M2 Ruakaka – 4th January 2020

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M2 Ruakaka – 4th January 2020

M2: Ruakaka - 4th Jan, 2020

Start time:12:27 pm
Weather:Cloudy
Track:Good3

Overview

Just the seven races in a busy week of NZ Racing, but all fields are quality affairs

Day's "Best"

R4 (1) Make Time

Best "Each Way"

R3 (9) Vistock

Best "Roughie"

R2 (4) Patsys Lad
  • Race 1 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE
    Time: 12:27 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    3 Super Swish   F:
      B(4) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.10
    Bred to show some early speed and it has been patiently handled for its debut. The four-year-old should run well.
    Main Danger
    4 Regal Duchess   F: 8X62
      B(7) W(56)
    Went close on this track last time out. Hitting form nicely this season and the small claim will only help its chances.
    Next Best
    1 Shipshape   F: 34X55
      B(5) W(57.5)
    Won
    Dividends : $6.80 $3.10
    Owns solid form in some tough maiden fields. Could run over the odds here and provide plenty of value for punters.
    Include in Multis
    5 Sils Maria   F: 36
      B(6) W(56)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Had its chance at Pukekohe but did make up ground late. Another well-backed runner so stick with it.
    Longer Odds
    7 The Twinkling   F:
      B(2) W(56)
    Could show some pace on debut.

    Remarks

    Not much covering this field
    race-image
    Super Swish could start with a bang

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 6.80
    Place1 1 $ 3.10
    Place2 3 $ 2.10
    Quinella 1:3 $ 13.90
    Trifecta 1:3:5 $ 62.00
    First4 1:3:5:4 $ 185.40
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 5, 7
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 2 - VALE DAVID REID
    Time: 1:02 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    8 Sympathique   F: 9X644
      B(3) W(55)
    Won
    Dividends : $2.50 $1.50
    Yet to threaten for the win but this field is there for the taking. Drawn well and it looks ready to win a race.
    Main Danger
    1 Coruba Jak   F: 83
      B(4) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Rowena Smyth )
     ( T-  Patsy Riley )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.70
    Showed nothing on debut but quickly improved to run third last start. Most of the money has come for this runner.
    Next Best
    3 On The Rivet   F: 896
      B(2) W(57)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Not too far away to date and it could enjoy the smaller field. Nice odds on offer.
    Include in Multis
    2 Hvar   F: 0X766
      B(5) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Overdue a win after promising to score early in its career. Gets its best chance now so keep safe.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    4 Patsys Lad   F: X6806
      B(1) W(57)
    Inside draw helps and this track should be ideal.

    Remarks

    Plenty of action with the favourites
    race-image
    Sympathique looks a good chance

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 2.50
    Place1 8 $ 1.50
    Place2 1 $ 1.70
    Quinella 1:8 $ 2.50
    Trifecta 8:1:4 $ 12.00
    First4 8:1:4:3 $ 36.30
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 4, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - FELL ENGINEERING
    Time: 1:37 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    9 Vistock   F: 5X4X5
      B(8) W(55)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Not far off a win and it could pay a nice price with bookmakers. Good enough to beat a field of this quality.
    Main Danger
    1 Lord Polonius   F: 8X34D
      B(4) W(58.5)
    Second last time out before being disqualified. That form lines up well for this and it has attracted most of the attention with bookies.
    Next Best
    4 James Barrie   F:
      B(7) W(57)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.40
    Stable is going well and it has been educated with some trial efforts. Not a deep field on debut, so it could take advantage.
    Include in Multis
    6 Cash Me Ousside   F: 76
      B(3) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
     ( T-  J & B Vance )
    Good enough to beat a field of this quality with some luck in running. 2kg comes off its back.
    Longer Odds
    5 Melusina   F: 4
      B(5) W(56.5)
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.70
    Nice debut run. Chance on that.

    Remarks

    Another open betting field
    race-image
    McKee lines up Vistock

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 2 $ 5.20
    Place1 2 $ 1.70
    Place2 4 $ 2.40
    Place3 5 $ 2.70
    Quinella 2:4 $ 25.40
    Trifecta 2:4:5 $ 283.60
    First4 2:4:5:6 $ 1413.60
    Double 8/2 $ 13.80

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 4, 5, 6, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - KAMO CLUB
    Time: 2:12 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    1 Make Time   F: 74X33
      B(1) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Back-to-back third placings coming into this. Those have come against some strong fields and the inside draw is ideal. Top chance.
    Main Danger
    5 Zakalicious   F: 73425
      B(3) W(55.5)
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Heavily backed after an unlucky run last start. Keeps finding a reason not to win but we wouldn't be leaving it out here.
    Next Best
      B(5) W(57.5)
     ( T-  Glenn Old )
    Won
    Dividends : $8.40 $2.70
    Trial form reads well despite its breeding suggesting it might need some time. Worth including.
    Include in Multis
    6 Qiji Olympia   F: 53
      B(4) W(55.5)
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Showed improvement last start and it shouldn't be too far away from them. Plenty of upside to come.
    Longer Odds
    4 Lincoln Springs   F: 0
      B(2) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.00
    Expect better after a poor debut.

    Remarks

    Form out of this race should hold up nicely
    race-image
    Make time for Make Time

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 2 $ 8.40
    Place1 2 $ 2.70
    Place2 4 $ 3.00
    Quinella 2:4 $ 35.10
    Trifecta 2:4:1 $ 129.80
    First4 2:4:1:5 $ 201.70
    Treble 8/2/2 $ 118.90
    Quaddie 1/8/2/2 $ 974.30
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R4 (1) Make Time(5) Zakalicious
    R5 (2) Amazing Az(4) O'Guy (5) Boogie Easy
    R6 (1) Final Suggestion(2) Mercy Hill (4) Roc Wheeler (5) Uabasso
    R7 (1) Piggy Malone(4) Prince Solari (10) Clever Approach
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - TRIGG CONSTRUCTION
    Time: 2:47 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Amazing Az   F: 3246X
      B(4) W(59)
     ( J-  Tegan Newman )
    On its home track and we're expecting a tidy effort. Gets a valuable 3kg off its back and it should be competitive.
    Main Danger
    4 O'Guy   F: 109X4
      B(3) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Talented on its day and that was a nice effort for fourth when fresh. Should only improve this season.
    Next Best
    5 Boogie Easy   F: 21664
      B(2) W(54)
    Won
    Dividends : $2.80 $1.70
    The small field might not help its chances but consider in this. Drops to a good weight and Sam Collett should sit it on the speed.
    Longer Odds
    6 Sacred Lae   F: 9X1
      B(1) W(54)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Did enough to score last start and it could rise through the grades nicely.

    Remarks

    Only the six runners but all are quality
    race-image
    Amazing Az is slick

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 5 $ 2.80
    Place1 5 $ 1.70
    Place2 3 $ 2.70
    Quinella 3:5 $ 8.10
    Trifecta 5:3:2 $ 32.20
    First4 5:3:2:6 $ 74.50

    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 6 - THE WHANGARIPO VALLEY FREE RANGE EGG CUP
    Time: 3:24 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Mercy Hill   F: X0387
      B(2) W(59)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Owns plenty of talent, just needs to start showing it on race day. Drawing well should see it fighting it finish.
    Main Danger
    1 Final Suggestion   F: X0960
      B(7) W(62.5)
     ( J-  Tegan Newman )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.20
    It needs to have a big turnaround in form but this is the race to do it. 3kg off the back and it has been well backed.
    Next Best
    5 Uabasso   F: 27929
      B(4) W(54)
     ( T-  Cydne Evans )
    Hasn't been too far behind the opposition this time in. Gets a good chance to win and the odds are generous.
    Include in Multis
    4 Roc Wheeler   F: X3195
      B(3) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.60 $2.20
    Has won this campaign and if it gets back to that form, it should go close here. Chance of most recent effort.
    Longer Odds
    6 Reflection   F: 52218
      B(1) W(54)
    53kg on the back and every chance of causing an upset.

    Remarks

    Another compact field
    race-image
    Mercy Hill has the goods

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 4.60
    Place1 4 $ 2.20
    Place2 1 $ 2.20
    Quinella 1:4 $ 10.30
    Trifecta 4:1:6 $ 124.30
    First4 4:1:6:5 $ 429.70
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - HIREPOOL
    Time: 3:59 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    10 Clever Approach   F: 53422
      B(5) W(57)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.20
    Tough to back against this stable at the moment. Comes into this with back-to-back placings and it could run close here.
    Main Danger
    1 Piggy Malone   F:
      B(11)
     ( J-  )
    A touch disappointing last start but its form prior included three consecutive placings. Each-way odds on offer.
    Next Best
    4 Prince Solari   F: 8X562
      B(6) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Richard Oliver )
    Better when second last time out. Getting better with more experience and punters are getting value odds.
    Include in Multis
    11 Leitrim Lad   F: 20275
      B(9) W(57)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.50
    Stable is having good success of late. Money coming for this runner and it only needs luck from the barrier.
    Longer Odds
    5 Way South   F: 44834
      B(4) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Grinds away and it could add some value.

    Remarks

    Open field in the last
    race-image
    Clever Approach has upside

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 8.60
    Place1 3 $ 2.50
    Place2 10 $ 1.20
    Place3 11 $ 2.50
    Quinella 3:10 $ 8.30
    Trifecta 3:10:11 $ 129.50
    First4 3:10:11:5 $ 987.60
    Double 4/3 $ 30.10

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 4, 5, 10, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%