Race 8 (425)

MUT WAH HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1200m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 2

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 3 GOLDEN EMPIRE (E490) L Hewitson B Broke alertly and swiftly crossed to the fence, sat back from 800M and tracked leaders entering home turn, sprinted quickly early straight to an emphatic win.
2 2 NICCONI COUNTY (G208) K Teetan XB/TT Jumped with them, maintained a position in midfield, made nice inroads in the home run to take 2nd close home, not reach winner.
3 4 ACT OF FAITH (H082) B Avdulla B Away well, stalked leaders in 4th on settling, fought hard to the line but couldn't get closer to winner.
4 8 RIGHTEOUS ARION (H059) Y L Chung H/TT Jumped only fairly, restrained to race in a rearward position, had job ahead on straightening, stayed on well to go 4th near line.
5 9 MEGA BONUS (E184) M F Poon V Tracked the pace early before moving up to take lead 650M, headed inside 300M, maintained 2nd until closing stages, swamped before line.
6 10 ORIENTAL SMOKE (E467) M L Yeung B/TT Jumped on terms, raced in mid-division along the 2-path, steadied 600M and got shuffled back, worked home moderately over final 300M, safely held by leaders.
7 11 READY TO WIN (E422) A Badel CP/XB/TT Commenced only fairly, maintained a position behind midfield 4-5Ls off the lead, came with an even effort final 300M and never a serious threat. (Lame next day.)
8 7 HOSS (H055) A Atzeni B/TT Held up in midfield 3Ls off the pace, saved ground on inside, failed to run on in the straight.
9 5 PRINCE OF PORTY (H009) Z Purton CP/TT Raced keenly, 3-wide and no cover early stages, allowed to stride forward to race outside leader, commenced to give ground passing 250M.weakened away.
10 1 LIGHTNING BOLT (G130) H Bentley TT Jumped fairly from a wide draw then shifted across behind runners, last turning for home, closed off fairly from 300M, struck heels of rival near 50M and blundered badly.
11 6 CONTI CONTI (J166) M Chadwick B1/TT1 Slow to begin, raced towards the rear, under the pump home turn, soon left behind by rivals passing 300M and out of contention.
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