M2: ROTORUA – JANUARY 16 – 2019

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M2: ROTORUA – JANUARY 16 – 2019

M02: Rotorua - 16th Jan, 2019

Start time:12:00 am
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Overview

Big week for Jason Waddell. He warms up for the Telegraph on Saturday with a string of strong chances today.

Day's "Best"

R2 (11) Spirit Of Galway

Best "Each Way"

R6 (9) Sunny Rose

Best "Roughie"

R7 (10) Nicole Ashley
  • Race 1 - HIRE ARAWA PARK FUNCTION ROOMS 1950 MAIDEN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1950m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    5 Special Light   F: 0X442
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Logical favourite but shouldn't be a hot one. An even affair with many still untested in staying role.
    Main Danger
    1 Future Patch   F: 0X454
     ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
    Big jump in distance. Has been running races out well over shorter
    Next Best
    4 Reflection   F: 30222
    The seconds keep coming but in very weak maiden races. Don't get too carried away
    Include in Multis
    3 Because   F: 0075
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Looked a handful for the apprentice late at Taupo Dec 30. Did make up good ground.
    Longer Odds
    10 Akaba   F: X6707
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Ran on from long way back last start. Signs of improvement

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Special Light (AUS): Blinkers off Akaba (IRE): Side Winkers on
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    Waddell

    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 5, 10
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 2 - VAN DYKS FURNISHERS 1230 MAIDEN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1230m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    11 Spirit Of Galway   F: 4X232
    Lacks some punching power but to deny her a first win for any longer would be cruel. Matt Cameron reuniting with Te Akau
    Main Danger
    9 Raz   F: 33
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
     ( T-  John Bell )
    Trials winner, beating one who has since won easily raceday. Backed up well raceday, quickly erasing raceday inexperience
    Next Best
    7 Choulee   F: 3437X
     ( J-  )
    Changed stable. Well backed for new trainer but was scr at barriers
    Include in Multis
    8 Salt Bay   F: 6X227
     ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
    Second here Nov 28. Trapped wide next up and then rested
    Longer Odds
    3 Deshi   F: 4
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Trials worth noting. Was second to swift Burgundy Belle in one. No dud going on worthy career opener

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Paul's Super Ariki: Blinkers off, Side Winkers on
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    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    3, 7, 8, 9, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - MILLS REEF WINERY 1100 MAIDEN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1100m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Tough Kid   F: 34243
     ( J-  Paul Gallagher )
    Irish rider makes NZ debut ... on one who should be long gone from maiden ranks. Gear changed
    Main Danger
    4 Shesonfire   F: 24232
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Win keeps slipping through Stephen Marsh's fingers. Not one or two in this and he's having a bad day
    Next Best
    9 Lismore Diamond   F: 3X95X
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Third to Media Sensation as 2yo. Been weak since. Trials second has in mood for fresh prep
    Include in Multis
    7 Hiraeth   F: 8365X
     ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
    Not too far off pace first prep but struggled to win punters' trust
    Longer Odds
    10 Lucky Strike   F: 7X956
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Not known for her big heart but must have some hidden talent. A Burgundy out of mare who won 5 off 24

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Tough Kid: Side Winkers off, Blinkers on Way Above (AUS): Blinkers on
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    Shaune Ritchie

    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 4, 7, 9, 10
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - ISCL 1230
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1230m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Perswayed   F: 147X
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Won debut here last winter. Missed start but rallied brilliantly from last. Trainer very upbeat ahead of new prep
    Main Danger
    6 Autumn Wild   F: 71769
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Trainer jinxed this one. Tipped him out as stable's best hope one day and he's gone terrible since. Give another chance in this lowly field.
    Next Best
    7 Atom Ant   F:
     ( J-  )
    Skipped maiden to run here. Trials have been good

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Goodnight Irene: Blinkers off, Side Winkers on
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    Cam Lammas

    Results

    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 5 - RYDGES HOTEL ROTORUA 1400
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    5 Bridal Veil   F: 0X621
     ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
    Very progressive type that won well last start .... on that run, should go in again
    Main Danger
    9 Easy M'Lady   F: 1539
     ( J-  Reese Jones )
    Midfield finish in 1000 Guineas. Worth a go but connections were never going to celebrate. An R72 midweeker is a different story
    Next Best
    8 Endean Express   F: 55683
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Hometracker who gave Te Akau up and comer run for its money last start
    Longer Odds
    1 No Loitering   F: 00510
     ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
     ( T-  Iain Marks )
    Fresh up and could surprise over 1400m

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Easy M'Lady: Tongue Control Bit off, Blinkers off, Lugging Bit on, Side Winkers on
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    Jake Bayliss

    Results

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R5 (5) Bridal Veil(9) Easy M'Lady
    R6 (2) Caballero(4) Elegant D'Oro (9) Sunny Rose
    R7 (3) Poker Queen(4) Kinshasa (10) Nicole Ashley
    R8 (1) Kiwi Ace(7) Duck Road (11) Miss Anonymous
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    Insufficient Runners
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - CAMPBELL INFRASTRUCTURE 1950
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1950m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    9 Sunny Rose   F: 77013
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Off to slow start but career quickly gathered speed. Young stayer to follow/
    Main Danger
    4 Elegant D'Oro   F: 5X692
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Second last start would have brought relief to Camp Te Akau. Been very disappointing and still very immature
    Next Best
    5 General Sherman   F: X8403
     ( J-  Troy Harris )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    More bang than boom last start but you can't knock a minor prize the way he's been running over past 12 months.
    Include in Multis
    2 Caballero   F: 46316
    He's toughened up in hurry. Very gallant Jan 1 Ellerslie special cond race
    Longer Odds
    8 Initiative   F: 75819
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Easy winner here and then felt the crunch of group running.

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Nothing Trivial: Tongue Tie off
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    Autridge

    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 4, 5, 8, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE MAIDEN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    4 Kinshasa   F: 4
     ( T-  Cody Cole )
    Ok debut effort behind Naval Fleet. Was heading to the Naki Thurs but long road trips on hold. Has to keep improving to make Oaks
    Main Danger
    1 Power Of Strength   F: 24373
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Young horse with big finish and even bigger future. Far from disgraced in group company.
    Next Best
    3 Poker Queen   F: 83
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Deal us in. Wide both runs so far, held ground well here Dec 27 behind Lord Arthur, who looks a bit special
    Include in Multis
    7 Cheers   F: 7
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Short on tote for filly who was only fair on debut. Better keep an eye on her.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    10 Nicole Ashley   F: 8
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Baker-trained Zacinto filly's debut run best forgotten. Interference at start left her in rear with too much ground to recover.

    Remarks

    Stipe Comment: POKER QUEEN - Raced wide without cover, and hung outwards rounding the bend.
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    Cody Cole

    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 7, 10
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 8 - ENJOY TROTTING HERE 27 JANUARY 1400 MAIDEN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Kiwi Ace   F: 52
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Trainer gave up on maiden after 28 starts. Happier times ahead with this Swiss Ace you'd think, Has excellent pace.
    Main Danger
    7 Duck Road   F: 302
    Te Akau says: "He appears ideally placed in the $10,000 Maiden 1400 metres and give in the ground should aid his competitiveness.
    Next Best
    11 Miss Anonymous   F: 0X3
     ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
    Returned from spell in better frame of mind. Dead stiff here Dec 27.
    Include in Multis
    6 Harbourside   F: X422X
     ( J-  Troy Harris )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Nosed out of win when last raced. Pike aiming at Derby
    Longer Odds
    12 Rita Aura   F: X94X4
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Good efforts either side of break. Definite include.

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Kiwi Ace: Standard Bit off, Lugging Bit on, Nose Band on Man Power: Blinkers off
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    Te Akau signs point to Duck Road

    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 6, 7, 11, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%