M2: TE AROHA – 25 AUGUST 2018

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M2: TE AROHA – 25 AUGUST 2018

M02: Te Aroha Races - 25th Aug, 2018

Start time:11:52 am
Weather:CLOUDY
Track:HEAVY11

Overview

Laekeeper may have been well beaten in the Grand National but he remains a firm favourite for the Pakuranga Hunt Hurdles. He has won five times at Te Aroha. Aussie jock Lee Horner fills in for Will Gordon on It's A Wonder

Day's "Best"

R8 (3) Resurrect

Best "Each Way"

R1 (4) Magic Ivan

Best "Roughie"

R4 (12) Napoleon

Race 1 - FLAIR AMATEUR RIDERS 1600 RATING 65 & JMPS
Time: 11:52 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
Emerald green, red sash & armbands
4 Magic Ivan   F: 38674
  B(6) W(68.5)
Won
Dividends : $3.30 $1.50
Massive last run middle day National Week. Enjoyed good streak of success this time last year.
Main Danger
Orange, navy blue & orange chequered sleeves & cap
7 Princess Raaj   F: 92037
  B(1) W(66.5)
Efforts vary but has best amateur aboard
Next Best
Peacock blue, red band, emerald green armbands & cap
2 Fort Knox   F: 20928
  B(2) W(70)
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Won an amateurs' race with Bailey Rogerson on last winter. Was nommed for bigger money race in Naki
Include in Multis
Scarlet & gold quarters, striped sleeves, quartered cap
10 Keen To Keeper   F: 65805
  B(3) W(66.5)
Linda Wheeler on. Interested? If not why not
Longer Odds
Black, white spots, gold armbands & cap
9 Into The Mystic   F: 80547
  B(4) W(66.5)
Schooled but jumps career on hold

Remarks

Gear changes: Barb Dwyer: Ear Covers Pre-Race off
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Bailey Rogerson

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 3.30
Place1 4 $ 1.50
Place2 2 $ 2.20
Place3 1 $ 2.20
Quinella 2,4 $ 13.10
Trifecta 4:2:1 $ 117.30
First4 4:2:1:8 $ 1099.20

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 7, 9, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - THE PATRONS MAIDEN HURDLE
Time: 12:27 | Distance: 3100m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Emerald green, white sash, gold sleeves, emerald green cap
3 The Other Half   F: 62246
  B(6) W(68)
 ( J-  Shaun Phelan )
Won
Dividends : $5.10 $1.40
Usually a safe jumper but bungled one last start, putting him out of business. Main dangers today scr. Just has to stand up to win
Main Danger
Grey, pink braces & armbands, pink cap
12 Zac Brown   F: 00446
  B(1) W(68)
 ( J-  Aaron Kuru )
Done the necessary schooling for hurdles debut. Owned by All Black great Gary Knight
Next Best
Claret,gold diamonds,claret,royal blue & gold hooped sleeves,royal blue & claret qtd cap
1 Cashel   F: 8P052
  B(2) W(68)
 ( J-  Matthew Cropp )
Third hurdles Riccarton out of the blue. Has Wheeler unearthed another young hurdler with potential? You'd hope so. Flat career was on life support.
Include in Multis
Red, royal blue sleeves, emerald green armbands, red cap
11 Wilijonmcbride   F: 83007
  B(7) W(68)
 ( J-  Shaun Fannin )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
No sign of jumps trials but Rogersons do educate them well.
Longer Odds
White, red Maltese Cross, striped sleeves, red cap
6 I'm Bronson   F: 89L87
  B(8) W(68)
Tough horse to ride, says veteran trainer. Buddy Lammas is the man in form

Remarks

Stipe Comment: ZAC BROWN - failed to handle heavy 11 last start, says jock
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Phelan

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 5.10
Place1 3 $ 1.40
Place2 11 $ 1.90
Place3 5 $ 2.40
Quinella 3,11 $ 15.10
Trifecta 3:11:5 $ 201.90
First4 3:11:5:6 $ 764.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 6, 11, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - PAKURANGA HUNT LANDOWNERS MAIDEN HURDLE
Time: 1:02 | Distance: 3100m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Canary, red spots, white armbands & cap
7 El Luchador   F: X6114
  B(2) W(68)
 ( J-  Shaun Fannin )
Confidence soaring as he attacks hurdles first time. Had couple of trials. Gun rider will give every chance
Main Danger
Dark blue & orange hoops, orange sleeves & cap
12 Raisedinasandpit   F: 05550
  B(4) W(66)
 ( J-  Emily Farr )
Placed
Dividend : $3.10
Won 3 on flat here. Hurdling could do with a polish. One of the best jumps jocks will see to that that
Next Best
Red, royal blue sleeves, emerald green armbands, red cap
9 Gallante   F: 37605
  B(8) W(68)
 ( J-  Aaron Kuru )
Won
Dividends : $7.20 $2.00
Winner of $2mil finds himself in a maiden hurdle. Wow!
Include in Multis
Grey, pink braces & armbands, pink cap
2 El Bayardo   F: 37633
  B(7) W(68)
$2.80 fav last Sunday but leaden-footed when winner made lightning move.
Longer Odds
Pink, red striped sleeves, pink cap
3 Defer   F: 75P64
  B(1) W(68)
 ( J-  Toni Moki (3) )
Brave frontrunning tactics here last start faltered. Worth trying again.

Remarks

Gear changes: Mr Doole: Blinkers on
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Brooks

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 7.20
Place1 9 $ 2.00
Place2 12 $ 3.10
Place3 5 $ 3.20
Quinella 9,12 $ 41.90
Trifecta 9:12:5 $ 628.70
First4 9:12:5:2 $ 3974.90
Double 3/9 $ 15.40
DBL conc 3/12 $ 18.00
Treble 4/3/9 $ 107.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 7, 9, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - CORSON MAIZE OPEN HURDLE
Time: 1:37 | Distance: 3100m | Prize $50000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Tangerine, lime green spots (b&f) & sleeves, tangerine armbands, lime green cap with tangerine spots
3 Laekeeper   F: 11512
  B(2) W(66)
 ( J-  Emily Farr )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Well beaten in Grand National but nothing was going to deny Jackfrost that day. Won 5 races here
Main Danger
Canary, red spots, white armbands & cap
11 El Disparo   F: X0412
  B(1) W(65)
 ( J-  Shaun Fannin )
Paying $8. The field has fallen away but deserves to be shorter. Looks a natural
Next Best
Light blue, dark blue horseshoes, striped sleeves, dark blue cap
1 Zedeedudadeeko   F: 7P156
  B(3) W(69)
 ( J-  Charlie Studd )
Too strong Wgtn Hurdles, hit fence last start. Gets everythIng right and he will be hard to hold out
Include in Multis
Scarlet & white stripes, scarlet sleeves, gold arm bands & cap
7 Bigredmoon   F: 05211
  B(5) W(65)
 ( J-  Gary Walsh )
Lammas off this one to ride Napoleon. Would have come down to toss of crown surely
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
Purple, gold chevrons & cap
12 Napoleon   F: 21862
  B(8) W(65)
 ( J-  Buddy Lammas )
Won maiden hurdle by 7l here in early winter.

Remarks

Stipe Comment: ZEDEEDUDADEEKO - Made firm contact with fence near 600m.
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Laekeeper

Results

Race Dividends
Win 13 $ 59.90
Place1 13 $ 9.30
Place2 3 $ 1.30
Place3 14 $ 4.10
Quinella 3,13 $ 70.40
Trifecta 13:3:14 $ 3216.30
First4 13:3:14:10 $ 4097.30

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 7, 11, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - WADE EQUINE COACHES 1600
Time: 2:12 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $35000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Gold, light green diamonds, sleeves & cap
2 Pacorus   F: 38746
  B(3) W(58)
Been 18 months since he last carried 55kgs. That and a drop back to mile could just pave the way for a form rebound
Main Danger
Lime green, black seams (body & sleeves) & lime green cap with black seams
3 Bee Tee Junior   F: 146X7
  B(4) W(57)
Placed
Dividend : $2.60
Won a cheque every race here. Mile Ok second up but best with a staying trip
Next Best
Scarlet, gold stars, royal blue sleeves, scarlet & gold quartered cap
5 Waipipi Lad   F: 24434
  B(5) W(54)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
9 - running out of time to boost retirement fund.
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Insufficient Runners

Remarks

Stipe Comment: WAIPIPI LAD - Raced keenly when being restrained early to middle stages
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Kate Cowan

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 6.00
Place1 4 $ 2.80
Place2 3 $ 2.60
Quinella 3,4 $ 13.30
Trifecta 4:3:5 $ 82.40
First4 4:3:5:2 $ 177.50
Double 13/4 $ 97.50
DBL conc 13/3 $ 67.90
Quaddie 3/9/13/4 $ 10435.10

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 HARE'S CHOICE MAIDEN STEEPLECHASE
Time: 2:47 | Distance: 3500m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Emerald green, red sash & armbands
4 Mesmerize   F: 05222
  B(6) W(68)
 ( J-  Isaac Lupton )
What a busy few weeks. Two races Riccarton, one Wanganui. Seeking first steeples win before winter runs its course
Main Danger
Emerald green, purple band, light blue sleeves & emerald green cap
3 Kiddo   F: 30235
  B(10) W(68)
 ( J-  Shaun Fannin )
Took on Grand National without having won a hurdles. Myers works in mysterious ways.
Next Best
Gold, navy blue cap
2 Delacroix   F: 44237
  B(3) W(68)
 ( J-  Shaun Phelan )
 ( T-  J, & K Parsons )
Talk about doing things back to front. Competed in Grand National, now back in North seeking maiden chase win
Include in Multis
Lime green& buttercup chequers, lime green sleeves & cap
12 Fast Catch   F: 65744
  B(4) W(68)
 ( J-  Emily Farr )
2 jumps wins here. Competitive but those catches just won't stick these days. 6 yr-old having 5th start.
Longer Odds
Grey, pink braces & armbands, pink cap
6 Coconut   F: 8X983
  B(9) W(68)
 ( J-  Aaron Kuru )
Kuru made a big difference last start

Remarks

Few of these have been maiden chasers for a while now
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Lupton

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 9.40
Place1 1 $ 3.00
Place2 7 $ 4.00
Place3 5 $ 4.80
Quinella 1,7 $ 51.10
Trifecta 1:7:5 $ 1760.90
First4 1:7:5:13 $ 4953.80
Treble 13/4/1 $ 2004.90

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R6 (3) Kiddo(4) Mesmerize (12) Fast Catch
R7 (1) The Big Opal(2) Thenamesbond (5) Perry Mason
R8 (2) Dougie(3) Resurrect
R9 (1) Switch In Time(5) Deluxe Edition (6) My Gift
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 4, 6, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - BRIDGES INSURANCE SERVICES PAKURANGA HUNT CUP
Time: 3:28 | Distance: 4200m | Prize $50000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Emerald green, purple band, light blue sleeves & emerald green cap
1 The Big Opal   F: 51933
  B(7) W(69)
 ( J-  Shaun Fannin )
Jock is pumped: "It looks an open race - there's no standout anyway. He's probably the class horse in the field. He should be right there in the running to have a shot at them, so we'd like to think he'll go close."
Main Danger
Red, black band, red cap
5 Perry Mason   F: 1F121
  B(8) W(65)
 ( J-  Aaron Kuru )
Won
Dividends : $3.60 $1.80
Come of age as jumper this winter. The mistiming appears to have gone. Paul Nelson needs a new chaser
Next Best
Turquoise, black & gold striped sleeves, black cap
2 Thenamesbond   F: 5511F
  B(9) W(67.5)
 ( J-  Matthew Cropp )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Fell early last start. Course specialist - won 10 of 19.
Include in Multis
Emerald green, red sash & armbands
7 Our Jackson   F: 44212
  B(6) W(65)
 ( J-  Isaac Lupton )
Good, bad and ugly season for Connors. This rapid riser is one of the good stories.
Longer Odds
Gold, purple spots, gold & purple hooped sleeves gold cap
9 Venerate   F: 733L4
  B(10) W(65)
 ( J-  Shaun Phelan )
Master horseman has kept in cotton wool for past 6 weeks. Leaving it late to prove he's up to matching leading chasers.

Remarks

Stipe Comment: THENAMESBOND - Put in poor jump at second fence and fell
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The Big Opal

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 3.60
Place1 5 $ 1.80
Place2 6 $ 2.60
Place3 2 $ 1.90
Quinella 5,6 $ 14.00
Trifecta 5:6:2 $ 139.10
First4 5:6:2:11 $ 2142.70
Double 1/5 $ 22.20
DBL conc 1/6 $ 25.70

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - DUNSTAN FEEDS 1200 RATING 82
Time: 4:03 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $30000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
Purple & white stars (body & sleeves), purple cap with white stars
3 Resurrect   F: 8X532
  B(5) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Gave Julius a shakeup last start. Won and placed on course
Main Danger
Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, emerald green armbands & cap
2 Dougie   F: X3218
  B(2) W(60)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
On home course with rescheduling. Hit and run to Sydney didn't work out
Next Best
Black, gold epaulettes, striped sleeves, black cap with gold seams
5 Midnight Runner   F: X7121
  B(4) W(55.5)
Trackwork rider given chance to show his wares.
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Emerald green, black epaulettes, emerald green sleeves and red cap
4 Break My Stride   F: 1916X
  B(6) W(58.5)
Resuming but has had a trial. Has won on course.

Remarks

Stipe Comment: ELUSIVE TREASURE - Raced wide without cover, lay in under pressure when struck with whip having to be steadied away from heels 300m
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Lammas

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 13.90
Place1 6 $ 5.20
Place2 3 $ 2.00
Quinella 3,6 $ 25.60
Trifecta 6:3:5 $ 172.00
First4 6:3:5:4 $ 1135.80

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 9 - FENCEWORKS NZ RURAL 1600 RATING 72
Time: 4:38 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Orange & white quarters, white sleeves, orange cap
6 My Gift   F: 0X363
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
Won
Dividends : $3.30 $2.10
Hong Kong import been steady rather than spectacular. Senior back on today
Main Danger
Dark blue, gold striped sleeves & cap
1 Switch In Time   F: X1116
  B(1) W(60)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Much too dry Ruakaka last start. Perfect conditions today. Could be another one for Tiley.
Next Best
Cream, red stars, cream sleeves, red cap
5 Deluxe Edition   F: 04514
  B(6) W(58)
Been ridden by a few apprentices. Latest one doing the business. Eases back in class today with weight down to 53kg.
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Red, royal blue sleeves, emerald green armbands, red cap
2 Staccato   F: 0X765
  B(5) W(59.5)
Was 5th last time but only just over a length off winner. Longer trip will help too.

Remarks

Stipe Comment: MY GIFT - Crowded and hampered leaving the barriers losing ground
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John Mason

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 3.30
Place1 6 $ 2.10
Place2 8 $ 5.90
Place6 3,13,14/3,4/1,5,7/2,5,6/3,6/6, $ 4993.80
Quinella 6,8 $ 28.20
Trifecta 6:8:1 $ 124.50
First4 6:8:1:2 $ 362.30
Double 6/6 $ 41.20
DBL conc 6/8 $ 28.40
Treble 5/6/6 $ 213.30
Quaddie 1/5/6/6 $ 3396.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
Insufficient Runners
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%