M2: AVONDALE – FEBRUARY 20 2019

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M2: AVONDALE – FEBRUARY 20 2019

M2: Avondale - 20th Feb, 2019

Start time:12:10 pm
Weather:Fine
Track:Good3

Overview

Maiden mania here today, apart from an R72 which features Spider, just back from an intense Aussie campaign

Day's "Best"

R5 (2) Flying Flame

Best "Each Way"

R7 (3) Germanicus

Best "Roughie"

R1 (4) Playwrite

Race 1 - MAGNESS THE MIGHTY STREAM TRAIN MAIDEN 2100
Time: 12:10 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
9 Spring Delight   F: 72322
  B(2) W(56)
Indicative Odds: $1.80
Still winless but wouldn't write off Oaks hopes. Dam 2nd in 2400m Gr2 so can stay alright
Main Danger
8 Fine And Dandee   F: 90646
  B(7) W(56.5)
Indicative Odds: $11.00
Very cheeky last start, couldn't quite go the distance
Next Best
5 Rusalka   F: 93233
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Indicative Odds: $3.40
Coming off another placing. Bred to be a staying star. Patience will have pay-0ff.
Include in Multis
7 Secretaria   F: X3444
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Indicative Odds: $7.50
Forced wide last start when a market tightener. Got to be in placings.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
4 Playwrite   F: 97
  B(6) W(58)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Indicative Odds: $12.00
Spotted making up good ground when racing here last early Jan. Blinkers helped

Remarks

Gear changes: Spring Delight: Blinkers on
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Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 5, 7, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE 1600
Time: 12:45 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Pullyoursocksup   F: 52134
  B(2) W(61.5)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Indicative Odds: $2.70
Gritty 4th Desert Gold. Hard to beat on that score
Main Danger
4 Vis Ta Vie   F: 1
  B(4) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Indicative Odds: $5.50
Marsh sent to CD for easy kill. Mission accomplished. Vela family have shares in this filly.
Next Best
2 Excelsior Island   F: 0X145
  B(1) W(59)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
 ( T-  Mark Forbes )
Indicative Odds: $4.20
Tailender last start, held up for run most of home straight.
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Insufficient Runners

Remarks

There have been worse five horses fields
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Results

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 3 - AUCKLAND ALARMS 1200
Time: 1:20 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Hammer King   F: 0X852
  B(4) W(60.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Indicative Odds: $2.70
Won well over half a mill in Hong Kong. Opie rides and should win after improved run for second last time
Main Danger
3 Stand Tall   F: 51025
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Indicative Odds: $6.50
Ralph Manning's team running hot and cold. One start, one win at Avondale
Next Best
5 Sistabeel   F: 83021
  B(6) W(55.5)
 ( T-  Lance Noble )
Indicative Odds: $2.20
Career largely disappointing. Win and second possibly stalled switch to breeding.
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
4 Ruby Bloom   F: 0X396
  B(5) W(57)
Indicative Odds: $8.50
Rising 8 and starting to look it. Might just have one more win in her.

Remarks

Gear changes: Spider: Tongue Tie on Ruby Bloom: Blinkers on Felix Faure: Blinkers off
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Results

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 4 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE MAIDEN 1400
Time: 1:55 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Decadence   F: 45
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Indicative Odds: $5.50
Sign of the times? Craig Grylls riding for Stephen Marsh Waywardness cost placing last start
Main Danger
2 Power Of Strength   F: 37336
  B(7) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Indicative Odds: $3.20
What happened to the power and strength? Booming finish taken a holiday
Next Best
6 Scorch   F: X6476
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Indicative Odds: $5.00
Getting up to distance where can be more than useful. Moroney stable enjoying one of its better seasons
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
4 Western Girl   F: 4837
  B(2) W(56.5)
Indicative Odds: $4.20
Needs fire out of track, says Matt Cameron. Including just in case

Remarks

Gear changes: Scorch: Blinkers on Amared Rose: Ear Covers Pre-Race off, Blinkers on, Ear Covers on, Tongue Tie on
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Grylls

Results

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 5 - THE CATO BOLAM MAIDEN 1200
Time: 2:35 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
2 Flying Flame   F: 7X336
  B(3) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Indicative Odds: $2.20
Blinkers added to gear. Placed in top quality maiden here two back.
Main Danger
7 Honora   F: 00843
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Tegan Newman )
Indicative Odds: $5.50
Refused to go away when headed in Taranaki raid. Only puny but brave
Next Best
1 Outlander   F: 0
  B(2) W(58.5)
 ( T-  Ben Foote )
Indicative Odds: $14.00
Ben Foote sells most of his horses. This one's a keeper. Trials form will give you belief.
Include in Multis
6 Arrivo   F: X5X44
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Indicative Odds: $10.00
Had five placings. Thornton on today. She doesn't stand for second best
Longer Odds
10 Slinky Linky   F:
  B(6) W(56)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Indicative Odds: $12.00
The dam was fast. Be very wary

Remarks

Gear changes: Flying Flame: Blinkers on Whatsitallabout: Pacifiers off, Tongue Tie on Arrivo: Blinkers off, Tongue Tie on
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Results

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (1) Outlander(2) Flying Flame (7) Honora
R6 (3) On The Nighttrain(4) Super Vino
R7 (1) Harbourside(3) Germanicus (14) Oratia
R8 (8) Nordic(9) Mont Ventoux (12) O'Sugar
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 6, 7, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - AJC MEMBERS MAIDEN 1400
Time: 3:15 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
 ( T-  Ben Ropiha )
Indicative Odds: $1.80
Trials showings pointed to bold debut. Came from well off pace for second.
Main Danger
4 Super Vino   F: 5
  B(4) W(58)
Indicative Odds: $4.40
Needs more education obviously. Very green when pressure went on in debut.
Next Best
1 Mighty Aslan   F: 7
  B(5) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Indicative Odds: $6.00
You might want to keep an eye on him. Mum won an Avondale Cup
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
7 Miss Anonymous   F: 0X308
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Indicative Odds: $7.50
If only because she races out of the Marsh barn

Remarks

Gear changes: Signor Dal: Blinkers off, Nasal Strip on Five Stars: Blinkers off Miss Anonymous: Side Winkers on
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Results

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 7 - WEST BROOK CELLAR DOOR WAIMAUKU MAIDEN 1600
Time: 3:50 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
3 Germanicus   F: 0604
  B(11) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
 ( T-  Danica Guy )
Indicative Odds: $9.00
At last some form from this beautifully bred 3yo. Bosson in saddle too.
Main Danger
1 Harbourside   F: 22X42
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Indicative Odds: $2.90
Liked both runs this prep. No luck fresh-up from 12 draw.
Next Best
14 Oratia   F: 64
  B(1) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Indicative Odds: $10.00
Quick improver, just the way Murray Baker likes them. Aussie mum was third in a Kelt
Include in Multis
12 Dance Card   F: 4637
  B(6) W(55.5)
 ( T-  Lance Noble )
Indicative Odds: $6.00
New dance partner with Innes suspended. Goes well, just needs more time
Longer Odds
5 Etch   F: 6559L
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( T-  Steven Cole )
Indicative Odds: $41.00
Dropped rider at start last time. Shown fair ability, enough to place in this.

Remarks

Gear changes: Southern Queen: Blinkers on
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Danica Guy

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 5, 12, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - WEST BROOK WINES MAIDEN 1600
Time: 4:25 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Nordic   F: 22
  B(1) W(58)
Indicative Odds: $1.45
Another red hottie with all the scrs. Like the mile for him now.
Main Danger
12 O'Sugar   F: 70447
  B(8) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Indicative Odds: $18.00
Dropping back to mile. Doesn't look to have staying qualities.
Next Best
9 Mont Ventoux   F: 06374
  B(4) W(58)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
Indicative Odds: $8.50
Good promise shown. Had a breather, back to work
Include in Multis
13 Spirited   F: 4X487
  B(7) W(56.5)
Indicative Odds: $4.60
Luckless home straight last time ran. Small field aids.
Longer Odds
10 Clearly Now   F:
  B(2) W(58)
 ( T-  Glenn Old )
Indicative Odds: $16.00
Kicking off for NZ Cup-winning trainer. Watch the price

Remarks

Gear changes: Spirited: Blinkers off
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Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
8, 9, 10, 12, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%