Race 9 (117)

CORUM EXCELLENT HANDICAP   Rating:80-60   1200m   Sha Tin   Good To Firm

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 12 KING OPIE (B034) G van Niekerk CP1 Began well, raced 2 wide, 2-1/2 lengths back, same position on turn, hard ridden from 300M, finished off very strongly and scored.
2 9 MIGHTY MAVERICK (V150) A Sanna PC/TT Clean jump, positioned 2 to 3 lengths back on rail, easy run on turn, finished off strongly to take 2nd.
3 1 HANDSOME BO BO (B119) H T Mo -- Jumped well, sat right behind the leader on rail, there to turn, showed good response early in straight, took the lead near 200M but headed shortly thereafter, stayed on well to take a place, missed 2nd on line.
4 14 AMBITIOUS HEART (V303) M F Poon B/TT Bumped start and unbalanced, sent forward to take the lead, led by a length on turn, kept on well early in straight, headed near 200M, weakened gradually thereafter, just stayed on for 4th. (Lost left front plate.)
5 3 JING JING WIN (V328) C Schofield CP Away with them, raced 3 wide, 3 lengths or so back, found cover on turn, made minor progress in straight without threatening.
6 8 PRANCE DRAGON (B349) U Rispoli -- Bumped start and badly unbalanced, recovered to race prominently, 2 wide, peaked shortly after turning in, kept on evenly to the line.
7 10 GOOD FOR YOU (T265) H N Wong B Away with them, raced 2 wide at rear, 8 lengths back, similar position on turn, made some headway in straight without threatening.
8 11 HARD PROMISE (A373) M L Yeung H-/P-/TT- Taken back from gate 13, raced 3 wide with cover at rear, travelled keenly near 700M, no cover thereafter, finished off evenly in straight.
9 4 DANCES WITH DRAGON (B129) C Y Ho B-/H1/P1/TT Taken back from the widest gate, raced at tail, 11 lengths back at 800M, moved closer on turn but still last turning in, made some headway in straight.
9 5 KEY WITNESS (S212) K Teetan B/TT Out in line, raced 2 wide, 6 lengths back, same margin back on turn, finished off evenly.
11 2 HELLO BEAUTY (B410) Z Purton B1/TT1 Bumped start and almost dislodged the rider, raced 3 wide in midfield, 5 lengths or so back, there to turn, failed to close off in straight. (Lame right front leg next day.)
12 6 FLYING BONUS (B433) W M Lai -- Slightly slow out, raced greenly early, sat 5 lengths behind the leader on rail, saved ground on turn, failed to make any progress in straight.
13 7 ZHAN JIANG ROCKS (B406) C Murray H1/TT1 Taken back to race at rear, 7 lengths back on rail, same position on turn, failed to close off in straight.
14 13 OUR HERO (V278) T H So B/TT Away well, raced 2 wide in midfield, there to turn, weakened early in straight, eased after passing 100M.
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