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8:35 Sha Tin (HK) 22 Feb 2009

Chairman's Sprint Prize (Group 1)

(3yo+) 6f Good
1st £230,251.35 2nd £88,868.94 3rd £46,454.22 4th £24,236.98 5th £14,138.24
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (4)  
5 90 b1 116
b g Kyllachy - Heckle (In The Wings)
First away, always prominent behind leader, poised behind leader turning in, produced a late surge inside final furlong to hit front close home and battled on to hold off challengers
2 (8) hd
5 90 115
b g Centaine (AUS) - Free As A Bird (AUS) (Jugah)
Led early, eased back after crossing to the rail near 4f out, squeezed through a narrow gap to challenge inside final furlong, dug deep in closing stages but unable to overhaul winner
3 (1) ¼ [½]
5 90 t 114
b g Encosta De Lago (AUS) - Courtroom Sweetie (AUS) (Zeditave)
Carried to a rail position after start, 3 lengths adrift of leader in middle stages, switched to 2-wide making home turn, made steady progress 2f out, came close approaching line but not reach winner
4 (6) ¼ [¾]
6 90 114
b g Honour And Glory (USA) - Zebra (AUS) (Palace Music)
Slightly slow out, in a handy position early before taking up the running 4f out, kept on strongly and was just swamped in the closing stages
5 (7) ½ [1¼]
6 90 ht 112
b g Desert Sun - Princess Mood (GER) (Muhtarram)
Settled 3-wide in mid-division, crept closer rounding the home bend, brought with a run inside 2f out, kept giving to the line but once again couldn't pull out the extra under pressure
6 (2) [3]
5 90 107
b g Catbird (AUS) - Mrs Squillionaire (AUS) (Last Tycoon)
Soon towards rear, had 4 lengths to make up turning in, closed off the race strongly down the inside but was severely checked close home
7 (3) ¼ [3¼]
7 90 b 106
b g Commands (AUS) - Coureuse (AUS) (Tierce)
Quickly away to hold a prominent position on rail, hampered over 4f out when front runner steadied tempo, unable to sprint with them on straightening , one pace, lame
8 (9) [5]
4 90 101
b g O'Reilly (NZ) - Jackie'O (NZ) (Centaine)
Restrained on jumping, raced as the back marker 5 lengths behind leader, checked and shifted wider near the top of the bend, made some progress in the straight but never really threatened
9 (10) [6¾]
7 90 tb 96
b g Danzero (AUS) - Will Fly (AUS) (Will Dancer)
Given a waiting ride in a position towards rear but took keen hold in the middle stages, carried wide making the home turn, unable to find top gear and was gradually outpaced inside final furlong
10 (5) nse [6¾]
6 90 t 95
br h Irgun (USA) - Badiya (USA) (Sir Ivor)
Jumped well, drifted back to a midfield position one off the fence, checked over 3 1/2f out, found little when pressed on in straight and was a touch disappointing
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