Race 2 (657)

TSIM SHA TSUI HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1650m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 9 MASSIVE ACTION (E445) H T Mo SR/V From draw 1 soon hit the front and dictated the lead, kept going well early straight, was strongly challenged by runner-up final 200M but found the necessary to hold on.
2 4 WOODFIRE BRO (G115) K C Leung TT Moved up chasing leaders in a 3-wide position without cover, hard pressed to challenge for the lead 200M, tried hard and was just held at the line.
3 3 BERLIN TANGO (E120) B Avdulla B/H/TT From wide draw switched off to race in last, 6Ls off the pace home turn, closed off strongly from the rear to take 3rd beaten only a neck, nearest finish.
4 2 APACHE PASS (D433) H Bowman BO/XB Always in touch behind leaders, moved up to 3rd 180M but not able to challenge first two, lost 3rd late.
5 6 SO WE JOY (D082) A Atzeni H/TT Held up behind midfield but never far off from leaders, maintained his spot to the bend then worked home fairly over final 400M.
6 8 ROMANTIC CHARM (H227) K Teetan V/TT Maintained an inside spot just off the leading division, hard driven 500M, soon no threat to leaders.
7 1 ALACRITY (H210) Z Purton CP-/XB/PC2/TT Moved up to track leader on outside, little change to the turn but offered little under top weight when asked 500M, faded final 200M.
8 7 SAMARKAND (H070) L Hewitson CP/TT Raced keenly early stages when steadied to obtain cover behind leaders, had a 3-wide trip and hung out making the home turn, couldn't finish it off on straightening.
9 5 M UNICORN (G466) C Y Ho H/P/TT Began awkwardly, dropped back to a rearward position, pushed along 600M but failed to respond, eased top of the straight. (Irregular Heart Rhythm / Jockey : made respiratory noise in the home straight.)
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