M2 Ruakaka – 31st August 2019

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M2 Ruakaka – 31st August 2019

M2: Ruakaka - 31st Aug, 2019

Start time:12:00 pm
Weather:Fine
Track:Dead5

Overview

Good meeting at Ruakaka which offers support to the premier card at Hastings

Day's "Best"

R6 (3) Avantage

Best "Each Way"

R4 (8) Annie's Song

Best "Roughie"

R7 (5) O'Guy

Race 1 - MICHAEL PEREIRA SUPPORTING NORTH HAVEN HOSPICE
Time: 12:00 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Amazing Az   F: 40X32
  B(2) W(54)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Getting closer to a win after consecutive placings. Gets in with no weight on its back and it should be the testing material.
Main Danger
5 No Loitering   F: 44113
  B(7) W(58)
 ( J-  Erin Leighton )
 ( T-  Iain Marks )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Battled nicely against a tough field last start. Good wins prior to that and it will enjoy having 4kg come off the back. Nice hope.
Next Best
7 Locally Sauced   F: 33622
  B(5) W(54.5)
 ( T-  G & T Shaw )
Nearing a win after consecutive placings. Doesn't win all that often but this track suits and punters are getting nice odds.
Include in Multis
3 He's Cavalier   F: 32554
  B(3) W(61.5)
 ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
Another runner which is long overdue a winning turn. Has the class to beat thid field so respect its chances.
Longer Odds
2 Kaharau   F: X0540
  B(1) W(62.5)
 ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
Won
Dividends : $16.10 $3.00
Big weight but gets some relief. Include for value.

Remarks

Odds-on favourite in the first
race-image
Amazing Az has a nice record

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 16.10
Place1 2 $ 3.00
Place2 5 $ 1.60
Place3 6 $ 3.10
Quinella 2:5 $ 29.20
Trifecta 2:5:6 $ 944.50
First4 2:5:6:8 $ 3236.20
Double 2/8 $ 55.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 5, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - HARCOURTS BREAM BAY
Time: 12:30 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
4 Super Gee   F: 2X230
  B(6) W(56)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Should enjoy live on the home track. That's where its best form has come and it should strip fitter for this run.
Main Danger
6 Don't Doubt Me   F: 62422
  B(3) W(54)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Trying hard not to doubt it after consecutive placings. Gets in with only 52kg on the back and that brings it right into contention.
Next Best
8 Badea   F: 7X932
  B(8) W(54)
 ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
Won
Dividends : $6.00 $1.90
Nice efforts its last couple. Real improving runs and it gets in with only 50kg. Harder field but that evens the playing field a fair bit.
Include in Multis
7 I See Red   F: 00051
  B(5) W(54)
 ( J-  Eilish McCall )
 ( T-  Scott Wenn )
Capped off some poor form to win last time out. Another down in the weights and it could be fighting out the finish.
Longer Odds
2 Wooden Edge   F: 96108
  B(4) W(58)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
 ( T-  Chris Wood )
Good win three back and it could run well at odds.

Remarks

Not much between top to bottom in this field
race-image
Super Gee could rebound

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 6.00
Place1 8 $ 1.90
Place2 3 $ 3.00
Place3 6 $ 1.60
Quinella 3:8 $ 32.60
Trifecta 8:3:6 $ 178.50
First4 8:3:6:4 $ 576.90
Double 2/8 $ 55.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 6, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - NORTH HAVEN HOSPICE - LIVING EVERY MOMENT
Time: 1:05 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Magnify   F: 61352
  B(7) W(59)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
Good win four back and it has been right around the mark since. Drawn middle of the pack and that should allow a nice run.
Main Danger
4 Anneofpaisley   F: 13
  B(6) W(57)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Won
Dividends : $3.90 $1.70
Big win on debut and it made good ground last start. Looks a nice type in the making and it could improve with more racing.
Next Best
8 One Madison   F: 19
  B(14) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Nice win on debut but was left flat footed last start. Better than that and we're prepared to give it another chance. Include.
Include in Multis
9 Shesonfire   F: X5833
  B(8) W(56.5)
Not quite on fire but it's burning a little. Consecutive placings coming into this and it doesn't need to improve too much to win.
Longer Odds
2 Mr Incredibull   F: 51735
  B(11) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Rowena Smyth )
 ( T-  Chris Wood )
Placed
Dividend : $3.60
Always has upset chances.

Remarks

The form out of this race should stack up nicely
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Magnify has winning claims

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 3.90
Place1 4 $ 1.70
Place2 12 $ 3.80
Place3 2 $ 3.60
Quinella 4:12 $ 33.60
Trifecta 4:12:2 $ 590.10
First4 4:12:2:13 $ 3889.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - CAMBRIDGE STUD NORTHLAND BREEDERS STAKES 14/09
Time: 1:40 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
8 Annie's Song   F: 1
  B(2) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Scored an impressive debut win and looks likely to go on with it. Drawn well and Lammas typically rides well on the rail. Nice hope.
Main Danger
1 Exuberant   F: 139X
  B(4) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Didn't quite follow up an impressive debut win with much. Has been nicely backed to win this and there's some confidence in the betting. Good sign.
Next Best
6 Double Impact   F:
  B(9) W(56)
Won
Dividends : $6.40 $2.20
Scratched twice over the last couple of weeks. Gets a track which should suit and punters are getting good money this time around. Watch the market.
Include in Multis
3 Zelenski   F: 31
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
Placed
Dividend : $2.60
Good effort for third on debut before improving last time out to win. Trained here and that's going to help.
Longer Odds
4 Easyrider   F: 7X033
  B(3) W(56)
Gets significant weight off its back and that's good enough to include it.

Remarks

Always a good race is the Breeders' Stakes
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Annie's Song could stay unbeaten

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 6.40
Place1 6 $ 2.20
Place2 3 $ 2.60
Place3 1 $ 1.80
Quinella 3:6 $ 26.00
Trifecta 6:3:1 $ 197.10
First4 6:3:1:9 $ 1757.50
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%

Race 5 - HARCOURTS JUST RENTALS
Time: 2:19 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
10 Mac Attacka   F: 1011
  B(5) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Won
Dividends : $2.60 $1.50
Tough to overlook its three wins from four starts. On the rise and running on its home track makes all the difference. Lightly weighted as well.
Main Danger
4 Vernanme   F: 2390X
  B(7) W(59)
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Has been competiting against better fields than this. Has plenty of upside and it only needs a good run in transit to win.
Next Best
2 Magic Of The Sun   F: 04461
  B(4) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Has good barrier speed and could lead throughout here. Won well last start and it has the ability to go on with it now.
Include in Multis
3 Go Nicholas   F: 00633
  B(1) W(59)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Getting better with every run. Gets back during the run and needs pace up front, but should get it here. Nice odds on offer.
Longer Odds
6 Cutting Up Rough   F: 3536X
  B(9) W(58)
Could return in fine style with the apprentice claim.

Remarks

Talented field with many winning types
race-image
Mac Attacka could win again

Results

Race Dividends
Win 10 $ 2.60
Place1 10 $ 1.50
Place2 4 $ 1.30
Place3 8 $ 3.90
Quinella 4:10 $ 4.00
Trifecta 10:4:8 $ 92.20
First4 10:4:8:3 $ 376.50

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (2) Magic Of The Sun(4) Vernanme (10) Mac Attacka
R6 (3) Avantage(5) Hello It's Me
R7 (4) Bit Lippy(9) Meteoric Lass (10) Supreme Heights (11) Maison Roxanne
R8 (1) Super Hoof(3) Splendido (4) Van Blanc
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 4, 6, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - HARCOURTS WHANGAREI
Time: 2:54 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
3 Avantage   F: 1X13X
  B(7) W(57)
 ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
Placed
Dividend : $1.00
Owns a significant class advantage over this field. Has performed at the highest level and it has every chance of getting its spring campaign off to a winning start.
Main Danger
5 Hello It's Me   F: 300X1
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Won
Dividends : $4.50 $1.50
Has always had plenty of talent and that was shown last time out. Could kick on with it now and the local has been well backed to win.
Next Best
2 Magnum   F: 4773X
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Interesting runner which adds some spice to this field. Gets a good run from this draw and it should be competitive.
Include in Multis
6 Rikki Tikki Tavi   F: 23029
  B(9) W(54)
Can be tough to follow but will likely settle midfield and come into the race late. Nice odds on offer.
Longer Odds
1 Watch This Space   F: 6922X
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Back-to-back placings last campaign so consider here.

Remarks

Classy types throughout this field
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Avantage is all class

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 4.50
Place1 5 $ 1.50
Place2 3 $ 1.00
Place3 2 $ 1.70
Quinella 3:5 $ 3.60
Trifecta 5:3:2 $ 26.40
First4 5:3:2:1 $ 178.00
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - BEAR MORGAN @ HARCOURTS BREAM BAY
Time: 3:29 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
9 Meteoric Lass   F: 1442X
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Looked good last campaign with a win and placing. Gets a good run from the draw and it should be fighting out the finish.
Main Danger
11 Maison Roxanne   F: 8138X
  B(2) W(55.5)
Fresh up here. Has been a little enigmatic to date but owns ability and punters are getting a nice price. Right in this.
Next Best
10 Supreme Heights   F: X5112
  B(7) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Won
Dividends : $5.60 $2.00
Good enough to score back-to-back wins earlier this prep. Has the fitness edge and that could be enough for this.
Include in Multis
4 Bit Lippy   F: 6306X
  B(9) W(58)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Form line doesn't represent how good this runner is. Has ability and has faced harder fields than this. Must be included.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
5 O'Guy   F: 95010
  B(8) W(58)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Not consistent but good enough to win.

Remarks

Plenty of each-way types throughout this field
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Meteoric Lass has winning claims

Results

Race Dividends
Win 10 $ 5.60
Place1 10 $ 2.00
Place2 9 $ 1.90
Place3 3 $ 3.20
Quinella 9:10 $ 10.70
Trifecta 10:9:3 $ 179.80
First4 10:9:3:6 $ 1133.70

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 5, 9, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - RUAKAKA CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES - BOOK NOW
Time: 4:04 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Super Hoof   F: 71042
  B(10) W(59)
 ( T-  Glenn Old )
Won
Dividends : $5.50 $2.20
Has been a little expensive its last few but not always getting luck in running. Tricky draw here but an in form apprentice rides so it goes on top.
Main Danger
3 Splendido   F: X0981
  B(9) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
Took advantage of a soft run in front last time out. Same tactics will be applied here and it could score again.
Next Best
4 Van Blanc   F: 58212
  B(1) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
Nice win two back and that has been bookended by two solid placings. Gets the inside draw and every chance of taking this out.
Include in Multis
2 Dr Velocious   F: 43414
  B(4) W(58.5)
Scored well enough two back to be considered in this. Fair effort last start and it shouldn't be too far away.
Longer Odds
6 Effervescent   F: X7004
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Placed
Dividend : $3.10
Better run last start and it should be in the thick of it. Nice odds.

Remarks

Nice even field to close the card
race-image
Super Hoof could win the last

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 5.50
Place1 1 $ 2.20
Place2 11 $ 8.30
Place3 6 $ 3.10
Quinella 1:11 $ 116.70
Trifecta 1:11:6 $ 1874.50
First4 1:11:6:10 $ 4740.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 4, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%