M2 Ellerslie – 7th March 2020

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M2 Ellerslie – 7th March 2020

M2: Ellerslie - 7th Mar, 2020

Start time:12:45 pm
Weather:Fine
Track:Good3

Overview

Auckland Cup day at Ellerslie with high-quality racing throughout the 10 races

Day's "Best"

R7 (8) Riding The Wave

Best "Each Way"

R9 (3) Platinum Invador

Best "Roughie"

R5 (10) Lookseasy
  • Race 1 - ROYAL DESCENT STAKES
    Time: 12:45 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Media Sensation   F: 12054
      B(4) W(58)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    A past winner at Ellerslie and it could have things go its way. Should enjoy running against a small field and it looks tough to beat.
    Main Danger
    4 Savy Yong Blonk   F: 32412
      B(2) W(57)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.70 $1.40
    Tough effort for second last start, which followed a good win prior. It has been the best-backed runner and that's telling.
    Next Best
    2 Livin' On A Prayer   F: 77005
      B(7) W(58)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
    Quality on its day, but that day doesn't come often. Needs to start showing something now and this looks the right race for it.
    Include in Multis
    5 Yatima   F: 21477
      B(1) W(57)
    Could settle handy from the inside draw. Chance based on its form earlier this season.
    Longer Odds
    7 Annie's Song   F: 71028
      B(5) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Owns a good turn-of-foot when right.

    Remarks

    A compact field to kick things off
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    Media Sensation is a sensation

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 2.70
    Place1 4 $ 1.40
    Place2 1 $ 1.60
    Quinella 1:4 $ 2.50
    Trifecta 4:1:5 $ 14.40
    First4 4:1:5:7 $ 58.00
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 5, 7
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 2 - ELLERSLIE JEWELLERS & ENGRAVERS 2100
    Time: 1:20 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    7 Petrabella   F: 20632
      B(9) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
    Knocking on the door after back-to-back placings. Looks set to win a race shortly and this could be its time to shine.
    Main Danger
    9 Lady Azamour   F: X8623
      B(10) W(55.5)
    Another runner that has placed at its last two. Needs some luck from the draw but it only needs cover to go close.
    Next Best
    1 The Buzz   F: 70442
      B(3) W(60)
    Won
    Dividends : $4.20 $1.60
    Much better when running second last time out. That was a nice form guide for this and the small claim helps.
    Include in Multis
    5 Mighty Aslan   F: X3335
      B(8) W(58)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Doesn't usually run a bad race and it could produce another solid effort. Worth including.
    Longer Odds
    6 Vedo Rosso   F: X0175
      B(6) W(58)
     ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.30
    Good enough to cause an upset. Has won this campaign.

    Remarks

    An even contest here
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    Petrabella could go one better

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 4.20
    Place1 1 $ 1.60
    Place2 6 $ 3.30
    Place3 2 $ 2.70
    Quinella 1:6 $ 21.30
    Trifecta 1:6:2 $ 197.70
    First4 1:6:2:4 $ 2049.20

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 5, 6, 7, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - PGG WRIGHTSON/VETMED 1400
    Time: 1:55 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    4 Packing Rockstar   F: 5X161
      B(2) W(58)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Won
    Dividends : $1.80 $1.30
    Backing up for the third consecutive week. That's not easy to do but it won effortlessly last start. Goes well here.
    Main Danger
    6 Pinched   F: 11X13
      B(9) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
    Entitled to drop off a touch last start after a gusty win fresh. Could get back to its winning form here. Each-way odds.
    Next Best
    8 Manchu   F: 93224
      B(3) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Lance Noble )
    Talented at best and it's suited by the barrier and the weights. Punters have been backing it early, so consider.
    Include in Multis
    5 Show Down   F: 21943
      B(1) W(58)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Gets the inside draw and weight coming off its back. Could finally live up to expectations and score at odds.
    Longer Odds
    2 Breezon   F: X6815
      B(10) W(59.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Chance with its best form on show.

    Remarks

    Not much between this field
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    Packing Rockstar has every chance of winning again

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 1.80
    Place1 4 $ 1.30
    Place2 7 $ 2.90
    Place3 1 $ 4.10
    Quinella 4:7 $ 11.80
    Trifecta 4:7:1 $ 163.40
    First4 4:7:1:9 $ 1630.30
    Treble 4/1+/4+ $ 34.30

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 4, 5, 6, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - FASTTRACK INSURANCE 1600
    Time: 2:30 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    6 Le Sablier   F: 5X522
      B(6) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    Getting close to a win after consecutive second placings. Should get every chance to win this and the money is coming thick anf fast.
    Main Danger
    5 Civilised   F: 81053
      B(3) W(58)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Always worth backing runners from this stable. Impressive winner two back and it wasn't far behind last time out. Right in this.
    Next Best
    8 Quick Preview   F: 14541
      B(7) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Good win last start and the confidence will do it a world of good. Specked at odds and it shouldn't be far off them.
    Include in Multis
    1 Ohceedee   F: 18255
      B(5) W(60)
     ( T-  Steven Cole )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.30
    Has to carry the big weight of 60kg. However, it brings in solid form around some nice types. Chance.
    Longer Odds
    12 Sunburst   F: 02436
      B(10) W(55.5)
     ( T-  Danica Guy )
    Should win a race soon, and it could be this one.

    Remarks

    Talented field with many different form lines
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    Le Sablier should go close

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 2 $ 12.50
    Place1 2 $ 3.80
    Place2 6 $ 1.60
    Place3 1 $ 3.30
    Quinella 2:6 $ 19.80
    Trifecta 2:6:1 $ 383.70
    First4 2:6:1:5 $ 1629.80

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 5, 6, 8, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - WHITE CLIFFS TIMBER 1200
    Time: 3:05 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    4 Sword Of Fire   F: 19X22
      B(8) W(60)
    It could be a big day for the trainer and this runner is a top chance. Getting close after two nice runs for second. Goes on top now.
    Main Danger
    5 Destination   F: X124X
      B(6) W(59)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Won
    Dividends : $7.00 $2.20
    Looked good last preparation, especially when winning fresh up. A similar run could be on the cards, which bodes well.
    Next Best
    2 Master Park   F: 52232
      B(2) W(60)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.70
    Consistent type with four consecutive placings. Only a one-race winner but another win won't be far off.
    Include in Multis
    8 Three Sixty   F: X1823
      B(7) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.30
    Already a winner this campaign and it could get back to that form. Drawn ideally in barrier seven, so watch for it late.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    10 Lookseasy   F: 54258
      B(1) W(57)
     ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
    Helped out by the claim and the draw.

    Remarks

    Not much between many of these runners
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    Sword Of Fire owns upside

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 5 $ 7.00
    Place1 5 $ 2.20
    Place2 8 $ 2.30
    Place3 2 $ 1.70
    Quinella 5:8 $ 24.90
    Trifecta 5:8:2 $ 198.30
    First4 5:8:2:10 $ 2126.70
    Quaddie 1+/4+/2/5 $ 1289.20
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 4, 5, 8, 10
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - SISTEMA STAKES (G1)
    Time: 3:40 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    3 Play That Song   F: 1112
      B(4) W(54.5)
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Lost no admirers when running second last start. Better suited here and it shouldn't be slept on. It could play the right tune.
    Main Danger
    1 Cool Aza Beel   F: 14112
      B(1) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Won
    Dividends : $1.70 $1.10
    Beaten by its stablemate last start. It was a good effort in defeat and it could rebound nicely. The best-backed runner in the race.
    Next Best
    4 Vernazza   F: 311
      B(2) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Lance Noble )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.30
    Nothing wrong with its win last start. It hit the line with good authority and it has plenty of upside.
    Include in Multis
    5 Kelly Renee   F: 5232
      B(3) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.10
    Yet to win but it's knocking on the door. Might need to lift a touch to beat them here, but it could add value.
    Longer Odds
    6 Tivaan Warrior   F: 54301
      B(8) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
     ( T-  Dean Wiles )
    Scored an overdue win last start, so don't rule it out.

    Remarks

    The juveniles do battle
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    Play That Song could bounce back

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 1.70
    Place1 1 $ 1.10
    Place2 4 $ 1.30
    Place3 5 $ 3.10
    Quinella 1:4 $ 3.10
    Trifecta 1:4:5 $ 34.00
    First4 1:4:5:3 $ 63.70
    Double 5/1+ $ 10.00
    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 7 - LASER PLUMBING TE PUKE 1200
    Time: 4:15 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    8 Riding The Wave   F: 23012
      B(3) W(55)
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.50 $1.60
    It should have won last start when rocketing home. Gets its chance to atone here and we're confident of its chances.
    Main Danger
    9 Showoroses   F: 12355
      B(5) W(54.5)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.70
    Good win five back and it hasn't been far away since. Gets every chance here and it could settle close and kick hard.
    Next Best
    2 Born Dragon   F: 1X214
      B(2) W(60.5)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
     ( T-  J & B Vance )
    The stable loves Ellerslie and it has yet to finish worse than fourth here. Draws well, with a claim, and it should go well.
    Include in Multis
    5 She's Not Bad   F: X6518
      B(11) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.60
    She's not bad at all. Handy win two back and if it gets luck from the draw, it will prove tough to beat.
    Longer Odds
    3 Speedy Meady   F: 23697
      B(6) W(60)
     ( J-  Chris Dell )
    Speedy on its day. Chance with improvement.

    Remarks

    Punters are getting value odds throughout this race
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    Riding The Wave is a live chance

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 3.50
    Place1 8 $ 1.60
    Place2 9 $ 1.70
    Place3 5 $ 2.60
    Quinella 8:9 $ 6.90
    Trifecta 8:9:5 $ 82.20
    First4 8:9:5:6 $ 1307.70
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R7 (2) Born Dragon(8) Riding The Wave (9) Showoroses
    R8 (8) Avantage(9) Supera
    R9 (1) Azuro(3) Platinum Invador (11) Joe's Legacy
    R10 (3) James Barrie(4) Aqueduct (14) Rendition
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 3, 5, 8, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 8 - BONECRUSHER NEW ZEALAND STAKES (G1)
    Time: 4:55 | Distance: 2000m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    8 Avantage   F: 72141
      B(1) W(57)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.40 $1.40
    It's the class runner in this race, as shown when scoring a big win last start. Gets an inside draw and it should be very tough to beat.
    Main Danger
    9 Supera   F: X2141
      B(10) W(57)
     ( T-  K & B Kelso )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.50
    Gets a great chance to score the elusive Group 1. Going well and that was a gritty performance last start. Every chance to win.
    Next Best
    5 Rock On Wood   F: X1243
      B(6) W(59)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Doesn't have the turn-of-foot the top two possess, but it battles nicely. Chance if it becomes a truly-run race.
    Include in Multis
    4 Prise De Fer   F: 11112
      B(8) W(59)
    Lost no admirers when running second to Advantage last start. Form prior was excellent and punters are getting odds.
    Longer Odds
    1 Tiptronic   F: 35711
      B(4) W(59)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    It's far too good to leave out.

    Remarks

    One of the races to watch with great interest
    race-image
    Avantage sets the bar

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 2.40
    Place1 8 $ 1.40
    Place2 2 $ 2.20
    Place3 9 $ 2.50
    Quinella 2:8 $ 9.30
    Trifecta 8:2:9 $ 83.40
    First4 8:2:9:1 $ 378.70

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 4, 5, 8, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 9 - BARFOOT & THOMPSON AUCKLAND CUP (G1)
    Time: 5:35 | Distance: 3200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    3 Platinum Invador   F: 32102
      B(6) W(56)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Lisa Latta )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.10
    Huge run in defeat last start and we could see it contest bigger cups in Australia soon enough. Could show the Aussies a sign of things to come here.
    Main Danger
    1 Azuro   F: 53137
      B(16) W(56)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Tough customer that brings in good Australian form. That always has to be respected and punters are getting each-way odds.
    Next Best
    11 Joe's Legacy   F: 42221
      B(15) W(55)
     ( T-  Jason Price )
    Built nicely towards the win last time out and it could go on with it. Doesn't do much wrong in the run and it's a value runner.
    Include in Multis
    17 Etah James   F: 64163
      B(3) W(53.5)
     ( J-  Shaun McKay )
     ( T-  Mark Lupton )
    Good win three back and it hasn't been far away since. Handy stayer and punters are getting value odds.
    Longer Odds
    4 Big Mike   F: X0811
      B(1) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    It will head forward and give them all something to catch.

    Remarks

    The Cup has attracted a quality field this year
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    Platinum Invador could be a staying superstar

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 7 $ 40.40
    Place1 7 $ 9.00
    Place2 6 $ 2.60
    Place3 3 $ 2.10
    Quinella 6:7 $ 134.10
    Trifecta 7:6:3 $ 1888.70
    First4 7:6:3:17 $ 16793.70

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 11, 17
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 10 - GRAVITY 1600
    Time: 6:14 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    3 James Barrie   F: 2126
      B(1) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.80 $1.50
    Nice type in the making and it gets the inside draw to work with. Every chance of taking this field down, so it goes on top.
    Main Danger
    14 Rendition   F: X5330
      B(12) W(54.5)
    Didn't fire last start but it gets in well on the weights and it could bounce back. Chance at each-way odds.
    Next Best
    4 Aqueduct   F: 40513
      B(3) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.20
    Likes to grind away and that could be the winning of this race. Should settle handy and be right in the mix.
    Include in Multis
    1 Drake Bay   F: 52241
      B(9) W(58)
    Last-start winner that shouldn't be too far away from them. Can handle the rise in class.
    Longer Odds
    6 Candid Camera   F: 2339
      B(7) W(57)
     ( T-  Glenn Old )
    Owns upset claims.

    Remarks

    Quality field to close the card
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    James Barrie could win the last

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 2.80
    Place1 3 $ 1.50
    Place2 7 $ 7.40
    Place3 4 $ 2.20
    Quinella 3:7 $ 45.80
    Trifecta 3:7:4 $ 417.30
    First4 3:7:4:11 $ 5376.20
    Double 7/3+ $ 123.30

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 6, 14
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%