Race 9 (305)

CHERRY HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1200m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 7 WUNDERBAR (H411) J McDonald -- Jumped well, positioned a length behind the leader on rail, saved ground on turn, not enough room early in straight, cleared 250M, took the lead 200M, kept on well to the line, just able to hold off the challenger late.
2 13 KA YING RISING (J062) Z Purton -- Began fairly, raced 2 wide in midfield, similar position on turn, finished off very strongly, just denied in a ding-dong battle.
3 1 MUGEN (H338) K Teetan -- Began only fairly, raced 2 wide, 6 lengths or so back, same margin back on turn, angled out 450M, made good progress in straight to take a place, no threat to the first two.
4 4 COLOURFUL EMPEROR (H167) L Hewitson TT Began well from the widest draw, raced 2 wide better than midfield, same position on turn, peaked early in straight, ran on evenly to the line.
5 5 PRINCE OF PORTY (H009) B Avdulla TT Out in line, raced 2 wide behind midfield, 4 to 5 lengths back turning in, made minor progress in straight.
6 14 SUPERB KID (H298) K De Melo -- Began fairly, raced behind midfield on the outside, no cover for the majority of the race, made some progress in straight.
7 3 SUPER FORTUNE (G065) M F Poon H/TT Jumped well, sent forward to take the lead, led by 3/4L turning in, kept on well early in straight, peaked and headed 200M, weakened thereafter.
8 6 SUGAR SUGAR (G016) C Y Ho B/TT Taken back from gate 13, raced at rear, 8 to 9 lengths back, still 7 lengths behind the leader turning in, made some progress in straight.
9 8 JUMBO FORTUNE (G195) M Chadwick PC/XB Moderately away, raced behind midfield on the inside, 2 wide from 500M, showed limited response early in straight, weakened gradually inside final furlong. (See Racing Incidents.)
10 2 NOT USUAL STAR (G396) E C W Wong H/TT Bumped shortly after start, raced 3 wide at rear, 8 lengths back, very wide into straight, made no impression in straight.
11 10 ACE VICTORY (H076) A Hamelin TT Jumped well, raced in 2nd, 2 wide, 3/4L back turning in, peaked early in straight, weakened final furlong.
12 11 READY TO WIN (E422) A Badel CP/XB/TT Bumped shortly after start, raced at rear, 8 lengths or so back, still well back on turn, failed to close off in straight. (See Racing Incidents.)
13 12 ROBOT MASTER (J107) A Atzeni CP1/XB1/TT1 Began awkwardly, raced at rear throughout, never a factor.
14 9 BONUS PAL (H360) K C Leung B Moderately away from gate 1, raced in midfield on the inside, saved ground on turn, peaked early in straight, weakened thereafter.
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