M2: Rotorua – 11th May 2019

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M2: Rotorua – 11th May 2019

M2: Rotorua - 11th May, 2019

Start time:12:05 pm
Weather:Overcast
Track:Slow8

Overview

Rotorua Cup and Stakes day this Saturday with good fields throughout the card

Day's "Best"

R1 (2) Nordic

Best "Each Way"

R4 (7) Socialights

Best "Roughie"

R6 (4) Breezon

Race 1 - ATKINSON & DONALDSON PLUMBING 2200
Time: 12:05 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
2 Nordic   F: 18282
  B(5) W(59)
Won
Dividends : $1.80 $1.20
Put the writing on the wall last start and it has fitness on its side. Looked good when breaking maidens five back. Chance on those factors.
Main Danger
5 Scaglioni   F: 04653
  B(7) W(58.5)
Finding it tough to win another race but its recent placing was a good indicator. Jockey kicking home some winners of late so include.
Next Best
6 Flourishing   F: 17X98
  B(11) W(58)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Better than what it has been showing this campaign. Likely to get back and try find cover. Could finish off strongly.
Include in Multis
1 Whopper's   F: 080X5
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Sarah MacNab )
 ( T-  Kevin Myers )
Gets some weight off its back and that wasn't a bad effort last start. Drawn well and it could add some value to multiples.
Longer Odds
11 Alternative Fact   F: 02477
  B(8) W(56)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Looked good earlier on this campaign. Goes into the mix here at nice odds.

Remarks

Even field on paper
race-image
Nordic looks tough to beat

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 1.80
Place1 2 $ 1.20
Place2 9 $ 6.50
Place3 13 $ 5.10
Quinella 2:9 $ 43.10
Trifecta 2:9:13 $ 640.10
First4 2:9:13:1 $ 4243.40
Double 2+/8 $ 6.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 6, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - CRAIG THOM MEMORIAL 1560
Time: 12:40 | Distance: 1560m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
9 Pop Star Princess   F: 52262
  B(2) W(56)
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Ran second last start, albeit not close to the winner. Meets a slightly easier field here and it could take advantage.
Main Danger
6 Lucky Sweep   F: 81313
  B(11) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
In career best form with two wins and two placings. Worth including and it has come for support.
Next Best
3 Sasanof's Hero   F: 59462
  B(9) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Reese Jones )
 ( T-  Jim Collett )
Big effort for second last start when looming to win. Hasn't won for some time now but it's only a matter of time. Worth including.
Include in Multis
8 Verry Flash   F: 56783
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Rowena Smyth )
Won
Dividends : $4.80 $2.10
Well-related type which has been specked in this. Good effort for third last time out and it could prove its worth.
Longer Odds
4 Pasabahce   F: 25163
  B(5) W(59)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Good enough to go well here at double-figure odds.

Remarks

Big field and it looks a competitive affair
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Pop Star Princess is overdue

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 4.80
Place1 8 $ 2.10
Place2 9 $ 1.70
Place3 11 $ 5.70
Quinella 8:9 $ 8.60
Trifecta 8:9:11 $ 375.30
First4 8:9:11:3 $ 2586.00
Double 2+/8 $ 6.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 4, 6, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - VAN DYK'S 1215
Time: 1:15 | Distance: 1215m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Codecracker   F: 235X3
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  K & B Kelso )
Ran fairly last start when well backed. That form should stack up well in this grade and it has drawn to receive every chance.
Main Danger
2 The Ice Knight   F: 650X5
  B(14) W(60)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
Drawn very wide but this stable is in form and out wide could be the place to bet at Rotorua. They often come wide and it has been well backed.
Next Best
12 Marija   F: 718X3
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Hit the line nicely for third fresh up. Fitter for this run and it's a past winner second up. Goes right into the mix.
Include in Multis
11 Cin Cin   F: X1203
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Placed
Dividend : $3.40
Didn't get every chance last start but still ran well. Gets some weight off the back and if presented in the straight, it could run well.
Longer Odds
5 Saint Croix   F: 2827X
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Nafish Alam )
Probably wants more time but gets 4kg off and the odds are appealing.

Remarks

Loose favourite which results in good value
race-image
Codecracker has ability

Results

Race Dividends
Win 14 $ 10.70
Place1 14 $ 3.60
Place2 10 $ 2.60
Place3 11 $ 3.40
Quinella 10:14 $ 47.90
Trifecta 14:10:11 $ 759.60
First4 14:10:11:6 $ 3659.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 5, 6, 11, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - CARTER'S ROTORUA YOUR BUILDING PARTNER
Time: 1:48 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
7 Socialights   F: 0X316
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Ran well enough when right up in grade last time. Should find this slightly easier and it looked good winning prior to that. Could offer value.
Main Danger
1 Harbourside   F: 27212
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Won
Dividends : $2.70 $1.40
Experienced at this level and its recent form has been strong. Drawn a touch awkwardly but it should be presented at the top of the straight. Nice chance.
Next Best
5 Evana Rahma   F: 314
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Showed punters what it can do two back. Not an easy level to race in but it has plenty of upside. Worth including here.
Include in Multis
3 Makabar   F: 08812
  B(8) W(57.5)
Gets the benefit of having a 4kg claimer in the saddle. Lack of jockey experience could hurt but it might go forward and kick hard.
Longer Odds
4 Ocean Billy   F: 7616
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
 ( T-  Bill Pomare )
Hasn't shown much consistency to date but it could add some value.

Remarks

Some smart types lining up in this
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Socialights has good talent

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 2.70
Place1 1 $ 1.40
Place2 7 $ 1.60
Place3 5 $ 2.00
Quinella 1:7 $ 5.30
Trifecta 1:7:5 $ 46.30
First4 1:7:5:2 $ 224.40
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - CAMPBELL INFRASTRUCTURE ROTORUA CUP
Time: 2:24 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Azaboy   F: 4X931
  B(6) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Comes into this with a good win under its belt. That should be a nice form guide going forward and conditions should suit nicely.
Main Danger
11 Artiste   F: 14154
  B(3) W(53)
Placed
Dividend : $2.50
Looks set to notch a career-best win soon. This could be it after showing good form of late and it gets in with only 53kg on its back.
Next Best
2 Highlad   F: 360X6
  B(12) W(59)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Has shown form second up with three starts for one win and one placing. Suited by this grade and its class could come through.
Include in Multis
7 Roger That   F: 14433
  B(14) W(55)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Just behind the winners of late but it's another which will appreciate the drop in weight. Always threatening to win a race like this.
Longer Odds
10 Gobstopper   F: 07X04
  B(11) W(54)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Placed
Dividend : $4.30
Handy effort last start and it has performed highly in the past.

Remarks

Many different form lines coming into this
race-image
Azaboy has winning claims

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 10.50
Place1 1 $ 3.20
Place2 10 $ 4.30
Place3 11 $ 2.50
Quinella 1:10 $ 99.50
Trifecta 1:10:11 $ 1699.70
First4 1:10:11:7 $ 5769.20

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (2) Highlad(7) Roger That (8) Azaboy (11) Artiste
R6 (8) Chadsdale(9) Campari (10) Walkin' By (14) Spindle
R7 (2) Sleeping Beauty(6) Back In A Flash (14) Peaceful
R8 (6) Helena Baby
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 7, 8, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - THE MARTIN BARRY 1400
Time: 2:59 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
9 Campari   F: 170X5
  B(12) W(57)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
Won
Dividends : $7.70 $2.40
Experience in Australia is tough to come by at this level. It has that and its run for fifth fresh up had plenty of merit. Goes into calculations.
Main Danger
14 Spindle   F: 25153
  B(5) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Hasn't done much wrong this season with limited luck in some races. Has been nicely backed throughout the week.
Next Best
10 Walkin' By   F: 24135
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Hasn't been far off the mark to date and it could add some value here. Wide open field and it's a leading contender.
Include in Multis
8 Chadsdale   F: 34X65
  B(6) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Getting warmer this campaign and it should go well. Allow another chance to improve.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
4 Breezon   F: 32212
  B(11) W(59)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Placed
Dividend : $3.00
Consistent as they come and it could rise to the next level in this.

Remarks

Great value on offer in yet another very open race
race-image
Bridal Veil should run well

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 7.70
Place1 9 $ 2.40
Place2 6 $ 2.10
Place3 4 $ 3.00
Quinella 6:9 $ 13.90
Trifecta 9:6:4 $ 333.10
First4 9:6:4:3 $ 3427.70

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 8, 9, 10, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - ISCL ROTORUA STAKES
Time: 3:34 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Sleeping Beauty   F: 13624
  B(11) W(57)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Won
Dividends : $5.60 $2.20
A touch disappointing last start but we're prepared to forgive it. Has a good record over this distance and it has a placing on this track.
Main Danger
6 Back In A Flash   F: X1601
  B(3) W(57)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
 ( T-  K & G Opie )
Progressed to another level this campaign, especially when winning last start. Drawn well and it has been well-received in the betting.
Next Best
14 Peaceful   F: 08832
  B(9) W(55)
Gets one more chance after pressing for second last start. Stays down in the weights and if the pace suits up front, it could finish off strongly.
Include in Multis
12 Te Toro Pearl   F: 11X23
  B(14) W(57)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
 ( T-  Jon Miller )
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Still on the improve and it has needed two runs in this campaign. Should be nice and strong now and is worth including.
Longer Odds
13 Hasahalo   F: X0696
  B(12) W(57)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
If they go quickly up front, it could turn around some fair form and strike late.

Remarks

Best field of the card - nice types in action
race-image
Don't sleep on the top pick

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 5.60
Place1 2 $ 2.20
Place2 12 $ 2.30
Place3 4 $ 6.00
Quinella 2:12 $ 21.00
Trifecta 2:12:4 $ 780.60
First4 2:12:4:6 $ 1157.70

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 6, 12, 13, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - ROTORUA CLUB 1400
Time: 4:14 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Helena Baby   F: 221
  B(10) W(59)
 ( T-  John Bell )
Won
Dividends : $1.40 $1.10
Not an easy field but it looks an anchor in the last. Impressive win last time out and the floodgates could open now.
Main Danger
1 O'Guy   F: 06X49
  B(9) W(60)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Just needs to lift a touch in order to go close here. Should be fitter now and ready to fire.
Next Best
14 Birdie Blitz   F: 41772
  B(4) W(56)
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Has talent when right and it hasn't been too far away from them this season. Right in the mix.
Include in Multis
16 Pleeze Bee   F: 6X6X3
  B(6) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
Solid enough effort last time out and that should warrant attention. Could go close.
Longer Odds
2 Tipical   F: 2060X
  B(8) W(60)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Placed
Dividend : $6.30
Good enough to show some speed from the outset. Worth including.

Remarks

Favourite looks tough to hold out
race-image
Helena Baby looks the goods

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 1.40
Place1 6 $ 1.10
Place2 14 $ 2.20
Place3 2 $ 6.30
Quinella 6:14 $ 6.00
Trifecta 6:14:2 $ 87.30
First4 6:14:2:9 $ 508.40
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 6, 14, 16
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%