M4 Hastings – 26th February 2020

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M4 Hastings – 26th February 2020

M4: Hastings - 26th Feb, 2020

Start time:2:09 pm
Weather:Fine
Track:Dead4

Overview

Group 2 racing at Hastings and punters are getting quality fields throughout the day

Day's "Best"

R2 (3) Rum

Best "Each Way"

R5 (5) Magnum

Best "Roughie"

R6 (10) La Soeur
  • Race 1 - LAND ROVER HOY IN HB 10-15 MARCH MAIDEN 1300
    Time: 2:09 | Distance: 1300m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    6 Melody Roxx   F: 32
      B(5) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.10
    Beaten on its merits last start but it didn't lose any admirers. Looks well-placed here and track conditions should suit.
    Main Danger
      B(2) W(58)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.10 $1.30
    Did enough when third on debut to warrant attention. Top jockey in the saddle and we're expecting money to come for it.
    Next Best
    8 When In Paris   F: 4
      B(7) W(56)
    Stretched out nicely late on debut. Likely to improve on that run, despite taking on a good field. Include for value.
    Include in Multis
    1 Horopito   F: 43
      B(4) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Scored a win at the trials to prepare for this run. Hasn't done much wrong on raceday and it's well worth including.
    Longer Odds
    4 Beyond Sacred   F:
      B(1) W(58)
     ( J-  Rosie Myers )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Nice odds for a well-bred type.

    Remarks

    Not much covering this field top to bottom
    race-image
    Melody Roxx went close here

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 2 $ 2.10
    Place1 2 $ 1.30
    Place2 6 $ 2.10
    Quinella 2:6 $ 4.70
    Trifecta 2:6:4 $ 39.80
    First4 2:6:4:3 $ 197.10
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 6, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 2 - TIME TEST 3YO 1400
    Time: 2:43 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    3 Rum   F: 1
      B(4) W(57.5)
    Could mature into a nice type after impressing on debut. Money coming for it and that's a good sign. It can handle the rise in class.
    Main Danger
    1 Quick Thinker   F: 356X4
      B(1) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    Owns form behind some very nice types. Better over slightly longer distances but it should be right around the mark here.
    Next Best
    2 Callsign Mav   F: 27262
      B(5) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
     ( T-  John Bary )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.40 $1.60
    A touch short in the market for our liking. Has had its chances to win but hasn't been taking them. Gets another shot.
    Longer Odds
    5 Bad 'n' Bouj   F: 91
      B(3) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Ryoya Kozaki )
     ( T-  Jacob McKay )
    Picked them up to score late last start. Chance with improvement.

    Remarks

    Only a small field but it's a great field
    race-image
    Rum is a good bet

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 2 $ 3.40
    Place1 2 $ 1.60
    Place2 1 $ 1.60
    Quinella 1:2 $ 2.80
    Trifecta 2:1:4 $ 16.50
    First4 2:1:4:3 $ 48.80

    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 3 - COLWYN HERCOCK/MAJESTIC HORSEFLOATS MILE
    Time: 3:19 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Maninthesky   F: 12
      B(3) W(59.5)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
     ( T-  Peter Lock )
    Nice win on debut before running a good second last start. Capable type and it gets 2kg off its back. Big chance on that.
    Main Danger
    5 Tuppence   F: 6210
      B(5) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Kozzi Asano )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Found stakes racing far too tough last start. Drops significantly in grade for this race and we're expecting a nice effort.
    Next Best
    7 Swish Az   F: 85342
      B(7) W(56)
     ( J-  Holly Andrew )
    Won
    Dividends : $5.60 $3.10
    Getting closer to an elusive second win. Handy placing last start and with natural progression, it could run them close.
    Include in Multis
    4 Ruby Rocks   F: L4X1
      B(4) W(56.5)
     ( T-  Roger Allen )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.70
    Last-start winner which could easily go back-to-back. We're expecting another good run at value odds.
    Longer Odds
    2 Danger Dee   F: 70167
      B(1) W(58)
     ( J-  Ryoya Kozaki )
     ( T-  Jacob McKay )
    Always worth including off the inside draw.

    Remarks

    Looks a competitive race once again
    race-image
    Maninthesky could bounce back

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 7 $ 5.60
    Place1 7 $ 3.10
    Place2 4 $ 2.70
    Quinella 4:7 $ 24.70
    Trifecta 7:4:5 $ 190.30
    First4 7:4:5:8 $ 779.40
    Trifecta - Selected!

    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 4 - NADEEM 1300
    Time: 3:54 | Distance: 1300m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    4 Motivation   F: 81327
      B(8) W(59)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
     ( T-  John Bary )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.00
    It can be a tough horse to follow but it just needs some... motivation. Has done enough this season to warrant serious attention and it goes on top.
    Main Danger
    2 Merlini   F: 627X2
      B(3) W(62)
     ( J-  Kozzi Asano )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Has won second-up in the past, which is a good sign. Did well to run second fresh and getting 2kg off its back helps. Chance.
    Next Best
    3 Desert Magic   F: 71452
      B(2) W(59.5)
     ( J-  Sarah Macnab )
    Punters are getting good value, despite being beaten at Wairoa. It could get a nice run throughout and pay generous odds.
    Include in Multis
    5 Maria Dior   F: 72551
      B(6) W(58.5)
    Burst through to win at Wairoa last start. That confidence could be enough to see it go on with it now. Always include.
    Longer Odds
    11 Magic Incanto   F: X1021
      B(1) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Tony Allan )
     ( T-  Fred Pratt )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.20
    Likely to go forward with Tony Allan riding. Chance off the inside barrier.

    Remarks

    Plenty of progressive types lining up
    race-image
    Motivation is a value runner

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 11.80
    Place1 8 $ 3.40
    Place2 11 $ 3.20
    Place3 4 $ 2.00
    Quinella 8:11 $ 64.50
    Trifecta 8:11:4 $ 752.00
    First4 8:11:4:5 $ 5099.80
    Double 7/8 $ 55.00

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 3, 4, 5, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - PER INCANTO 1400
    Time: 4:29 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    5 Magnum   F: 46154
      B(8) W(58)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    Its high-end ability is better than many of its opposition. Working through its gears of late and it could strike here.
    Main Danger
    10 Swisswatch   F: 4X314
      B(2) W(54)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.60 $1.80
    Owns good tactical speed and that should be implemented here. It's helped by the light weight of 51kg. Top chance.
    Next Best
    4 Yearn   F: 21423
      B(10) W(59)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Coming off good runs at high levels. Deserves another win and it should appreciate the drop in class. Will be saved for one last run at them.
    Include in Multis
    7 Watch This Space   F: 68407
      B(9) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Needs to return to form sooner rather than later. Enjoys this track, so we're giving it one more chance to impress.
    Longer Odds
    12 Honneur Noir   F: 3X548
      B(6) W(54)
     ( T-  Peter Lock )
    It can be dangerous down in the weights.

    Remarks

    Great field to kick off the quaddie
    race-image
    Magnum could fire a shot

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 10 $ 3.60
    Place1 10 $ 1.80
    Place2 5 $ 1.80
    Place3 8 $ 5.60
    Quinella 5:10 $ 10.50
    Trifecta 10:5:8 $ 255.30
    First4 10:5:8:7 $ 1348.20

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R5 (4) Yearn(5) Magnum (10) Swisswatch
    R6 (2) Hank Moody(5) Robusto (6) Jonny Russ
    R7 (1) Jennifer Eccles(2) Loire (3) Showbeel
    R8 (1) Not Usual Litening(5) Exaltation
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    4, 5, 7, 10, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - TREMAINS STARTING GATES 2200
    Time: 5:04 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Hank Moody   F: 03833
      B(4) W(59)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Back-to-back third placings coming into this and this is a track that it has had success at. Nice each-way odds offered.
    Main Danger
    5 Robusto   F: 23122
      B(6) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.10 $1.20
    Doesn't know how to run a bad race and that's a good quality to have. Good winning chance and the only downside is the odds.
    Next Best
    6 Jonny Russ   F: 44115
      B(7) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Robert Hannam )
    Good enough to score consecutive wins before running fifth last start. Could return to that top form and go well at odds.
    Include in Multis
    9 Mighty Connor   F: 85356
      B(9) W(55)
     ( J-  Kozzi Asano )
     ( T-  Jacob McKay )
    It's a handy type on its day. Helped by carrying 53kg and it could add value to multiples. Past winner at this distance.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    10 La Soeur   F: X7745
      B(5) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Rosie Myers )
    Too good to rule out. Goes into the mix.

    Remarks

    Punters are getting generous odds in this race
    race-image
    Hank Moody could impress

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 5 $ 2.10
    Place1 5 $ 1.20
    Place2 3 $ 3.20
    Place3 1 $ 2.90
    Quinella 3:5 $ 10.60
    Trifecta 5:3:1 $ 115.00
    First4 5:3:1:9 $ 820.50
    Double 10+/5+ $ 9.30

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 5, 6, 9, 10
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - LITTLE AVONDALE LOWLAND STAKES (G2)
    Time: 5:39 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Jennifer Eccles   F: 32131
      B(8) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Won
    Dividends : $1.60 $1.10
    It's only a two-race winner but it's an impressive type. Very good win last start and it deserves to be the odds-on favourite.
    Main Danger
    3 Showbeel   F: 13812
      B(7) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Booming win two back and it lost no admirers when running second last start. Capable of turning the tables on the favourite.
    Next Best
    2 Loire   F: 30123
      B(2) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.40
    Group 1 winner that should always be respected. Rising up in distance should help its chances. Worth including.
    Include in Multis
    6 Unlaced   F: 2211
      B(1) W(56.5)
    Faces a massive rise in class but it gets the inside draw and winning form can't be ignored. Chance.
    Longer Odds
    4 Nothing Compares   F: 14822
      B(4) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Knocking on the door of a big win. Value runner.

    Remarks

    The race they've all come to watch
    race-image
    Jennifer Eccles is class personified

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 1.60
    Place1 1 $ 1.10
    Place2 2 $ 1.40
    Place3 3 $ 1.50
    Quinella 1:2 $ 3.30
    Trifecta 1:2:3 $ 8.90
    First4 1:2:3:6 $ 31.50
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - 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 8 - FAREWELL BUTCH & TESS 1200
    Time: 6:15 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    5 Exaltation   F: 1X
      B(8) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.10 $1.20
    Looked the goods when winning last year. Has been spelled and it could come back with a bang. Follow a market lead.
    Main Danger
    1 Not Usual Litening   F: 31623
      B(4) W(59)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Running consistent races. Has to carry a big weight but that shouldn't worry it over the 1200m. Goes close.
    Next Best
    8 Glorious Ocean   F: 50X93
      B(2) W(56)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Much-improved run for third last start. That should get the confidence levels back up and we're expecting a tidy effort.
    Include in Multis
    4 Cinzento   F: 61850
      B(6) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Kozzi Asano )
     ( T-  John Bary )
    Has raced well against some strong types in the past. This is no different but it brings in each-way claims.
    Longer Odds
    6 Keltic Rockstar   F: 697X1
      B(5) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Shaun McKay )
     ( T-  J J Rayner )
    Last-start winner with upside.

    Remarks

    Quality race to close the card
    race-image
    Exaltation could remain unbeaten

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 5 $ 2.10
    Place1 5 $ 1.20
    Place2 8 $ 1.50
    Place3 2 $ 3.30
    Quinella 5:8 $ 4.80
    Trifecta 5:8:2 $ 57.30
    First4 5:8:2:9 $ 700.40
    Double 1+/5+ $ 4.30

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 4, 5, 6, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%