Race 1 (169)

FUKUSHIMA HANDICAP   Rating:40-0   1200m   Happy Valley   Good

Section 1

Placing Horse
Horse Name Jockey Gear Comment
1 3 HAPPILY FRIENDS (C533) C Y Ho V Moderately away, raced slightly better than midfield on the outside, 3 lengths back on turn, finished off strongly to score by a head.
2 9 U W BROTHER (C389) S De Sousa -- Jumped with them, took the early lead, headed approaching 800M, allowed rival to cross near 600M, sat right behind the leader on turn, showed good response in straight, hit the front 50M, but unable to hold off the winner close home.
3 5 HEARTY WISH (E343) L Hewitson SR/TT Out with rest, sent forward to race prominently, took the lead 800M, found rail near 600M, travelled well to turn, kept on well early in straight, peaked and headed 50M, finished 3rd.
4 6 FLYING ON THE TURF (C477) M Chadwick B/XB/TT Away with them, raced 2 wide towards rear, 6 lengths back on turn, wide into straight, closed off well to make frame, nearest on line.
5 11 RAGING BLAZE (E258) A Badel P-/TT Taken back from a wide draw, raced at rear on the inside, saved ground on turn, no clear run early in straight, cleared 150M, finished off well to be nearest on line.
6 12 DASHING GENIUS (G064) L Ferraris TT Taken back from the widest draw, raced 2 wide at rear, 7 lengths back on turn, taken wide in straight and made good progress to be nearest on line.
7 1 LE PLUS VITE (G242) K H Chan XB/TT Average to begin, raced slightly behind midfield on the inside, there to turn, made some progress in straight.
8 2 CIGAR BUDDIES (D299) H N Wong B Began smartly from gate 11, raced prominently on the outside, 3/4L back on turn, peaked early in straight, kept on evenly to the line.
9 8 HEAVENLY THOUGHT (C163) H Bentley B- Out in line, raced slightly behind midfield on the outside, similar position on turn, finished off evenly.
10 7 EUROMISSILE (E277) M L Yeung B/H/XB Slowly away, raced behind midfield on the inside, angled out after passing 400M, made no impression in straight. (See Racing Incidents.)
11 10 FORTUNE MARBO (G177) C L Chau B-/TT Moderately away from gate 1, raced in midfield on the inside, saved ground on turn, showed limited response early in straight, weakened inside final furlong.
12 4 CARRY THE DIAMOND (D122) R Maia PC Jumped with them, tracked leaders, 2 wide, there to turn, peaked early in straight, weakened thereafter, eased final 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