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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Track:

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 PickThe '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
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Insufficient Runners

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
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
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 PickThe '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 OddsThe '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%