Race 5 (689)

THE ST GEORGE'S CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP)   Rating:60-40   1650m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 6 FOREVER GLORIOUS (G229) K Teetan B-/V1/TT Fast into stride, tracked leaders, 3 wide, 2 wide from 600M, commenced move 400M, took the lead early in straight, kept on very well to hold off the challengers.
2 12 GOLD TACK (H106) K De Melo B Out with rest, raced behind midfield on the outside, moved a bit closer in the middle stages, very wide into straight, finished off strongly, just beaten by a narrow margin.
3 3 KASA PAPA (G312) H Bowman TT Taken back to race at rear on the inside, 2 wide turning in, finished off strongly to take a place, just beaten by a head.
4 7 CAN'T GO WONG (H087) M F Poon B/TT Taken back from the widest draw, raced towards rear on the outside, slightly improved after passing 600M, very wide turning in, finished off strongly to make frame. (See Racing Incidents.)
5 11 THE KHAN (H489) A Atzeni H/SR Began fairly, raced better than midfield on the inside, saved ground on turn, angled out 350M, made some progress early in straight, peaked on run 100M, ran on evenly thereafter.
6 5 TO INFINITY (G277) H Bentley B/TT Jumped with them, raced 2 wide, 3 to 4 lengths back, 3 wide from 400M, made some progress early in straight, peaked 150M, weakened gradually thereafter.
7 9 FLYING PHANTOM (J086) A Badel H Away well, raced 2 wide in midfield, similar position on turn, showed limited response early in straight, weakened gradually final furlong.
8 8 PACKING WISHER (H448) C L Chau TT Began well, sent forward to race prominently, 2 wide, shared lead in the middle stages, peaked and headed early in straight, weakened final 150M.
9 10 YOUNG VICTORY (D399) B Thompson B-/TT Taken back from gate 11, raced at tail, 5 lengths or so back on turn, very wide into straight, made no impression in the run home.
10 2 MIDORI BURLY (J083) B Avdulla B/TT1 Began awkwardly, positioned 3 to 4 lengths behind the leader on rail, saved ground on turn, peaked early in straight, weakened 150M, eased final 100M.
11 4 JUMBO FORTUNE (G195) Z Purton PC/XB Began well from gate 1, raced prominently on the inside, shared lead in the middle stages, weakened early in straight. (Blood in trachea.) (See Racing Incidents.)
12 1 CORDYCEPS ONE (E107) E C W Wong -- Jumped well from a wide draw, raced in midfield on the outside, sent forward after entering the back straight, peaked on turn, weakened 400M, eased final furlong. (See Racing Incidents.)
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