Race 2 (457)

TAI PO HANDICAP   Rating:40-0   1200m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 6 TACTICAL COMMAND (H197) L Ferraris B Only fair on jumping, maintained a midfield position on inside, picked up well from 300M, drove hard to get up close home.
2 2 MY INTELLIGENT (G031) H Bowman V/TT Well away and tracked the pace, took over nearing 400M, kicked on well when asked, fought hard only to concede close home.
3 9 MILLENNIUM FALCON (D281) H Bentley TT Fast into stride, raced keenly when being crossed by rival 800M, fought hard from 300M to the finish, held by first two final stages.
4 7 DOUBLE SHOW (G250) K Teetan B/TT Not hurried after the start, reined in and raced wide no cover towards the rear, widest into straight, made up some ground to finish 4th without troubling first three.
5 11 FORTUNE MASTER (D371) A Hamelin PC-/XB/B2/TT Away with them, maintained a 3-wide position towards the rear, wide into straight, closed off moderately although never a winning hope.
6 5 HERO ICON (G422) M Chadwick CP-/TT Bumped at the start, soon taken across behind runners, settled towards the rear 4-5Ls on inside, just battled away on straightening and couldn't get close to first three.
7 4 MODEST GENTLEMAN (G352) A Atzeni B/TT Stayed close behind leaders, poised to strike turning for home, just battled home steadily, no extra late.
8 12 NOIR RIDER (E138) M L Yeung B/XB Pushed along after start, crowded 1000M and lost position, behind midfield 4Ls off the pace going into home turn and was just fair to the line, steadied 100M.
9 10 EASY TWO (G423) K C Leung H/V/TT Taken back from wide draw and raced keenly in last, had the job in hand top of straight, held up near 250M, was making some late progress but was held up again final 50M.
10 3 FIRE BALL (D087) B Thompson CP Bustled along after the start, held his position midfield on outside, was crowded between rivals 300M and did not obtain clear running until after 200M, failed to get into the finish.
11 1 CHIU CHOW BROTHER (E188) A Badel B/TT1 Jumped only fairly, pressed forward to lead, under the pressure 400M, soon weakened. (Jockey : raced "flat" / Irregular Heart Rhythm.)
12 8 PRECISION GOAL (H016) C L Chau H1/TT Unable to slot in from draw 11, caught wide no cover chasing leaders, gave ground passing 400M, well beaten.
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