M2: RUAKAKA – SEPTEMBER 1 2018

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M2: RUAKAKA – SEPTEMBER 1 2018

M02: Ruakaka Races - 1st Sep, 2018

Start time:12:36 pm
Weather:FINE
Track:DEAD5

Overview

Not all the stars have headed for Hastings. Ugo Foscolo, Padraig and Contessa Vanessa light up this meet. Gibbs stable has 21 entered at last count

Day's "Best"

R3 (2) Amazing Az

Best "Each Way"

R8 (5) Pop Star Princess

Best "Roughie"

R9 (9) Fancy More

Race 1 - NORTHLAND RURAL MECHANICAL SERVICES MAIDEN 3YO
Time: 12:36 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
White, red diamonds & sleeves, white cap
6 Mr Hass   F:
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Jordan Nason )
Roger James Dalghar newbie. Impressive Te Teko trials. Looks good to go
Main Danger
Navy blue, white band with navy blue & red stylised logo (b&f), white armbands & cap
2 Hasabro   F: X77X2
  B(2) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Full brother to 1000 Guineas winner. Fresh-up run was good.
Next Best
Black, light blue hooped sleeves, light blue cap
4 Capellani   F: 37X5
  B(4) W(57.5)
Thrown out back last time here and made up very good ground. Another 100m today
Include in Multis
Royal blue & white hoops, grey sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap
14 Maison Roxanne   F:
  B(5) W(55.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Snitzel newcomer carrying Vela colors. Won 2 trials.
Longer Odds
Dark green, light green spots (body & sleeves), dark green cap with light green spots
11 Power Of Strength   F: 546X3
  B(3) W(55.5)
Placed
Dividend : $4.70
Came thundering home here Aug12. Run of the race. Down to 51kg with claim.

Remarks

Gear changes: Beastmode (AUS): Ear Covers Pre-Race off, Tongue Tie on Pacific: Concussion Plates (Front) off Power Of Strength: Blinkers off
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Roger James:

Results

Race Dividends
Win 13 $ 12.10
Place1 13 $ 3.30
Place2 14 $ 1.80
Place3 11 $ 4.70
Quinella 13,14 $ 18.10
Trifecta 13:14:11 $ 861.80
First4 13:14:11:2 $ 3723.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 6, 11, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - BEAR MORGAN @ HARCOURTS BREAM BAY RATING 82
Time: 1:10 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $30000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Maroon, rose spots & armbands, maroon cap with rose spots
2 Major Tom   F: 31119
  B(8) W(60.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Had breather after last start defeat in very tacky Rotorua ground. Normal transmission resumes today. Gr1 nominated
Main Danger
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
5 Jake The Muss   F: 56202
  B(2) W(56)
Bit of a stable favourite but still to win here in 8 attempts
Next Best
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
1 Greencast   F: 128X1
  B(7) W(60.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Home turf specialist but not having raced for over 2 months could be on fresh side. 60kgs a tough carry
Include in Multis
Tangerine, black band, royal blue arm bands & cap
6 Banrock   F: X0642
  B(4) W(54)
Placed
Dividend : $2.10
Form picked up but is having first run here. Either they handle the sandy track or they don't
Longer Odds
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
7 Beaufighter   F: X7344
  B(3) W(54)
MIght surprise me but but couldn't label a winner. Place yes, winning no

Remarks

Stipe Comment: Major Tom - Bumped start, raced keenly early stages, steadied and shifted outwards when becoming awkwardly placed on heels passing 1500m, rider advised had not been suited by holding track conditions
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Kenny Rae

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 10.10
Place1 4 $ 2.80
Place2 2 $ 1.30
Place3 6 $ 2.10
Quinella 2,4 $ 15.20
Trifecta 4:2:6 $ 172.40
First4 4:2:6:5 $ 634.30

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - HARCOURTS JUST RENTALS RATING 65
Time: 1:45 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
2 Amazing Az   F: 241
  B(5) W(59)
Won
Dividends : $2.30 $1.30
Fits into Gibbs elite team. Will be staying soon, the way he races. Demolished 1600m rivals here August 12.
Main Danger
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
5 Tavlin   F: 40X25
  B(7) W(58)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Under-achiever. Goes well here, hopeless anywhere else.
Next Best
Orange, black crossed sashes, black sleeves, orange & black chequered cap
6 Los Angeles   F: 66812
  B(10) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Bridget Grylls )
Rewarding backers after very tame start to career. Trudy Thornton given up ride. Wonder why
Include in Multis
Dark blue, lime green diamonds, white sleeves, dark blue & lime green cap
4 Firenze   F: 0X404
  B(9) W(58)
Still a maiden. Flashed home last start 1600m, well up in distance today
Longer Odds
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
11 Tavirose   F: 962
  B(8) W(54)
Not met expectations this prep - come here for the drier ground.

Remarks

Gear changes: Tavlin: Blinkers on
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Chris Gibbs

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 2.30
Place1 2 $ 1.30
Place2 3 $ 2.70
Place3 1 $ 8.20
Quinella 2,3 $ 12.00
Trifecta 2:3:1 $ 220.70
First4 2:3:1:6 $ 1852.00
Double 4/2 $ 37.50
DBL conc 4/3 $ 37.70
Treble 13/4/2 $ 789.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 5, 6, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - HIREPOOL RATING 72
Time: 2:20 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Dark green, light green spots (body & sleeves), dark green cap with light green spots
5 Kyrie Eleison   F: X0123
  B(4) W(56.5)
Best horse in race now Aim Smart has headed to Hastings. Can't wait for her to start staying again.
Main Danger
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
9 Kachhi   F: 7478X
  B(1) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Bridget Grylls )
Placed
Dividend : $2.70
Trainer convinced he will make a stayer to fear, though you'd hope he is stronger for this prep
Next Best
Black & French grey hoops (body & sleeves) black cap
7 Marbles   F: 07711
  B(7) W(56)
Going for winning treble here. Danielle Johnson's book goes from strength to strength.
Include in Multis
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
8 Final Suggestion   F: 65012
  B(9) W(56)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Won
Dividends : $4.20 $1.70
Originally in CD stable but loving life on the beach.
Longer Odds
Pink, black hooped sleeves & sash, pink & black quartered cap
3 Creative Genius   F: 0X857
  B(5) W(58.5)
Loves a trip to Ruakaka, though the strike rate needs a jump start

Remarks

Stipes last start: Uabasso lost ground at start
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Grylls: Kachhi

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 4.20
Place1 8 $ 1.70
Place2 9 $ 2.70
Place3 6 $ 3.90
Quinella 8,9 $ 18.50
Trifecta 8:9:6 $ 292.30
First4 8:9:6:5 $ 1101.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 5, 7, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - HARCOURTS WHANGAREI
Time: 2:59 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $35000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Gold, navy blue cap
2 Ugo Foscolo   F: 8X71X
  B(6) W(59)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Rebounded well from being flattened one-off Sydney raid. Should be too speedy in fresh condition
Main Danger
Dark green, yellow stylised logo & quartered cap
3 Magnum   F: 2910X
  B(8) W(57)
Won
Dividends : $6.80 $2.00
Price severely chopped but scr Foxbridge Plate day when it rained.
Next Best
White, tangerine St Andrews Cross (b&f), tangerine sleeves with two bands & tangerine cap
7 Rikki Tikki Tavi   F: 16334
  B(2) W(54)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Very unlucky when last raced here in June. Needs it rock hard but dead 5 will do.
Include in Multis
Dark green, gold stylised logo, red sleeves & cap
5 Vinevale   F: 31118
  B(7) W(56)
 ( J-  Bridget Grylls )
Transferring to Ruakaka best thing owners could have done. Well beaten Foxbridge. These are the races they should target
Longer Odds
Yellow, black sash, light green cap
1 Watch This Space   F: 2970X
  B(4) W(60)
One run here for a win year back. Five times 1200m winner.

Remarks

Gear changes: Gobstopper: Blinkers off
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Ugo Foscolo

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 6.80
Place1 3 $ 2.00
Place2 7 $ 1.60
Place3 2 $ 1.80
Quinella 3,7 $ 15.60
Trifecta 3:7:2 $ 116.40
First4 3:7:2:8 $ 648.10
Double 8/3 $ 35.80
DBL conc 8/7 $ 6.80
Quaddie 4/2/8/3 $ 3205.50
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 5, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - MWIS LAWYERS RATING 82
Time: 3:34 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $30000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Sky blue, yellow V, red sleeves with white diamonds down sleeves, yellow & sky blue quartered cap with red pom pom
4 Contessa Vanessa   F: 29X30
  B(5) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Vet checked after clipping heels and dipping badly in Foxbridge. All's well again with group racing looming.
Main Danger
White, tangerine St Andrews Cross (b&f), tangerine sleeves with two bands & tangerine cap
6 Hello It's Me   F: 261X1
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Easy sit and sprint win here. Tougher today with regular jock missing. He would have done it tough having to choose Hastings
Next Best
Yellow, navy blue striped sleeves, quartered cap
9 Andoyas   F: 000X2
  B(3) W(57)
O'Sullivan import galloped into NZ debut second very strongly. Won half a mil in Hong Kong
Include in Multis
Orange, black crossed sashes, black sleeves, orange & black chequered cap
5 Danzdanzdance   F: 2356X
  B(2) W(57.5)
Won
Dividends : $2.70 $1.40
Cruised home in 1400m race last year before taking on March's Derby where ran 3rd.
Longer Odds
Light green, navy blue sleeves & pink cap
10 Padraig   F: 00X91
  B(8) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Placed
Dividend : $2.70
It's taken blood and sweat tears but Andrew Campbell finally gets his team to the races again. This one is team leader, though winning might be bit of a stretch

Remarks

Stipe Comment: CONTESSA VANESSA - Clipped a heel and blundered badly near the 950m. Gear changes: Excalibur: Blinkers off Richie McHorse: Blinkers off Comin'through: Blinkers off
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Contessa Vanessa

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 2.70
Place1 5 $ 1.40
Place2 4 $ 2.00
Place3 10 $ 2.70
Quinella 4,5 $ 6.90
Trifecta 5:4:10 $ 105.00
First4 5:4:10:1 $ 775.30
Treble 8/3/5 $ 158.80
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R6 (4) Contessa Vanessa(6) Hello It's Me
R7 (1) Not Usual Current(2) Star Performance (4) Melt
R8 (4) Not Usual Heart(5) Pop Star Princess (9) Simply Optimistic (13) Toy Kingdom
R9 (1) Poker Face(6) Jimmy Rocket (9) Fancy More (12) La Roccetta
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 5, 6, 9, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - TAVISTOCK AT CAMBRIDGE STUD 3YO SW+P
Time: 4:09 | Distance: 1000m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
White, red spot, red & white striped sleeves & cap
2 Star Performance   F: 1X
  B(4) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Gave NIrvana on Fire a galloping lesson on debut. Oozed class. Star Performance indeed. Dam has produced string of stayers. Don't think this bloke will go down that road.
Main Danger
Dark blue, gold striped sleeves & cap
4 Melt   F: 1162X
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Won
Dividends : $3.00 $1.40
Made big impression as 2yo before coming undone in Manawatu Sires. Not so sure 1000m will suit her. Needs time to get wound up.
Next Best
Gold, cherry star (b&f), gold & white halved sleeves, gold cap with cherry stars
1 Not Usual Current   F: 38X1
  B(6) W(57.5)
Surged to lead from outside gate fresh=up and just kept running. There was no Star Performance or Melt that day, though.
Include in Multis
Maroon, rose spots & armbands, maroon cap with rose spots
5 Hapi Ella   F: 26123
  B(3) W(55.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Kenny Rae has to have a runner in this. No Prom Queen but paying her way.
Longer Odds
Dark blue, lime green diamonds, white sleeves, dark blue & lime green cap
8 Luvlucy   F: 26X5X
  B(5) W(54)
 ( J-  Jordan Nason )
Pike filly resumes. Produced one of the best 600m times at the track Thursday

Remarks

Gear changes: Lismore Diamond: Nose Band on
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Calder

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 3.00
Place1 4 $ 1.40
Place2 7 $ 2.60
Place3 5 $ 2.20
Quinella 4,7 $ 11.00
Trifecta 4:7:5 $ 130.70
First4 4:7:5:6 $ 987.50
Double 5/4 $ 6.20
DBL conc 5/7 $ 12.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 5, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - HARCOURTS BREAM BAY RATING 72
Time: 4:44 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
Red, white & royal blue multi hoops, royal  blue sleeves, orange cap
5 Pop Star Princess   F: 1701X
  B(7) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Went horrible in group race last prep but other two wins won admirers. Recent trial was very good.
Main Danger
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
13 Toy Kingdom   F: 212X1
 ( J-  scratched )
Very raw on debut but has proven quick learner. Looks well equipped to take on this grade.
Next Best
Orange, orange sleeves, black arm band, black cap with orange seams
9 Simply Optimistic   F: X181X
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Bridget Grylls )
Won
Dividends : $6.30 $2.20
Could have won all three races last prep with more luck. Won trials under tight grip in build-up to this
Include in Multis
Gold, cherry star (b&f), gold & white halved sleeves, gold cap with cherry stars
4 Not Usual Heart   F: 5X113
  B(6) W(58)
2 commanding wins here this prep. Did a few things wrong when chasing hat-trick.
Longer Odds
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
15 I See Red   F: 35348
  B(10) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
A cheque seven times from 11 races here. Might have to work for one from 12 today

Remarks

Fresh-up runners galore. Trials footage could be your best friend.
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Pop Star Prncess

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 6.30
Place1 9 $ 2.20
Place2 6 $ 3.30
Place3 5 $ 1.90
Quinella 6,9 $ 39.00
Trifecta 9:6:5 $ 334.30
First4 9:6:5:10 $ 2537.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 5, 9, 13, 15
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - POLWARTH DESIGN & WHANGAREI MENSWEAR RATING 65
Time: 5:19 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
White, red diamonds & sleeves, white cap
6 Jimmy Rocket   F: 1080X
  B(7) W(58)
In a wide open race why not? Sprinted well as 3yo before booking a place in the Derby, in which was barely sighted. Hope to see greater maturity this time round.
Main Danger
White, red diamonds & sleeves, white cap
1 Poker Face   F: 53023
  B(4) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Bridget Grylls )
A win is always on the cards but the full pot has proved elusive. Prize every start here
Next Best
Black, pink band & arm band, quartered cap
12 La Roccetta   F: 18034
 ( J-  scratched )
 ( T-  G, & T Shaw )
Remains in good form after long prep. Only had one run over 1400m
Include in Multis
Navy blue & turquoise chequers, white sleeves, navy blue armbands, white cap
14 Mi Sky   F: 7X72
  B(11) W(54)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Still a maiden but there's no race for her today. So is entered in this and cops 15 gate for good measure
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
Purple, black & gold chequered sleeves, purple cap
9 Fancy More   F: 15X
  B(13) W(57)
 ( J-  Jordan Nason )
Placed
Dividend : $2.70
Shame about the draw. Trainer confident he will be on tail of bigger paydays during spring.

Remarks

Gear changes: O'Guy: Shadow Roll off Prior Engagement: Blinkers off, Shadow Roll on
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Elliot

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 7.00
Place1 5 $ 2.40
Place2 9 $ 2.70
Place3 2 $ 2.80
Place6 6,8,9/2,3,7/4,5,10/4,5,7/5,6,9 $ 189.80
Quinella 5,9 $ 27.20
Trifecta 5:9:2 $ 395.90
First4 5:9:2:15 $ 8110.00
Double 9/5 $ 49.40
DBL conc 9/9 $ 27.10
Treble 4/9/5 $ 189.20
Quaddie 5/4/9/5 $ 660.30

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 6, 9, 12, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%