M2: TE RAPA – 18 AUGUST 2018

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M2: TE RAPA – 18 AUGUST 2018

M02: Te Rapa Races - 18th Aug, 2018

Start time:12:45 pm
Weather:FINE
Track:SLOW9

Overview

Group racing for the season kicks off with the Foxbridge Plate the launching pad. And the plate is full to overflowing with class. Te Akau parades its star recruit War Affair.

Day's "Best"

R2 (6) Alvins Dream

Best "Each Way"

R4 (4) Van Diamond

Best "Roughie"

R6 (11) Francaletta

Race 1 - LOWE SCHOLLUM JONES 2100 OPN HCP
Time: 12:45 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $35000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Pink, white epaulettes, pink sleeves with white chevron & cuffs, pink cap & white pom pom
4 Jochen Rindt   F: 82243
  B(5) W(54)
Won
Dividends : $2.50 $1.40
Still got plenty of bite on the flat but when's he going to start a jumping career? Won a trial in good fashion last month.
Main Danger
Maroon, lime green braces & sleeves, quartered cap
5 Athena Baby   F: 06551
  B(2) W(54)
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Easy winner here when last raced. Hong Kong import who proved he can handle wet ground.
Next Best
White & orange hoops, white sleeves, orange cap
6 Youwantmore   F: 67423
  B(3) W(54)
 ( J-  Bridget Grylls )
Had a very busy winter but keeps turning up for a cheque.
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Insufficient Runners

Remarks

Gear changes: Assign (IRE): Nasal Strip on
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Jochen Rindt

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 2.50
Place1 4 $ 1.40
Place2 5 $ 1.60
Quinella 4,5 $ 2.70
Trifecta 4:5:6 $ 8.00
First4 4:5:6:1 $ 15.10
Trifecta - Selected!

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 2 - MELVILLE UNDER 85'S 1600 RATING 65
Time: 1:20 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
White, pink spots (b&f) & cap
6 Alvins Dream   F: 36673
  B(8) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Trudy Thornton )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Winner on debut here. Lived on crumbs since but the money was on last start and he produced best run for sometime.
Main Danger
Peacock blue, white sashes, red cap
8 Thee Old Cougar   F: 614
  B(3) W(57)
It was mission accomplished when this well bred mare went to CD in search of breakthrough win. Back-up run was good
Next Best
Turquoise, black hooped sleeves, black band, quartered cap
3 Tweedledee   F: 95741
  B(5) W(59)
Tweedledumb he's not. Likely leader. Much stronger this prep.
Include in Multis
Orange & white quarters, white sleeves, orange cap
2 My Gift   F: 60X36
  B(4) W(59)
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Hong Kong import who has made fair start to NZ career. Drops a grade
Longer Odds
Emerald green, white diamond stripe on sleeves, emerald green cap
1 De Gaulle   F: 07X36
  B(6) W(59.5)
Won
Dividends : $8.20 $2.50
Part-owned by Ken Rutherford and rugby caller Nisbo. At 7 I thought he would have been in richer class than 65.

Remarks

Gear changes: King's Secret: Lugging Bit off, Tongue Control Bit on, Blinkers on, Tongue Tie on
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Forbes

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 8.20
Place1 1 $ 2.50
Place2 6 $ 1.80
Place3 2 $ 1.60
Quinella 1,6 $ 23.40
Trifecta 1:6:2 $ 151.10
First4 1:6:2:9 $ 1297.70
Double 4/1 $ 11.00
DBL conc 4/6 $ 4.10
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 6, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - GORDON BREWSTERS 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 1600 RATING 82
Time: 1:55 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $30000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Gold, light green diamonds, sleeves & cap
1 Roc de Bank   F: 01354
  B(8) W(60)
Runs best races here (won 4, 7 placings). Today's 4 claimer in better form to the one he's replaced
Main Danger
Aqua, hot pink diamond band, aqua sleeves with hot pink diamonds down sleeves, pink cap with aqua seams
5 Angel In Bluejeans   F: 4100X
  B(6) W(55)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Kicking off for spring. Wouldn't want it worse than dead. Made good gains for new trainer.
Next Best
Scarlet, gold stars, royal blue sleeves, scarlet & gold quartered cap
3 Waipipi Lad   F: 82443
  B(1) W(59)
Been schooling but struggling to recapture winning touch. 4 claimer kept on
Include in Multis
White, mauve spots & cap
7 Trueman   F: X0052
  B(5) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Up in grade. Very gritty last start but finally went under to classy import
Longer Odds
Yellow, black diamonds (b&f), purple hooped sleeves, yellow cap
2 He's Cavalier   F: 43532
  B(3) W(59)
 ( T-  Hatton, James )
Jock chosen him over topweight. This one's been good to her

Remarks

Gear changes: Angel In Bluejeans: Approved Plates (Hind) off, Bar Plates (Front) off, Approved Plates on
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Chris Wood

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 14.30
Place1 6 $ 4.00
Place2 8 $ 3.50
Place3 7 $ 1.60
Quinella 6,8 $ 57.30
Trifecta 6:8:7 $ 581.90
First4 6:8:7:3 $ 4171.70

Betting Suggestions


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 4 - KILTANNON STABLES MAIDEN 1600
Time: 2:32 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
White, lime green & white chequered yoke, black & lime green stylised logo (b&f), black sleeves with white logo name, lime cap
4 Van Diamond   F: X4833
  B(1) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Placed twice here in slow. In trouble if it rains some more, one to beat if it doesn't. Worked very well Thursday. Matt Cameron succeeds apprentice
Main Danger
Turquoise, red horseshoe (b&f) & cap
3 Taimanu   F: 9X334
  B(10) W(58.5)
Noteworthy for stout-hearted finishes. Goes very close first time over mile. Blinkers on
Next Best
Yellow, hot pink stars (b&f), hooped sleeves & cap
13 So Wicked   F: 532
  B(6) W(56.5)
Won
Dividends : $3.10 $1.60
Definitely a comer on what shown so far. Dam won 6 and thrived as stayer
Include in Multis
Peacock blue, white sashes, red cap
5 Thee Auld Cruizer   F: 05736
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Dam was super, banking $200,000. Battled from wide draw last start
Longer Odds
White, red diamonds & sleeves, white cap
9 Deucalion   F: 9X766
  B(16) W(58.5)
Not far from stepping up to the mark. Up 200m today. Sure to progress the further he goes. Blinkers remain

Remarks

Stipe Comment: DEUCALION - Began awkwardly shifting out abruptly.
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Crawford

Results

Race Dividends
Win 13 $ 3.10
Place1 13 $ 1.60
Place2 4 $ 1.80
Place3 14 $ 3.40
Quinella 4,13 $ 6.20
Trifecta 13:4:14 $ 90.60
First4 13:4:14:5 $ 674.80
Double 6/13 $ 30.70
DBL conc 6/4 $ 16.00
Treble 1/6/13 $ 299.80
Quaddie 4/1/6/13 $ 921.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 4, 5, 9, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - MELVILLE SISTERS CLUB RUGBY CHAMPIONS 1400 RATING 72
Time: 3:05 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Cerise & french grey hoops, hooped sleeves & cerise cap
4 Imblaze   F: 41161
  B(4) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Fixed odds price generous. Undoubted mudlark who just runs for the claimer.
Main Danger
Tangerine, royal blue stars & striped sleeves, tangerine cap
7 Gris Dame   F: 3540X
  B(8) W(57)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
Yet to display true potential, no form in wet but likely to go start as favourite. Needs the work with richer races just around the corner
Next Best
Gold, royal blue diamonds, arm bands & quartered cap
6 So Much Mour   F: 52201
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Terrific win in deteriorating conditions here fortnight back. Grade rise shouldn't bother
Include in Multis
Pink, black hooped sleeves & sash, pink & black quartered cap
5 Ohceedee   F: 14612
  B(6) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Spike in form has come with racing in dead footing at Ruakaka. Fingers crossed in worse.
Longer Odds
Royal blue & white hoops, grey sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap
1 Felaar   F: 2312X
  B(5) W(59.5)
Boy is he going to be a star in the staying ranks this summer. Don't know about 1400m fresh-up in slow footing.

Remarks

Te Akau on Gris Dame: ''Has the ability to prove competitive if appreciative of the course at her first race day attempt.''
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Tegan Newman

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 20.30
Place1 3 $ 4.60
Place2 4 $ 1.70
Place3 5 $ 1.70
Quinella 3,4 $ 48.10
Trifecta 3:4:5 $ 435.70
First4 3:4:5:8 $ 4542.90

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (4) Imblaze(6) So Much Mour (7) Gris Dame
R6 (3) Close Up(6) Julius (10) New York Minute (13) Melody Belle
R7 (1) Aligns With Me(4) Nuttee (6) Swissilicious
R8 (2) Divine Duke(4) Gabriel (9) Pearlescence
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 5, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - LISA CHITTICK FOXBRIDGE PLATE WFA
Time: 3:40 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $100000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Buttercup,emerald green diamonds,striped sleeves & hooped cap
3 Close Up   F: 127X4
  B(11) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Grant Cooksley )
Just failed to beat Underthemoonlight last year. Trainer has two in the race but feels he's a better ride for an old mate.
Main Danger
Maroon, lime green braces & sleeves, quartered cap
6 Julius   F: 111X1
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
As the weather worsened, class got him home in first race for season. A happy horse, has improved, says trainer. He must he anxious for drier track all the same.
Next Best
Orange, emerald green Maltese Cross & sleeves, orange armbands, emerald green cap
10 New York Minute   F: 5X111
  B(3) W(56.5)
Jockey change puts streak under threat. Allpress replaced after showing commitment to Tarzino Trophy rival. She knows him so well after winning six times on him.
Include in Multis
Tangerine, royal blue stars, white sash with royal blue logo Fortuna (b&f), royal blue & tangerine striped sleeves & quartered cap
13 Melody Belle   F: 6159X
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
Won
Dividends : $9.40 $3.00
Te Akau thrilled with trial here month back. Proved she can handle wet ground
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
Apple green, dark blue sash, dark blue & yellow striped sleeves & cap
11 Francaletta   F: 2X30X
  B(13) W(56.5)
Ideal ground for comeback race. Cambridge Trackman names his best for the day after some stunning work. He's never far off the mark

Remarks

Gear changes: War Affair: Nasal Strip on Charles Road (AUS): Blinkers off
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Close Up

Results

Race Dividends
Win 13 $ 9.40
Place1 13 $ 3.00
Place2 6 $ 1.70
Place3 5 $ 7.90
Quinella 6,13 $ 14.80
Trifecta 13:6:5 $ 973.80
First4 13:6:5:11 $ 7469.40
Double 3/13 $ 155.30
DBL conc 3/6 $ 22.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 6, 10, 11, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - TE RAPA TAVERN 1200 RATING 65
Time: 4:15 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Gold, royal blue diamonds, arm bands & quartered cap
1 Aligns With Me   F: 1X26
  B(5) W(59.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.40
Saw this one win on debut. Most impressive. Danielle Johnson rode and she reunites with him 10 months later.
Main Danger
Scarlet, yellow star, yellow sleeves with scarlet stars, scarlet cap with yellow stars
4 Nuttee   F: 53842
  B(4) W(56.5)
After taking 12 races to beat maiden status, he's transformed into a tough Nuttee . Might need 1400m now.
Next Best
Gold, light green diamonds, sleeves & cap
6 Swissilicious   F: 99X73
  B(3) W(56)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
One win from 22. Hardly dizzy heights is it? Usually gets stuck in here, though - has placed 2 of five starts. Third last time, should have finished closer
Include in Multis
Light green, dark green yoke, black seams on collar & sides, dark green sleeves, light green & dark green quartered cap
2 Bobby Dazzler   F: 1
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
Scrambled home to win maiden on debut. Wasn't the strongest of maidens, it must be said.
Longer Odds
Red, royal blue sleeves, emerald green armbands, red cap
5 Mutechi   F: 88225
  B(1) W(56)
Won
Dividends : $7.40 $2.50
4 races in a month. In worst part of track Puke when winners were swooping wide. Elliot back aboard after winning group race in South.

Remarks

Stipe Comment: SWISSILICIOUS - Had difficulty obtaining clear running until passing 200m
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Johnson

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 7.40
Place1 5 $ 2.50
Place2 1 $ 1.40
Place3 6 $ 1.80
Quinella 1,5 $ 10.90
Trifecta 5:1:6 $ 122.20
First4 5:1:6:8 $ 791.10
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - BCD GROUP 2100 RATING 65
Time: 4:50 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Light blue, white spots & cap
4 Gabriel   F: 23427
  B(4) W(58.5)
Looked no-hoper early in career but jock-cum-trainer finally worked him out. He's not giving up on claimers.
Main Danger
Royal blue, gold braces, royal blue sleeves, light blue armbands, royal blue & gold qtd cap
9 Pearlescence   F: X3475
  B(7) W(57)
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Runs on well without looking like winning. Baker got his No 1 on today
Next Best
Yellow, navy blue striped sleeves, quartered cap
2 Divine Duke   F: 04421
  B(11) W(60)
Won
Dividends : $4.00 $1.70
Schooling done world of good. Living up to promise at last
Include in Multis
Royal blue, gold braces, royal blue sleeves, light blue armbands, royal blue & gold qtd cap
7 Artiste   F: 19379
  B(1) W(57.5)
Sister of quality mare. Game over early thanks to slipped saddle last start
Longer Odds
Royal blue, white sashes, red and white striped sleeves and cap
11 Master Genie   F: X9403
  B(10) W(57)
Ridden hard onto pace here two weeks back and found wanting last 200m. Sterling effort all the same

Remarks

Gear changes: Captain Orange: Side Winkers off, Blinkers on
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 4.00
Place1 2 $ 1.70
Place2 9 $ 1.70
Place3 3 $ 4.10
Place6 6,7,8/4,13,14/3,4,5/5,6,13/1,5 $ 63.10
Pick6 6/13/3/13/5/2 $ 0.00
Quinella 2,9 $ 8.70
Trifecta 2:9:3 $ 209.10
First4 2:9:3:6 $ 2986.80
Double 5/2 $ 32.60
DBL conc 5/9 $ 13.80
Treble 13/5/2 $ 597.20
Quaddie 3/13/5/2 $ 16954.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 7, 9, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%