M2 Rotorua – 12th April 2019

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M2 Rotorua – 12th April 2019

M2: Rotorua - 12th Apr, 2019

Start time:11:40 am
Weather:Showery
Track:Slow9

Overview

Huge 10-race card at Arawa Park where the track could contain some moisture

Day's "Best"

R6 (8) Socialights

Best "Each Way"

R8 (2) Into The Groove

Best "Roughie"

R2 (7) Lincoln King

Race 1 - WAITOMO FUELS MAIDEN
Time: 11:40 | Distance: 1950m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Thomas Aquinas   F: 20452
  B(10) W(68)
Placed
Dividend : $1.20
Should have scored by now but gets its easiest chance here. Should be capable of carrying a big weight and it should go close.
Main Danger
6 Inigo Montoya   F: 52867
  B(7) W(68)
 ( J-  Shaun Phelan )
Another which possesses the ability to break maiden grades. In good hands and Shaun Phelan often rides well in these highweights.
Next Best
9 Winklebelle   F: 8923
  B(5) W(66)
 ( J-  Shaun Fannin )
 ( T-  Ben Foote )
Two placings from its last two starts and it has more scope than most. Looks well-placed to score.
Include in Multis
10 June Rose   F: 9553
  B(4) W(66)
 ( J-  Buddy Lammas )
Gets a good draw and it comes into this with a last start placing. Likely to be right around the mark again.
Longer Odds
11 Rumour Has It   F: 88406
  B(11) W(66)
Hasn't quite been running its best but these conditions could suit.

Remarks

Thomas Aquinas has attracted most of the money
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Thomas Aquinas should go close

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 13.10
Place1 4 $ 2.40
Place2 1 $ 1.20
Place3 2 $ 9.90
Quinella 1:4 $ 11.00
Trifecta 4:1:2 $ 770.40
First4 4:1:2:3 $ 1464.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 6, 9, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - HIRE YOUR FUNCTION LOUNGES ARAWA PARK MAIDEN
Time: 12:15 | Distance: 1950m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Marbuzet   F: 44242
  B(3) W(68)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Two placings from its last three starts and it shouldn't take long to break maiden grades. Odds-on here and it looks the one to beat.
Main Danger
10 Hattie Bee   F: 08330
  B(7) W(66)
 ( J-  Emily Farr )
Won
Dividends : $5.50 $1.80
Consecutive second placings prior to running poorly last start. Looks to have a better chance here and it should be right in the mix.
Next Best
2 Twin Spinner   F: 3435X
  B(6) W(68)
Placed
Dividend : $2.10
Fresh up after showing good form last campaign. Good start to its career and that form could continue here.
Include in Multis
11 Nothinbraxlykahart   F: 666
  B(10) W(66)
 ( J-  Buddy Lammas )
Has the devils number going at the moment but it should be able to end that trend. Expect improvement now.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
7 Lincoln King   F: 50
  B(2) W(68)
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Showed enough on debut to suggest it could run in the money.

Remarks

Another highweight with #1 being backed off the map
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Hattie Bee is a chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 10 $ 5.50
Place1 10 $ 1.80
Place2 2 $ 2.10
Place3 7 $ 1.90
Quinella 2:10 $ 28.60
Trifecta 10:2:7 $ 234.30
First4 10:2:7:11 $ 1335.40
Double 4/10 $ 47.60
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 7, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - PHELAN RACING STABLES HWT
Time: 12:47 | Distance: 1950m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
5 Robusto   F: 0X422
  B(10) W(67.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.20
Knocking on the door after consecutive placings and it could get into the good part of the track from out wide. Short odds the only turn off.
Main Danger
3 Lacustre   F: 5343X
  B(12) W(69.5)
 ( J-  Shaun Phelan )
Showed good ability last campaign and it deserves to be included here.
Next Best
4 Pierian Spring   F: 15528
  B(3) W(68.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Won
Dividends : $9.30 $2.00
Went close two back before being well-beaten last start. Scored well five back and that form takes it close once again.
Include in Multis
8 Perry Mason   F: 2112X
  B(9) W(67)
 ( J-  Aaron Kuru )
 ( T-  Paul Nelson )
Ended its last campaign with two wins and two second placings. Might need some time to warm up but it should be in the mix.
Longer Odds
7 The Arabian Duke   F: 1521X
  B(2) W(67.5)
 ( J-  Buddy Lammas )
Could show some cheek here and it has been well supported at odds.

Remarks

Another highweight with another short-priced favourite
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Should be an even contest

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 9.30
Place1 4 $ 2.00
Place2 5 $ 1.20
Place3 9 $ 5.10
Treble 4/10/4 $ 582.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 4, 5, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - COME TO ROTORUA CUP 11TH MAY
Time: 1:20 | Distance: 1950m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
4 Uncle Bro   F: 42179
  B(7) W(68.5)
 ( J-  Dylan Turner )
Has had the benefit of race day starts this campaign. Has a recent win on the board and every chance to win this.
Main Danger
3 Revolution   F: 1245X
  B(12) W(69.5)
 ( J-  Aaron Kuru )
 ( T-  Paul Nelson )
Has shown form fresh up in the past and despite the bad draw, it should be able to find cover and hit the line nicely. Each-way chance.
Next Best
6 Mamba   F: 4162X
  B(4) W(67.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Didn't do much wrong last campaign and it could start this preparation with a win. Drawn well and it should go right in the mix.
Include in Multis
7 Firenze   F: 4048X
  B(2) W(67.5)
 ( J-  Mathew Gillies )
 ( T-  Mark Brooks )
Didn't quite fire when last in work but the talent is there. Consider at backable odds.
Longer Odds
5 Ngatira Gold   F: P424X
  B(5) W(68)
Has its supporters and the odds are appealing. Could add some nice value.

Remarks

Even betting field with plenty of value
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Uncle Bro is a chance again

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 12.30
Place1 9 $ 3.40
Place2 6 $ 1.60
Place3 8 $ 2.40
Quinella 6:9 $ 20.10
Trifecta 9:6:8 $ 234.20
First4 9:6:8:4 $ 744.10
Double 4/9 $ 43.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE MAIDEN
Time: 1:55 | Distance: 1230m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Rakuten   F:
  B(9) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Dual trial winner and it's from a stable which knows how to get their juveniles up and running. Drawn wide but they'll be looking to get wide.
Main Danger
6 Miradello   F: 3
  B(5) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Lance Noble )
Has had one run and that often helps in these races. Good effort for third on debut it could run well again.
Next Best
7 Woodcote Lass   F: 3
  B(4) W(55.5)
Won
Dividends : $4.30 $1.70
Has won a trial and ran well at Matamata on debut. Nicely backed and it's another top winning chance.
Include in Multis
2 Quick Thinker   F:
  B(3) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.90
Plenty of experience with four trials. Has one win to its name and it's in the right hands here. Obvious inclusion and follow any market moves.
Longer Odds
1 All The Rage   F: 52
  B(8) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Nice odds for a runner with good form. Drawn wide but double-figures odds appeal.

Remarks

Some capable youngsters lining up here
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Te Akau has the fav

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 4.30
Place1 7 $ 1.70
Place2 2 $ 2.90
Place3 8 $ 3.80
Quinella 2:7 $ 17.50
Trifecta 7:2:8 $ 239.50
First4 7:2:8:3 $ 1364.40
Quaddie 10/4/9/7 $ 4251.40

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 6 - BDO ROTORUA 3YO MAIDEN
Time: 2:30 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
8 Socialights   F: 320X3
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Won
Dividends : $2.40 $1.50
Good third placing fresh up and it has more good runs to come. Drawn well and it has been firming throughout the week.
Main Danger
4 Noble Stride   F: 46X
  B(11) W(57.5)
Two fair efforts during its first preparation. Drifting a touch in the betting but it should handle conditions and run well.
Next Best
1 Uncle Ern   F: 65534
  B(8) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
 ( T-  Jacob McKay )
Up and running and that should help its chances. Has been going close without winning and another good run is expected.
Include in Multis
11 Reliable Belle   F: 9X64X
  B(2) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Handy trial form coming into this and it has always shown potential to win. Gets a good chance to do so here.
Longer Odds
10 Hetty   F: 2X68
  B(7) W(55.5)
Backed and beaten this campaign but it's better than advertised. Each way chance here.

Remarks

Quality field and many of these won't stay in maiden grades long
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Not much between these

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 2.40
Place1 8 $ 1.50
Place2 12 $ 3.60
Place3 7 $ 12.40
Quinella 8:12 $ 24.70
Trifecta 8:12:7 $ 663.10
First4 8:12:7:13 $ 4114.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 8, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - FAULKNER DRAINAGE MAIDEN 1230
Time: 3:05 | Distance: 1230m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
7 Craftyaffair   F: 9X23
  B(9) W(56.5)
Knocking on the door after consecutive placings and it looks tough to beat here. Matty Cameron rides and that's a positive.
Main Danger
4 Mexican Tycoon   F: 225X4
  B(6) W(58)
Good effort fresh up for fourth and it has run three good placings already. Nicely bred and it should go close.
Next Best
5 Elevenbee   F: 635X
  B(8) W(58)
Wasn't too far behind in three starts during its first campaign. Better for the experience and it could add some value.
Include in Multis
  B(7) W(56)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
 ( T-  Ben Foote )
On debut and there's enough support to suggest it could run a tidy race.
Longer Odds
8 Sheez Leica   F: 29X
  B(4) W(56)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
 ( T-  Jason Price )
Ran well fresh last prep and that's a good sign. Capable type.

Remarks

Another maiden field but it should be one of the better contests at the meeting
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Craftyaffair is a chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 25.60
Place1 6 $ 5.60
Place2 9 $ 3.00
Place3 2 $ 5.10
Quinella 6:9 $ 104.00
Trifecta 6:9:2 $ 4786.50
First4 6:9:2:4 $ 10756.00

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R7 (4) Mexican Tycoon(5) Elevenbee (7) Craftyaffair
R8 (2) Into The Groove(3) Polly Grey (8) Call Me Evie (10) Glorious Ocean
R9 (7) Witchery(8) Markle (10) My Dakota (11) Pokuru Wild
R10 (1) Jet Set(6) Choulee (7) Love Me Tender
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 5, 7, 8, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE MAIDEN
Time: 3:40 | Distance: 1230m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
2 Into The Groove   F: 285X3
  B(8) W(57.5)
Looks a nice type and it has been a touch unlucky not to win so far. Gets its best chance and we're expecting a top effort.
Main Danger
8 Call Me Evie   F: 372
  B(5) W(57)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
 ( T-  Bill Pomare )
Is going to enjoy the track and it went close last time out. Drawn well and it's another talented type.
Next Best
3 Polly Grey   F: 362X
  B(1) W(57.5)
Won
Dividends : $3.00 $1.30
Two placings from three starts last campaign and it could hit the ground running this time. Gets a claim and only needs to get off the rail at some point.
Include in Multis
10 Glorious Ocean   F: 4
  B(4) W(57)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Wasn't disgraced on debut when fourth and it's only going to improve with the run.
Longer Odds
5 Miss Bumblebee   F: 6X46X
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Capable of providing some value in this.

Remarks

Not much separating this field and many of these should have won by now
race-image
Into The Groove is tough to beat

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 3.00
Place1 3 $ 1.30
Place2 10 $ 2.30
Place3 7 $ 1.90
Quinella 3:10 $ 14.10
Trifecta 3:10:7 $ 80.60
First4 3:10:7:9 $ 736.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 5, 8, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - RYDGES HOTEL ROTORUA 1400
Time: 4:17 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
7 Witchery   F: 13624
  B(1) W(57)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Might need to find itself off the rail at some point but it has form behind some nice types. Useful type which should go well.
Main Danger
8 Markle   F: 56129
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Lance Noble )
Got the job done well enough three back and backed that up with a handy placing. Tough last start but capable of bouncing back.
Next Best
11 Pokuru Wild   F: 135X4
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Won
Dividends : $7.10 $2.90
Conditions should suit and that was a nice first-up run last start. Well drawn and money is coming for it.
Include in Multis
10 My Dakota   F: 2069X
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Has faced some strong fields to date and this looks right up its alley. Should have every chance to win.
Longer Odds
6 Shadows   F: X9594
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Better effort last start and it's worth including.

Remarks

Punters again are getting good odds across the board
race-image
Markle looks the goods

Results

Race Dividends
Win 11 $ 7.10
Place1 11 $ 2.90
Place2 15 $ 2.40
Place3 7 $ 1.50
Quinella 11:15 $ 28.40
Trifecta 11:15:7 $ 193.00
First4 11:15:7:1 $ 3178.20

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
6, 7, 8, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 10 - COME BACK FOR EASTER MONDAY MAIDEN 1400
Time: 4:47 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Choulee   F: X2323
  B(11) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Knocking firmly on the door after four placings this campaign. Drawn deep but it should make its run down the outside.
Main Danger
1 Jet Set   F: 735
  B(2) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Good run for third two back and it won't worry about the wide draw. Nice odds on offer.
Next Best
7 Love Me Tender   F: 346X5
  B(7) W(56.5)
Drifting in the betting but it should be afforded every chance to win. Watch for any late positive movement.
Include in Multis
13 Vera Drake   F: 3730X
  B(8) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Lance Noble )
Has shown glimpses of good form with a couple of placings. That's good enough to take this out so include.
Longer Odds
10 Endean Lass   F: 80X93
  B(6) W(56)
Always capable of showing a good effort. Include.

Remarks

Most of the money with the favourite
race-image
Choulee could take this out

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 9.20
Place1 5 $ 2.70
Place2 1 $ 2.20
Place3 11 $ 7.20
Quinella 1:5 $ 25.90
Trifecta 5:1:11 $ 1645.70
First4 5:1:11:13 $ 3007.10
Double 11/5 $ 39.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 6, 7, 10, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%