M2: TAUPO – 22 AUGUST 2018

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M2: TAUPO – 22 AUGUST 2018

M02: Taupo Races - 22nd Aug, 2018

Start time:12:34 pm
Weather:SHOWERY
Track:SLOW9

Overview

The winter sleep-ins are over for staff at Te Akau. Several of their high-powered team launch their new seasons today. Steven Ramsay and John Bary resurface in time for spring.

Day's "Best"

R6 (9) Commander Bee

Best "Each Way"

R8 (4) The Cossack

Best "Roughie"

R2 (7) Ricky Baker

Race 1 - TELPERION MAIDEN SPRINT
Time: 12:34 | Distance: 1300m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Aqua, hot pink diamond band, aqua sleeves with hot pink diamonds down sleeves, pink cap with aqua seams
1 Drake Bay   F: 2
  B(11) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Placed
Dividend : $2.10
Odds very generous debut after two good trials, one here. Over-raced early debut before unwinding powerfully. Trainer won a Cuddle with the mare.
Main Danger
Royal blue, gold braces, royal blue sleeves, light blue armbands, royal blue & gold qtd cap
9 Love Me Tender   F: 053
  B(12) W(56.5)
Elvis is in the building. Placed in maiden last start where runnerup has also gone on to win raceday.
Next Best
White, red diamonds & sleeves, white cap
7 Dream On   F: X8283
  B(3) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Won
Dividends : $3.60 $1.70
Erratic formline this prep but had excuses. Roger James applies blinkers
Include in Multis
Royal blue, white crossed sashes & arm band, royal blue cap with white pom pom
11 Volantis   F:
  B(7) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Only beat 3 one trial but it was an impressive display of power
Longer Odds
Gold, navy blue cap
13 Dontgiveadam   F: 0
  B(5) W(56)
Trialed alright, had two at Taupo, but, alas, 3 wide all the way on debut.

Remarks

Gear changes: Treadstone: Blinkers on Dream On (AUS): Blinkers on Just Treasure: Shadow Roll off, Visor Blinkers on
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Drake Bay......favorite place for backpackers

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 3.60
Place1 7 $ 1.70
Place2 1 $ 2.10
Place3 15 $ 11.90
Quinella 1,7 $ 10.00
Trifecta 7:1:15 $ 1039.00
First4 7:1:15:9 $ 2921.30

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 7, 9, 11, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - HAUNUI FARM STALLIONS 1300 RATING 65
Time: 1:09 | Distance: 1300m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Orange, orange sleeves, black arm band, black cap with orange seams
3 Simply Impeccable   F: 10229
  B(8) W(59)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Eased down home straight last start. Jock believed he had choked down
Main Danger
Royal blue, gold braces, royal blue sleeves, light blue armbands, royal blue & gold qtd cap
4 Socially Excited   F: 02275
  B(6) W(59)
Looks far more talented than 1 win from 12. Tongue tie added.
Next Best
Cambridge blue, yellow star, cambridge blue sleeves with yellow stars, cambridge blue cap with yellow stars
8 Codecracker   F: 64221
  B(7) W(57)
Another money spinner from the Kelso yard. Cracked the code last start, no stopping her now
Include in Multis
White, black Maltese Cross & sleeves, white armbands & cap
2 Perswayed   F: 14
  B(3) W(59)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Connections have landed a good horse, need to improve their spelling. Battled in sticky heavy 10 Rotorua.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
Royal blue, white seams, white sleeves & cap
7 Ricky Baker   F: 48704
  B(4) W(58)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Won both starts here, the first at this meet last year. It's all been downhill for sometime now. Allpress can halt the slide.

Remarks

Gear changes: Cutting Up Rough: Hoof Pads (Front) on
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Waddell

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 11.30
Place1 1 $ 3.00
Place2 7 $ 2.00
Place3 5 $ 3.10
Quinella 1,7 $ 20.40
Trifecta 1:7:5 $ 294.50
First4 1:7:5:3 $ 2428.90
Double 7/1 $ 35.20
DBL conc 7/7 $ 8.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 4, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - PER INCANTO PROVEN 1200 RATING 72
Time: 1:44 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $11000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Gold, black velvet cap with gold tassel
5 Smokin' Oak   F: 7140X
  B(4) W(59)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
Fresh-up, won fresh-up last prep. Has tendency to over-race, tongue tie on today
Main Danger
Royal blue, white crossed sashes & arm band, royal blue cap with white pom pom
9 Myrcella   F: 4X404
  B(6) W(56.5)
All but scored treble last season. That form a distant memory until last start 4th. Go again.
Next Best
Light blue,dark blue & cream striped sleeves, dark blue braces,light blue & cream qtd cap
7 Cameahotfriday   F: 76611
  B(5) W(58)
Swooped from back to win last two. Taupo is a course for swoopers.
Include in Multis
Yellow, navy blue striped sleeves, quartered cap
2 Fortune Patch   F: 39433
  B(7) W(59)
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Professional placegetter. Can't see anything changing today.
Longer Odds
Dark blue, light blue diamonds, white sleeves, dark blue cap with light blue diamonds
12 Style By Design   F: 44X44
  B(2) W(56)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Third run from break. Shaken off the cobwebs. Out of super southern mare.

Remarks

Gear changes: Pacquiao: Blinkers on
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John Bary

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 9.80
Place1 1 $ 2.40
Place2 6 $ 2.70
Place3 2 $ 2.20
Quinella 1,6 $ 43.40
Trifecta 1:6:2 $ 391.60
First4 1:6:2:9 $ 4007.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 5, 7, 9, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE 3YOF SW+P
Time: 2:19 | Distance: 1100m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Apple green, dark blue sash, dark blue & yellow striped sleeves & cap
1 Santa Catarina   F: 211X
  B(1) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Oozed class trials, brought it to raceday. Sydney raid on radar.
Main Danger
Tangerine, royal blue stars & striped sleeves, tangerine cap
5 Ritzy Sparkle   F: 1X
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
Price pegged at $2 when won debut slow ground May. Prime candidate for runnerup shot
Next Best
White, red diamond with stylised logo, black sleeves, red cap
2 Xpression   F: 31X
  B(3) W(56.5)
Won
Dividends : $4.50 $2.00
Does get fair way off pace but only 5 to get past.
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Tangerine, royal blue stars & striped sleeves, tangerine cap
3 The Real Beel   F: 1035X
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Below best 3yos but has the pace to chase home Santa Catarina

Remarks

Gear changes: The Real Beel: Nose Band on
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Danielle Johnson

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 4.50
Place1 2 $ 2.00
Place2 1 $ 1.50
Quinella 1,2 $ 3.60
Trifecta 2:1:6 $ 77.90
First4 2:1:6:3 $ 196.80
Double 1/2 $ 25.40
DBL conc 1/1 $ 4.20
Treble 1/1/2 $ 204.00
Quaddie 7/1/1/2 $ 1042.00

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 - THE OAKS STUD MAIDEN 1100 3YO
Time: 2:54 | Distance: 1100m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Gold, maroon chevrons (b&f), white sleeves, gold cap with maroon stripes
4 Mr Universe   F: 4X
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
4th to smart Santa Catarina on debut. Raced very fiercely early/ Won a trial here
Main Danger
Apple green, dark blue sash, dark blue & yellow striped sleeves & cap
10 Recension   F: 3
  B(1) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Bridget Grylls )
Scr from wide draw last start. Placed twice to Santa Catarina trials. Tried hard on debut but succumbed to winner.
Next Best
Royal blue, gold lightning bolt (b&f) & cap
2 Sagunto   F: 26X
  B(10) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
Stablemate scr. Mum was placed in listed race..
Include in Multis
White, red spot, emerald green sleeves, red cap
13 Exemplar   F: 50X
  B(4) W(55.5)
Placed
Dividend : $4.70
Marah has three in this, Johnson opted for this filly. Read into that what you will
Longer Odds
Red, white star (b&f), red sleeves with white stars in arm band, old gold cap
14 Press Release   F:
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Benner baby making long trip for debut. Benner's favourite jock coming along for the ride.

Remarks

Gear changes: Capellani: gelded 24/04/18 Mr Universe: Tongue Tie on Invigorate: Blinkers on
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 18.50
Place1 8 $ 4.60
Place2 13 $ 4.70
Place3 4 $ 1.60
Quinella 8,13 $ 199.30
Trifecta 8:13:4 $ 2387.60
First4 8:13:4:2 $ 6306.00

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (2) Sagunto(4) Mr Universe (10) Recension (13) Exemplar
R6 (4) Surveillance(5) Carillion (9) Commander Bee (11) Ruby May
R7 (1) Vinnie's Volley(4) Ready To Romance
R8 (4) The Cossack(6) Silk (9) Recollect (10) Its A Kinda Magic
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 10, 13, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - MARKS EWEN & ASSOCIATES MAIDEN 1000
Time: 3:29 | Distance: 1000m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
Pink, dark blue & pink chequered chevrons, hooped sleeves & quartered cap
9 Commander Bee   F:
  B(5) W(54)
Full sister to the handy performer Shellez Az. Kicked hard to win trial August 13.
Main Danger
Black, light green Maltese Cross, red arm bands & cap
5 Carillion   F: 5X62X
  B(6) W(56.5)
Won
Dividends : $4.20 $1.90
Career been handicapped by misfortune so far - checked, cramped for room, last start. Has ability
Next Best
Royal blue & white hoops, grey sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap
4 Surveillance   F: 4222X
  B(7) W(56.5)
Superbly bred but finding first win frustratingly elusive. Can push on to listed races if win this .Placed 9 times. On pace runner who will appreciate 1000m.
Include in Multis
Maroon, lime green braces & sleeves, quartered cap
11 Ruby May   F:
  B(4) W(54)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
By Little known English sire Poet's Voice.2nd to dashing Lady Libra in Feb. Stable in good form.
Longer Odds
Pink & silver quarters, pink sleeves & pink cap with silver stars
2 Grand Mayson   F: 5X7X
  B(2) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Placed
Dividend : $3.20
Pulled up distressed first race for new prep. Given plenty of time to mend.

Remarks

Gear changes: Grand Mayson: Nasal Strip on Peg: Tongue Tie on
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Rivals shouldn't leave Survellaince out of their sights

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 4.20
Place1 5 $ 1.90
Place2 2 $ 3.20
Place3 3 $ 1.90
Quinella 2,5 $ 31.80
Trifecta 5:2:3 $ 211.60
First4 5:2:3:9 $ 924.20
Double 8/5 $ 77.20
DBL conc 8/2 $ 63.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 5, 9, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - THE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HANDICAP RATING 65
Time: 4:04 | Distance: 1000m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Gold, black velvet cap with gold tassel
1 Vinnie's Volley   F: 1364X
  B(6) W(59)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
Won
Dividends : $2.30 $1.40
Very raw and headstrong as 3yo. Only win came in fresh state, which he is in today
Main Danger
Emerald green, black epaulettes, emerald green sleeves and red cap
4 Ready To Romance   F: 60X1X
  B(5) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Bridget Grylls )
Looks the leader. The tester for Vinnie's Volley
Next Best
Royal blue & white hoops, grey sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap
3 Lucidity   F: 5165X
  B(2) W(58.5)
Vela colors to fore. Won 1200m as 3yo but she will dazzle over ground before this prep is over
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
White, black Maltese Cross & sleeves, white armbands & cap
2 Kamikaze Rebel   F: 0406X
  B(4) W(59)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Form fell away last prep. Season ended when he pulled up lame

Remarks

The Bary barn has three entered today. Vinnie should provide him with at least one winner
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Chris Johnson

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 2.30
Place1 1 $ 1.40
Place2 2 $ 2.20
Quinella 1,2 $ 5.30
Trifecta 1:2:5 $ 43.20
First4 1:2:5:3 $ 126.40

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 8 - THE WAIKATO STUD RATING 65
Time: 4:36 | Distance: 1800m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
Gold, black velvet cap with gold tassel
4 The Cossack   F: 81495
  B(8) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Winter campaign scrapped - simply not a heavy track horse. . Both wins in slow ground.
Main Danger
White, royal blue band & cap with white pompom
9 Recollect   F: 78866
  B(5) W(56)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Won
Dividends : $4.00 $1.50
Tricky race to assess. Minor form boost with rain on the day. ............................................3+
Next Best
Emerald green, purple shamrocks (b&f) & sleeves, emerald green cap with purple seams
10 Its A Kinda Magic   F: 40825
  B(6) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Jordan Nason )
 ( T-  P, & J Brosnan )
No wide draw today. Time to pull another rabbit from the hat
Include in Multis
Maroon, lime green braces & sleeves, quartered cap
6 Silk   F: 77193
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Been taken along quietly since shock maiden win. This Pentire definitely has another win in her.
Longer Odds
Cardinal, royal blue & gold hooped sleeves, cardinal cap
1 Pythagoras   F: 01058
  B(3) W(60)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
 ( T-  Lupton, Mark )
Roger James couldn't teach him to be a racehorse. Let's see how he fares in smaller stable.

Remarks

Gear changes: Seconds Out: Hoof Pads (Front) off, Blinkers off Georgethefifth: Shadow Roll off, Side Winkers on
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 4.00
Place1 9 $ 1.50
Place2 6 $ 1.90
Place3 12 $ 3.20
Place6 1,2,6/1,2/4,8,13/2,3,5/1,2/6,9 $ 74.60
Pick6 1/2/8/5/1/9 $ 25000.00
Quinella 6,9 $ 8.70
Trifecta 9:6:12 $ 155.30
First4 9:6:12:1 $ 699.60
Double 1/9 $ 8.60
DBL conc 1/6 $ 2.90
Treble 5/1/9 $ 71.70
Quaddie 8/5/1/9 $ 1505.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 6, 9, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%