Race 1 (109)

PIAGET EXCELLENT HANDICAP   Rating:60-40   2000m   Sha Tin   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 3 HO HO FEEL (T029) M F Poon H/XB Taken back from a wide draw, positioned 5 to 6 lengths back on rail, closer on turn, angled out near 500M, made contact early in straight, finished off very strongly thereafter and scored.
2 10 HAPPY ROCKY (S147) M L Yeung B2/TT Taken back to race at rear early, gradually moved closer along the rail on the first turn, 4 lengths behind the leader in the middle stages, saved ground on turn, kept to inside after straightening and take 2nd.
3 9 LE PANACHE (V369) D Whyte B Jumped with them, taken back to race 2 wide at rear, 7 lengths back, improved from 550M, made contact turning in, made very good progress in straight to be nearest on line.
4 7 PO CHING TREASURE (S388) C Y Ho XB Moderately away, unable to slot in early, taken back to race at rear on rail, 7 lengths back, a bit closer on turn, blocked and bumped near 350M, finished off well when clear thereafter to make frame. (See Racing Incidents.)
5 1 GOOD DAYS (A333) Z Purton B/H/TT Began well, raced 2 wide, 6 lengths back, closer on turn, crowded early in straight, finished off evenly thereafter.
6 2 KING OF MONGOLIA (S414) N Callan B Away with them, bumped early, raced 2 wide in midfield, 4 lengths back, closer on turn, made contact early in straight, failed to quicken under pressure thereafter.
7 8 ROMANTIC JOURNEY (B107) M Chadwick H/TT Began fairly from gate 1, sent forward to take the lead, led by a length to turn, peaked early in straight, headed after passing 300M, weakened gradually thereafter.
8 4 GENERAL DINO (A193) K Teetan B Moderately away from a tricky gate, unable to slot in, trapped very wide early, settled 2 wide, 2 lengths back from near 1500M, there to turn, improved from 600M, peaked near 300M, weakened thereafter.
9 6 FULL OF CHANCES (A284) U Rispoli CP Average to begin, raced 2 lengths behind the leader on rail, there to turn, failed to quicken early in straight, weakened gradually from 250M, eased final 100M. (See Racing Incidents.)
10 5 MIDNITE PROMISE (S379) K C Leung B/TT Out in line, unable to slot in and bumped early, sent forward on the first turn and settled in 2nd, 2 wide, same position on turn, weakened early in straight, eased final furlong, finished tailed 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