M2 Taupo – 30th December 2019

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M2 Taupo – 30th December 2019

M2: Taupo - 30th Dec, 2019

Start time:12:20 pm
Weather:Overcast
Track:Good3

Overview

Taupo is always a quality meeting, especially this time of the year

Day's "Best"

R5 (1) She's Not Bad

Best "Each Way"

R3 (12) Rail Queen

Best "Roughie"

R7 (12) Soda
  • Race 1 - KING HONEY TAUPO GALLOP MAIDEN 1800
    Time: 12:20 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    7 Foogayzee   F: X5642
      B(11) W(57)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.30
    Sprinted nicely to narrowly miss last time out. Looks to have a maiden win coming soon and this is a good chance.
    Main Danger
    8 Mongolian Dynasty   F: 433
      B(6) W(57)
    Won
    Dividends : $3.00 $1.30
    Hasn't done much wrong to date, which includes consecutive third placings. Drawn better than the favourite so consider.
    Next Best
    1 Touch The Clouds   F: 44433
      B(12) W(58.5)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    Has been up for a while now but continues to run solid races. Drawing barrier 12 hurts but it is knocking on the door. Win chance.
    Include in Multis
    3 Ceardai   F: 6
      B(3) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Didn't have all the luck in the world on debut. Expecting better now and there is good money coming. Include for value.
    Longer Odds
    2 Yulong Lanson   F: 805X
      B(8) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
     ( T-  Kevin Myers )
    Always have time for the Yulong runners. Chance at upset odds.

    Remarks

    Open field in the first
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    Foogayzee is a chance

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 3.00
    Place1 8 $ 1.30
    Place2 1 $ 1.60
    Place3 7 $ 1.30
    Quinella 1:8 $ 6.70
    Trifecta 8:1:7 $ 25.00
    First4 8:1:7:3 $ 65.30
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 7, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 2 - KINLOCH TROPHY RACE 1200
    Time: 12:55 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    3 Willpower   F: 26X8X
      B(5) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.60 $1.90
    Good money coming for it. Had only the one run last campaign but has shown ability in the past and should go well.
    Main Danger
    4 Vibrato   F: 610X
      B(3) W(58)
    Looked good winning two back before disappointing last start. Better than that and the smallish field should help its chances.
    Next Best
    8 Riverfalls   F: 32941
      B(6) W(56)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Hit top gear when winning last start. Took some time to get that win and now it could kick on with it. The 3kg coming off its back helps.
    Include in Multis
    11 Akoya Pearl   F: 03865
      B(1) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Mubs Kareem )
    Long overdue a winning turn. Helped by the 4kg coming off its back and the inside draw. Should be improving significantly.
    Longer Odds
    9 Craftyaffair   F: 21784
      B(8) W(56)
     ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
    Worth including at the odds.

    Remarks

    Not much covering this field top to bottom
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    Willpower should run close

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 4.60
    Place1 3 $ 1.90
    Place2 12 $ 2.20
    Place3 6 $ 2.10
    Quinella 3:12 $ 14.00
    Trifecta 3:12:6 $ 170.90
    First4 3:12:6:8 $ 492.20
    Double 8/3+ $ 13.40

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    3, 4, 8, 9, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - STARLIGHT CINEMA CENTRE MAIDEN 1300
    Time: 1:30 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    12 Rail Queen   F: 33
      B(1) W(55)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    With the inside draw, Rail Queen could live up to its name. Hasn't done much wrong to date and gets its chance against an even field.
    Main Danger
    7 Jojo Roxx   F: X9355
      B(2) W(56.5)
    Drawn barrier two and it should be able to camp on the speed. Good enough to win this maiden and pay nice odds in the process.
    Next Best
    14 Sacred Caga   F:
      B(7) W(55)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.60
    On debut and it's in the right hands. Has shown form at the trials and carrying 55kg is a bonus. Chance.
    Include in Multis
    8 Let Me Tell Ya   F: 43394
      B(3) W(56.5)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Yet to be too far away from the prize. Is threatening to win a race and it has faced harder fields in the past. Consider.
    Longer Odds
    3 Namjong Namjong   F: 0000X
      B(8) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Mubs Kareem )
     ( T-  Glenn Old )
    Could turn its poor form around.

    Remarks

    Form should stack up out of this race
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    Rail Queen is a good bet

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 15 $ 3.20
    Place1 15 $ 1.40
    Place2 8 $ 1.50
    Place3 14 $ 2.60
    Quinella 8:15 $ 5.20
    Trifecta 15:8:14 $ 59.00
    First4 15:8:14:12 $ 139.20

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    3, 7, 8, 12, 14
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - GRAEME THOMSON ANTIQUE JEWELLERY MAIDEN 1400
    Time: 2:05 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    8 Brahma Sunset   F: 2
      B(5) W(55.5)
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.60 $1.20
    Nice effort on debut when running second at Hastings. Little wrong with that form and it has been nicely backed to score.
    Main Danger
    7 Starring Role   F: 0X224
      B(8) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
     ( T-  Glenn Old )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.30
    Has raced against some tough maiden fields throughout its career. The support is there and we wouldn't be surprised to see it win.
    Next Best
    9 Zouluminous   F: 35
      B(6) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.40
    Yet to be too far away in two runs to date. Gets right down in the weights and should be paying value odds.
    Include in Multis
    10 Azafran   F: 84846
      B(11) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    Needs a confidence boost but exiting maiden grades should be a realistic goal. Just needs some luck to go its way.
    Longer Odds
    13 Sweet Fields   F: 8X6
      B(2) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Better than what it has been showing. Include at odds.

    Remarks

    A few types in this could go on with it
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    Brahma Sunset is a live hope

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 2.60
    Place1 8 $ 1.20
    Place2 7 $ 1.30
    Place3 9 $ 2.40
    Quinella 7:8 $ 2.30
    Trifecta 8:7:9 $ 23.20
    First4 8:7:9:13 $ 90.30
    Double 15+/8 $ 8.30
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    7, 8, 9, 10, 13
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - VALACHI DOWNS 1400
    Time: 2:40 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    1 She's Not Bad   F: 17X65
      B(2) W(60.5)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.80 $2.20
    Better than what it has been showing this campaign. 3kg comes off its back and there is plenty of talent in those legs. Goes close.
    Main Danger
    5 Langkawi   F: 97549
      B(3) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Shaun McKay )
     ( T-  Peter McKay )
    Needs to turn some moderate performances around but it has ability on its day. Drawn well and it could go forward and go close.
    Next Best
    3 Shezathinka   F: 0X31X
      B(1) W(59)
     ( J-  Joe Kamaruddin )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.20
    Last-start winner which gets 4kg off its back. Gets the inside draw and punters are getting each-way odds. Tough to beat.
    Include in Multis
    2 Stand Tall   F: 46516
      B(4) W(59.5)
    Has been around the mark lately, which includes a win. Chance here.
    Longer Odds
    7 Honesty   F: 410X8
      B(6) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Doesn't always run up to its best level. However, it has ability.

    Remarks

    Great betting field to kick off the quaddie
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    She's Not Bad...exactly

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 3.80
    Place1 1 $ 2.20
    Place2 3 $ 3.20
    Quinella 1:3 $ 9.10
    Trifecta 1:3:5 $ 53.40
    First4 1:3:5:2 $ 227.20
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R5 (1) She's Not Bad(3) Shezathinka (5) Langkawi
    R6 (6) Its So Easy(11) Festivity
    R7 (1) Cutting Up Rough(5) Hay Tiger (8) Daytona Red
    R8 (2) Uncle Bro(3) Flourishing (7) Savastep (11) Petrabella
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    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 - J.SWAP CONTRACTORS LTD MAIDEN 1100
    Time: 3:14 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    11 Festivity   F:
      B(8) W(55)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Won
    Dividends : $1.50 $1.10
    Bred for speed and has shown that speed at the trials. The odds aren't appealing but it could boost multibet payouts.
    Main Danger
    6 Its So Easy   F: 4X3
      B(7) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
     ( T-  Glenn Old )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.40
    Better run for third last time out and it could continue running in that vein of form. Value chance.
    Next Best
    1 Snip   F: 420X2
      B(5) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Weight comes off its back and it looked good when second last time out. Drifting in the betting but it shouldn't be too far away.
    Include in Multis
    9 Aeroette   F: 0X555
      B(2) W(55)
    Three consecutive fifth placings in a row. 53kg on the back and the odds on offer are generous. Chance.
    Longer Odds
    2 Major Billy Lister   F: 02298
      B(10) W(58.5)
     ( T-  Bill Pomare )
    Has early speed and it should be right around the mark.

    Remarks

    Strong money coming for the favourite
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    Festivity is all the rage

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 11 $ 1.50
    Place1 11 $ 1.10
    Place2 7 $ 4.30
    Place3 6 $ 1.40
    Quinella 7:11 $ 16.30
    Trifecta 11:7:6 $ 66.50
    First4 11:7:6:3 $ 513.20
    Double 1+/11+ $ 5.80

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 6, 9, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - HARCOURTS TAUPO CUP WITH FASTTRACK $5K 2000
    Time: 3:49 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Cutting Up Rough   F: 12271
      B(1) W(60)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Bounced back to winning form last time out and getting the inside draw is ideal. Should prove tough to beat again.
    Main Danger
    5 Hay Tiger   F: 19153
      B(9) W(58)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
     ( T-  Glenn Old )
    Two wins from its last five starts. Rarely too far away from the prize and punters are getting good odds. Chance.
    Next Best
    8 Daytona Red   F: 461X3
      B(8) W(55.5)
    Needed the run last time out and it was a solid effort for third. Has upside and should be able to run close.
    Include in Multis
    13 Polzeath   F: 65613
      B(5) W(54)
     ( J-  Ryoya Kozaki )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.80
    Talented at best and carrying the light weight is a bonus. Nice odds and it's a recent winner. Win hope again.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    12 Soda   F: 11071
      B(10) W(54)
     ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
    Hugged the rail to win last start. Include for value.

    Remarks

    Many each-way chances in this
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    Cutting Up Rough could win again

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 9.70
    Place1 4 $ 2.90
    Place2 11 $ 3.60
    Place3 13 $ 2.80
    Quinella 4:11 $ 53.20
    Trifecta 4:11:13 $ 1042.00
    First4 4:11:13:2 $ 7106.30

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 5, 8, 12, 13
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 8 - FARMSOURCE-ECOLAB 1800
    Time: 4:29 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Uncle Bro   F: X0632
      B(6) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    Looks close to a win after posting two placings from its last two starts. The money is there and we're expecting a good run.
    Main Danger
    7 Savastep   F: 26X52
      B(4) W(56.5)
    Quality type which should have won more races than it has. Gets its chance here and despite the betting drift, it should go close.
    Next Best
    3 Flourishing   F: 5X343
      B(5) W(58)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.10 $1.60
    Getting closer to a win after two placings this season. Has been best-backed to win and that's a good sign.
    Include in Multis
    11 Petrabella   F: 7X206
      B(3) W(55.5)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    Not the most consistent type running around but the ability is there. Lighter weight should be ideal. Include.
    Longer Odds
    9 Torque Straight   F: X7519
      B(11) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Recent winner with upside.

    Remarks

    Quality field to close the card
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    Uncle Bro has upside

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 4.10
    Place1 3 $ 1.60
    Place2 2 $ 1.80
    Place3 11 $ 1.80
    Quinella 2:3 $ 12.50
    Trifecta 3:2:11 $ 86.10
    First4 3:2:11:7 $ 262.10
    Double 4/3 $ 25.00
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 3, 7, 9, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%