M2 Matamata – 22nd February 2020

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M2 Matamata – 22nd February 2020

M2: Matamata - 22nd Feb, 2020

Start time:12:25 pm
Weather:Drizzling
Track:Slow7

Overview

Big day at Matamata with stakes racing on show throughout the card

Day's "Best"

R9 (5) Le Sablier

Best "Each Way"

R3 (1) Packing Rockstar

Best "Roughie"

R1 (3) Mighty Aslan
  • Race 1 - NEW WORLD MATAMATA 1600
    Time: 12:25 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Aqueduct   F: 44051
      B(7) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Elen Nicholas )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    Showed them a clean pair of heels when winning last time out. Stable is going well and the 4kg claim riding helps the cause.
    Main Danger
    1 Amano   F: 9X817
      B(9) W(59)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Talented at best and it looked the goods when winning two back. Only fair last start but it should find this easier. Nice odds.
    Next Best
    5 Kabu   F: 3210
      B(10) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Punters should overlook its most recent effort. Form prior was strong and anything close to that would be good enough.
    Include in Multis
    7 Socialights   F: 79273
      B(5) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Always a danger despite showing inconsistent form. Goes into the mix from a good barrier.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    3 Mighty Aslan   F: 9X333
      B(8) W(58)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Knocking on the door after three consecutive placings.

    Remarks

    Open betting field in the first
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    Aqueduct has upside

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 11 $ 16.90
    Place1 11 $ 4.50
    Place2 8 $ 5.30
    Place3 2 $ 1.80
    Quinella 8:11 $ 132.40
    Trifecta 11:8:2 $ 2074.30
    First4 - $ 0.00

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 5, 7
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 2 - RICH HILL STUD 1600
    Time: 1:00 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Aim Smart   F: 14358
      B(2) W(60.5)
    Carries the big weight but it's due to show something. It's too talented to not be competitive against this field and the odds are generous.
    Main Danger
    7 Vee Cece   F: 10X12
      B(5) W(55)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Two efforts back from a spell have been very good. Attracting some sizable bets and it shouldn't be overlooked.
    Next Best
    3 Sir Nate   F: 50636
      B(8) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
     ( T-  Lisa Latta )
    Handles all conditions and it could take consistent form and turn it into winning form. Steady in the betting.
    Include in Multis
    4 Crafty Jess   F: 41762
      B(3) W(57)
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.50
    Didn't do much wrong when second last start. Paying nice odds and it shouldn't be too far away from them. Include for value.
    Longer Odds
    9 Elate   F: 000X7
      B(11) W(54)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Better than what it has been showing. Upset claims.

    Remarks

    Many quality types involved in this race
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    Aim Smart is smart

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 6 $ 10.10
    Place1 6 $ 2.80
    Place2 10 $ 2.40
    Place3 4 $ 2.50
    Quinella 6:10 $ 32.10
    Trifecta 6:10:4 $ 601.50
    First4 6:10:4:7 $ 2353.00

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 7, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - WESTBURY WAIKATO 1400
    Time: 1:35 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    1 Packing Rockstar   F: 5X1
      B(3) W(58)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Former Hong Kong runner that proved too good for them last start. A repeat could be on the cards despite the betting drift.
    Main Danger
    10 Midnight Magic   F: 8X21
      B(10) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    Nice type in the making that showed off its talent last time out. Drops right down in weight and it has plenty of upside.
    Next Best
    11 Our Alley Cat   F: 21
      B(11) W(55.5)
    Won
    Dividends : $4.80 $1.90
    Well-backed runner which is coming off a nice win at Rotorua. Drawn wide but it could be saved for one run at them.
    Include in Multis
    4 Son Of Bielski   F: 17
      B(7) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
     ( T-  Glenn Old )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.30
    Showed nothing last start but it was too good on debut to be ignored. Goes into the mix but the odds are a touch short.
    Longer Odds
    2 Valetti   F: 89X1
      B(5) W(58)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Last-start winner which could spring a surprise result.

    Remarks

    Plenty of winning form throughout this field
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    Packing Rockstar could be a rockstar

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 11 $ 4.80
    Place1 11 $ 1.90
    Place2 4 $ 2.30
    Place3 10 $ 1.80
    Quinella 4:11 $ 17.70
    Trifecta 11:4:10 $ 114.00
    First4 11:4:10:3 $ 958.70
    Double 6/11 $ 70.90
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 10, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - WAIKATO STUD SLIPPER (G3)
    Time: 2:10 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Cool Aza Beel   F: 1411
      B(1) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.20
    The class runner of this field after scoring three wins from four starts. Karaka Million winner with every chance to extend its record.
    Main Danger
    3 Need I Say More   F: 1
      B(2) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.10 $1.70
    Impressive two-length winner on debut and it's the stablemates biggest danger. Could be a very nice type in the making.
    Next Best
    5 Edge Of Wonder   F: 2X
      B(4) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Money has come for it during the week. That's a good sign and it could be the sign of things to come. Chance.
    Include in Multis
    2 Trident   F: 1594
      B(7) W(56.5)
    Winner on debut before struggling behind some nice types. Good enough to offer punters a good sight.
    Longer Odds
    7 Snapper   F: 6
      B(5) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Did nothing right on debut. There's hype around this runner.

    Remarks

    All eyes on some talented juveniles
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    Cool Aza Beel is a real winner

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 4.10
    Place1 3 $ 1.70
    Place2 1 $ 1.20
    Quinella 1:3 $ 1.70
    Trifecta 3:1:7 $ 31.20
    First4 3:1:7:4 $ 96.90
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 5, 7
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - VALACHI DOWNS 1400
    Time: 2:45 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    4 Levante   F: 111
      B(3) W(58)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
     ( T-  K & B Kelso )
    Won
    Dividends : $1.40 $1.00
    The odds are short but it has looked impressive to date. Unbeaten after three runs and it should prove tough to hold out again.
    Main Danger
    1 Breezon   F: 7X681
      B(5) W(59.5)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Likes to settle close to the speed and kick on nicely. Could give value punters something to cheer about in the straight.
    Next Best
    3 Jewel Of Patch   F: 40X21
      B(4) W(59)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Last start winner which looks capable of going on with it. Stable is running hot and it could add value to multiples.
    Include in Multis
    6 Show Down   F: 22194
      B(6) W(58)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.40
    More than capable on its day. Gets 3kg off its back and it could add some spice to this race.
    Longer Odds
    8 Tia Celeste   F: 12206
      B(7) W(56)
    Blowout chance at juicy odds.

    Remarks

    Market dominated by an odds-on favourite
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    Levante could remain unbeaten

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 1.40
    Place1 4 $ 1.00
    Place2 5 $ 2.40
    Place3 6 $ 2.40
    Quinella 4:5 $ 7.50
    Trifecta 4:5:6 $ 50.50
    First4 4:5:6:2 $ 251.20

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 6, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - LISA CHITTICK PLATE
    Time: 3:20 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Supera   F: 1X214
      B(1) W(58)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
     ( T-  K & B Kelso )
    Won
    Dividends : $1.70 $1.50
    Could be a touch overrated in terms of a Group 1 performer. However, this is a step back in class and it should take advantage.
    Main Danger
    3 Media Sensation   F: X1205
      B(3) W(58)
    Owns good tactical pace and it could cause a minor upset. 2kg comes off the back and it all helps at this level. Goes close.
    Next Best
    2 Yearn   F: 21423
      B(6) W(58)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Not ideally suited by the small field. It has winning claims, however, and it has performed well on this track in the past.
    Include in Multis
    8 Rocket Fuel   F: 52211
      B(2) W(57)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    In grand form having won its last two. Not suited by the weights but the confidence is up and punters are getting odds.
    Longer Odds
    6 Pop Star Princess   F: 56120
      B(5) W(58)
    Placed
    Dividend : $4.40
    Enigmatic enough to win a race like this.

    Remarks

    All the movement coming at the top of the book
    race-image
    Supera could bounce back

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 1.70
    Place1 1 $ 1.50
    Place2 6 $ 4.40
    Quinella 1:6 $ 10.30
    Trifecta 1:6:8 $ 38.70
    First4 1:6:8:3 $ 93.40
    Treble 3/4+/1+ $ 13.00
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R6 (1) Supera(3) Media Sensation
    R7 (1) Bonita Aurelia(3) Opalescence (6) Vernazza
    R8 (1) Scott Base(2) Te Akau Caliburn (9) Inscription (12) Joe's Legacy
    R9 (1) Leaderboard(2) Master Painton (5) Le Sablier
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 6, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - J SWAP CONTRACTORS MATAMATA BREEDERS STAKES(G2)
    Time: 3:55 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    6 Vernazza   F: 31
      B(9) W(56.5)
     ( T-  Lance Noble )
    Won
    Dividends : $5.50 $2.20
    Impressive win at Ellerslie and form out of that race should hold up. It looks a smart type in the making and the odds appeal.
    Main Danger
    1 Bonita Aurelia   F: 5X1
      B(4) W(56.5)
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.40
    Tough win last start and it has been well-found in the betting. They usually kick on with it from this stable, so it goes into the mix.
    Next Best
    3 Opalescence   F: 211
      B(11) W(56.5)
    Nothing wrong with its form coming into this race. Tricky draw is the worry but it should be right there in the finish.
    Include in Multis
    8 Dragon Queen   F: 3235
      B(1) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Yet to win a race which is concerning, but it's not far away from it. Drawn to receive every winning chance and it should go well.
    Longer Odds
    5 Laced With Gold   F: 2451
      B(3) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Nice win last start and it demands respect.

    Remarks

    It's always a quality form race
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    Vernazza could be a star

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 6 $ 5.50
    Place1 6 $ 2.20
    Place2 9 $ 7.60
    Place3 1 $ 2.40
    Quinella 6:9 $ 108.40
    Trifecta 6:9:1 $ 1075.80
    First4 6:9:1:3 $ 4049.30
    Double 1+/6 $ 7.40

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 5, 6, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 8 - MATAMATA VETERINARY SERVICES KAIMAI STAKES
    Time: 4:30 | Distance: 2000m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Te Akau Caliburn   F: 50X71
      B(12) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Showed its ability when scoring last time out. Likely to kick on with it now and the odds available are generous.
    Main Danger
    1 Scott Base   F: X3734
      B(7) W(60)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Finding it tough to win but the ability is there, so don't count it out. Respected in the betting and that's a good sign.
    Next Best
    9 Inscription   F: X2502
      B(9) W(53)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Capable of rising to this level after running second last start. Right down in the weights at 53kg and that brings it into contention.
    Include in Multis
    12 Joe's Legacy   F: 04222
      B(4) W(53)
     ( T-  Jason Price )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.10 $1.70
    Deserves a winning turn after rattling off three consecutive second placings. Light weight and every chance of winning.
    Longer Odds
    3 Roger That   F: 72255
      B(6) W(57.5)
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.60
    It isn't far off posting a big win.

    Remarks

    Open field for the Kaimai
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    Te Akau Caliburn could continue winning

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 12 $ 4.10
    Place1 12 $ 1.70
    Place2 3 $ 3.60
    Place3 10 $ 8.90
    Quinella 3:12 $ 26.20
    Trifecta 12:3:10 $ 1069.20
    First4 12:3:10:13 $ 6894.20

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 9, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 9 - PGG WRIGHTSON SEEDS 2000
    Time: 5:05 | Distance: 2000m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    5 Le Sablier   F: 5X522
      B(1) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
    Looks perfectly placed after running well at Tauranga last start. Knocking on the door of a win and it could come here.
    Main Danger
    2 Master Painton   F: 75177
      B(9) W(60)
     ( J-  Mubs Kareem )
    Drops in weight with the 4kg claim and it should get every chance off the inside draw. Each-way odds available.
    Next Best
    1 Leaderboard   F: 41129
      B(5) W(60)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.40
    Carries a big weight but it has been running well of late, except its most recent race. Chance to bounce back.
    Include in Multis
    7 Patsys Lass   F: 41231
      B(3) W(56)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Good win last start and it's in career-best form. Should be able to run well against this class and it shouldn't be left out.
    Longer Odds
    8 Hunter Villain   F: 52014
      B(2) W(55)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.30 $1.50
    Owns upset claims at odds.

    Remarks

    There's a few nice types in this race
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    Le Sablier looks the goods

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 4.30
    Place1 8 $ 1.50
    Place2 4 $ 1.30
    Place3 1 $ 1.40
    Quinella 4:8 $ 10.10
    Trifecta 8:4:1 $ 74.20
    First4 8:4:1:3 $ 196.90

    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%