Race 4 (592)

SIU MA SHAN HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   1800m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 11 FLYING SILVER (E478) Y L Chung TT Raced worse than midfield early when three wide without cover. Improved to midfield after 800m, continued to improve, getting outside leaders approaching home corner, moved to lead early in straight, tough in straight to win.
2 9 GOLD TACK (H106) K De Melo B Shifted behind runners after start to race at the tail. Shifted wider on track approaching the 400m when still last, was the widest runner in the straight before finishing strongly down outside to steal second near line.
3 10 RUNNING AHEAD (G313) L Hewitson -- Lost ground at start before racing just worse than midfield between runners. Shifted three wide to follow the eventual winner from the 700m, improved around bend to be closer to lead, closed well to be beaten only 1L on line.
4 8 PAKISTAN FRIEND (B370) K Teetan P1/TT Got back to race last after the start. Moved three wide with cover passing half-way but continued rearward. Was the second widest on straightening when about 4L from the lead before making late ground, only beaten 1L.
5 1 DRAGON STAR (H128) Z Purton V/XB Pushed forward, was challenged for the lead early before getting lead approaching winning post first time. Was headed by the winner early in the straight before battling on in final furlong to be beaten 2L.
6 4 INVINCIBLE MISSILE (C037) B Avdulla XB Had no early speed & got back to race just worse than midfield along the rail. Was 4L from lead entering final section, stayed near the inside in straight & halved deficit to the line to be beaten 2L into midfield.
7 12 TURTLE AGAIN (H083) M Chadwick B/TT Raced in midfield along rail. Briefly held up approaching 400m when trying to come away from rail, was 2.5L from the lead on straightening, shifted outwards in straight when finishing steadily, maintained deficit to line.
8 6 COURIER MAGIC (H290) B Thompson B Shifted across behind runners to race third last between horses. Continued near the rear throughout, was 4.5L from lead entering last section when second last, made up a couple of lengths late but was never in contention.
9 2 SATIRICAL GLORY (H073) H Bowman H Pushed forward, was three wide challenging for lead leaving straight before shifting to two wide outside leader from the 1100m. Continued close to the lead on straightening before weakening final furlong (blood in trachea).
10 3 FOREVER GLORIOUS (G229) C L Chau B/TT Pushed forward after start, challenged for lead leaving straight before coming back to race on the leaders back from 1100m. Shifted back to rail on straightening when close behind but did nothing in last furlong, weak late.
11 5 CONCERTO (E176) L Ferraris CP/XB/TT Pushed forward, raced second early before racing fourth in the clear around first bend. Improved to 1,1 near the 800m, was hard ridden before straightening, weakened out in final 250m.
12 7 LITTLE FAIRY (H206) H Bentley V-/TT2 Raced in midfield away from rail. Was shuffled slightly further back approaching corner, was rearward on straightening before weakening to last in the run to the line.
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