M2: Te Rapa – 18th May 2019

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M2: Te Rapa – 18th May 2019

M2: Te Rapa - 18th May, 2019

Start time:11:45 am
Weather:Overcast
Track:Dead5

Overview

Quality races throughout the day and hopefully the weather becomes sunny as expected

Day's "Best"

R1 (1) Big Mike

Best "Each Way"

R3 (8) Guy Fox

Best "Roughie"

R6 (3) Thenamesbond

Race 1 - DUNSTAN FEEDS 2100
Time: 11:45 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
1 Big Mike   F: 17X30
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Won
Dividends : $3.10 $1.50
Needs to rebound after a poor effort last start but this is easier. Has Australian experience and winning experience at that. Goes on top.
Main Danger
4 Al Haram   F: 66282
  B(7) W(54)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Finding it tough to win a race but it has been going close of late. Gets a big weight advantage over Big Mike and that's going to help.
Next Best
5 Mental Telepathy   F: 90793
  B(3) W(54)
Hit the line nicely enough last start to suggest it could go close in this. Another light weight which should be winning a race soon.
Include in Multis
2 Giovanni Canaletto   F: 60397
  B(2) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Disappointing this time in but the ability is there. Could get conditions to suit and run well at nice odds.
Longer Odds
7 Amorata   F: 42324
  B(1) W(54)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Getting closer to posting a win and this isn't out of its reach.

Remarks

Should be an interesting staying field
race-image
Big Mike is the class

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 3.10
Place1 1 $ 1.50
Place2 7 $ 2.30
Place3 9 $ 7.60
Quinella 1:7 $ 16.30
Trifecta 1:7:9 $ 342.20
First4 1:7:9:5 $ 2313.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 5, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - GARRARDS HORSE & HOUND HURDLES
Time: 12:20 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Lacustre   F: 43X63
  B(1) W(68)
 ( J-  Will Gordon )
Nice effort for third last time out and that form should hold up strongly. Inside draw and it looms as a major winning threat.
Main Danger
4 Mesmerize   F: 285X2
  B(9) W(68)
 ( J-  Isaac Lupton )
Resumed with a top effort for second. Hasn't won recently but gets a good chance here. Has been well backed to win.
Next Best
10 Woodsman   F: 8X970
  B(4) W(68)
Won
Dividends : $4.90 $2.10
Should be more competitive over the jumps after some fairly average form on the flat. Better than advertised.
Include in Multis
7 El Fernando   F: 504X0
  B(8) W(68)
 ( J-  Shaun Phelan )
 ( T-  Mark Brooks )
Placed
Dividend : $2.40
Needed the run fresh up and it's going to have every chance to win this. Paying nice odds and punters should include it.
Longer Odds
2 Georgethefifth   F: 6X904
  B(7) W(68)
 ( J-  Emily Farr )
Placed
Dividend : $3.70
Not the worst run last time out and it could go well.

Remarks

Even field lining up here
race-image
Lacustre should go close

Results

Race Dividends
Win 10 $ 4.90
Place1 10 $ 2.10
Place2 7 $ 2.40
Place3 2 $ 3.70
Quinella 7:10 $ 16.40
Trifecta 10:7:2 $ 336.60
First4 10:7:2:6 $ 1768.00
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 4, 7, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - FAIRVIEW MOTORS WAIKATO HURDLES
Time: 12:55 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
8 Guy Fox   F: 72221
  B(4) W(65)
 ( J-  Shaun Fannin )
 ( T-  Kevin Myers )
Scored an impressive win on the flat last start and that bodes well for this. Has been threatening to win a hurdle feature for awhile now.
Main Danger
3 No Change   F: 13X10
  B(10) W(65)
 ( J-  Aaron Kuru )
Didn't fire last start but is much better suited here. Has plenty of betting support and it has recent winning form to boast. Strong chance.
Next Best
4 It's A Wonder   F: 4X761
  B(1) W(65)
 ( J-  Will Gordon )
Looked good winning last start and it has plenty of experience to call upon. Usually holds form well when it finds it.
Include in Multis
6 Tommyra   F: 57553
  B(9) W(65)
 ( J-  Shaun Phelan )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Not too far away from them last start and it will only improve with more hurdle racing under the belt. Shouldn't be far away.
Longer Odds
9 Hesalljazz   F: 61X82
  B(6) W(65)
 ( J-  Lemmy Douglas )
Indicated a return to form last start and it could pay to stick with it.

Remarks

Looks a competitive hurdle feature
race-image
Guy Fox is a nice chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 18.20
Place1 2 $ 4.70
Place2 11 $ 4.20
Place3 6 $ 1.90
Quinella 2:11 $ 152.90
Trifecta 2:11:6 $ 4911.20
First4 2:11:6:4 $ 3482.20

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 4, 6, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - WEALLEANS 1200
Time: 1:28 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
5 Pinultimate   F: 11X51
  B(11) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Went forward and showed them a clean pair of heels last start. Looks a nice type on the rise and capable of handling this class.
Main Danger
6 Von Trapp   F: 12X2
  B(2) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Hit the line well enough last start to suggest it could win shortly. Punters are getting nice win odds here and it could add some value.
Next Best
2 Cyber Attack   F: 0X269
  B(8) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Won
Dividends : $5.20 $2.00
Hasn't had the best of luck its last couple. Has plenty of ability on its day and there has been solid betting support. Right in the mix.
Include in Multis
1 Qiji Express   F: X1020
  B(6) W(59.5)
Mixing its form to say the least. Drops back in grade after a last start failure and it could regain its winning form.
Longer Odds
11 Glorious Ocean   F: 421
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Nicely weighted and comes into this off a good win. Upset chance if things go its way.

Remarks

No clear favourite in this even sprint
race-image
Pinultimate has real pace

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 5.20
Place1 2 $ 2.00
Place2 3 $ 5.10
Place3 5 $ 1.80
Quinella 2:3 $ 48.20
Trifecta 2:3:5 $ 587.50
First4 2:3:5:8 $ 9824.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 6, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - TE RAPA EVENT CENTRE STEEPLECHASE
Time: 2:03 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Storming The Tower   F: 5X870
  B(6) W(68)
 ( J-  Nick Downs )
 ( T-  John Bell )
Looks well-placed for this. Has been running solidly on the flat and the change of tack is going to help. Big chance.
Main Danger
5 Napoleon   F: 05X49
  B(4) W(68)
 ( J-  Shaun Fannin )
 ( T-  Kevin Myers )
Won
Dividends : $3.20 $1.90
Mixed efforts of late but this looks more suitable. Small field helps and it should be right around the mark.
Next Best
6 Suffice To Say   F: 03163
  B(1) W(68)
 ( J-  Aaron Kuru )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Good win three back and was back in good form with a last start placing. Right in this, as the betting suggests.
Include in Multis
1 Justnametheprice   F: 563X3
  B(3) W(68)
 ( J-  Lemmy Douglas )
 ( T-  Ken Duncan )
Looks to have a nice jumping future and that was a solid hit out last time out. Tough to beat.
Longer Odds
4 Mr Enthusiastic   F: X7456
  B(5) W(68)
The outside can often win in small fields. Not out of this.

Remarks

Small field for the steeplechase
race-image
Storming the Tower looks set

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 3.20
Place1 5 $ 1.90
Place2 6 $ 2.00
Quinella 5:6 $ 5.40
Trifecta 5:6:3 $ 24.40
First4 5:6:3:1 $ 44.30
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (3) Storming The Tower(4) Mr Enthusiastic (6) Suffice To Say
R6 (1) Shamal(2) Max (5) The Arabian Duke (9) Gagarin
R7 (6) Bridal Veil(7) Pitch And Switch (9) Dream On
R8 (4) Magic Of The Sun(9) Pop Star Princess (11) Paisley Park (13) Ignored
R9 (3) William Scott(7) Glendalough (8) Skaaboom (12) Yatima (13) Eleanor Rigby
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - SIGNATURE HOMES WAIKATO STEEPLECHASE
Time: 2:39 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Shamal   F: 113X1
  B(3) W(68)
 ( J-  Buddy Lammas )
 ( T-  Ken Duncan )
Won
Dividends : $2.80 $1.60
Resumed with a quality win last time out and it continued on from its hot form last season. Looks tough to beat in an even field.
Main Danger
2 Max   F: 156X4
  B(6) W(67)
 ( J-  Isaac Lupton )
Needed the run last start and punters shouldn't be deterred by that effort. Looms as a major winning chance here.
Next Best
9 Gagarin   F: 6X342
  B(9) W(65)
 ( J-  Mathew Gillies )
 ( T-  Kevin Myers )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Yet to win from three starts this preparation but those runs have been a good guide for this. Each way odds on offer which is a good sign.
Include in Multis
5 The Arabian Duke   F: 1X752
  B(10) W(65)
 ( J-  Emily Farr )
Loomed to win last start and it will strengthen nicely off that. Emily Farr is riding well and it should be tough to hold out.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
3 Thenamesbond   F: 8PX0L
  B(5) W(65)
Needs to rediscover its winning form but we wouldn't be ruling it out.

Remarks

Exciting steeplechase to kick off the quaddie
race-image
Shamal has attracted attention

Results

Race Dividends
Win 1 $ 2.80
Place1 1 $ 1.60
Place2 9 $ 1.80
Place3 7 $ 4.30
Quinella 1:9 $ 8.60
Trifecta 1:9:7 $ 125.20
First4 1:9:7:5 $ 836.00
Treble 2/5/1+ $ 75.70

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 5, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - HAPPY 60TH BRUCE DARBY 1400
Time: 3:14 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Bridal Veil   F: 13361
  B(11) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Scored nicely last time out and that form should stack up nicely here. Drawn wide but that could be the place to be come Race 7.
Main Danger
9 Dream On   F: 41X42
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Another runner which could go on with it now after running second last start. Drawn to get a soft run throughout and be in the mix.
Next Best
7 Pitch And Switch   F: 41523
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Running good races, including a win four back. Inside draw suits and it should be landing close to the pace and kicking strongly.
Include in Multis
12 Aileen Grace   F: 75433
  B(10) W(55.5)
Back-to-back placings coming into this and that could translate into winning form. 55.5kg on the back is handy to have.
Longer Odds
15 So Wicked   F: X08X3
  B(16) W(55.5)
Better effort for third last start and it could add some value.

Remarks

One of the better value races on the card
race-image
Stick with Bridal Veil

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 10.30
Place1 8 $ 3.50
Place2 4 $ 3.60
Place3 7 $ 2.20
Quinella 4:8 $ 70.20
Trifecta 8:4:7 $ 758.70
First4 8:4:7:11 $ 941.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
6, 7, 9, 12, 15
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - WAIKATO STUD 1600
Time: 3:54 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
11 Paisley Park   F: 13156
  B(10) W(55)
Placed
Dividend : $2.70
Two-time winner from its last five starts and although its last couple have been only fair, it should go close in this grade. Nice chance.
Main Danger
13 Ignored   F: X6151
  B(11) W(54)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Two wins from its last three and that was a strong performance last start after missing the jump. Capable of rising through the grades.
Next Best
4 Magic Of The Sun   F: 75421
  B(1) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Getting the inside draw is key for this one-pace type. That suits on this track and it's paying nice odds with bookmakers.
Include in Multis
9 Pop Star Princess   F: 22622
  B(7) W(56.5)
Finding it tough to win a race but it's not for the lack of trying. Weighted well and that persistence could pay off for punters here.
Longer Odds
1 Go Nicholas   F: 67400
  B(9) W(60)
 ( J-  Grant Cooksley )
Capable of turning around some poor form. Finds this easier.

Remarks

No clear favourite and that means good value on offer
race-image
Paisley Park has winning claims

Results

Race Dividends
Win 12 $ 19.70
Place1 12 $ 5.40
Place2 7 $ 2.70
Place3 11 $ 2.70
Quinella 7:12 $ 112.90
Trifecta 12:7:11 $ 1938.10
First4 12:7:11:15 $ 5018.30

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 9, 11, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - KERR & LADBROOK CATERERS @ TE RAPA 1600
Time: 4:34 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
12 Yatima   F: 0X41
  B(5) W(57)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Placed
Dividend : $4.50
Impressive winner at only 3rd start and looks a progressive type. Could well back up here
Main Danger
3 William Scott   F: 64X51
  B(14) W(59)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Won
Dividends : $4.50 $2.10
Nice win on course over 1400m last start and extra distance should suit. Wide draw a concern
Next Best
7 Glendalough   F: 153X2
  B(6) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Has to be in the mix on back of 2nd to classy Copper Fox last start.
Include in Multis
13 Eleanor Rigby   F: 81674
  B(11) W(56.5)
Only beaten 2 1/2 lengths when 4th here 2 weeks ago and big chance on that
Longer Odds
8 Skaaboom   F: 0X852
  B(4) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
The money was on this Pike runner at Matamata and it looked the winner, only to get beaten into second. Good odds here

Remarks

The 'get out' stakes and what a challenge - wide open!
race-image
Sam Spratt riding well at the moment and will give our Top Pick every chance

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 4.50
Place1 3 $ 2.10
Place2 12 $ 4.50
Place3 7 $ 2.20
Quinella 3:12 $ 43.60
Trifecta 3:12:7 $ 461.70
First4 3:12:7:8 $ 5104.70
Double 12/3+ $ 189.80
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 7, 8, 12, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%