Race 8 (128)

CARL F. BUCHERER EXCELLENT HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1600m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 3 SIMPLY INVINCIBLE (V094) Z Purton B Travelled strongly in midfield 3-wide with cover, 5Ls off at 800M, crept closer to leaders home turn, moved to lead near 200M under confident riding, kicked clear for a dominant win.
2 6 BABA MAMA (V214) N Rawiller H/TT Settled down 5Ls off the pace behind mid-division, saved ground along the rail throughout then got held up early straight, shifted out for clear running 250M, kept finding to the line but couldn't cut down winner's lead.
3 4 UNICORN (T046) J Moreira -- Held up 2-wide in mid-division, driven along 550M, couldn't match winner's acceleration passing 300M, worked home steadily for modest 3rd.
4 8 AMBITIOUS PINS (V265) C Schofield B Raced along the 2-path near the tail of the field, 7Ls off the pace at 800M, ran on steadily over final 400M, got up for 4th late.
5 2 SENSATION (S225) H T Mo H/V Up with early pace, emerged as leader 1200M setting good pace, tried hard when challenged by rivals early straight but didn't kick on passing 150M, one paced late stages.
6 14 KIRAM (T093) H W Lai -- Taken across behind runners, settled down 2nd last 7-8Ls off the good pace, brought wide 500M, chased hard but never near to challenge.
7 10 SMART BOY (V076) B Prebble -- Not hurried after the start, held up near the rear 6-7Ls behind leaders, ran on only fairly over final 300M, not reach leaders.
8 12 AVELLINO (T388) N Callan CP/H Saved ground along the fence, always in touch with first few, not quickened to challenge on straightening, never threatened.
9 11 ABLE DEED (V136) S Clipperton CP Chased leader in a strongly run race, not finishing pace of rivals passing 250M, faded towards the line.
10 5 CALIFORNIA JOY (T406) D Whyte B/TT Up with early pace, in 3rd approaching turn, moved up to challenge for lead inside 300M, run ended 150M. (Jockey : raced flat.)
11 7 THUNDER STOMP (V279) H N Wong -- Never far off from leaders in a strongly run race, came under pressure 550M to keep up with rivals, checked 350M, made no impression after.
12 9 RUBY COAST (T159) K Teetan -- Last of 14 on the inside, 8Ls off the pace middle stages, still last at 400M and failed to make any impression on straightening.
13 1 ROYAL ELITE (V300) C Y Ho H/XB Restrained to a rearward position, 7Ls off the pace at 800M, stoked up 600M and moved a bit closer to leaders, run ended soon after straightening however.
14 13 SEMPITERNAL (S100) S De Sousa V/TT2 Raced 3-wide in midfield and left with no cover from 1000M, driven forward and joined leaders inside 600M, bumped with rival 300M, checked 250M and weakened.
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