showed early speed to lead. Joined by rivals at the 200m mark & peaked on effort before weakening to be beaten 3.5L in midfield.
9 6 DASHING TRIUMPH (G341) A Atzeni TT Drifted back from the widest gate & was soon last of the main field. Was just under 8L from the lead entering final section, moved wider in the straight before passing only one or two tiring rivals but never getting involved.
10 7 HAR HAR AT HEART (H035) B Avdulla E Drifted back after the start & raced worse than midfield along the rail. Was 4.5L from the lead entering final section & could only maintain that deficit to the finish when beating only two rivals home.
11 12 NOIR RIDER (E138) K Teetan B/XB1 Had no early speed & became detached from the field soon after the start. Was beaten 7L on the line but was never involved (failed to stretch out – rider, roarer again).
12 4 CRAIG'S MASTER (G440) K C Leung CP/H/TT Slow to begin before getting back to race worse than midfield away from the rail. Coursed three wide around the bend and entered last section 5L from the lead. Weakened out poorly in the straight to be a well beaten 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