Race 5 (301)

POPLAR HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1400m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 2

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 5 DREAM PURSUER (G241) H Bowman B Began only fairly, raced in midfield on the inside, 4 lengths back, slightly improved along the rail on turn, no clear run early in straight, cleared 150M, showed very good response, hit the front 50M, won by 1/2L.
2 12 LUCKY PLANET (H235) K Teetan B Jumped awkwardly and shifted in on jumping, positioned 1-1/2L behind the leader on rail, 2 wide turning in, took the lead 300M, kept on well but unable to hold off the winner final 50M.
3 8 GOLDEN RISE (H242) Z Purton -- Out with rest, raced 2 wide slightly behind midfield, 5 lengths or so back, commenced move 500M, finished off well to take a place.
4 7 DIVINE ERA (D507) K De Melo H/TT Clean jump, raced 2 wide better than midfield, 2 lengths or so back, there to turn, finished off evenly.
5 10 CAN'T GO WONG (H087) K C Leung B1/TT Began awkwardly and crowded, raced behind midfield on the inside, 6 lengths or so back, a bit closer on turn, unable to obtain clear run until well inside final furlong, made some progress final 100M.
6 9 RIVER VIEWS (G212) E C W Wong -- Away well, raced in 2nd, 2 wide, there to turn, showed limited response early in straight, weakened gradually final 100M. (See Racing Incidents.)
7 1 FUN N GLORY (G003) M Chadwick TT Jumped with them, raced 2 wide in midfield, similar position on turn, showed limited response early in straight, weakened gradually final 150M. (See Racing Incidents.)
7 11 ISLAND BRIGHT (H363) L Ferraris SR1 Began fairly, sent forward to take the lead, travelled well to turn, peaked and headed 300M, weakened inside final furlong.
9 4 CHILLI BABA (G339) A Atzeni B Taken back from gate 10, raced towards rear on the outside, 6 lengths or so back, no cover for the majority of the race, made no impression in straight.
10 3 LUCKY GOLD (G112) C Y Ho B Taken back from a wide draw, raced at rear, 7 to 8 lengths back, same margin back on turn, made no progress in straight.
11 2 UP AND UP (H163) C L Chau TT Shifted in at start and bumped, raced towards rear on the inside, 7 lengths or so back, angled out 500M, failed to make any progress in straight.
12 6 SHINE BRIGHT (H385) M F Poon B1 Jumped awkwardly, raced at tail, lost touch from halfway, unacceptable performance.
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