M2: Matamata – 27 March 2019

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M2: Matamata – 27 March 2019

M2: Matamata - 27th Mar, 2019

Start time:12:40 pm
Weather:Overcast
Track:Dead4

Overview

Donovan Mansour pinch-hitting for a suspended Matt Cameron on Baker horses today. The South African could do with the exposure.

Day's "Best"

R5 (6) Classyas

Best "Each Way"

R8 (3) Sacred Form

Best "Roughie"

R2 (7) Playday

Race 1 - GREGORY EQUINE MAIDEN 2000
Time: 12:40 | Distance: 2000m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
9 Henley Road   F: X5522
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( T-  Linda Laing )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Shown to be lame after headbobbing finish last start. Recovered quickly. Much improved this prep
Main Danger
8 Acacia   F: 72X22
  B(5) W(56.5)
Led both races this prep despite awkward draws. Two seconds but didn't go down without a fight.
Next Best
7 Clearly Now   F: 36
  B(8) W(58)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
 ( T-  Glenn Old )
Placed
Dividend : $1.40
Squeezed out back home turn last start. Made up good ground last 400m
Include in Multis
1 Sylwek   F: X9326
  B(3) W(58.5)
Won
Dividends : $10.60 $2.30
Poor last start but in this lineup can rebound
Longer Odds
2 Pop 'n' Rock   F: X9460
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
 ( T-  K & G Opie )
Decent draw for a change. Last few have dictated racing pattern - to its detriment

Remarks

Gear changes: Pop 'n' Rock: Visor Blinkers off, Blinkers on Komrad: Blinkers off, Side Winkers on Henley Road: Blinkers off
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 10.60
Place1 1 $ 2.30
Place2 7 $ 1.40
Place3 9 $ 1.30
Quinella 1:7 $ 16.90
Trifecta 1:7:9 $ 118.60
First4 1:7:9:2 $ 1241.10
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 7, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES MAIDEN RACE
Time: 1:15 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Qiji Crystal   F: 45239
  B(7) W(57)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
$3.30 fav last start but some jostling, forced her wider and put paid to her chances
Main Danger
1 Honfleur   F: 45222
  B(8) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Got oodles of ability but might have to settle for another maiden placing.
Next Best
8 Polar Night   F:
  B(6) W(57)
 ( T-  Cody Cole )
Placed
Dividend : $2.40
Double acceptor. Well beaten both trials but young trainer enjoying high success rate
Include in Multis
6 Octane Jane   F:
  B(4) W(57)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Looked average trials but has one thing going for her - the trainer Roger James
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
7 Playday   F: 00X7
  B(3) W(57)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Still learning the ropes. Mum was smart, though

Remarks

Stipe Comment: PLAYDAY - Began awkwardly losing ground.
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 7.60
Place1 3 $ 1.70
Place2 8 $ 2.40
Place3 2 $ 1.30
Quinella 3:8 $ 28.70
Trifecta 3:8:2 $ 173.40
First4 3:8:2:7 $ 2245.40

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 3 - AA AUTO SERVICES MATAMATA MAIDEN 1400
Time: 1:50 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
4 The Garrison   F: 245X
  B(3) W(58)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Placed
Dividend : $1.20
Raced well leading into Xmas. Jock dropped whip 200m out latest
Main Danger
1 Magnify   F: 9074
  B(5) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
Improved last two. Three wide last time and fought all the way to line.
Next Best
5 Five Stars   F: 784
  B(4) W(58)
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Won
Dividends : $8.00 $2.10
4th last start here. Pike put him on warning and he came up with much better run.
Include in Multis
6 Iron Eagle   F: X7964
  B(7) W(58)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
 ( T-  Peter McKay )
Gave plenty of cheek off front last time.
Longer Odds
2 Balega   F: 00490
  B(8) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Rowena Smyth )
 ( T-  Rick Wells )
Don't think he's a firm track horse. At best last winter.

Remarks

Stipe Comment: FIVE STARS - Began awkwardly losing ground.
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Wayne Hillis

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 8.00
Place1 5 $ 2.10
Place2 8 $ 1.40
Place3 4 $ 1.20
Quinella 5:8 $ 15.60
Trifecta 5:8:4 $ 105.00
First4 5:8:4:1 $ 170.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - PEARSON ENGINEERING MAIDEN 1200
Time: 2:27 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Checkers   F: 23
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Won
Dividends : $5.80 $2.80
No match for more experienced one here last start but it looks like checkmate today. Game on.
Main Danger
5 Foogayzee   F:
  B(2) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Another Showcasing. What a run they are having. Won both trials for Roger James.
Next Best
2 Curve   F: 32
  B(4) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Out of well performed Allan Sharrock-trained mare. Better drawn than likely favourite
Include in Multis
7 Woodcote Lass   F:
  B(6) W(55.5)
Cakewalk win second trial. Shame jock riding something else.
Longer Odds
4 Enrichment   F: 4
  B(3) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $6.20
He's not a natural compared to other Te Akau youngsters. Ear covers on to block out distractions

Remarks

Gear changes: Enrichment: Ear Covers off, Ear Covers Pre-Race on Mary Gold: Ear Covers Pre-Race on
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 5.80
Place1 1 $ 2.80
Place2 4 $ 6.20
Quinella 1:4 $ 33.40
Trifecta 1:4:7 $ 340.00
First4 1:4:7:8 $ 1728.20
Treble 3/5/1 $ 179.70
Quaddie 1/3/5/1 $ 2675.00
Trifecta - 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 5 - THE BOLTHOLDER MAIDEN 1200
Time: 3:07 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
6 Classyas   F: 22
  B(6) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
Does look classy... Two seconds here. Third time lucky.....
Main Danger
1 Up 'n' Gone   F: 6X832
  B(1) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Late scr last week when refused to be loaded into gates. Going going ...
Next Best
5 Quattro Katie   F: 35324
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Won
Dividends : $1.90 $1.60
3rd in black type race but still a maiden. Te Akau must be getting short on solutions.
Include in Multis
7 Don't Doubt Me   F: 3X
  B(2) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Has some useful siblings. Gallant third debut four months ago
Longer Odds
9 Scottish Star   F:
  B(9)
 ( J-  )
Te Akau first starter. Hard to work out how clever she is. The trials fields looked down on potential.

Remarks

Gear changes: Willpower: Visor Blinkers off Ohiyesa: Blinkers on
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Mark Brosnan

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 1.90
Place1 5 $ 1.60
Place2 1 $ 2.20
Quinella 1:5 $ 4.70
Trifecta 5:1:7 $ 21.40
First4 5:1:7:4 $ 124.90
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (1) Up 'n' Gone(5) Quattro Katie (6) Classyas
R6 (1) Helena Baby(8) Into The Groove
R7 (5) Miss Scandinavia(9) Dam Reliable
R8 (7) Harbourside(8) Te Akau Dragon (12) Ambitious Showgirl
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

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 6 - O'REILLY'S MOTEL MAIDEN 1200
Time: 3:42 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Helena Baby   F: 2
  B(1) W(58.5)
 ( T-  John Bell )
Placed
Dividend : $1.00
John Bell found one here. Four trials wins and 2nd on debut. If not for Baker runner he would have been Quaddie anchor
Main Danger
8 Into The Groove   F: 285X3
  B(11) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Didn't live up to expectations ($2.70 fav). Plugged away. Longer than 1200m needed I'd say.
Next Best
6 Uncle Terry   F: 7X
  B(6) W(58)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Had Rosehill Guineas runnerup as opponent in debut last Sept. Not surprisingly he struggled
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
9 Je Suis Tiger   F: 4
  B(3) W(56.5)
.Ran out of steam when three wide on debut at Wairoa. Had strong backing

Remarks

Gear changes: Shining Sun: Lugging Bit off, Tongue Control Bit on Willpower: Visor Blinkers off Ohiyesa: Blinkers on Uncle Terry: Nasal Strip on, Tongue Tie on
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John Bell

Results

Race Dividends
Win 12 $ 5.50
Place1 12 $ 2.00
Place2 1 $ 1.00
Quinella 1:12 $ 2.70
Trifecta 12:1:9 $ 28.80
First4 12:1:9:6 $ 61.20

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
Insufficient Runners
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - CHALLENGE MATAMATA 1600
Time: 4:22 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
5 Miss Scandinavia   F: 2X525
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Won
Dividends : $1.90 $1.30
Wide draw her undoing last start. No excuses why Bosson can't give lovely run today
Main Danger
9 Dam Reliable   F: 956X1
  B(3) W(56.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Maiden win here very professional, Go again
Next Best
11 Flomiline   F: 50718
  B(9) W(56)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Impressive maiden win but couldn't back up. Vet check showed nothing
Include in Multis
8 Claddagh   F: 93231
  B(4) W(57)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Stayer resuming but runs like he will enjoy a mile fresh-up
Longer Odds
10 Avoca Willow   F: 53317
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
Local who won maiden here mile, then dropped back in distance where failed to fire. Back to a mile today

Remarks

Roger James has three in this, two stayers resuming
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Bosson

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 1.90
Place1 5 $ 1.30
Place2 12 $ 4.60
Place3 9 $ 1.70
Quinella 5:12 $ 27.60
Trifecta 5:12:9 $ 198.10
First4 5:12:9:8 $ 688.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
5, 8, 9, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - HAPPY 80TH WALLY HENDERSON MAIDEN
Time: 4:57 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
3 Sacred Form   F: X8X54
  B(7) W(58.5)
Had long time away from racing. Much to like about resuming runs
Main Danger
7 Harbourside   F: X4272
  B(10) W(58)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Won
Dividends : $4.90 $1.90
Flashed home late last time raced here. Well due
Next Best
12 Ambitious Showgirl   F: 56382
  B(2) W(56)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Narrowly denied win here last start after racing wide
Include in Multis
8 Te Akau Dragon   F: 743
  B(4) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Placed
Dividend : $1.00
Te Akau 3yo starting to look a fiercer foe. Owes favourite punters plenty.
Longer Odds
9 Krakadeel   F: 38
  B(9) W(58)
Costly flop last start. Worth forgiving going on debut effort

Remarks

Stipe Comment: KRAKADEEL - Was not persevered with over the final 100 metres. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality
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Sam Collett

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 4.90
Place1 7 $ 1.90
Place2 13 $ 1.90
Place3 8 $ 1.00
Place6 4+,5,8/1,4/1,5+/1+,12/5+,9,12/7,8,12+,13 $ 14.40
Quinella 7:13 $ 13.50
Treble 12/5+/7 $ 72.50
Quaddie 5+/12/5+/7 $ 124.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 7, 8, 9, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%