Race 4 (112)

IWC EXCELLENT HANDICAP   Rating:105-80   1800m   Sha Tin   Good To Firm

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 5 GLORIOUS FOREVER (B236) Z Purton B Jumped well and took up lead. Carved out fast middle sections and left rivals floundering. Turned for home clear and kicked strong in straight for easy win.
2 7 PIKACHU (S298) G van Niekerk -- Held position on leaders back. Came across heals in straight when horses outside weakened and ran home well. No match for winner but big gap to third.
3 9 GENERAL SHERMAN (V125) K C Ng TT Settled second last as per his pattern before directed to the outside on straightening. Made good late ground but was not a winning threat given race shape.
4 4 INSAYSHABLE (B156) K Teetan -- Settled midfield before improving position between runners at the 600m and looked like threatening upon straightening. Weakened out in the run to the line and was perhaps a little disappointing.
5 1 PRAWN BABA (A002) S Clipperton P Taken back from barrier to position near the tail off the fence. Pulled out wider upon straightening and worked to the line fairly given the way the race was run.
6 2 RUTHVEN (B160) K C Leung B/TT1 Eased back after the start and raced three horses off the fence with cover until the 1100m. Positioned back closer to the fence from that point before being one paced in the straight.
7 10 HELENE CHARISMA (A129) M Chadwick B/TT One of the slowest away before ridden up to midfield off the fence. Looked close enough on straightening but was under pressure upon turning for the line. Hung in in straight and was well held.
8 3 PACKING DRAGON (T230) M F Poon V Commenced well and was ridden up to forward position before ultimately settling outside the pace. Was under riding the length of back straight to hold position after posted wider by another horse. Weakened out in straight.
9 8 HAPPILABABY (T315) H T Mo B/TT One of the slowest away before hard ridden to come across tail of field. Maintained 3 length margin on second last runner until 850m. Was still a clear last upon straightening and failed to flatter in the straight.
10 6 STIMULATION (B351) A Sanna TT Sent forward from widest barrier before easing behind leading four but travelling a little wide in middle stages. Was slightly eased approaching 600m before coming under pressure at 500m. Weakened out in the run to the line.
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