M2 Ruakaka – 15th May 2019

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M2 Ruakaka – 15th May 2019

M2: Ruakaka - 15th May, 2019

Start time:11:59 am
Weather:Cloudy
Track:Dead4

Overview

Racing returns to Ruakaka with a quality nine-race card

Day's "Best"

R2 (4) Rangitata

Best "Each Way"

R7 (4) Robusto

Best "Roughie"

R8 (14) Toitoi

Race 1 - FELL ENGINEERING MAIDEN
Time: 11:59 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 The White Queen   F: 2225X
  B(2) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Ran three consecutive second placings last campaign. Better for the experience and it should lob into a nice position from an inside barrier.
Main Danger
15 Mumms Jewel   F: 753X4
  B(9) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Won
Dividends : $3.90 $1.60
Gets the benefit of racing on its home track and we know how good they are here. Will need to show speed from a wide barrier but include.
Next Best
4 Irish Heart   F: 3X
  B(6) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Looked good running third on debut. Was quickly sent for a spell and early betting suggests it should be right around the mark. Nice chance.
Include in Multis
3 Shipshape   F: 44296
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Has been around the mark to date and only needs to find a little bit more to win. Chance here.
Longer Odds
6 Spinnaker Bay   F: 5357X
  B(4) W(57.5)
Showed some signs of winning a race last preparation. Include for value.

Remarks

Plenty of progressive types in the first
race-image
The White Queen is a top chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 15 $ 3.90
Place1 15 $ 1.60
Place2 4 $ 1.30
Place3 3 $ 1.80
Quinella 4:15 $ 7.30
Trifecta 15:4:3 $ 61.70
First4 15:4:3:1 $ 87.30
Treble 15/2/5 $ 136.20
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 6, 15
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - UNITED SECURITY NORTHLAND MAIDEN
Time: 12:34 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
4 Rangitata   F: 3
  B(11) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.20
Huge effort to run third on debut after getting back and storming home. Drawn wide so will settle back again, but it should go close.
Main Danger
11 Crescent   F: 27255
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Needs to find a half-length to start winning races consistently. Drawn well and natural improvement is expected. Include here.
Next Best
13 Qiji Sunlight   F:
  B(3) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Only fair at the trials but it's paying a nice price and the Qiji's often start well.
Include in Multis
2 Never Back Down   F: 0025X
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Won
Dividends : $7.80 $2.20
Showed enough towards the end of last campaign to be a winning threat in this.
Longer Odds
14 Ready To Roar   F:
  B(9) W(56.5)
Could be ready to roar on race day and cause an upset.

Remarks

Another good field with many up-and-coming types
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Rangitata finished off stoutly on debut

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 7.80
Place1 2 $ 2.20
Place2 4 $ 1.20
Place3 9 $ 7.90
Quinella 2:4 $ 7.70
Trifecta 2:4:9 $ 373.20
First4 2:4:9:5 $ 2922.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 11, 13, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - HOMESTEAD SPORTSBAR REUBEN LEWIS MEMORIAL MAIDEN
Time: 1:09 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
9 Away Cruising   F: 3245
  B(1) W(55.5)
Gets the inside draw and a 3kg claimer in the saddle. Looks a good type in the making and this field is there for the taking.
Main Danger
1 Mexican Tycoon   F: X4422
  B(2) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Back-to-back second placings coming into this. Knocking on the door of a statement victory and that could come here. Drawn well.
Next Best
5 Mac Attacka   F:
  B(5) W(57.5)
Won
Dividends : $3.30 $2.00
Dual trial winner which has drawn the car park, but it could show some early speed and cross. Right in this with any amount of luck.
Include in Multis
3 Lord Polonius   F: 82
  B(6) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Better effort when second last start. Didn't show much on debut but there's some solid betting support and that's a good sign.
Longer Odds
4 Operator   F: 82X46
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Owns ability and is too good to leave out at the odds.

Remarks

Many of these are dual-nominated so this field could be small
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Away Cruising could do exactly that

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 3.30
Place1 5 $ 2.00
Place2 3 $ 2.20
Quinella 3:5 $ 5.10
Trifecta 5:3:9 $ 55.80
First4 5:3:9:8 $ 413.50
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - LION RED MAIDEN
Time: 1:44 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Quiz Kid   F: 3
  B(10) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Ran at double-figure odds on debut ran better than expected for third. Has opened short in the betting and that's a telling sign.
Main Danger
1 Jager Bombed   F: 7X24X
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Won
Dividends : $4.40 $1.60
Took on some nice opposition last time out. The in-form Pike stable lines it up and it's more than capable of taking this out.
Next Best
6 Burgundy Rose   F:
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Has had three trials and although not great so far, it has the right team behind it. Watch for any late betting movement.
Include in Multis
  B(9) W(55.5)
Bred to be better than average and it has a trials placing to boast. Could run over the odds and give punters some good value.
Longer Odds
5 Tropic Thunder   F: 4
  B(11) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Needs a little bit of luck from deep but it did enough on debut to show up here.

Remarks

Should be a good form guide for the winter
race-image
Quiz Kid has been well backed

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 4.40
Place1 1 $ 1.60
Place2 6 $ 2.00
Place3 3 $ 3.00
Quinella 1:6 $ 18.10
Trifecta 1:6:3 $ 171.10
First4 1:6:3:2 $ 366.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 6, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - SUNLINE - VALE TREVOR MCKEE MAIDEN
Time: 2:19 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 My World   F:
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Placed
Dividend : $2.60
Has won a trial and there's early betting support. Gets the inside draw and it should be right around the mark on debut.
Main Danger
1 Upalayer   F: 47X
  B(4) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
 ( T-  Steven Cole )
Has had the benefit of two race day starts. Fair in those, better when fourth on debut and it could have taken good improvement from those.
Next Best
8 Familia   F:
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
 ( T-  Lance Noble )
Won
Dividends : $3.30 $1.50
Scored a trial win to prepare for this and it's going to get a nice run from the draw. Right in this and it's a winnable race.
Include in Multis
7 Vino Bella   F: 4X33X
  B(8) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
Two starts for two placings last time in work. Only needs to lift a touch to get some of the pie here. Right in the mix.
Longer Odds
9 Sonority   F: 7
  B(2) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Would be fitting to see the McKee-trained runner take it out.

Remarks

Each-way field to honour a legend
race-image
My World looks a nice type

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 3.30
Place1 8 $ 1.50
Place2 2 $ 2.60
Place3 5 $ 6.90
Quinella 2:8 $ 12.80
Trifecta 8:2:5 $ 330.50
First4 8:2:5:1 $ 1174.80
Double 1/8+ $ 10.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 7, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - ADAMS TRIMMER INSURANCE MAIDEN
Time: 2:54 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Call Me Murphy   F: 3743X
  B(11) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Won
Dividends : $3.40 $1.60
Handy at times last campaign and having that race experience should take it close. Tricky draw but it has early betting support and should run accordingly.
Main Danger
4 Finale   F:
  B(5) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Gives away race experience but it scored two trials win and that's typically good form. Could be one to rise through the grades.
Next Best
11 Luvlucy   F: 74X66
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Backed and beaten this preparation. Needs to start showing the form we know it has. Drawn well and it should be around the mark.
Include in Multis
7 Hardly Dawn   F: 8
  B(8) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Eighth on debut but we're prepared to forgive that effort and go again. Nice chance at the odds.
Longer Odds
3 Nitro   F: 46503
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
Better when third last time out and it could show some cheek at nice odds.

Remarks

Looks an even field on paper
race-image
Call Me Murphy should run close

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 3.40
Place1 1 $ 1.60
Place2 4 $ 1.50
Place3 15 $ 8.40
Quinella 1:4 $ 4.10
Trifecta 1:4:15 $ 256.30
First4 1:4:15:8 $ 1894.10
Treble 1/8+/1 $ 62.60

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R6 (1) Call Me Murphy(4) Finale (11) Luvlucy
R7 (1) Masu(3) Dragon Storm (4) Robusto (6) Friday Woolfe
R8 (3) Bruegel(4) Memories Only (6) Fullinbloom (7) Lady Sequoyah
R9 (3) Mighty Aslan(4) Claiborne (8) Chapeau
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 7, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - NORTHLAND BUSINESS SYSTEMS
Time: 3:29 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
4 Robusto   F: 42223
  B(2) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Becoming expensive with four placings on the bounce but this is a race there for the taking. Drawn to settle closer and kick hard in the straight.
Main Danger
3 Dragon Storm   F: X5884
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Won
Dividends : $2.80 $1.40
Gets the inside draw and it wasn't far away from them last time out. Home track and that can make all the difference.
Next Best
6 Friday Woolfe   F: 85X65
  B(6) W(56)
Two runs in this campaign have been fair and it has plenty of improvement to come. Should be going better against this field.
Include in Multis
1 Masu   F: 15009
  B(7) W(59)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Needs to turn some fairly average form around but it has shown ability in the past. Could give loyal punters a nice return in this.
Longer Odds
5 Express Call   F: 14388
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Placed
Dividend : $3.50
Scored a good win five back and it's another value chance.

Remarks

Another field which should have many win possibilities
race-image
Robusto looms here

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 2.80
Place1 3 $ 1.40
Place2 5 $ 3.50
Place3 4 $ 1.80
Quinella 3:5 $ 18.30
Trifecta 3:5:4 $ 119.90
First4 3:5:4:10 $ 1676.40
Double 1/3+ $ 10.40
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS
Time: 4:04 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Bruegel   F: 26518
  B(3) W(58)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
 ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Needs to turn around its last start failure but it didn't have all luck in running.
Main Danger
6 Fullinbloom   F: 0X442
  B(9) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Capped off some solid form with a good placing last start. Needs to win a race shortly, however, and this could be it. Nice chance.
Next Best
4 Memories Only   F: 28427
  B(5) W(58)
 ( T-  Linda Laing )
Won
Dividends : $8.20 $2.40
Gets the benefit of a 3kg claimer in the saddle. Twice-placed from its last five starts and that's good form coming into this.
Include in Multis
7 Lady Sequoyah   F: 1519X
  B(2) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Placed
Dividend : $2.60
Two-time winner from its last four. Gets a good run from the draw and it's trained on the track. Should help.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
14 Toitoi   F: 20703
  B(7) W(54)
Owns good barrier speed and it could lead them a merry chase. Chance again.

Remarks

One of the better betting fields of the day
race-image
Bruegel should run well

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 8.20
Place1 4 $ 2.40
Place2 7 $ 2.60
Place3 3 $ 2.00
Quinella 4:7 $ 24.60
Trifecta 4:7:3 $ 255.50
First4 4:7:3:6 $ 705.50
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 4, 6, 7, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - MID WINTER CHRISTMAS JUNE 29 & JULY 13 MAIDEN
Time: 4:34 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Chapeau   F: X2274
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Likely to get back during the run and make a late run at them. Needs some luck and it could turn around some moderate form.
Main Danger
4 Claiborne   F: 4
  B(11) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Placed
Dividend : $2.70
Did enough on debut to suggest it will be winning a race shortly. Has more upside than many of these.
Next Best
3 Mighty Aslan   F: 73294
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Won
Dividends : $4.90 $1.70
Has been there or thereabouts. Only needs to get the right run in transit to finish over the top of them at nice odds.
Include in Multis
1 Highland Dancer   F: 20353
  B(1) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Grant Cooksley )
Going well with a couple of recent placings. Gets the inside draw and every chance to win.
Longer Odds
6 Go For Dough   F: 360X9
  B(2) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
That was a nice performance on its return from a break - extra distance will suit too

Remarks

Should be a competitive affair to close the card
race-image
Chapeau is a likely contender

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 4.90
Place1 3 $ 1.70
Place2 8 $ 1.70
Place3 4 $ 2.70
Quinella 3:8 $ 10.50
Trifecta 3:8:4 $ 107.20
First4 3:8:4:2 $ 1523.30
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 6, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%