M2 Matamata – 17th April 2019

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M2 Matamata – 17th April 2019

M2: Matamata - 17th Apr, 2019

Start time:11:59 am
Weather:Fine
Track:Dead4

Overview

The fields at Matamata always hold up and this meeting is no different

Day's "Best"

R3 (6) Folk Dress

Best "Each Way"

R6 (10) Away Cruising

Best "Roughie"

R8 (8) Chadsdale

Race 1 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE MAIDEN 1600
Time: 11:59 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Dance Card   F: 37632
  B(2) W(57)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Lance Noble )
Won
Dividends : $1.70 $1.20
Looked good when running second on this track last start and it won't find this much harder. Drawn well and it should rail up and kick strongly.
Main Danger
9 Polar Night   F: 2
  B(8) W(57)
 ( T-  Cody Cole )
Only one length behind the winner on debut. Bred to enjoy longer distances and the mile looks ideal here. Big danger to the favourite.
Next Best
1 Henley Road   F: 55223
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
 ( T-  Linda Laing )
Consistent runner with experience and three consecutive placings to boast. Likely to push forward and give a good sight.
Include in Multis
10 If At First   F: 53
  B(10) W(57)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Better run for third at Avondale last start and that form should stack up nicely. Another nice type which won't be in this grade long.
Longer Odds
11 Playday   F: 00X74
  B(11) W(57)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Nice odds on offer and it showed improvement last start. Worth including.

Remarks

Many of these won't stay in maiden grades for long
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Dance Card is a nice sort

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 1.70
Place1 8 $ 1.20
Place2 2 $ 3.00
Place3 3 $ 4.90
Quinella 2:8 $ 8.80
Trifecta 8:2:3 $ 122.00
First4 8:2:3:12 $ 637.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 8, 9, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - THE MATAMATA FUNCTION CENTRE MAIDEN 1600
Time: 12:34 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Western Girl   F: 33332
  B(8) W(55.5)
Getting awfully close to winning after another tidy placing last start. Firmly knocking on the door and this race is there for the taking.
Main Danger
7 Ambitious Showgirl   F: 63823
  B(5) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Two good placings coming into this but it will need to find a length. Capable and it should get a good run from the draw.
Next Best
1 The Garrison   F: 245X3
  B(10) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Tricky draw from barrier 10 but it hasn't done much wrong to date and is unlikely to be too far away from them here. Include.
Include in Multis
2 Clearly Now   F: 362
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Glenn Old )
Won't have to come around a winner and it only needs an out coming into the straight. Good placing last start so include.
Longer Odds
3 Jimmy James   F: 4
  B(4) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.40
Nicely bred type which ran fourth on debut and it shouldn't be right around the mark.

Remarks

Each way all day type of field
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Ambitious Showgirl is a solid chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 7.10
Place1 9 $ 2.30
Place2 3 $ 2.40
Place3 4 $ 5.20
Quinella 3:9 $ 34.20
Trifecta 9:3:4 $ 829.90
First4 9:3:4:8 $ 3167.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - MATAMATA GLASS & JOINERY 1000
Time: 1:09 | Distance: 1000m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
6 Folk Dress   F: 421
  B(5) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Won
Dividends : $3.20 $1.40
Has group form and it did it nicely last time out. Could be going places and the light weight helps its chance.
Main Danger
1 Louis Luck   F: 10
  B(10) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
Didn't fire in the Karaka Millions but that was much harder than this. Looked good when winning on debut and that form is a better guide.
Next Best
5 Divine Dive   F:
  B(1) W(56)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Placed
Dividend : $3.00
Good trial form with a couple of placings. Gets the inside draw and there's enough money on to suggest it could run well.
Include in Multis
3 Kurt   F:
  B(11) W(56)
Trial winner which has drawn wide but only needs luck to show its best. Look for a late betting push.
Longer Odds
13 She's Apples   F:
  B(9) W(54)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Hugh Bowman isn't riding but it hasn't looked too bad at the trials. Nice odds.

Remarks

Nice types on show here so follow the form out of it
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Louis Luck winning on debut

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 3.20
Place1 6 $ 1.40
Place2 2 $ 5.20
Place3 5 $ 3.00
Quinella 2:6 $ 47.20
Trifecta 6:2:5 $ 370.60
First4 6:2:5:10 $ 8838.30

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 5, 6, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - ELECTRICO LTD 1200
Time: 1:44 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 She's A Goddess   F: 32102
  B(6) W(57)
 ( J-  Eilish McCall )
Won
Dividends : $3.10 $1.70
Needs a good ride from the 4kg apprentice but that takes its weight down to 53kg. Good winning chance with that weight on its back.
Main Danger
5 Codecracker   F: 3235X
  B(8) W(58)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Fresh up runner which has finished in the money in seven of its 11 starts. Likely to be right around the mark.
Next Best
7 Quality Prevails   F: 63214
  B(9) W(57)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Good winner two back and it's another which gets a claimer in the saddle. Right in the mix here.
Include in Multis
4 Bravissimo   F: 33697
  B(4) W(58)
Hasn't been too far away from the prize of late. Owns upset claims.
Longer Odds
3 Dudewithattitude   F: 0X156
  B(12) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
 ( T-  Jim Pender )
Already a winner this time in and although its last couple have been average, it could bounce back.

Remarks

Another big field with big value on offer
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Codecracker is an each way chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 3.10
Place1 8 $ 1.70
Place2 14 $ 5.60
Place3 5 $ 1.60
Quinella 8:14 $ 29.10
Trifecta 8:14:5 $ 138.80
First4 8:14:5:4 $ 763.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 4, 5, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - BDO ROTORUA MAIDEN 1200
Time: 2:19 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Holsty   F:
  B(7) W(58)
 ( T-  Cody Cole )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Local runner which ran well in a recent trial. Bred to show some early speed and the money has been on throughout the week.
Main Danger
3 Willpower   F: X84X4
  B(6) W(58)
Won
Dividends : $3.90 $1.60
Showed better form when fourth last time out and the stable is running hot. Likely to settle close to the pace and kick on strongly.
Next Best
1 Battle Sky   F: 0X
  B(4) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Showed nothing last campaign but has performed at the trials since. Strong rider in the saddle and that could help its chances.
Include in Multis
8 Carreleur   F: 2204X
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Tui Miles )
 ( T-  Mark Lupton )
Drops in weight to 52.5kg with the 4kg claimer in the saddle. Needs it but it did show some ability when placing in consecutive starts last time in work.
Longer Odds
13 Chatelaine   F:
  B(8) W(56)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
 ( T-  Glenn Old )
One placing at the trials but the breeding is good. Could go well at odds.

Remarks

Another wide-open field with nice odds on offer
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Te Akau lines up Willpower

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 3.90
Place1 3 $ 1.60
Place2 6 $ 1.30
Place3 4 $ 2.40
Quinella 3:6 $ 3.80
Trifecta 3:6:4 $ 66.30
First4 3:6:4:2 $ 653.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 6, 8, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - FAIRVIEW MOTORS MATAMATA MAIDEN 1200
Time: 2:54 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
10 Away Cruising   F: 324
  B(5) W(56)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Twice-placed from three starts and it gets a good draw to jump from here. Scratched from racing last week and it has found an easier field.
Main Danger
9 Luvlucy   F: 5574X
  B(11) W(56)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Didn't quite hit the line as well as expected last season. Better for that experience and it only needs luck from a deep barrier draw.
Next Best
8 Rage In The Castle   F: 932X
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( T-  Mark Brooks )
Won
Dividends : $3.70 $1.60
Showed nothing on debut but quickly improved to run consecutive placings. Drawn well and the money has been steady throughout the week
Include in Multis
4 Rangitata   F:
  B(8) W(58)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Placed
Dividend : $2.60
Nicely bred type which is making its debut. Has found a winnable race first-up and it's paying nice odds.
Longer Odds
12 Magdala   F: 8X
  B(7) W(56)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Might have matured in the offseason so include for value.

Remarks

Maiden field and punters are getting good odds
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Away Cruising could cruise home

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 3.70
Place1 8 $ 1.60
Place2 5 $ 2.60
Place3 4 $ 2.60
Quinella 5:8 $ 15.90
Trifecta 8:5:4 $ 214.90
First4 8:5:4:12 $ 1622.00
Treble 8+/3/8+ $ 69.90

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R6 (8) Rage In The Castle(9) Luvlucy (10) Away Cruising
R7 (9) Don't Lie To Me(10) Honfleur (15) Don't Doubt Me (16) Matter Of Fact
R8 (2) Soroc(7) Katie Perrie (8) Chadsdale (14) Bridal Veil
R9 (1) Ocean Go(9) Claddagh (12) Dam Reliable
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 8, 9, 10, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - JASON PRICE RACING MAIDEN 1400
Time: 3:29 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
16 Matter Of Fact   F: 36
  B(13) W(56)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Didn't exactly have much luck last time out and it's not facing a harder field here. Will win soon and gets its chance here. Only the draw is a worry.
Main Danger
15 Don't Doubt Me   F: 3X3
  B(9) W(56)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Won
Dividends : $6.50 $2.00
Two starts for two third placings. Won't take long to break maiden grades and the odds on offer here are appealing.
Next Best
10 Honfleur   F: 52226
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Better than what it showed last time out. Form prior was good with three consecutive second placings and an inside draw is ideal.
Include in Multis
9 Don't Lie To Me   F: 258X2
  B(8) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Resumed with a good placing on this track last start and getting a 4kg claimer in the saddle is ideal. Chance here.
Longer Odds
5 Patch Man   F: 4358X
  B(3) W(58)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
Fresh up here and it gets some weight relief. Each way odds on offer.

Remarks

Most of the money with the favourite
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Honfleur is an each way hope

Results

Race Dividends
Win 15 $ 6.50
Place1 15 $ 2.00
Place2 9 $ 1.80
Place3 10 $ 1.90
Quinella 9:15 $ 8.60
Trifecta 15:9:10 $ 101.20
First4 15:9:10:19 $ 545.90
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
5, 9, 10, 15, 16
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - TRAC SPORTS BAR 1400
Time: 4:04 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
7 Katie Perrie   F: 18249
  B(11) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Reese Jones )
 ( T-  Jim Collett )
Better than most here on its day. Good win five back and although drawing wide won't help, it's paying nice odds and should go well.
Main Danger
14 Bridal Veil   F: 21336
  B(2) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Won
Dividends : $3.60 $1.70
Nicely down in the weights and despite being average last start, its form prior was very good. Another at nice odds.
Next Best
2 Soroc   F: 759X6
  B(9) W(60.5)
 ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
 ( T-  Glenn Old )
Out of form but it has more ability than a lot of these and it also gets a 4kg claimer in the saddle.
Include in Multis
13 Rippin   F: 8X11X
  B(4) W(56)
Two wins last campaign before being spelled. Has good fresh up form and we wouldn't be ruling out its chances. Another at nice odds.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
8 Chadsdale   F: 034X6
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Tegan Newman )
Gets a claimer in the saddle and it has improvement to come.

Remarks

Big field and it's another great race for value punters
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Katie Perrie could go close

Results

Race Dividends
Win 14 $ 3.60
Place1 14 $ 1.70
Place2 6 $ 4.30
Place3 11 $ 2.50
Quinella 6:14 $ 45.30
Trifecta 14:6:11 $ 470.60
First4 14:6:11:4 $ 2917.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 7, 8, 13, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - MATAMATA GLASS & JOINERY 1600
Time: 4:36 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
12 Dam Reliable   F: 56X13
  B(3) W(57)
Impressive fresh up win and wasn't disgraced last time out. Drawn well and this is its best chance to win.
Main Danger
1 Ocean Go   F: 6217
  B(15) W(59)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Drawn the car park but it will likely settle back and come with one last shot at them. Win two back indicated ability.
Next Best
9 Claddagh   F: 32314
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Good win two back and it has been going good races this season. Nice chance.
Include in Multis
14 English Rose   F: 046X1
  B(11) W(57)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Kicked nicely to score last time out. Could be on the rise and go through the grades.
Longer Odds
3 Hot Saki   F: X0655
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Looks well placed after two handy runs and it shouldn't be discounted.

Remarks

Huge field once again
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Stick with Eleanor

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 14.30
Place1 7 $ 4.20
Place2 10 $ 4.20
Place3 6 $ 2.90
Quinella 7:10 $ 115.30
Trifecta 7:10:6 $ 2059.10
First4 7:10:6:9 $ 4452.00
Double 14+/7 $ 45.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 9, 12, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%