Race 4 (554)

TING KAU HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1200m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 1 MONTA FRUTTA (H455) Y L Chung H/TT Got back to race third last after first furlong. Moved wider passing 550m, continued rearward when about 5L from lead on straightening before finishing strongly down the outside to steal lead in final few strides.
2 2 SOLID SHALAA (H228) K Teetan B/TT Was niggled along to hold position after start before improving along rail to midfield in middle stages. Was 3L from lead on straightening, shifted into clear running mid-straight before closing strongly to be narrowly beaten.
3 7 ROBOT KNIGHT (H464) L Ferraris -- Raced in midfield away from the rail throughout. Was three wide with cover around bend, under 2L from the lead entering last section, improved to lead fleetingly near 100m mark before over-run by first two late, close behind.
4 12 NEW POWER (H325) M L Yeung H Challenged for lead early, headed near 1000m mark when galloping between runners. Steadied near 700m, shared lead on straightening, held outright lead until the 100m mark before over-run in final 100m, held 4th.
5 4 DIAMOND FLARE (H224) E C W Wong B/TT Showed early speed to challenge for lead, raced along the rail in a line of three sharing lead early, was crossed after the 700m & raced on the leaders back thereafter. Shifted off rail passing 300m, finished steadily late.
6 10 HIGH RISE POWER (H353) K De Melo -- Raced in midfield between runners early before slightly further back around bend. Moved wider on straightening when 3.5L from the lead, finished steadily all the way to the line to hold deficit when finishing midfield.
7 5 JOLLY COMPANION (H454) B Avdulla B-/XB-/CP1/TT1 Challenged for lead early before being steadied around first bend when racing fourth between runners. Was ridden along before straightening when about 3L from the lead, battled to midfield when weakening a length or two late.
8 3 FLYING DRAGON (E360) H Bowman XB Crowded after jumping & got back to second last but galloped four & five wide on track throughout. Continued rearward & very wide around bend, was over 6L from lead at 400m, finished ok to midfield considering passage.
9 9 BEAUTY DESTINY (H281) Z Purton CP/TT Was trapped racing four wide in midfield before improving position to be three wide outside leaders from the 600m. Moved to narrow lead momentarily near 300m but emptied soon after & weakened out very quickly in final 150m.
10 6 RACINGRACE (J102) A Badel XB1 Ridden forward from gate 11, shared lead when racing very wide on track before improving passing 800m & crossing to rail when leading near the 700m. Was beaten off at the 300m and weakened out in the final furlong.
11 11 MANYTHANKS FOREVER (J065) B Thompson CP/TT Drifted back after the first 100m & raced just worse than midfield when three wide with cover. Was relegated to third last near the 600m, was 6L behind on straightening but weakened poorly to be beaten about 10L.
12 8 SAVVY ELEGANCE (J068) M Chadwick B-/H/P1/TT Crowded at start, consequently lost ground & raced at the tail. Struck rail at the 700m bend, became awkward & lost ground. Was last and over 6L from lead on straightening, stayed along rail but gave further ground. Last.
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