M2: ELLERSLIE – 09 DEC 2017

M02: Ellerslie Races - 9th Dec, 2017

Start time:2:49 pm
Weather:FINE
Track:GOOD3

Overview

The Bonecrusher and the clash between Melody Belle and Volpe Veloce hold centre of attention today

Day's "Best"

R2 (7) Bucky

Best "Each Way"

R3 (3) Rose Imperial

Best "Roughie"

R8 (5) Excalibur

Race 1 - TERENZO,DANIELLE & RORY-LIFE ED AMBASSADORS 2200 RATING 65
Time: 2:49 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $27500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Tangerine, black band, royal blue arm bands & cap
5 Florence Ivy   F: 15230
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Raced unkindly last start and gave up. Sidewinkers on as is Aussie young gun
Main Danger
Orange, black diamonds on sleeves & quartered cap
2 Thailand   F: 78X52
  B(6) W(59)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
A horse for the smaller courses it seems but carries form momentum into this
Next Best
Navy blue, white band with navy blue & red stylised logo (b&f), white armbands & cap
1 What A Diva   F: 9X077
  B(4) W(59.5)
Back in staying role. Was fifth St Leger (2500m) last year. 7 starts for nothing here but Marsh has nominated for Auckland Cup
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Black, lime green crossed sashes, cuffs & cap
3 August Edition   F: X4270
  B(3) W(58)
Won
Dividends : $10.10 $3.90
Chasing Dunstan trophy, but needs to lift. Apprentice claim gives shot

Remarks

Stipe Comment: Florence ivy - Became awkwardly placed inside heels approaching the 1700 metres then raced ungenerously for a distance.
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Jake Bayliss

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 10.10
Place1 3 $ 3.90
Place2 7 $ 2.40
Quinella 3,7 $ 30.60
Trifecta 3:7:1 $ 200.00
First4 3:7:1:2 $ 405.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
Insufficient Runners
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - THE COMMON 1200 MAIDEN
Time: 3:24 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
Royal blue, gold stars, striped sleeves, gold cap
7 Bucky   F: 2X
  B(8) W(57)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Second in debut to one now racing abroad. Bred to take this out with ease. Dam won 2 listed races as 2yo.
Main Danger
Black & white hoops (body & sleeves), black & white quartered cap with white pom pom
8 Sir Linwood   F: 7X4
  B(4) W(57)
Won two trials, beating smart Pike filly in one. Freshup effort would have won admirers.
Next Best
Turquoise, black & gold striped sleeves, black cap
6 Bugs Moran   F: 9X
  B(9) W(58.5)
Threw in towel on debut in heavy 11. All 3 trials indicate capable of better
Include in Multis
Black, white seams, maroon sleeves with white seams, black & white striped cap
1 Full Of Talent   F: 8692
  B(5) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Maija Vance )
 ( T-  Patel, Ramesh )
Won
Dividends : $7.60 $2.10
On firmer footing last start and responded with massive improvement
Longer Odds
White, red diamond with stylised logo, black sleeves, red cap
9 Xpress Hit   F: 6X6
  B(6) W(57)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
Just OK freshup. Meets weaker maiden field today

Remarks

Gear changes: Naples: Side Winkers off Bucky: Bar Plates (Front) on, Side Winkers on, Boots on Xpress Hit: Barrier Blanket off, Blinkers on
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Graeme Sanders

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 7.60
Place1 1 $ 2.10
Place2 2 $ 1.90
Place3 11 $ 6.50
Quinella 1,2 $ 18.10
Trifecta 1:2:11 $ 987.10
First4 1:2:11:7 $ 4877.50
Double 3/1 $ 89.40
DBL conc 3/2 $ 20.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 6, 7, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - JR WEBB 1200 RATING 75
Time: 3:59 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $30000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
Black & white stripes, white sleeves, emerald green arm bands & cap
3 Rose Imperial   F: 723X4
  B(7) W(55)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Placed
Dividend : $2.40
Got snookered 200m out small field last start. Hit line well when clear
Main Danger
Black, emerald green chevrons, white sleeves with emerald green seams, black & emerald green striped cap
5 Caesour's Dream   F: X4561
  B(6) W(54)
Too good thanks to gun Cameron ride last start. Failed to make grade as juvenile, 3yo season looking more positive
Next Best
Royal blue, white striped sleeves, red & white chequered sash & quartered cap
4 Princess Kereru   F: X2104
  B(2) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
 ( T-  K, & B Kelso )
Huge for 3rd from outside gate (14) last start. Holidaying Grylls pinch hits for Coleman
Include in Multis
Turquoise & pink quarters, turquoise sleeves, quartered cap
8 Fullinbloom   F: 1X228
  B(1) W(54)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Not up to wfa class last time. Safer bet in this. One start Ellerslie for one win.
Longer Odds
White, stylized logo on royal blue & emerald green background, striped sleeves & quartered cap
2 Date Night   F: 0240X
  B(3) W(55)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Struggled for consistency last prep though did place in couple of quality 3yo races, second to Volpe Veloce in one. In foal.

Remarks

Gear changes: Date Night: In Foal on, Tongue Tie on
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Tony Pike

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 4.80
Place1 7 $ 1.80
Place2 3 $ 2.40
Place3 9 $ 5.20
Quinella 3,7 $ 18.20
Trifecta 7:3:9 $ 395.50
First4 7:3:9:4 $ 4552.70

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 4, 5, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - DUNSTAN FEEDS 1500 CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER RATING 85
Time: 4:34 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $35000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Oxford blue, lime green chevron hoops, lime green sleeves & quartered cap
5 Yearn   F: X1112
  B(2) W(54)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Won
Dividends : $2.20 $1.50
Likely warm favourite after an astounding treble. Freshened, distance ideal. Telegraph a summer target
Main Danger
Dark blue, gold striped sleeves & cap
4 Brighton   F: 8X348
  B(6) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Won this meet last year when sprinting hard from the back. Risky bet since developing poor starting manners.
Next Best
Navy blue, white band with navy blue & red stylised logo (b&f), white armbands & cap
1 Ruud Not Too   F: 106X8
  B(5) W(59)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Placed
Dividend : $2.60
Rich HIll and Dunstan winner here last summer. More of a miler now, but Ruud not to respect
Include in Multis
Dark green, gold stylised logo, red sleeves & cap
6 Vinevale   F: 32X34
  B(3) W(54)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Always a chance, a place chance
Longer Odds
Turquoise, black & gold striped sleeves, black cap
3 Thunder Down Under   F: 7X81X
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
Long time off scene because of bad feet. Innes wanted freshup ride. They combined for listed race win here 2 years back.

Remarks

Stipe Comment last start: Brighton - Hampered leaving the barrier. Held up passing the 300 metres.
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Yearn

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 2.20
Place1 5 $ 1.50
Place2 1 $ 2.60
Quinella 1,5 $ 6.20
Trifecta 5:1:6 $ 42.20
First4 5:1:6:4 $ 111.90
Double 7/5 $ 13.80
DBL conc 7/1 $ 9.70
Treble 1/7/5 $ 134.20
Quaddie 3/1/7/5 $ 1819.90
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - HYGIENE SYSTEMS 2200 RATING 85
Time: 5:10 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $35000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Lime green, dark green sash, cuffs, collar & cap
4 Zacada   F: 4X823
  B(4) W(59)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Looks primed to match hot form of last summer. Standout in field of wannabes and has-beens.
Main Danger
Gold, royal blue fernleaf (b&f), royal blue sleeves, gold cap with royal blue fernleaf
6 Keep Up   F: 16612
  B(1) W(54)
 ( J-  Alysha Collett )
Won
Dividends : $5.40 $1.70
Jumping a grade but already shown he will have few hassles keeping up over staying distances.
Next Best
Cerise,french grey braces & cerise cap
5 Victory Drive   F: 117X0
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Tough run freshup. Baker wasted no time sending him over ground again with Avondale and Wellington Cups looming.
Include in Multis
Black, apple green braces, armbands & cap
7 Big Mike   F: 60184
  B(6) W(54)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Staying debut but looks to have stamina to cope. Trainer will be happy with state of the ground.
Longer Odds
Pink, black hooped sleeves & sash, pink & black quartered cap
10 Narvick   F: 55915
  B(9) W(54)
A grinder and a fighter. Promises to kick onto higher level

Remarks

Stipe Comment: Victory Drive - Began awkwardly. Commenced to over-race in the early stages and shifted out off heels passing the 1000 metres and then raced wide without cover.
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Frank Ritchie

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 5.40
Place1 6 $ 1.70
Place2 4 $ 1.50
Place3 3 $ 2.20
Quinella 4,6 $ 8.20
Trifecta 6:4:3 $ 124.50
First4 6:4:3:8 $ 658.20

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (4) Zacada(5) Victory Drive (6) Keep Up (7) Big Mike
R6 (4) Volpe Veloce(8) Go Nicholas (9) Melody Belle
R7 (1) Hard Merchandize(7) Prom Queen (11) Spring Heat
R8 (2) Magic Chai(6) Nina Arora (8) Belle Testa
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 5, 6, 7, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - RAY WHITE NZ 1200 OPEN HANDICAP
Time: 5:50 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $40000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Black, emerald green and red chequered sashes and arm bands, black cap
4 Volpe Veloce   F: 4X160
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Won
Dividends : $3.10 $1.50
Didn't sign off last prep the way stable would have hoped. Wet tracks wrecked Gr1 dream. Unbeaten three times fresh and won 2 from 2 Ellerslie. Aussie deputising for Parkes.
Main Danger
Buttercup,emerald green diamonds,striped sleeves & hooped cap
8 Go Nicholas   F: 28X52
  B(3) W(54)
Wonderful course and distance record. Liked the way he got to the line last start. Boom apprentice replaces regular, who is taking part in series in Queensland
Next Best
Tangerine, royal blue stars, white sash with royal blue logo Fortuna (b&f), royal blue & tangerine striped sleeves & quartered cap
9 Melody Belle   F: 1110X
  B(5) W(54)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Karaka Million winner resumes. Stable says: "He has Group One sprint targets forthcoming but also the class to rate an each way chance in her first start against older horses.''
Include in Multis
Tangerine, royal blue stars & striped sleeves, tangerine cap
3 Heroic Valour   F: 29X53
  B(6) W(56)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
In Melody Belle's shadow for this but capable of upstaging her, says Te Akau. Two runs in, he can no longer rely on lack of fitness for an excuse.
Longer Odds
Pink, royal blue braces, armband & quartered cap
5 Rocanto   F: 597X1
  B(1) W(55)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Probable pacemaker and a very dangerous one at that. Won 5 times over the 1200m

Remarks

Gear changes: Melody Belle: Ear Covers Pre-Race on
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Shelley Hale

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 3.10
Place1 4 $ 1.50
Place2 3 $ 1.60
Place3 9 $ 1.60
Quinella 3,4 $ 7.40
Trifecta 4:3:9 $ 47.30
First4 4:3:9:7 $ 338.50
Double 6/4 $ 17.40
DBL conc 6/3 $ 11.40
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 4, 5, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - HYNDS HOLDINGS LIMITED BONECRUSHER STAKES 3YO SW GROUP 3
Time: 6:30 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $70000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Maroon, rose spots & armbands, maroon cap with rose spots
7 Prom Queen   F: X1119
  B(7) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Alysha Collett )
 ( T-  K, & L Rae )
Flopped in One Thousand Guineas when failed to get the mile and the track was too hard. Back to 1400m today where has won and some good give in ground a real plus.
Main Danger
Orange & chocolate quarters, black sleeves, orange cap
1 Hard Merchandize   F: 1X413
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Will be back here in March for the Derby if all goes to plan. Not run since Annie Sarten but has had trials win.
Next Best
Turquoise, red horseshoe (b&f) & cap
8 Florence Jean   F: 6X122
  B(2) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Missed all of the big spring 3yo races because of virus. Not nominated for anything over summer. Could be back in the autumn after this.
Include in Multis
Dark green, red chevrons, red sleeves with dark green chevrons, dark green & red striped cap
11 Spring Heat   F: 21
  B(1) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Won
Dividends : $4.20 $1.50
Super impressive winning maiden. The heat is on here but will likely sit on Prom Queen and try to outsprint her.
Longer Odds
Navy blue, white band with navy blue & red stylised logo (b&f), white armbands & cap
5 Maktoum   F: 51
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Another smart maiden winner. Superbly bred, he will win plenty in 3yo season - if he doen't get sold first. The runnerup in maiden has since gone on to win.

Remarks

Gear changes: Florence Jean: Blinkers off
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Prom Queen

Results

Race Dividends
Win 11 $ 4.20
Place1 11 $ 1.50
Place2 6 $ 3.30
Place3 3 $ 3.40
Quinella 6,11 $ 47.50
Trifecta 11:6:3 $ 558.90
First4 11:6:3:7 $ 2441.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 5, 7, 8, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - RAY WHITE CITY REALTY 2200 RATING 75
Time: 7:10 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $30000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Navy blue, white band with navy blue & red stylised logo (b&f), white armbands & cap
8 Belle Testa   F: 53141
  B(4) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Too strong in dead 4 last start, removing doubts she was just a winter horse. Scr from weak race during week. Cups nominated.
Main Danger
Black & white stripes, white sleeves, emerald green arm bands & cap
2 Magic Chai   F: X8451
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
Won
Dividends : $4.20 $1.60
Pulled up after jumping last start when jock thought a false start had been decided. Was up for it too. Tony Pike aiming at Wellington Cup.
Next Best
Emerald green & white quarters, emerald green sleeves, white armbands & cap
6 Nina Arora   F: 08322
  B(7) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
NIce run of form but win continues to be just out of reach. McNab has won twice on her.
Include in Multis
Black & red hoops, striped sleeves, red cap
3 Peso   F: 02311
  B(1) W(58)
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Was battling in amateur riders races over winter. Now look at him go now. Worth a lot more than a peso
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
Cream, brown striped sleeves, sashes & cap
5 Excalibur   F: 8X038
  B(8) W(56)
 ( J-  Alysha Collett )
8th in Derby in March. Finally back over a distance where he could pack some punch.

Remarks

Gear changes: Iffwedance: Concussion Plates (Front) off, Tongue Control Bit off, Lugging Bit on Excalibur: Blinkers on Belle Testa: Ear Covers Pre-Race on
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Stephen Marsh

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 4.20
Place1 2 $ 1.60
Place2 6 $ 1.70
Place3 3 $ 2.20
Place6 3,7,9/1,5/3,4,6/3,4,9/3,6,11/2 $ 31.50
Quinella 2,6 $ 9.10
Trifecta 2:6:3 $ 77.20
First4 2:6:3:5 $ 176.60
Double 11/2 $ 12.40
DBL conc 11/6 $ 8.30
Treble 4/11/2 $ 58.80
Quaddie 6/4/11/2 $ 447.20
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

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%
By | 2017-12-09T08:19:26+00:00 December 9th, 2017|General|