M2 Tauranga – 16th March 2019

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M2 Tauranga – 16th March 2019

M2: Tauranga - 16th Mar, 2019

Start time:12:45 pm
Weather:Showery
Track:Dead4

Overview

Not huge fields but it should be a good day of racing in the BOP

Day's "Best"

R5 (3) Raposa Rapida

Best "Each Way"

R6 (4) Ronchi

Best "Roughie"

R4 (1) Roll The Gold

Race 1 - FORMPRO/BGP FOUNDATION BEAT THE CLOCK 1200
Time: 12:45 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 All Paid Up   F:
  B(4) W(58)
Won
Dividends : $2.20 $1.50
Looked good at the trials and the breeding suggests it'll hit the ground running. Gets a claim and that's going to help.
Main Danger
6 Shipshape   F: X7244
  B(6) W(56)
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Hasn't been too far away of late and the Go Racing colours have been flying high lately. Experience counts so include it in win selections.
Next Best
3 Palamedes   F: 4528X
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Returns after a solid campaign last time in work. Showed good ability and drawing the inside suits around this circuit.
Include in Multis
7 Niche   F:
  B(2) W(56)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
On debut and there's enough support to suggest it could win.
Longer Odds
1 The Revenant   F: 4408X
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Not quite Oscar winning material but still a chance of going well at odds.

Remarks

The debutante holds the aces
race-image
They're off at Tauranga

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 2.20
Place1 2 $ 1.50
Place2 6 $ 2.00
Quinella 2:6 $ 5.10
Trifecta 2:6:3 $ 16.90
First4 2:6:3:4 $ 75.20
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - ALL FROCKED UP GIRLS 1200
Time: 1:20 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Bolt From The Blue   F: 126X
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Won
Dividends : $2.20 $1.50
Has class as shown when winning last campaign. Took on some tough company last start and it looks well-placed to score fresh up here.
Main Danger
6 Cenghar   F: 1
  B(6) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Nothing wrong with its debut win at Te Rapa. Scored narrowly but did enough and it will only benefit from that run.
Next Best
3 Eridani   F: 214X2
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Went close last start and the 3kg claim will help nicely here. Drawn to get a sit behind the leaders and strike late.
Include in Multis
4 Bella Pronto   F: 677X1
  B(2) W(55.5)
Put aside some fairly average form last preparation to win last start. Could be heading in the right direction so stick with it.
Longer Odds
2 Way Above   F: 85331
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
 ( T-  Steven Cole )
Placed
Dividend : $4.90
Last start winner which is over the odds here. Inside draw and likely to push forward.

Remarks

One of the better form races of the day
race-image
Bolt looks a standout chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 2.20
Place1 1 $ 1.50
Place2 2 $ 4.90
Quinella 1:2 $ 11.30
Trifecta 1:2:6 $ 75.90
First4 1:2:6:7 $ 361.90
Trifecta - Selected!

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%

Race 3 - MILLS REEF WINERY AND RESTAURANT 1200
Time: 1:55 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Chicane   F: X1525
  B(3) W(56)
Won
Dividends : $3.20 $1.70
Two-time winner on this track and it saves its best for Tauranga. 53kg on the back is a big bonus and it should be tough to hold out.
Main Danger
1 Temple Tiger   F: 2233X
  B(5) W(59)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Resuming here after a solid campaign, which included four consecutive placings. Gets weight off the back and everything helps.
Next Best
6 Dama Zorro   F: 70221
  B(1) W(54)
Placed
Dividend : $2.80
Nice win at Te Rapa last start and the drop back in distance shouldn't be a worry. Past winner on this track and the inside draw is ideal.
Include in Multis
2 Cinematic   F: 140X8
  B(7) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Twice placed on this track and has been unlucky not to win one. Gets its best chance here and it will get back and storm home late.
Longer Odds
7 Memories Only   F: 59428
  B(4) W(54)
 ( J-  Rogan Norvall )
 ( T-  Linda Laing )
Helped by the light weight and it placed at its only Tauranga start, so there is upside.

Remarks

This will be a fast-run affair
race-image
Chicane should go close

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 3.20
Place1 3 $ 1.70
Place2 6 $ 2.80
Quinella 3:6 $ 7.80
Trifecta 3:6:4 $ 47.10
First4 3:6:4:7 $ 193.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - GRACE TEAM ACCOUNTING 1400
Time: 2:30 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
4 Espresso Martini   F: 21150
  B(3) W(57.5)
Won
Dividends : $2.70 $1.40
Didn't fire in the Group 1 at Trentham but that was to be expected. Form prior looks good for this and although it's facing older horses, it can muster enough to win.
Main Danger
3 Poker Face   F: 8132X
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Doesn't usually fire in a fresh state but that could change here. Has been nicely backed throughout the week and that's a good sign.
Next Best
5 Stacey Ann   F: 48220
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Didn't fire last start but form prior was good. Looks likely to contest for the win.
Include in Multis
2 Libretti   F: 9X331
  B(2) W(59)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Comes into this after winning at Otaki. Yet to race on this track but it's one that should suit. Might go forward and be tough to catch.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
1 Roll The Gold   F: 57264
  B(4) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Tegan Newman )
Placed
Dividend : $3.00
Battling efforts of late but this distance is ideal so consider.

Remarks

Even field with plenty of nice types engaged
race-image
Expresso Martini is a quick-shot of class

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 2.70
Place1 4 $ 1.40
Place2 5 $ 1.50
Place3 1 $ 3.00
Quinella 4:5 $ 7.30
Trifecta 4:5:1 $ 86.70
First4 4:5:1:9 $ 322.50
Treble 1+/3+/4+ $ 28.00
Quaddie 2+/1+/3+/4+ $ 71.00
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - MAURICE TRAPP GROUP 1400
Time: 3:06 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
3 Raposa Rapida   F: 26322
  B(8) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Won
Dividends : $2.20 $1.20
Knocking loudly on the door of a win and it should go close again here. Looked the winner at Ellerslie before being run down late. Easier here.
Main Danger
2 Iffindoubt   F: 02754
  B(4) W(59.5)
Hasn't won for awhile and that's the concern, but it looks well placed for this. Placed at its only Tauranga start so include.
Next Best
4 White Shield   F: 8X202
  B(7) W(59)
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Has been indicating a win isn't far away with two recent second placings. Suited here so include in win bets.
Include in Multis
1 Bruegel   F: 95452
  B(1) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
 ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
Getting warmer this season but it does struggle to put it all together. Wouldn't be ruling out its chances off the inside.
Longer Odds
6 Lala Land   F: 9X354
  B(9) W(58.5)
Not too far behind the winners of late. Include for value.

Remarks

Even field to kick off the quaddie
race-image
Raposa Rapida could break through

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 2.20
Place1 3 $ 1.20
Place2 9 $ 4.10
Place3 4 $ 2.00
Quinella 3:9 $ 21.80
Trifecta 3:9:4 $ 201.40
First4 3:9:4:7 $ 1829.00

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (2) Iffindoubt(3) Raposa Rapida (4) White Shield
R6 (2) All Roads(3) Rangipo (4) Ronchi (11) Hanger
R7 (3) Calligraphy(5) King's Cross (7) Inscription
R8 (1) Jimmy Rocket(2) Narvick (6) Diamondsandbubbles (7) Misstumut
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

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%

Race 6 - TAURANGA VETS 1400
Time: 3:48 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
4 Ronchi   F: 85062
  B(6) W(57)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Looked the winner at Ellerslie when bursting home at big odds. Shorter in the market here and it could return to winning form.
Main Danger
11 Hanger   F: 2X103
  B(8) W(54)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Has been taking on some tough fields and has come through it well enough. Talented and carrying 51kg makes it a dangerous type.
Next Best
2 All Roads   F: 344X5
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( T-  Cody Cole )
Has experience in Australia and has the ability to take this out. Two starts on this track for a win and a placing. Top chance.
Include in Multis
3 Rangipo   F: 414X7
  B(9) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Just struggling to find its best form post-Derby. Worked home nicely last start and Rangipo at its best would take this field.
Longer Odds
1 Sultan Of Swing   F: P2170
  B(11) W(60)
Always capable of producing an upset.

Remarks

Great race, great field. Plenty of value throughout.
race-image
Ronchi is a classy type

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 5.00
Place1 7 $ 2.00
Place2 11 $ 1.60
Place3 6 $ 2.80
Quinella 7:11 $ 8.60
Trifecta 7:11:6 $ 118.80
First4 7:11:6:4 $ 501.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 4, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - PACIFIC STONE KITCHEN AND VANITY BENCHTOPS 1600
Time: 4:22 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Calligraphy   F: X2435
  B(1) W(59.5)
Runs best on this track with five starts for two wins. The small field helps its chances and we're expecting a tidy effort once again.
Main Danger
5 King's Cross   F: 21443
  B(5) W(56)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Has more ability than most in this field and just needs to show it more consistently. 53kg helps and it should be bounding home late.
Next Best
7 Inscription   F: X2144
  B(3) W(54)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Won
Dividends : $8.30 $2.60
Goes well on this track and it could give the two favourites something to think about. Nice odds on offer.
Include in Multis
2 Sasanof's Hero   F: 55594
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Reese Jones )
 ( T-  Jim Collett )
Out of form a touch but a winning run is never far away with this runner. Big weight but consider.
Longer Odds
4 Cutting Up Rough   F: 62515
  B(2) W(57)
 ( J-  Nafish Alam )
Apprentice claim could bring it into contention.

Remarks

Two well-backed runners in this market
race-image
Calligraphy could write its name in the winning books

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 8.30
Place1 7 $ 2.60
Place2 5 $ 1.30
Quinella 5:7 $ 6.80
Trifecta 7:5:8 $ 176.60
First4 7:5:8:3 $ 338.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 4, 5, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - WORLDS END BAR AND RESTAURANT FREE BUS 2100
Time: 5:02 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Jimmy Rocket   F: 16645
  B(7) W(59)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Has been a little expensive to follow this season but the talent is there. Gets some weight off and every little bit helps.
Main Danger
6 Diamondsandbubbles   F: 42515
  B(4) W(56.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Nice winner two back and wasn't overly disappointing last start. Better suited here and is worth including.
Next Best
7 Misstumut   F: 09721
  B(3) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
 ( T-  Ben Ropiha )
Won
Dividends : $3.20 $1.30
Scored effortless by six lengths at Pukekohe last start. Has obvious ability and that break through could have seen it turn the corner.
Include in Multis
2 Narvick   F: 0X760
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
 ( T-  Steven Cole )
Needs a confidence boost but this could be the race for it. Drawn well and conditions should suit.
Longer Odds
3 Ohthoserussians   F: 02170
  B(5) W(58)
Always a chance with the right run.

Remarks

Should be a competitive end to the card
race-image
Jimmy Rocket could blast off

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 3.20
Place1 7 $ 1.30
Place2 6 $ 1.80
Place3 1 $ 1.90
Place6 3+,6/1,4+,5/3+,4,9/6,7,11+/5+,7/1,6,7+ $ 11.70
Quinella 6:7 $ 5.60
Trifecta 7:6:1 $ 33.00
First4 7:6:1:11 $ 413.60
Treble 7/7/7+ $ 184.90
Quaddie 3+/7/7/7+ $ 604.10
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%