Race 7 (394)

THE HONG KONG CLASSIC MILE   Rating:-   1600m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 1 HELIOS EXPRESS (H302) H Bowman -- Settled just off the pace obtaining rails run about 1400 metres out pulling hard in the slackened tempo approaching and rounding home bend, quickened to assert authority inside the 200 metres, won cosily.
2 3 HELENE FEELING (H215) Z Purton CP/TT Broke well settling just outside race leader, came to dispute lead from the 800 metres eventually hitting the front under pressure about 250 metres out but only to be swamped by the winner shortly after.
3 9 STAR MAC (J053) K Teetan CP Settled in 7th some 6L off the pace from moderate start, came under pressure 700 metres out and given reminders passing the 500 metres, ran on well down the inside of the straight to be nearest at finish.
4 7 SPEED DRAGON (H380) M Barzalona B Soon recovered to 5th within 4L of pace after moderate start, gained steadily closer to pace rounding home bend, baulked early in straight and checked over 200 metres out, fought on dourly to the line.
5 5 BEAUTY CRESCENT (H334) A Atzeni B/TT Broke well from a low draw before settling in midfield, pulled hard in 3L 5th between the 1300 and 1000 metres, came to challenge under pressure entering home straight, ran on steadily without threatening.
6 6 CHANCHENG GLORY (H212) L Hewitson B/XB Jumped fairly, soon ridden forward to take up running, joined by eventual runner-up approaching home turn near the 500 metres and narrowly headed over 250 metres out, swamped 100 metres out.
7 8 FALLON (H219) M L Yeung B/TT Settled well back from slow start, last and one of the widest into straight, made modest progress past well-beaten horses in the run to the line.
8 2 HOWDEEPISYOURLOVE (H093) J McDonald -- Broke well from the widest draw but soon taken well behind travelling keenly throughout back straight, made no impression in home straight from wide in last few turning in. (Questioned for disappointing performance)
9 4 MOMENTS IN TIME (H474) A Badel TT Began well from a wide draw before restraining one-out-one-back in 4th and travelling keenly at about the 1000 metres, made short-lived effort entering home straight but unable to sustain effort inside 250 metres.
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