M2: Ellerslie – 12th January 2020

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M2: Ellerslie – 12th January 2020

M2: Ellerslie - 12th Jan, 2020

Start time:12:52 pm
Weather:Fine
Track:Good3

Overview

Big meeting at Ellerslie with some stars lining up

Day's "Best"

R6 (1) Tiptronic

Best "Each Way"

R5 (4) Steven James

Best "Roughie"

R8 (9) Mersey Beat
  • Race 1 - AUCKLAND CO-OP TAXIS 1200
    Time: 12:52 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    4 Madam Hass   F: 11
      B(6) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    Unbeaten in both runs to date and looks likely to remain so.
    Main Danger
    1 Equinox   F: X2174
      B(5) W(59.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    First run since November but any horse from the Richards/Bossom combination has to be highly rated.
    Next Best
    3 Romantic Lady   F: 32111
      B(1) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    This filly has just continued to get better in all 5 starts, winning the last three. Right in this.
    Include in Multis
    2 Run To Perfection   F: 2124
      B(4) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.30 $2.40
    Last run in November in the Guineas. All runs to date show it has a bit of class.
    Longer Odds
    6 Qiji Melody   F: 43631
      B(2) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
    Last start winner but this a definite step up in class

    Remarks

    Small but competitive field to start the day.
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    Ryan Elliot riding very well right now

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 2 $ 4.30
    Place1 2 $ 2.40
    Place2 4 $ 1.60
    Quinella 2:4 $ 5.80
    Trifecta 2:4:5 $ 72.00
    First4 2:4:5:3 $ 148.70

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 4, 6
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 2 - SWISS DELI 1200
    Time: 1:27 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    5 Born Dragon   F: 41X21
      B(4) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
     ( T-  J & B Vance )
    What a win last time - showed incredible speed and led them a merry chase. Same tactics, holds on to win.
    Main Danger
    1 Media Sensation   F: 5X120
      B(8) W(60)
    11th in Railway but finishing well and less than 5l from winner. Prior form was excellent.
    Next Best
    4 Le Castile   F: 8X442
      B(1) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    Consistent and a real fighter. Back in distance. Has advantage of inside draw too.
    Include in Multis
    3 Rock 'N' Affair   F: X1321
      B(3) W(56)
     ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
     ( T-  Kevin Gray )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    Doing everything asked of it in Central Districts. Lisa Allpress travels up to ride.
    Longer Odds
    7 Santa Catarina   F: 13X90
      B(6) W(54)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Won
    Dividends : $10.10 $2.50
    Has the class so consider, albeit has yet to return to last seasons form yet. Might be today.

    Remarks

    Born Dragon's turn of pace was phenomenal last time and they'll all be closing hard at the finish.
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    Born Dragon to burn them off again.

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 7 $ 10.10
    Place1 7 $ 2.50
    Place2 3 $ 1.60
    Place3 8 $ 2.90
    Quinella 3:7 $ 34.70
    Trifecta 7:3:8 $ 382.20
    First4 7:3:8:5 $ 1312.70

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 5, 7
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - BARFOOT & THOMPSON 1500
    Time: 2:02 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Pimlico   F: 10631
      B(2) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.30 $2.60
    Opposing the favourite for this one - the Andrew Campbell stable is flying and expect Pimlico to back up last start win with another.
    Main Danger
    6 Hasstobegood   F: 56143
      B(3) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    Clearly the best chance on form, finishing strongly into 3rd behind Travelling Light & Harlech. 1500m will suit too.
    Next Best
    8 Brahma Sunset   F: 21
      B(5) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Has big reputation at home and while this is tougher, last start win was an indication of more to come.
    Include in Multis
    5 Tibetan   F: 5232
      B(1) W(56)
    Another Andew Campbell runner. Still to win but has been Stakes placed.
    Longer Odds
    2 Rhaegar   F: 47054
      B(7) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Could cause an upset - only win was here and from Baker/Forsman stable

    Remarks

    Travelling Light & Harlech franked the form of Hasstobegood and rates a serious chance but we like Pimlico.
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    Andrew Campbell stable in top form

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 4.30
    Place1 1 $ 2.60
    Place2 6 $ 1.60
    Quinella 1:6 $ 5.60
    Trifecta 1:6:5 $ 36.50
    First4 1:6:5:2 $ 169.10
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 5, 6, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE 1200
    Time: 2:37 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Bordeaux Le Rouge   F: 21
      B(1) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Could have been unbeaten and that was an impressive win last start. Appears to be going places and the inside draw is ideal.
    Main Danger
    6 Hasstobemagic   F: 22
      B(5) W(54)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Has run two nice races behind some good types. Should be winning a race shortly and this is an ideal target.
    Next Best
    4 Trident   F: 1
      B(6) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    Stable is firing with their juveniles this season. Has been specked at each-way odds and it should continue to be backed. Chance.
    Include in Multis
    9 Vernazza   F: 3
      B(8) W(54)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Lance Noble )
    Won
    Dividends : $7.60 $2.00
    Did a few things wrong on debut but it wasn't a bad effort. Has improvement to come and every chance here.
    Longer Odds
    8 Tango Love   F: 83
      B(2) W(54)
     ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
    Should improve this season and that was a handy placing last start.

    Remarks

    Looks a competitive field on paper
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    Michael McNab

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 9 $ 7.60
    Place1 9 $ 2.00
    Place2 10 $ 1.50
    Place3 7 $ 2.30
    Quinella 9:10 $ 20.90
    Trifecta 9:10:7 $ 251.90
    First4 9:10:7:1 $ 944.30
    Double 1/9 $ 38.20

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 4, 6, 8, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - BESTAFF 2100
    Time: 3:12 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    4 Steven James   F: 84526
      B(1) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
     ( T-  John Morell )
    Consistent type and inside draw will ensure good run. 2100m will be ideal
    Main Danger
    1 Lincoln King   F: 01165
      B(4) W(59.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.60 $1.50
    This Stephen Marsh runner has won 2 of last 4 and was finishing strongly last time. Comes back from 2400m and that a slight concern.
    Next Best
    2 Church Road   F: 25012
      B(7) W(59)
     ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    Wonderful record, winning or placing in 50% of all starts. Last start over 1500m so be interesting to see how 2100m suits.
    Include in Multis
    5 Farm Boy   F: 50302
      B(8) W(58)
     ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
    Runner up at long odds last time but was showing improvement in previous races. Could continue here.
    Longer Odds
    8 Firoden   F: 6P595
      B(5) W(54.5)
     ( T-  Steven Reid )
    Seen finishing strongly last time and Sam Collett sticks with it.

    Remarks

    Many chances here - 'multis' might be the bet.
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    Steven James each way value

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 3.60
    Place1 1 $ 1.50
    Place2 6 $ 3.30
    Place3 2 $ 1.60
    Quinella 1:6 $ 20.40
    Trifecta 1:6:2 $ 142.30
    First4 1:6:2:8 $ 781.70

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R5 (1) Lincoln King(2) Church Road (4) Steven James
    R6 (1) Tiptronic(8) India (10) Intrigue
    R7 (4) Gino Severini(5) Raposa Rapida
    R8 (1) Foodie King(9) Mersey Beat (15) Communique (16) Sacred Caga
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 5, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - MONSTAVISION 2100
    Time: 3:47 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    1 Tiptronic   F: 81357
      B(1) W(60)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.40 $1.80
    Took on the Group 1 class last time and was only beaten by just over 4 lengths. This much easier and has drawn the rails.
    Main Danger
    10 Intrigue   F: X4392
      B(6) W(54)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    We've tipped this out in its last two starts. Has shown great promise and it was a very nice run last time.
    Next Best
    8 India   F: X6X95
      B(7) W(54)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Now looking likely to fulfill expectations after a couple of 'improver' runs since arriving in NZ.
    Include in Multis
    3 Roger That   F: 47225
      B(4) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Tegan Newman )
    Too good to leave out - ran 5th in Counties Cup last time after two seconds.
    Longer Odds
    2 Highlad   F: 49X94
      B(2) W(58)
     ( J-  Shaun McKay )
     ( T-  Mark Lupton )
    Looking likely to return to top form of recent seasons. Loves this trip.

    Remarks

    This is a nice race with some good racehorses turning out.
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    Tiptronic an automatic choice for us.

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 4.40
    Place1 1 $ 1.80
    Place2 6 $ 2.60
    Place3 7 $ 2.60
    Quinella 1:6 $ 12.10
    Trifecta 1:6:7 $ 163.40
    First4 1:6:7:10 $ 483.70

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 8, 10
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - PEGASUS EQUINE 1400
    Time: 4:22 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    4 Gino Severini   F: X1262
      B(2) W(57)
     ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.00 $1.40
    Justifies short price on form, draw and strength of the opposition. Should win
    Main Danger
    5 Raposa Rapida   F: 50133
      B(5) W(57)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Clearly the danger here .... recent form has been excellent.
    Next Best
    3 Crafty Jess   F: X7417
      B(3) W(57)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Nice win two back so we were disappointed with its run last time. Expect it to be in the mix here, with Opie up.
    Include in Multis
    6 Cyber Attack   F: 8X904
      B(1) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Seen finishing strongly over 1200m last time and now up in distance. Drawn the rails for a good run too.
    Longer Odds
    1 Sasanof's Hero   F: 40X04
      B(4) W(59)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Two runs back and 'improver' written over both of them. Could surprise.

    Remarks

    Not the strongest field of the day so we see the favourite having every chance of the win.

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 2.00
    Place1 4 $ 1.40
    Place2 8 $ 3.20
    Quinella 4:8 $ 6.50
    Trifecta 4:8:5 $ 25.10
    First4 4:8:5:6 $ 68.20

    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 8 - OTAKIRI RESERVE MAIDEN 1600
    Time: 4:57 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Foodie King   F: 64X22
      B(1) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Back-to-back placings coming into this. Should be tough to beat against this field and the inside draw only helps its chances.
    Main Danger
    15 Communique   F: 33
      B(8) W(55)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Won
    Dividends : $7.20 $2.70
    Hit the line nicely to run third last start. This looks a good target and punters are getting value odds.
    Next Best
    16 Sacred Caga   F: 3
      B(5) W(55)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Did enough on debut when hitting the line late. That suggests a maiden win isn't far away and we're expecting a good run.
    Include in Multis
    3 Oceana Lad   F: 64
      B(3) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Better run for fourth last start and although drifting on the tote, it could run well enough to win. Include for value.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    9 Mersey Beat   F: 854
      B(11) W(57)
     ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
    Improving type so consider.

    Remarks

    Open field in the last
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    Foodie King to deliver?

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 15 $ 7.20
    Place1 15 $ 2.70
    Place2 12 $ 3.70
    Place3 8 $ 3.10
    Quinella 12:15 $ 55.30
    Trifecta 15:12:8 $ 902.50
    First4 15:12:8:11 $ 6801.60

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 9, 15, 16
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%