Race 1 (121)

PARMIGIANI EXCELLENT HANDICAP   Rating:40-0   1200m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 7 CONSISTENT (T045) J Moreira H Niggled along 3-wide just worse than midfield after beginning from a wide gate, obtained rails run on home bend and snuck up to 3L 5th into straight, sustained effort in the run home to just get up on line.
2 6 SLEDGE HAMMER (N405) S Clipperton -- Slowly away, ridden to soon join the leaders, took up running on rails coming onto home bend, kicked 2L clear on straightening, unable to sustain effort and headed close to home.
3 3 PLENTY OF SPEED (P401) N Rawiller SR-/V Sluggish at start, ridden before settling about 2L off the lead in 6th when 3-wide onto first turn, became 8th on the bend and switched wider entering home straight, fought on under pressure to be nearest at finish.
4 12 INTELLECTUAL GLIDE (S124) K Teetan B Moderate start, soon recovered to within 3L of speed on rails, made steady headway round home bend to reach 2nd about 2L off the lead, unable to sustain effort in straight and swamped inside final 100 metres.
5 10 STARRY STARLIES (T429) Z Purton B Broke well, settled mainly in midfield, similar entering home straight, made some late impression.
6 2 TREASURE AND GOLD (V027) S De Sousa H/TT Began from a wide gate, gradually settled in last few, saved ground turning for home, fought on steadily without threatening.
7 9 MIGHTY GAINS (P260) H N Wong TT Broke well to hold slender lead, 3 wide onto first turn, drifted slightly backward to be 1L 3rd on home bend, lost further ground under pressure after straightening.
8 5 FLYING CAPTAIN (S350) O Doleuze B Jumped well, amongst leaders early, dropped to one-out-one-back position around home bend, soon weakened in straight. (Questioned for disappointing performance)
9 4 GOLDEN GUNNERS (N330) K K Chiong TT Broke well, vied for lead early stages and 4-wide amongst the leaders coming onto first turn, yielded ground on home bend. (Bled)
10 1 PLANET GIANT (T295) N Callan B Began fairly, badly checked and dropped to last shortly after start, made no impression thereafter.
11 11 PARENTAL SPIRIT (S368) C Schofield B/H1 Broke well from the middle draw, soon taken back to last few, made no progress on the bend and in straight, never a factor.
12 8 ORIENTAL FANTASIA (P269) H T Mo P/TT Worked his way up and across from the widest gate to join the leaders 5-wide onto first turn, remained very wide rounding home bend, dropped out of contention from about 450 metres out.
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