M2 Ellerslie – 1st January 2020

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M2 Ellerslie – 1st January 2020

M2: Ellerslie - 1st Jan, 2020

Start time:12:28 pm
Weather:Fine
Track:Good3

Overview

Premier card at Ellerslie that features the Railway, City of Auckland Cup and Rich Hill Mile

Day's "Best"

R3 (1) Not An Option

Best "Each Way"

R5 (4) Joe's Legacy

Best "Roughie"

R8 (9) Artiste
  • Race 1 - SKYCITY 2100
    Time: 12:28 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Jimmy James   F: X1271
      B(14) W(59)
    Drawn deep but that doesn't usually matter around Ellerslie. Two wins already this campaign and punters are getting good odds.
    Main Danger
    4 Prince Albert   F: 47312
      B(12) W(58)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.70 $1.90
    Took some time to win its first race but ran credibly last time out. Gets every chance to get back to winning form here.
    Next Best
    10 Lochwinnoch   F: X4214
      B(6) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
    Yet to run a bad race this time in work. Impressive winner two back and it should be running well here.
    Include in Multis
    14 Valmur   F: 07313
      B(1) W(56)
     ( J-  Rowena Smyth )
     ( T-  Les Collins )
    Inside draw is ideal and it's paying nice odds considering it won two back. Money coming for it.
    Longer Odds
    3 Sagunto   F: 41921
      B(3) W(59)
     ( J-  Shaun McKay )
     ( T-  Peter McKay )
    Last-start winner with upside.

    Remarks

    Capable staying field
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    Jimmy James is a value runner

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 4.70
    Place1 4 $ 1.90
    Place2 16 $ 12.80
    Place3 11 $ 4.10
    Quinella 4:16 $ 129.70
    Trifecta 4:16:11 $ 2993.70
    First4 4:16:11:14 $ 8120.00

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 10, 14
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 2 - MAINSTREAM PLUMBING & GASFITTING 1400
    Time: 1:03 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    8 Not Usual Litening   F: 79X31
      B(2) W(56.5)
    Scored an impressive win last start and it looks ready to rise through the grades. Drawn well and we're confident of another good run.
    Main Danger
    10 Mekelle   F: 25X13
      B(3) W(56)
     ( J-  Mick Dee )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.80 $1.80
    Loomed to win last start after stretching out late. Narrowly missed and it should be fitter for the run. Goes close.
    Next Best
    12 Shanqueen   F: 33X21
      B(5) W(56)
    Another runner which capped off good form with a win and could rise through the grades. Drawn well so include.
    Include in Multis
    14 Threadtheneedle   F: X9541
      B(4) W(56)
    Placed
    Dividend : $4.00
    Turned around moderate form with a last-start win. Punters are getting good odds and it's worth including.
    Longer Odds
    15 Santori   F: 531
      B(8) W(54.5)
    Has upside. Consider at the odds.

    Remarks

    Plenty of winning form throughout this race
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    Not Usual Litening could spark

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 10 $ 4.80
    Place1 10 $ 1.80
    Place2 9 $ 7.10
    Place3 14 $ 4.00
    Quinella 9:10 $ 85.80
    Trifecta 10:9:14 $ 1407.10
    First4 10:9:14:16 $ 23413.50
    Double 4/10 $ 13.90

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    8, 10, 12, 14, 15
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - BARNESWOOD FARM ECLIPSE STAKES (G2)
    Time: 1:38 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    1 Not An Option   F: 11
      B(4) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.10
    Still has plenty to learn but has been offering plenty in two wins to date. Deserves to be favourite and it should run accordingly.
    Main Danger
    5 Play That Song   F: 11
      B(8) W(54.5)
     ( J-  James McDonald )
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.10 $1.40
    Yet to do anything wrong in winning its first two starts. Likely danger to the favourite and punters are getting better odds.
    Next Best
    2 Preakness   F: 1
      B(1) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    This stable is firing of late and that was an impressive debut win. Should strengthen up nicely and be a force in this race.
    Include in Multis
      B(6) W(54.5)
    Hit the line with real purpose when winning on debut. Talented filly which should enjoy this track. Don't rule it out.
    Longer Odds
    7 Tivaan Warrior   F: 54
      B(3) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
     ( T-  Dean Wiles )
    Placed
    Dividend : $4.30
    Better for recent racing. Could improve and win.

    Remarks

    Always a top betting and form race
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    Not An Option could remain unbeaten

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 5 $ 4.10
    Place1 5 $ 1.40
    Place2 1 $ 1.10
    Place3 7 $ 4.30
    Quinella 1:5 $ 2.90
    Trifecta 5:1:7 $ 79.50
    First4 5:1:7:6 $ 724.50
    Treble 4/10/5 $ 140.30
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 5, 7, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - VALACHI DOWNS ROYAL STAKES (G2)
    Time: 2:13 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Two Illicit   F: 3112
      B(6) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    Won
    Dividends : $1.90 $1.30
    Backs up after running second behind Jennifer Eccles last start. Has every chance of beating this field and the odds suggest as much.
    Main Danger
    2 Lilikoi   F: X1221
      B(3) W(56.5)
     ( J-  James McDonald )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Looks a good type in the making after beating a good field at Awapuni last start. McDonald rides and that can make the difference.
    Next Best
    4 Rendition   F: 3X533
      B(7) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Getting close to a win after posting three third placings from its last four starts. Tough race to win but the odds appeal.
    Include in Multis
    10 Coco Baci   F: 415
      B(1) W(56.5)
    Inside draw works in its favour and that was a strong win two back. Wouldn't be surprised to see it run close.
    Longer Odds
    6 Aalaalune   F: 04140
      B(12) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    An enigmatic type which had no luck last start.

    Remarks

    Another high-class race
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    Two Illicit has good form lines

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 1.90
    Place1 1 $ 1.30
    Place2 8 $ 6.30
    Place3 2 $ 1.50
    Quinella 1:8 $ 33.20
    Trifecta 1:8:2 $ 148.70
    First4 1:8:2:10 $ 824.80
    Double 5/1+ $ 9.20

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 6, 10
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - DUNSTAN FEEDS STAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
    Time: 2:48 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    4 Joe's Legacy   F: 71042
      B(2) W(56)
     ( J-  Mick Dee )
     ( T-  Jason Price )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.00
    Worked to the line nicely last start and it's a highly-regarded type. Working towards this race and it could provide punters with good value.
    Main Danger
    5 Swords Drawn   F: 21213
      B(3) W(56)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Disappointing last time out. Had looked good prior to that, winning two of its prior three starts. Could get back to winning form.
    Next Best
    3 Kya Khoob Lagti Ho   F: X6121
      B(8) W(56)
     ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
    Makes its own luck and that has worked in its favour this season. Two wins from its last three starts and it goes into the mix again.
    Include in Multis
    1 Paisley Park   F: 52862
      B(11) W(60)
     ( J-  James McDonald )
    Won
    Dividends : $7.80 $2.40
    Has more class than most here but needs to win a race very soon. Running out of chances but went close last start.
    Longer Odds
    2 Lincoln King   F: 20116
      B(7) W(56.5)
    Goes close with some luck in running. Chance.

    Remarks

    One of the more even betting fields of the day
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    Joe's Legacy runs at odds

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 7.80
    Place1 1 $ 2.40
    Place2 4 $ 3.00
    Place3 11 $ 3.70
    Quinella 1:4 $ 37.80
    Trifecta 1:4:11 $ 709.70
    First4 1:4:11:15 $ 6578.20
    Quaddie 10/5/1+/1 $ 614.00

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - JAMIESON PARK AUCKLAND GUINEAS (G2)
    Time: 3:23 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Riodini   F: 1X111
      B(3) W(56.5)
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.30
    Unbeaten to date and it hasn't done anything to suggest that it couldn't win here. Drawn well and will present to win in the straight.
    Main Danger
    3 Dragon Leap   F: 12
      B(5) W(56.5)
     ( J-  James McDonald )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.80 $1.20
    Threw the race away last start. Looked to have the race in safe keeping. With maturity will come success. Big danger here.
    Next Best
    9 Star Of Bombay   F: 211
      B(7) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Back-to-back wins coming into this. Has a nice future and it will enjoy the lighter weight. Just needs some early luck from the draw.
    Include in Multis
    8 Holy Mongolemperor   F: X25X2
      B(6) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Yet to win a race but has looked likely at times. Could be warming up and the odds on offer are too good to pass up.
    Longer Odds
    1 Sherwood Forest   F: X1513
      B(2) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Mick Dee )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Solid form coming into this. Chance.

    Remarks

    Hot race which will could be a guide to future Derby races
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    Riodini is unbeaten

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 2.80
    Place1 3 $ 1.20
    Place2 2 $ 1.30
    Place3 9 $ 1.50
    Quinella 2:3 $ 2.10
    Trifecta 3:2:9 $ 17.40
    First4 3:2:9:1 $ 57.80
    Double 1/3 $ 25.90
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 8, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - RICH HILL MILE (G2)
    Time: 3:58 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    7 Aim Smart   F: 2X143
      B(1) W(54)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Impressive win fresh up before running two solid races. Drawing the rails is ideal and carrying the light weight helps. Juicy odds on offer.
    Main Danger
    11 Prise De Fer   F: X3111
      B(13) W(53)
     ( J-  Mick Dee )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.20 $1.80
    Has been putting away some solid fields. This is much harder but punters have to be impressed with its turn-of-foot. Obvious inclusion.
    Next Best
    1 Yearn   F: 7X214
      B(8) W(59)
     ( J-  Troy Harris )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.70
    Class runner of the field but will its trademark finish be dampened by the 59kg? Has been be included regardless.
    Include in Multis
    12 Hypnos   F: 6X516
      B(9) W(52.5)
     ( J-  Richard Oliver )
    Let down for a nice win two back. 52.5kg on the back makes it an inclusion at the odds.
    Longer Odds
    10 Demonetization   F: 000X8
      B(3) W(53)
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Look for sharp improvement given its last-start run.

    Remarks

    Another open field with good odds throughout
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    Aim Smart could attract punters

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 11 $ 3.20
    Place1 11 $ 1.80
    Place2 1 $ 2.70
    Place3 18 $ 11.20
    Quinella 1:11 $ 10.90
    Trifecta 11:1:18 $ 825.50
    First4 11:1:18:17 $ 8875.00

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R7 (1) Yearn(7) Aim Smart (11) Prise De Fer
    R8 (3) Concert Hall(4) Sentimental Miss (5) Justamaiz
    R9 (3) Julius(7) Winter Bride (12) Dama Zorro
    R10 (3) Show Down(6) Hoist (13) Livvy Lass (16) Vichy
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 7, 10, 11, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 8 - SKYCITY CITY OF AUCKLAND CUP (G3)
    Time: 4:33 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    3 Concert Hall   F: 25441
      B(14) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Returned to winning form last start and that should stack up nicely for this. Draw won't be an issue over this distance. Top pick.
    Main Danger
    4 Sentimental Miss   F: 05041
      B(5) W(57)
     ( J-  James McDonald )
     ( T-  Lisa Latta )
    Looks a Cup winner in the making at some point of its career. Got back to winning form last start and it should go close here.
    Next Best
    5 Justamaiz   F: X6011
      B(2) W(57)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Has taken down a couple of handy fields of late. This is another test but it is measuring up nicely. Draws well so consider.
    Include in Multis
    8 Platinum Invador   F: 05832
      B(13) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Lisa Latta )
    Won
    Dividends : $6.20 $2.20
    Ideally-placed after consecutive placings coming into this. Distance should suit nicely so consider at odds.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    9 Artiste   F: X3861
      B(8) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Loves the track and defied slow pace last start. Definite value runner.

    Remarks

    Punters are getting good odds throughout the Cup
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    Concert Hall is a live hope

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 6.20
    Place1 8 $ 2.20
    Place2 11 $ 2.40
    Place3 13 $ 3.10
    Quinella 8:11 $ 22.00
    Trifecta 8:11:13 $ 364.70
    First4 8:11:13:3 $ 1361.70

    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 9 - SISTEMA RAILWAY (G1)
    Time: 5:08 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    7 Winter Bride   F: 30X07
      B(10) W(55)
     ( J-  James McDonald )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    The Aussies have a good record winning this race. Has form around some slick types and it could be too good for this lot.
    Main Danger
    12 Dama Zorro   F: 19X11
      B(4) W(53)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Back-to-back wins this campaign and it gets the weight edge at 53kg. Inexperienced Group 1 rider is the only negative.
    Next Best
    3 Julius   F: 23X41
      B(9) W(56)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
     ( T-  John Bell )
    Won
    Dividends : $6.60 $2.30
    As tough as they come. Got back to winning form last start and we wouldn't be ruling it out. Just needs to lift a half-length to win.
    Include in Multis
    2 Volpe Veloce   F: 4X98X
      B(1) W(56)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Didn't fire over the Tasman, which strengthens the form of Winter Bride. Could use the inside draw to its advantage.
    Longer Odds
    5 Dawn Patrol   F: 21716
      B(3) W(56)
    Not the most consistent but it has ability.

    Remarks

    Can the Kiwis see off the Aussie charge?
    race-image
    Keep an eye on Winter Bride

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 6.60
    Place1 3 $ 2.30
    Place2 7 $ 1.80
    Place3 11 $ 9.90
    Quinella 3:7 $ 8.30
    Trifecta 3:7:11 $ 848.60
    First4 3:7:11:5 $ 10375.80

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 3, 5, 7, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 10 - BARFOOT & THOMPSON 1600
    Time: 5:48 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    13 Livvy Lass   F: 24118
      B(1) W(56)
     ( J-  Mick Dee )
    Could bounce back against this class. Looked good winning its two starts prior and the inside draw helps. Appealing odds.
    Main Danger
    3 Show Down   F: 8X221
      B(3) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    Impressive win last start and it has more upside than many of these. Could kick on with it now.
    Next Best
    6 Hoist   F: 312X3
      B(5) W(58)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Always a winning chance and it's coming off a tidy finish for third. Punters are getting good odds so consider.
    Include in Multis
    16 Vichy   F: 25X66
      B(7) W(55.5)
     ( J-  James McDonald )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.10 $1.90
    Looks ready to run a big race. There has been good money on and it should run accordingly.
    Longer Odds
    2 Lucky Sweep   F: 60X88
      B(9) W(59)
     ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
    Allow one more chance given the odds.

    Remarks

    Wide-open field in the last
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    Livvy Lass has bounce back tendencies

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 16 $ 4.10
    Place1 16 $ 1.90
    Place2 10 $ 3.80
    Place3 1 $ 6.10
    Quinella 10:16 $ 32.00
    Trifecta 16:10:1 $ 946.80
    First4 16:10:1:8 $ 9807.30
    Double 3/16+ $ 24.40

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 3, 6, 13, 16
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%