M2 Matamata – 23rd February 2019

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M2 Matamata – 23rd February 2019

M2: Matamata - 23rd Feb, 2019

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

Overview

Breeders Stakes and Kaimai Stakes on the card. Premier meeting and there's some good talent on show.

Day's "Best"

R2 (9) Concert Hall

Best "Each Way"

R5 (12) Bridal Veil

Best "Roughie"

R1 (3) Effervescent

Race 1 - VALACHI DOWNS 1600
Time: 12:25 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Philosophical   F: 32X14
  B(1) W(57)
Booming win by 3.3 lengths two starts back and it wasn't far behind last time out. Inside draw is ideal and it looms as a strong chance.
Main Danger
2 The Helix   F: 434X1
  B(9) W(59)
 ( T-  Cody Cole )
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Half-length winner at Hastings last time out and it could kick on with it now. Tricky draw but there's enough money on to be considered.
Next Best
1 Tolemac   F: 40830
  B(3) W(60)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Former Australian which ran horribly last time out but its best form would take it close against this field. Nicely bred to boot.
Include in Multis
7 Taming The Shrew   F: 1453
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Won
Dividends : $4.10 $1.60
Last few efforts have been a little perplexing but the ability is there. Bred to want the mile - by Shocking and it should go well.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
3 Effervescent   F: X1764
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Has scored one win from seven starts but it came on this track, which is ideal. Bred to enjoy longer than the mile but respect in this field.

Remarks

Even field in the opening race
race-image
These colours could shine here

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 4.10
Place1 7 $ 1.60
Place2 3 $ 2.20
Place3 2 $ 2.30
Quinella 3:7 $ 11.80
Trifecta 7:3:2 $ 129.10
First4 7:3:2:8 $ 783.70
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 6, 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 PickThe 'Day's Best'
9 Concert Hall   F: X1271
  B(7) W(54)
Won
Dividends : $3.00 $1.50
They didn't get close to it last time out and carrying 54kg makes it tough for them to beat it. Has been well backed and that's no surprise.
Main Danger
6 Rhinestone Cowboy   F: 3X111
  B(13) W(56.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
All three wins this season have been of the highest quality. Barrier 13 doesn't help but it shows early speed and it could land on the speed.
Next Best
3 Starrybeel   F: 15115
  B(10) W(58)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Might benefit from some slick early speed. Enigmatic type which can be hard to follow but the ability is clearly there.
Include in Multis
8 Neeson   F: 05261
  B(3) W(55)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Scored a long overdue win last start at New Plymouth and it could kick on with it. Conditions should suit.
Longer Odds
14 Za Za Gabor   F: 28X11
  B(8) W(54)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
In form after back-to-back wins and carrying 54kg makes it a real winning threat.

Remarks

Great field with some stars throughout the field
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Concert Hall looks tough to beat

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 3.00
Place1 9 $ 1.50
Place2 6 $ 1.80
Place3 11 $ 3.20
Quinella 6:9 $ 5.80
Trifecta 9:6:11 $ 86.20
First4 9:6:11:10 $ 803.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 6, 8, 9, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - TONEZONE 1200
Time: 1:35 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Maison Roxanne   F: 2X18
  B(1) W(55.5)
Won
Dividends : $3.60 $1.40
Punters will need to overlook the failure last month. Has had some time to mature and get over that issue. Looked talented prior to that.
Main Danger
1 Monaco   F: 23411
  B(8) W(59)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Going well and is in career-best form with back-to-back wins. Won its only start on this track.
Next Best
2 Mr Universe   F: 04601
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
 ( T-  Jacob McKay )
Has won only one race but that came last start when breaking maidens. It scored by 4.5 lengths and it could start putting it all together now.
Include in Multis
7 Salt Bay   F: 22714
  B(2) W(56)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Got the job done two back and was close to them last time out. Should be able to handle the conditions.
Longer Odds
6 Chiquitita   F: 33721
  B(6) W(56)
Finally broke maidens last start and it could add some value at double-figure odds.

Remarks

Punters should follow the form out of this race
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Maison Roxanne could prove tough to beat

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 3.60
Place1 8 $ 1.40
Place2 1 $ 1.50
Place3 7 $ 1.70
Quinella 1:8 $ 6.40
Trifecta 8:1:7 $ 40.60
First4 8:1:7:2 $ 65.90
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 6, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - WAIKATO STUD SLIPPER
Time: 2:10 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Aotea Lad   F: 122
  B(3) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Placed
Dividend : $1.40
Second in the Karaka Million last start and that should be a good form guide. Short odds but it could start shorter than odds on.
Main Danger
2 Yourdeel   F: 123
  B(1) W(56.5)
Won
Dividends : $2.30 $1.60
Third in the Karaka Million but its debut win was fantastic and that's the best form guide for this. Could control things from the inside draw.
Next Best
3 Equinox   F: 1
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Nice win on debut by 2.3 lengths. Nicely bred type which is longer in the market than expected. Could be the surprise package.
Include in Multis
5 Moeraki   F: 2
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
 ( T-  Danica Guy )
Wasn't disgraced on debut and although this is a very tough field, it could add some value to multiples.
Longer Odds
6 Patch Prince   F: 63
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Has the same form as Moeraki and it could offer the same odds.

Remarks

Small field but they're a smart bunch of juveniles
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Money with Aotea Lad

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 2.30
Place1 2 $ 1.60
Place2 1 $ 1.40
Quinella 1:2 $ 2.30
Trifecta 2:1:5 $ 29.80
First4 2:1:5:4 $ 134.70
Treble 9+/8+/2+ $ 39.90
Quaddie 7+/9+/8+/2+ $ 141.50
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - NEW WORLD MATAMATA 1400
Time: 2:44 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
12 Bridal Veil   F: X6213
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Last three starts have all been good and although running against only four runners last start, the bigger field should help its chances.
Main Danger
6 Giant Gem   F: 34168
  B(2) W(57.5)
Good win a few runs back and anything close to that sees it go well here. Nice odds on offer.
Next Best
8 La Mia Stella   F: 18401
  B(6) W(57)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Won
Dividends : $5.60 $2.10
Three-time winner which scored on this track last start. Doesn't quite hold its form with consistency but the mare has ability.
Include in Multis
3 Danger Dee   F: 66452
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( T-  Jacob McKay )
Hasn't won for some time now but it could strike here at nice odds. Drawn well and it could battle away into a first four position.
Longer Odds
5 Steven James   F: 51127
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
 ( T-  John Morell )
Placed
Dividend : $2.70
Put the form on the board earlier this season with consecutive wins and although only fair last start, it can quickly turn that form around.

Remarks

Lovely field with some progressive types running
race-image
Danger Dee could strike in this

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 5.60
Place1 8 $ 2.10
Place2 5 $ 2.70
Place3 12 $ 1.70
Quinella 5:8 $ 23.00
Trifecta 8:5:12 $ 212.90
First4 8:5:12:2 $ 1072.10
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (6) Giant Gem(8) La Mia Stella (12) Bridal Veil
R6 (1) Appellant(2) Bavella (8) Harlow
R7 (1) Charles Road(8) Vin De Dance (10) Rondinella
R8 (5) Lady Painton(7) Vittachi (11) Voler Pour Moi (12) Jimmy Rocket (15) Poppy Star
Quaddies % to a $20 stake: 13

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 5, 6, 8, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - J SWAP CONTRACTORS LTD MATAMATA BREEDERS STAKES
Time: 3:20 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Bavella   F: 11X
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Lance Noble )
Consecutive wins to open its career and its last start romp was full of class. Couldn't have better breeding and it looks a good bet again.
Main Danger
1 Appellant   F: 3313
  B(8) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Third in the Karaka Million, dead-heating with Yourdeel. That form should be good for this and it's a filly which has more wins to come.
Next Best
8 Harlow   F: 1
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Scored with ease on debut at Te Rapa and it could continue on with it. Not an easy field to beat but there's plenty to like.
Include in Multis
4 Aalaalune   F: 246
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Reese Jones )
 ( T-  Jacob McKay )
Placed
Dividend : $2.70
Hasn't been too far away from the money and only needs to find a length or two to win.
Longer Odds
5 Aretha   F: 3
  B(1) W(56.5)
Won
Dividends : $15.50 $3.50
A length behind Aotea Lad on debut and that form might be franked earlier on the card.

Remarks

Bavella holds the aces in the betting
race-image
Bavella could be a star

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 15.50
Place1 5 $ 3.50
Place2 9 $ 5.60
Place3 4 $ 2.70
Quinella 5:9 $ 142.60
Trifecta 5:9:4 $ 2805.00
First4 5:9:4:7 $ 14886.30

Betting Suggestions


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 7 - MARKS EWEN & ASSOCIATES KAIMAI STAKES
Time: 3:55 | Distance: 2000m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
10 Rondinella   F: 10211
  B(8) W(53)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Scintillating win last start and it stays down in the weights. Rising star and despite drifting a touch in the betting, it should be well-backed on the day.
Main Danger
1 Charles Road   F: 73744
  B(9) W(60.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Melbourne Cup form is always going to stack up here and it has been going through its gears nicely. Just needs to handle the big weight.
Next Best
8 Vin De Dance   F: X90X4
  B(6) W(53.5)
Won
Dividends : $4.70 $2.00
Ran some good races in Melbourne and returned with a nice fourth behind Consensus. Must go into the mix given the weight on its back.
Include in Multis
3 Tiptronic   F: 83202
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
A couple of nice placings its last three and although it puts in the odd bad run, it should be around the mark here. Each way hope.
Longer Odds
7 Prince Jabeel   F: 33313
  B(7) W(53.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
 ( T-  Lance Noble )
Upset winner of the Auckland Cup and it's much better suited at the weights this time around.

Remarks

One of the better staying fields for the Kaimai Stakes
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Rondinella was superb last start

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 4.70
Place1 8 $ 2.00
Place2 10 $ 1.60
Place3 5 $ 8.80
Quinella 8:10 $ 7.40
Trifecta 8:10:5 $ 478.60
First4 8:10:5:1 $ 2708.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 7, 8, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - WESTBURY WAIKATO HANDICAP
Time: 4:30 | Distance: 2000m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
15 Poppy Star   F: 52402
  B(3) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Can't seem to win a race but this would be its best chance. Nicely weighted and it could return a win at value odds.
Main Danger
12 Jimmy Rocket   F: 51664
  B(5) W(56)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Scored well enough four back to suggest it could return to winning form. Punters are getting nice odds.
Next Best
11 Voler Pour Moi   F: 97238
  B(6) W(56)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Won
Dividends : $4.60 $1.70
Hasn't won for awhile now but it has the ability to beat a field like this. Money has come.
Include in Multis
5 Lady Painton   F: X3242
  B(8) W(58)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Knocking on the door after running three placings from its last four starts. Looks close to it.
Longer Odds
7 Vittachi   F: 33094
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Nik Bakar )
 ( T-  Jacob McKay )
Placed
Dividend : $2.60
Better run last time out and it could add some value to multiples here.

Remarks

Many winning chances in the final race on the card
race-image
Jimmy Rocket could improve to win

Results

Race Dividends
Win 11 $ 4.60
Place1 11 $ 1.70
Place2 7 $ 2.60
Place3 1 $ 5.60
Place6 1,7,8+/1,2+/5,8,12+/4,5,9/5,8,10+/1,7,11 $ 440.80
Quinella 7:11 $ 18.30
Trifecta 11:7:1 $ 376.20
First4 11:7:1:5 $ 1496.00
Treble 5/8/11 $ 598.30
Quaddie 8/5/8/11 $ 4723.20

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
5, 7, 11, 12, 15
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%