M2 Matamata – 28th August 2019

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M2 Matamata – 28th August 2019

M2: Matamata - 28th Aug, 2019

Start time:11:57 am
Weather:Cloudy
Track:Heavy10

Overview

Good fields throughout the card, including some highly-anticipated juvenile events

Day's "Best"

R3 (9) Rhapsody In Blue

Best "Each Way"

R5 (3) Te Akau Dragon

Best "Roughie"

R8 (2) Al Haram

Race 1 - WAIKATO STUD MAIDEN 1600
Time: 11:57 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Plushenko   F: 47235
  B(1) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
 ( T-  G & T Shaw )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Has the best form coming into this. Couple of good placings earlier this campaign and it gets the inside draw to work with. Chance.
Main Danger
3 Teen Titan   F: 73737
  B(8) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Mixing its form so can be hard to follow. This isn't an overly deep maiden field so it could take advantage of that.
Next Best
8 The White Queen   F: 5X497
  B(6) W(56.5)
Won
Dividends : $5.60 $2.20
Should have won a race by now but we expected more from it last time out. Gets a good run from the draw and this could be the day.
Include in Multis
2 Atom Ant   F: L7X85
  B(10) W(58.5)
Much-improved run for fifth last time out. Gets some weight off its back and that could make all the difference.
Longer Odds
14 Mi Sky   F: X0000
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
Form is average but we could see a turnaround here.

Remarks

Not a great form race but it's an open affair
race-image
Plushenko is a top chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 5.60
Place1 8 $ 2.20
Place2 3 $ 1.50
Place3 1 $ 1.60
Quinella 3:8 $ 12.10
Trifecta 8:3:1 $ 71.90
First4 8:3:1:2 $ 262.20
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 8, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - MAJESTIC HORSE FLOATS 1600
Time: 12:32 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Vainglory   F: 4766X
  B(6) W(56)
 ( T-  Cody Cole )
Form looks a touch average but those came in solid fields. Has been nicely backed for this and it should be right around the mark.
Main Danger
7 Grand Ariana   F: X6773
  B(10) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Turned around some average form to run third last time out. Should handle conditions nicely and be in the thick of the action.
Next Best
2 Hear My Voice   F: X0012
  B(4) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
 ( T-  Scott Wenn )
Showed nothing at its first two starts this campaign. Improved nicely its last couple, including a win two back. Goes into the mix.
Include in Multis
8 Fly To The Moon   F: 07X56
  B(7) W(54)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Carries 54kg and that's a big positive. Hasn't been too far in two runs back this preparation. Each-way odds on offer.
Longer Odds
5 Leica Warrior   F: X6504
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Consistent enough to be included. Gets the inside draw.

Remarks

Each-way field with some good form
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Vainglory is a capable battler

Results

Race Dividends
Win 10 $ 45.00
Place1 10 $ 8.20
Place2 1 $ 6.90
Place3 3 $ 2.10
Quinella 1:10 $ 382.00
Trifecta 10:1:3 $ 3882.30
First4 10:1:3:6 $ 2524.20

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 5, 6, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - BALLYMORE THE MELBOURNE CUP-WINNING STABLES MDN
Time: 1:07 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
9 Rhapsody In Blue   F: 2
  B(2) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Ran well for second on debut and it's only going to strengthen up from that run. Light weight and every chance to go one better.
Main Danger
1 Fleurgundy   F: 6X233
  B(4) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Costly for punters after three consecutive placings this time in. Will get a win shortly but it keeps finding a couple better.
Next Best
  B(8) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Placed at the trials and it could make a winning debut. In the right hands and it's paying nice odds with bookmakers.
Include in Multis
4 Red Hussar   F:
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Placed
Dividend : $2.10
Trial winner which could show up on debut.
Longer Odds
2 Caithness Kid   F: 74X
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Won
Dividends : $14.70 $3.20
Could improve on a couple of moderate efforts last campaign.

Remarks

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Impressive first run - should go on with it

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 14.70
Place1 2 $ 3.20
Place2 1 $ 1.30
Place3 4 $ 2.10
Quinella 1:2 $ 20.70
Trifecta 2:1:4 $ 263.40
First4 2:1:4:9 $ 912.50
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - BLANDFORD LODGE - MELBOURNE CUP TRENDSETTERS MDN
Time: 1:42 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Glenhope   F:
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Won
Dividends : $3.10 $1.50
Has attracted attention on debut. Looked good at the trials and the breeding is there. Looks well placed to win.
Main Danger
5 Shebringsmerubies   F: 72424
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Joe Kamaruddin )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Has race experience and that's going to help. Has a couple of good placings to boast and a claimer in the saddle. Chance.
Next Best
7 Its So Easy   F:
  B(3) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Reese Jones )
 ( T-  Glenn Old )
Nothing wrong with its trial form, which includes a couple of placings. Should be right in the mix with a good run in transit.
Include in Multis
6 Blew By You   F: 2
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Rowena Smyth )
Battled nicely on debut when second. Form should stack up nicely out of that and it has every chance to win.
Longer Odds
1 Razor   F: 0X308
  B(1) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Gets an inside draw and it could turn around its form.

Remarks

Follow the form out of this race
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Glenhope could make a winning debut

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 3.10
Place1 2 $ 1.50
Place2 5 $ 1.60
Place3 1 $ 2.30
Quinella 2:5 $ 7.40
Trifecta 2:5:1 $ 51.20
First4 2:5:1:7 $ 174.60
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - RACE A HORSE WITH TE AKAU 1200
Time: 2:17 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
3 Te Akau Dragon   F: 4331X
  B(5) W(59)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Ended its last campaign with a win and could return a winner here. Will pay good odds with bookmakers and it could be a value runner.
Main Danger
2 Ricky Baker   F: 2257X
  B(7) W(59)
Looked handy at times last campaign and could run them close here. Include.
Next Best
11 Ritzy Sparkle   F: X50X5
  B(3) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Probably needed the run last time out and it was a solid effort for fifth. Needs to improve slightly but it has a chance to do so.
Include in Multis
1 Saint Croix   F: 84715
  B(1) W(59.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Owns recent winning form and securing an inside draw is ideal for this. Punters are getting good odds and it's worth including.
Longer Odds
4 Easy Habit   F: 165
  B(11) W(58.5)
Nothing wrong with its form to date so consider at large odds.

Remarks

Another each-way all day field
race-image
Te Akau Dragon could scorch them

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 11.90
Place1 8 $ 3.80
Place2 14 $ 3.00
Place3 1 $ 2.00
Quinella 8:14 $ 46.90
Trifecta 8:14:1 $ 395.60
First4 8:14:1:5 $ 3287.60
Double 2+/8 $ 35.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 4, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - HI JINX MAIDEN 1400
Time: 2:52 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Patch Man   F: 00726
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Probably should have broken maiden grades by now. Gets some weight off its back and only a moderate field to face. Top chance.
Main Danger
3 Prestigious Lad   F: 6344X
  B(2) W(58.5)
Wasn't all that far away from the prize when last in work. Has been well-backed in markets and it should go close.
Next Best
6 Garnet   F: 53
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Won
Dividends : $5.10 $1.70
Good run on debut and it backed that up with a solid third placing last start. Likely to progress on with that form. Include.
Include in Multis
7 Atlanta Georgia   F: 47
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
A touch disappointing last start but it should warrant attention. Gets in nicely on the weights with the claim and it has winning claims.
Longer Odds
8 Habanero   F:
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Eilish McCall )
Could run a cheeky race on debut. Worth including.

Remarks

A good mix of experience and youth in this
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Patch Man is a nice sort

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 5.10
Place1 6 $ 1.70
Place2 2 $ 1.70
Place3 4 $ 4.80
Quinella 2:6 $ 9.40
Trifecta 6:2:4 $ 230.80
First4 6:2:4:5 $ 1456.60
Treble 2+/8/6 $ 113.00

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R6 (2) Patch Man(3) Prestigious Lad (6) Garnet
R7 (2) Hay Tiger(3) Lady Shabeel (4) Lala Land (6) Royal Patch
R8 (1) Divine Duke(4) Rocking Good Time (5) Deejay Mac (7) Rodmar
R9 (3) Compulsive(5) Rockwithattitude (8) Rodolfo
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 6, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - MVS SALUTE MARKS EWEN & ASSOCIATES 1400
Time: 3:29 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
4 Lala Land   F: 15731
  B(6) W(59)
Won
Dividends : $4.00 $2.20
Showed them a clean pair of heels last time out. Has two wins this winter and it could add another to the record here.
Main Danger
2 Hay Tiger   F: X2434
  B(5) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
 ( T-  Glenn Old )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Yet to win from four starts this time in but we wouldn't be ruling it out here. Has been well backed and has beaten fields of this quality in the past.
Next Best
6 Royal Patch   F: 36114
  B(2) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Dangerous with the 2kg coming off its back. Scored consecutive wins earlier this preparation and it looks a logical inclusion here.
Include in Multis
3 Lady Shabeel   F: 8025X
  B(3) W(59)
 ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
Will enjoy the 4kg coming off its back. Owns a win and a placing fresh up so it should be highly-considered to win.
Longer Odds
1 Korakonui   F: 1441X
  B(1) W(60.5)
Could be running on nicely and get some of the prize.

Remarks

Small field with six runners quoted at single-figure odds
race-image
Lala Land could win again

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 4.00
Place1 4 $ 2.20
Place2 2 $ 1.70
Quinella 2:4 $ 5.30
Trifecta 4:2:6 $ 43.00
First4 4:2:6:3 $ 143.50
Double 6/4 $ 12.30
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 4, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - U S NAVY FLAG AT VALACHI 2000
Time: 4:04 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Divine Duke   F: X3462
  B(9) W(61)
 ( J-  Joe Kamaruddin )
Indicated a return to winning form when running second last time out. Gets 4kg off its back and it should be right around the mark.
Main Danger
4 Rocking Good Time   F: 03014
  B(6) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.70
Impressive winner two back and ran well enough for fourth last time out. Big weight but is capable of carrying it to victory.
Next Best
7 Rodmar   F: 07011
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
Comes into this with back-to-back wins and every chance of winning again. Gets the inside draw to jump from and it's tough to beat from there.
Include in Multis
5 Deejay Mac   F: X8315
  B(12) W(58)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Has won and placed this campaign. Carries 55kg after the apprentice claim and that brings it right into contention.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
2 Al Haram   F: 27664
  B(7) W(60.5)
 ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
Won
Dividends : $13.60 $3.80
Comes into this with the claim. Chance for the upset.

Remarks

Another even field with many winning chances
race-image
Divine Duke has upside

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 13.60
Place1 2 $ 3.80
Place2 5 $ 1.80
Place3 4 $ 2.70
Quinella 2:5 $ 33.10
Trifecta 2:5:4 $ 729.40
First4 2:5:4:1 $ 2796.10
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 9 - ANCROFT DEVELOPMENTS MAIDEN 2000
Time: 4:39 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Compulsive   F: 0554
  B(11) W(58.5)
A win isn't far off with this runner. Good run for fourth last time out and only the wide draw is of concern. Might be the place to be come Race 9.
Main Danger
8 Rodolfo   F: X6605
  B(4) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
Won
Dividends : $6.50 $2.50
Average two back but it returned nicely when fifth last time out. 4kg comes off its back and that brings it right into contention.
Next Best
5 Rockwithattitude   F: 894
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
 ( T-  Jim Pender )
Much better effort for fourth last time out. Should improve with time and this looks an ideal target. Include at value odds.
Include in Multis
6 Touch The Clouds   F: 44537
  B(8) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.50
Always around the mark and only needs to find a half-length to take this out. Another solid runner at each-way odds.
Longer Odds
11 Reflection   F: 8X653
  B(6) W(56.5)
Improving with every run this time in. Worth including.

Remarks

Huge field to close the card
race-image
Compulsive has ability

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 6.50
Place1 8 $ 2.50
Place2 6 $ 2.50
Place3 9 $ 13.30
Quinella 6:8 $ 19.40
Trifecta 8:6:9 $ 1889.00
First4 8:6:9:3 $ 5551.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 5, 6, 8, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%