Race 2 (298)

FLAME TREE HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1200m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 2

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 5 STORM RIDER (J027) Z Purton -- Bumped at start before getting lovely run in fifth away from the rail. Charged to the lead at the 150m mark & went clear to win impressively.
2 2 TELECOM DRAGON (H322) H Bowman TT Bumped & unbalanced at start before racing just worse than midfield along the rail. Stayed nearer the rail on straightening when nearly 5L from lead before closing well to move to second at 75m without challenging winner.
3 9 SPEEDY FORTUNE (H097) B Avdulla -- Showed early speed to lead. Raced over a length clear on straightening, continued in lead until passed by winner at 150m, passed for second at 75m, held well beaten third on line.
4 12 CHIU CHOW BROTHER (E188) A Badel B Strode forward to race second at the leaders quarters. Slipped back to be 1.5L from the lead on straightening as leader skipped clear, battled on in last 300m but ultimately gave ground to be well beaten in 4th.
5 1 HAPPY GOLF (H056) K C Leung -- Jumped awkwardly before drifting back after the start & racing worse than midfield away from the rail. Shifted outwards to be the widest runner on straightening when about 6L from lead & held that deficit on the line.
6 8 MULTIDARLING (H148) H T Mo TT Crowded soon after start before getting position in midfield along rail after improving after first 100m. Was held up around bend, shifted outwards at 350m before finishing off only one paced between rivals in final stages.
7 4 MISTER FOX (J059) K De Melo -- Had a nice run 1,1 for the majority. Only battled in last 300m & ultimately weakening to be beaten 7.5L into midfield.
8 11 SUPER ELITE (H247) M F Poon H/XB/CP1 Began ok but didn't drive for lead & instead raced in midfield away from rail. Was ridden along passing the 500m, was 5L from lead entering last section but only weakened a few lengths, no threat.
9 7 GOLDEN CHAMPION (H348) C L Chau CP/TT Crowded on jumping, bumped & got back to race at the tail. Shifted out wider on the track on straightening when last & nearly 9L from the lead before passing only a few tiring rivals without ever looking to be in a threat.
10 6 COMMANDING MISSILE (G210) A Atzeni H/B2 Had a nice run fourth on the rail for the majority. Was ridden along before straightening, weakened meekly to be beaten nearly 9L.
11 3 KINGLY DEMEANOR (H486) L Hewitson B1/TT1 Bumped at the start before racing a clear third last the start. Continued rearward & over 8L from the lead on straightening before failing to improve in the straight, second last.
12 10 COURIER MAGIC (H290) M Chadwick H/P/TT Jumped awkwardly & lost ground before being shifted across behind runners to race at the tail. Continued rearward on straightening when nearly 9L from lead & failed to make any headway, 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