M4: AWAPUNI – 26 DEC 2017

M04: Awapuni Races - 26th Dec, 2017

Start time:12:30 pm
Weather:OVERCAST
Track:DEAD5

Overview

The last day of the Awapuni Christmas carnival throws up some even betting fields. Class mare Ladies First returns to take on Dolcetto.

Day's "Best"

R8 (6) Bring To The Block

Best "Each Way"

R1 (9) Thats Amore

Best "Roughie"

R7 (9) Sylvester

Race 1 - MURRAY'S IRISH BAR MICK HENAGHAN MEMORIAL MAIDEN
Time: 12:30 | Distance: 1550m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
Purple, brown band, purple cap
9 Thats Amore   F: X4463
  B(6) W(56.5)
Won
Dividends : $5.60 $1.70
Had fair share of bad luck this prep. Gray's No 1 apprentice on Latta maiden. Could that be a first?
Main Danger
Gold, cerise spots, purple armbands & cap
1 Cullen Bohannon   F: 587X2
  B(8) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Mark Hills )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Second prep already guaranteed of being better than first. Nutted on line by Te Akau filly fresh
Next Best
Black, yellow Maltese Cross (b&f), red & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow quartered cap
  B(11) W(57)
 ( J-  Masa Tanaka )
Tanaka off Latta runner to ride for Bergerson. Tough call. Fair finish on debut. Up in distance
Include in Multis
Royal blue with red seams, white stylized logo (b&f), red & white hooped cap
10 Princess Spice   F: 48X57
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Darryl Bradley )
Placed
Dividend : $2.50
Gone Ok this prep. Still needs to toughen up.
Longer Odds
Cerise, white sash, striped sleeves, cerise cap with white pompom
2 Heart Of Fame   F: 65
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Dylan Turner )
First raceday ride for the trials-winning jock. Signs of quick progress.

Remarks

Gear changes: Heart Of Fame: Side Winkers on, Nasal Strip on, Tongue Tie on
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Holly Andrew

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 5.60
Place1 9 $ 1.70
Place2 1 $ 1.50
Place3 10 $ 2.50
Quinella 1,9 $ 5.90
Trifecta 9:1:10 $ 78.00
First4 9:1:10:6 $ 542.00
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 7, 9, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - PETTERSSON PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE LTD MAIDEN 3YO
Time: 1:05 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Black, white & black circled mountain, chequered sleeves & cap
1 Malo Bik   F: 542X2
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Dylan Turner )
Placed
Dividend : $1.10
Jock facing long suspension. Some expenses accrued here
Main Danger
Turquoise & white chequers, turquoise sleeves, white armbands & cap
5 La Soeur   F: 6X
 ( J-  scratched )
Full sister to Cuddle winner O'Fille. One run as 2yo ordinary but hated the heavy. Watch now
Next Best
Purple, brown band, purple cap
4 Lincoln's Gal   F: 337X2
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Masa Tanaka )
Won
Dividends : $1.80 $1.10
Finished strongly fresh. Drew 11 in fast paced race.
Include in Multis
Chocolate & cream stripes, chocolate sleeves, cream armbands, orange cap
9 Rough 'N' Tumble   F: 7
  B(2) W(55.5)
 ( T-  Gray, Kevin )
Couldn't deal with wide draw debut. Winner has won since.
Longer Odds
Black & white stripes (body & sleeves), white sash, black collar & cap
6 Balanto   F:
  B(5) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Mark Hills )
Per Incanto filly. Trials average but stable having a good run.

Remarks

Gear changes: Malo Bik: Pacifiers on
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Dylan Turner

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 1.80
Place1 4 $ 1.10
Place2 1 $ 1.10
Quinella 1,4 $ 1.10
Trifecta 4:1:3 $ 16.50
First4 4:1:3:9 $ 22.80
Double 9/4 $ 6.40
DBL conc 9/1 $ 3.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 5, 6, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - INSPIRE NET LIMITED HANDICAP RATING 65
Time: 1:40 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Royal blue, white crossed sashes & arm band, royal blue cap with white pom pom
1 Turncoat   F: 71X4X
  B(4) W(59)
 ( J-  Mark Hills )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Reserved for this meet for comeback run. Has plenty of speed and drawn well to use it.
Main Danger
Black, silver circle with reversed K conjoined R inside (b&f), chequered sleeves & cap
5 Windsor   F: 1
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Masa Tanaka )
Very professional winning on debut but no Magic this time. However, successor in form and looks to have good book.
Next Best
Black, white & black circled mountain, chequered sleeves & cap
3 Jackson Road   F: 1357X
  B(2) W(58)
First since winter. Placed twice freshup. Rain would help while eliminating many others.
Include in Multis
Bottle green, white striped sleeves & cap
6 Island Bay   F: 472X1
  B(7) W(57)
This will be tougher than winning New Plymouth maiden but her speed will be hard to handle
Longer Odds
Purple & white chequers (body & sleeves) & cap
9 Incantation   F: 0X437
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Tony Allan )
Excuses aplenty when 2l off Nucleonic who was impressive winning first day. Doesn't want worse than dead

Remarks

Stipe Comment: Incantination - Raced keenly in the early to middle stages. Became awkwardly placed on heels passing the 600 metres. Bumped and unbalanced 150 metres.
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Mark Hills

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 3.40
Place1 2 $ 1.70
Place2 8 $ 2.80
Place3 1 $ 1.80
Quinella 2,8 $ 17.40
Trifecta 2:8:1 $ 197.30
First4 2:8:1:5 $ 685.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 5, 6, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - MORE FM MANAWATU MAIDEN
Time: 2:15 | Distance: 1300m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Aqua, hot pink diamond band, aqua sleeves with hot pink diamonds down sleeves, pink cap with aqua seams
2 Leonardo   F: X3357
  B(1) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Mark Hills )
Waikato raider who couldn't get cover from 11 fresh. Finally gets a gate where can dominate on pace
Main Danger
Black, rose St Andrew's Cross (b&f) & sleeves, black cap with rose seams
8 Mango   F: 8X
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( T-  Knight, Laura )
Won two trials but resented wet track debut. Loses jock to minor injury
Next Best
Emerald green & light blue quarters,emerald green sleeves,light blue armbands,quartered cap
6 Petite Midas   F: 0X634
 ( J-  scratched )
One of the best workers Awapuni last week. Another who just can't quite given maiden ranks the slip
Include in Multis
Dress Gordon tartan, whtie cap
3 Stumpy   F: 3
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( T-  Gray, Kevin )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Stumped late on debut at very generous odds. Mum was good, grand-dam even better.
Longer Odds
Chocolate & cream stripes, chocolate sleeves, cream armbands, orange cap
5 Mystigan   F: 379X5
 ( J-  scratched )
 ( T-  Gray, Kevin )
13 starts 8 placings. Headscratcher

Remarks

Gear changes: Leonardo: Blinkers off
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Leonardo is looking the part

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 4.60
Place1 1 $ 1.50
Place2 3 $ 1.30
Place3 9 $ 1.90
Quinella 1,3 $ 4.90
Trifecta 1:3:9 $ 46.70
First4 1:3:9:7 $ 127.40
Double 2/1 $ 29.10
DBL conc 2/3 $ 3.10
Treble 4/2/1 $ 72.90
Quaddie 9/4/2/1 $ 293.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 5, 6, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - MARCUS PRENTER CREATIVE DECORATOR HANDICAP RATING 75
Time: 2:50 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Black, yellow sleeves, black cap with yellow button
4 Goodsav   F: 00235
  B(3) W(58)
Akoya went too quick for him over 1200m at Waipuk. 1400m is her best.
Main Danger
Black, white & black circled mountain, chequered sleeves & cap
2 Whispering   F: 38X48
  B(1) W(59)
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Track too firm last start. Just needs a good cut in the ground to stretch rivals.
Next Best
Purple, light blue sleeves, purple cap
9 Worldclass   F: 1X157
  B(8) W(55)
 ( J-  Masa Tanaka )
Freshened up. Usually a threat in that condition.
Include in Multis
White, black stars down sleeves & white cap
1 Bronsteel   F: 036X7
  B(6) W(59)
 ( T-  Gray, Kevin )
Won
Dividends : $4.40 $1.80
4th this meet last year behind Shadow Fox. Could be run short but weight down to 55kgs. Apprentice must improve on last ride.
Longer Odds
Purple & white chequers (body & sleeves) & cap
7 Pinsraad   F: 14705
  B(5) W(56)
 ( J-  Tony Allan )
Still waiting for Tony Allan's 1000th career win. Could this be it?

Remarks

Stipe Comment: Bronsteel - Raced three wide without cover
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Patrick Campbell

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 4.40
Place1 1 $ 1.80
Place2 3 $ 3.30
Place3 2 $ 2.00
Quinella 1,3 $ 25.70
Trifecta 1:3:2 $ 266.60
First4 1:3:2:7 $ 1250.10

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (2) Whispering(4) Goodsav (9) Worldclass
R6 (2) Dolcetto(3) Beefeater
R7 (2) Amorata(3) China Star (5) Duplicity
R8 (6) Bring To The Block(7) Lady Style (8) Swinging Skirts
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - MANAWATU STANDARD SUMMER CUP FASTTRACK $5K HCP OPEN
Time: 3:29 | Distance: 1550m | Prize $40000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Brown, light blue armbands & cap
2 Dolcetto   F: 11114
  B(5) W(58)
 ( J-  Ryan Hurdle )
Won
Dividends : $2.00 $1.40
Ryan Hurdle home to visit mum and leaps on to the race favourite. Rusty last time, not today, says veteran trainer. Thorndon price will be interesting if takes this.
Main Danger
Emerald green, gold sleeves, white cap
3 Beefeater   F: X8251
 ( J-  scratched )
Anyone care to speculate on how many winners Tanaka will ride today? Here's another gem
Next Best
Red, yellow horseshoes, purple sleeves, yellow cap
6 Heavens Keep   F: 61216
  B(2) W(54)
.Runs and runs...and runs. Either gets bombed or hangs on. Under siege in this.
Include in Multis
Red, white band, white sleeves, red & white hooped cap
5 Ladies First   F: 1211X
  B(4) W(54)
 ( J-  Dylan Turner )
A mudlark so what is she doing racing on Boxing Day? Allan Sharrock running Weather Watch too?
Longer Odds
Navy blue, yellow seams & cap with navy blue seams
8 Travimyfriend   F: 21362
  B(3) W(54)
Trainer taking a punt here but she's a believer.

Remarks

Stipe Comment last start: Dolcetto - Had to be firmly restrained to avoid heels 900m, rider advised after having to steady had been inclined to lay out and with middle stages being run at a moderate tempo had been caught flat-footed when asked to quicken adding would be better suited by some easing of the ground
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Hurdle

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 2.00
Place1 2 $ 1.40
Place2 1 $ 4.10
Quinella 1,2 $ 11.10
Trifecta 2:1:6 $ 67.70
First4 2:1:6:8 $ 162.40
Double 1/2 $ 13.20
DBL conc 1/1 $ 22.20

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 5, 6, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - BUBBLES BAR HANDICAP RATING 75
Time: 4:01 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $30000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Yellow, black & white striped sleeves, black braces, black & white quartered cap
2 Amorata   F: X6362
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Masa Tanaka )
In nice head space at present but any significant rain will blow holes in winning chances
Main Danger
Turquoise, navy blue diamonds (b&f) & sleeves, turquoise diamond armbands, navy blue cap with turquoise diamonds
5 Duplicity   F: 50261
  B(7) W(57)
Won
Dividends : $4.00 $1.70
Big run to win first day. It's Sarah Macnab rather than Mike McNab today, though
Next Best
Purple, brown band, purple cap
3 China Star   F: 40X06
  B(5) W(58)
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Perhaps capable of one more win. Today if track rain-affected.
Include in Multis
Red, black band, red cap
7 Keilib   F: 05231
  B(8) W(57)
 ( J-  Tony Allan )
Paul Nelson has him singing from the same page. Tony Allan won't get better chance to hit 1000 career wins today
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
Brown, light blue sleeves, brown armbands & cap
9 Sylvester   F: 66606
  B(6) W(56)
 ( J-  Mark Hills )
Placed
Dividend : $3.90
Struggled firm ground so any rain helps hopes

Remarks

Stipe Comment: Classic Touch - Held up rounding final turn
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Paul Nelson

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 4.00
Place1 5 $ 1.70
Place2 9 $ 3.90
Place3 3 $ 1.90
Quinella 5,9 $ 33.60
Trifecta 5:9:3 $ 312.10
First4 5:9:3:2 $ 810.20
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 5, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - SHANE HAPETA FAREWELL RATING 65
Time: 4:36 | Distance: 1550m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
Chocolate & white halves, chocolate sleeves, white cap with chocolate star
6 Bring To The Block   F: X1352
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Dylan Turner )
Certainty beat on first day. Forced back to rear from draw last start. swept field and just missed. Usual jock injured, great pickup for Turner.
Main Danger
Black, gold seam (body & sleeves), black cap with gold seams
7 Lady Style   F: 20X42
  B(8) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Mark Hills )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Sharrock has emptied his barn for today. She might be his best chance. Distance perfect
Next Best
Navy blue, white band with navy blue & red stylised logo (b&f), white armbands & cap
5 Black Sav   F: 6X599
  B(3) W(57.5)
Danger signs. They are backing her again. Why? Sting out of track could help.
Include in Multis
Aqua, hot pink diamond band, aqua sleeves with hot pink diamonds down sleeves, pink cap with aqua seams
8 Swinging Skirts   F: 39568
  B(6) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Darryl Bradley )
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Formline flatlined in Waikato. Looking for jump start in this
Longer Odds
Royal blue, scarlet diamond (b&f), royal blue sleeves with scarlet diamonds down sleeves & royal blue cap
12 Kate The Great   F: 17X36
  B(1) W(55.5)
Latta trained filly who could probably do with slow ground. Still has been working well in firmer.

Remarks

Gear changes: Black Sav: Side Winkers off, Blinkers on Swinging Skirts: Ear Covers off
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 10 $ 41.20
Place1 10 $ 11.20
Place2 8 $ 2.30
Place3 7 $ 2.00
Place6 1,2,8/1,3,9/1,2,3/1,2/3,5,9/7, $ 207.80
Quinella 8,10 $ 135.30
Trifecta 10:8:7 $ 2538.50
First4 10:8:7:9 $ 3781.10
Double 5/10 $ 170.10
DBL conc 5/8 $ 10.60
Treble 2/5/10 $ 550.40
Quaddie 1/2/5/10 $ 4149.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
5, 6, 7, 8, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
By | 2017-12-26T09:12:21+00:00 December 26th, 2017|General|