Race 2 (102)

CYCLING 1200M HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1200m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 7 TELECOM DRAGON (H322) H Bowman TT Raced in midfield along the rail throughout. Moved closer to the lead approaching the corner, was only 3L form the lead entering last section before closing strongly in last furlong to steal narrow lead in final few strides.
2 12 REGENT GLORY (E323) K Teetan -- Began fast and led early before being headed near the 1000m & racing second thereafter. Was only half a length from lead entering final section, shared lead until gaining outright lead near 125m before caught late.
3 1 KA YING CHEER (H369) M L Yeung CP Showed speed after the start & improved to take the lead after the first furlong. Was joined in lead soon after straightening, fought hard & shared lead until the 125m before overpowered late, beaten under a length in third.
4 9 TALENTS SUPREMO (H133) Z Purton TT Drifted back after the start and raced just worse than midfield when three wide with cover. Moved wider just before straightening, was over 4L from the lead at the e400m before making late headway down the outside for 4th.
5 10 SONIC BOOM (H144) A Hamelin XB/TT Was slow to begin before racing third last between runners. Was niggled along from the 800m mark, moved wider on straightening when still second last & 6L behind before making late ground to be nearest on line.
6 2 ISLAND GOLDEN (H018) K C Leung TT Raced in midfield away from the rail throughout. Moved closer approaching the bend, was just over 3L behind on straightening & finished only one paced to midfield.
7 5 UNIVERSAL PURSUIT (H286) L Hewitson XB Raced just forward of midfield along the rail for the majority. Moved off the rail sharply on straightening, entered last section under 2L form the lead but peaked on effort inside the last 150m & weakened a few lengths late.
8 14 GET THE MONIES (G168) Y L Chung XB- Raced three wide in midfield throughout, left momentarily without cover near the 800m& then without cover from again from about the 550m. Was 3.5L behind on straightening & finished only one paced to midfield.
9 13 CHOICERUS (H029) H Bentley SR-/B2 Jumped awkwardly & shifted out before racing just worse than midfield along rail. Was steadied from heels near 800m, came off the rail on straightening when still around 4L behind before finishing one paced, not threatening.
10 11 NICETOBEMET (H094) M Chadwick CP-/XB Was shifted across behind runners from the outside gate after start & raced three wide with cover second last. Swung wide on straightening, was 5L behind entering final section before maintaining that deficit to line (bled).
11 6 SPEEDY FORTUNE (H097) M F Poon -- Showed speed after the start& raced third away from the rail. Forced three deep from about the 650m, was only 2L from the lead at the 400m mark before peaking on run early in the straight & weakening poorly in last furlong.
12 4 GALLANT GOODY (H434) A Atzeni -- Jumped awkwardly & was crowded before racing at the tail. Was hard ridden from about the 650m when still last, moved wider on straightening, was a clear last & over 7L behind at the 400m before passing only two rivals late.
13 8 DAN ATTACK (H317) A Badel H/P1/XB1/TT Was steadied after jumping & raced midfield between runners throughout. Was 4.5L from the lead entering final section before failing to respond & giving ground in last 300m. Rider questioned, see report.
14 3 FANCY STAR (H428) L Currie TT1 Raced four wide without cover in midfield before improving position from the 900m to surge & share third from 750m. Began hanging outwards badly around bend & lost ground before weakening to last in straight (must trial).
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