Race 8 (304)

CHINESE BANYAN HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1400m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 4 GLOBAL HARMONY (G337) J McDonald CP Slow to begin from draw 1, given a patient ride towards the rear, plenty to do top of the straight, brought to outside and finished off strongly to get up close home. Impressive win.
2 3 SWEET ENCOUNTER (G426) A Atzeni -- Held up behind midfield, raced wide no cover from 800M, widest turning home, let down well to lead near 150M, no match for the fast finishing favourite in latter stages and was overrun close home.
3 11 LOST CHILD (G461) B Avdulla -- Settled near last, made nice inroads in the run home, briefly challenged for the lead mid-straight before flattening late.
4 14 HAPPY DAILY (E294) A Hamelin -- 5th on settling, stayed close enough to leaders throughout, kept battling from 400M but lacked the dash to launch a serious bid.
5 7 FLYING MOJITO (G412) L Ferraris B-/XB/TT1 Given a waiting ride at the rear, brought wide top of straight, ran on without threatening first few.
6 6 KAHOLO ANGEL (H216) C Y Ho TT Obtained a 3-wide position ahead of midfield, responded well early straight to lead inside 300M, run ended mid-straight, faded to finish 6th.
7 9 MIDORI BURLY (J083) Z Purton XB Restrained behind mid-division along the inside, got held up 400M-250M but only got home fairly once obtaining clear running. (Jockey : not suited by the middle stages of the event being run outside of standard time.)
8 13 RAGNARR (H297) L Hewitson TT- Jumped on terms and soon took up running, caught by rivals inside 300M, weakened away.
9 1 CHIU CHOW SPIRIT (H175) A Badel B/TT Settled in mid-division 3Ls back along the fence, was badly held up from 400M to 100M behind weakening rivals and lost all chance. (Roarer.)
10 2 I AM THE BOSS (H446) C L Chau XB1 Jumped awkwardly, settled in a midfield position 8th along the 2-path, unable to obtain clear running until 350M but couldn't pick up speed when required.
11 5 VIVA GRACIOUSNESS (J079) K Teetan B1/TT1 Chased leader along the inside, lacked a kick in the straight, soon out of contention.
12 10 SUGAR BALL (H394) M Chadwick CP/H/TT From draw 11 worked forward to be tracking leader on outside, had no extra passing 300M, weakened towards the line.
13 8 MAJESTIC SPEED (J018) M F Poon TT Sat in behind midfield 5Ls off the pace on settling, couldn't make any headway over final 400M.
14 12 SAVVY CHIC (G261) K De Melo CP/TT Caught wide no cover chasing leaders, went 2nd 400M, hung in under pressure in the straight and proved very difficult to ride, swamped by rivals passing 300M.
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