M2 Te Rapa – 17th August 2019

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M2 Te Rapa – 17th August 2019

M2: Te Rapa - 17th Aug, 2019

Start time:12:40 pm
Weather:Showery
Track:Slow9

Overview

Foxbridge Plate day with Te Akau Shark and Melody Belle the interest of the race

Day's "Best"

R1 (1) Because

Best "Each Way"

R4 (10) Polly Grey

Best "Roughie"

R8 (3) Saignon

Race 1 - MELBOURNE CUP AT TE RAPA 5TH NOVEMBER 1600
Time: 12:40 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
1 Because   F: 33242
  B(2) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Very honest who was unlucky three back. Slipped saddle two back and was very good last time. Looks a good bet to start the day
Main Danger
3 Drake Bay   F: X4573
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Been racing very well and with a fantastic run last start here. Looks a good chance again our best bet.
Next Best
2 Hunua Hank   F: 5X582
  B(8) W(58.5)
 ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
All three runs this prep have been good with a good second last start.
Include in Multis
4 Touch The Clouds   F: X4453
  B(11) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Been good this prep and his last start run for third was nice.
Longer Odds
10 Hey Soul Sister   F: 5
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
Made good ground on debut and will improve off that.

Remarks

First of this exciting race day
race-image
Wexford has a good chance to win the first

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 19.20
Place1 5 $ 4.60
Place2 1 $ 1.30
Place3 3 $ 1.70
Quinella 1:5 $ 20.90
Trifecta 5:1:3 $ 333.30
First4 5:1:3:7 $ 5257.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 4, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - RUGBY RACEDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2100
Time: 1:15 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
11 Easy Walking   F: 5X433
  B(7) W(55.5)
Improving off every run this prep. In good form will handle the track and will run a very good run.
Main Danger
5 Red John   F: 07517
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Upset winner two starts back. Not the worst run last start and back in grade will help
Next Best
1 Bak Da Master   F: 62422
  B(8) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Very consistent galloper who is never far from the money 14 starts 9 times in the first 3. Must include.
Include in Multis
6 Twin Spinner   F: 62413
  B(2) W(58.5)
In great form winning two back. Then backed up with a good placing in his next start.
Longer Odds
3 Pierian Spring   F: 66853
  B(11) W(59)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Placed
Dividend : $5.10
Good run last start here could run another blinder.

Remarks

Nice little staying field
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Danielle could get her first winner since her injury

Results

Race Dividends
Win 9 $ 27.90
Place1 9 $ 6.20
Place2 12 $ 5.70
Place3 3 $ 5.10
Quinella 9:12 $ 194.70
Trifecta 9:12:3 $ 5517.40
First4 9:12:3:4 $ 7998.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 5, 6, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - VALACHI DOWNS 2100
Time: 1:50 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Suliman   F: 77461
  B(8) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Won the BGP cup very well last start. Seems to like rain on the day and looks hard to beat.
Main Danger
3 Athena Baby   F: 6X832
  B(5) W(58.5)
 ( T-  John Bell )
Improving off every start this prep. Good second over 1800m behind Obsessive. Extra distance suits
Next Best
1 Bee Tee Junior   F: 45573
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
Was wide the trip last start but was very game. Top weight but looks a good chance in this.
Include in Multis
7 Lambrusco   F: 05811
  B(3) W(54.5)
Won
Dividends : $2.40 $1.60
Won his last two well. Jumping career on hold while he is going so well.
Longer Odds
5 Francis Drake   F: 8P754
  B(7) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Much better last two and could be the bolter here.

Remarks

Open class staying field
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Suliman looks good after winning last start

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 2.40
Place1 7 $ 1.60
Place2 6 $ 2.20
Quinella 6:7 $ 5.60
Trifecta 7:6:3 $ 35.80
First4 7:6:3:4 $ 219.60
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 5, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - SKYCITY HAMILTON 1600
Time: 2:27 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
10 Polly Grey   F: 15142
  B(6) W(54)
Won
Dividends : $4.30 $1.70
In great form this prep. Won well three back and next two behind No Loitering since. Very good run last start with no luck. Looks hard to beat
Main Danger
3 No Loitering   F: 84411
  B(10) W(58)
 ( J-  Erin Leighton )
 ( T-  Iain Marks )
Placed
Dividend : $1.40
Been excellent winning last two. Erin rides her well and could may it a hat trick.
Next Best
5 Crafty Jess   F: 27843
  B(5) W(56)
Been racing well enough lately. Nice run in open grade last start and dropping back in grade
Include in Multis
4 Irish Flame   F: 919X6
  B(8) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
This track could suit this galloper who is very good on his day. Will be fitter for that nice fresh up run.
Longer Odds
1 Andoyas   F: 73920
  B(9) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
In and out galloper who runs well for Craig Grylls. Top second two back with Craig. If he brings his best will go close.

Remarks

My best each way bet is a very good bet in my opinion
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Polly Grey can be winning

Results

Race Dividends
Win 10 $ 4.30
Place1 10 $ 1.70
Place2 8 $ 4.70
Place3 3 $ 1.40
Quinella 8:10 $ 34.50
Trifecta 10:8:3 $ 202.50
First4 10:8:3:4 $ 1029.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - VOLARE BREAD 1600
Time: 3:00 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Da Jin Shan   F: 7X631
  B(9) W(59)
Indicative Odds: $6.50
Loves heavy ground. Won well in the higher grade last time and the third was in the higher grade. Going up in weight but looks a top chance.
Main Danger
1 Beauty Star   F: 82441
  B(12) W(59)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Indicative Odds: $6.50
Finally broke maiden last start. Wouldn't surprise if he made it two in a row.
Next Best
8 Seductress   F: 0X212
  B(4) W(57)
 ( T-  Danica Guy )
Indicative Odds: $4.80
Been very honest this prep with a win and two seconds. Nice second after breaking maiden and will be near the lead which can help if the track is bias at Te Rapa
Include in Multis
4 Mr Incredibull   F: 05173
  B(2) W(58.5)
 ( T-  Chris Wood )
Indicative Odds: $8.00
Good win three back. Struggled in highweight but much better last time. Could run very well here.
Longer Odds
9 Heliberry   F: 0X013
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
 ( T-  Mark Forbes )
Indicative Odds: $11.00
Good winning her maiden and nice run at Taranaki for third. Could be the value runner here.

Remarks

First leg of the quaddie
race-image
Sam Collett in great form

Results

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (1) Beauty Star(2) Da Jin Shan (8) Seductress
R6 (2) Te Akau Shark(8) Melody Belle
R7 (2) Saint Croix(3) Tellyawhat (10) Chiquitita
R8 (4) Copper Mine(5) Prince Hareem (7) Crystallize (13) Supreme Heights
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - U S NAVY FLAG FOXBRIDGE PLATE (GROUP 2)
Time: 3:35 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Te Akau Shark   F: X111X
  B(11) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Indicative Odds: $2.00
NZ most exciting galloper. Hasn't raced his killing him in the Couplands in November. Trials were great and be on his way to Aussie after this to race the best.
Main Danger
8 Melody Belle   F: 0111X
  B(12) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Indicative Odds: $4.00
Five Group 1's last season. Won this last year. Trials only fair to her standard but can't dismiss a 6x G1 winner.
Next Best
1 Endless Drama   F: 42163
  B(2) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Indicative Odds: $8.50
Ending last campaign with terrific form winning the Easter in NZ and placed in Stradbroke. Trial was excellent
Include in Multis
7 Helena Baby   F: 11111
  B(10) W(58.5)
 ( T-  John Bell )
Indicative Odds: $4.20
Won his last five. Great winning Opunake Cup on testing ground. Facing the big timers now and on better ground will be interesting how he handles it.
Longer Odds
12 Malambo   F: X4431
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Indicative Odds: $34.00
Loves Te Rapa and in winning form. Could add value to trifecta's.

Remarks

The feature of the day and what a race we have
race-image
Te Akau have an excellent hand in the feature

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 7, 8, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - BCD GROUP 1200
Time: 4:10 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
10 Chiquitita   F: 13220
  B(10) W(57)
 ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
Freshened since failing at Ruakaka. Honest sprinting mare who has raced well here and should run a bold race
Main Danger
3 Tellyawhat   F: 8X396
  B(5) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Won
Dividends : $6.40 $2.20
Struggled on testing ground at Awapuni but runs at Te Rapa and Hastings were very good. Opie riding and a win would not surprise
Next Best
2 Saint Croix   F: X8471
  B(13) W(59.5)
Showed his talent winning last start. Second horse Wisdom Patch won his next start.
Include in Multis
5 Lock It In   F: 42454
  B(9) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Been racing well enough lately. Seems to struggled last 200m and will give you a good sight here.
Longer Odds
6 Nuclear Fusion   F: 43506
  B(4) W(58)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Better than her form reads and her best could see her in the finish here.

Remarks

Nice sprinting race
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Sam Weatherley could salute the judge

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 6.40
Place1 3 $ 2.20
Place2 7 $ 3.00
Place3 9 $ 2.80
Quinella 3:7 $ 21.90
Trifecta 3:7:9 $ 287.70
First4 3:7:9:11 $ 5702.50

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 5, 6, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - FOSTER MAINTAIN 1400
Time: 4:50 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
4 Copper Mine   F: 15225
  B(11) W(59)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Indicative Odds: $11.00
I was slightly disappointed last start but prior form was very good. Brings his best and looks a good chance
Main Danger
7 Crystallize   F: 35521
  B(9) W(58)
 ( J-  Masa Hashizume )
Indicative Odds: $3.80
Finished off a good run of form with a huge victory here last start. Gets in good at the weights with Masa on and another win would not surprise
Next Best
13 Supreme Heights   F: 0X511
  B(4) W(56)
Indicative Odds: $4.80
Easy winner last two starts at Rotorua on heavy ground. This track could be better than previous two wins but looks a talent.
Include in Multis
5 Prince Hareem   F: 50X47
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Indicative Odds: $6.50
Good galloper who fresh up run last prep was excellent. Amazing trial leading into this
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
3 Saignon   F: 43X14
  B(1) W(59)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Indicative Odds: $11.00
Good winner fresh up and was good in a tough race last start. Value runner.

Remarks

Last race of a very good day of racing
race-image
Copper Mine looks a good chance

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 4, 5, 7, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%