M4 Matamata – 18th December 2019

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M4 Matamata – 18th December 2019

M4: Matamata - 18th Dec, 2019

Start time:2:55 pm
Weather:Overcast
Track:Slow7

Overview

It's a wet and windy meeting at Matamata but the fields are holding up

Day's "Best"

R7 (8) Romantic Lady

Best "Each Way"

R3 (1) The Garrison

Best "Roughie"

R2 (5) Girl Of Steel
  • Race 1 - CARRFIELDS LIVESTOCK MATAMATA MAIDEN 1600
    Time: 2:55 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    8 Captain Newzealand   F: 68
      B(6) W(57)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.20
    Form doesn't appear that good but it has run two solid races to date. Money is coming for it so respect.
    Main Danger
    2 Alfa Rosso   F: X0503
      B(10) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Good run last start and it could kick on with it now. Just needs some luck from the draw.
    Next Best
    1 Blizzing Away   F: 66962
      B(8) W(58.5)
    Much better run for second last start and it could continue with that form now. Each-way odds on offer so consider.
    Include in Multis
    3 Thunder   F: 845
      B(1) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Shaun McKay )
     ( T-  Mark Lupton )
    Inside draw should help and it hasn't been too far away to date. Has upside and could add some value.
    Longer Odds
    6 Principle   F: 5
      B(12) W(57)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
     ( T-  Ben Foote )
    Won
    Dividends : $6.40 $2.40
    Decent run on debut. Could blow them out at odds.

    Remarks

    Even maiden field in the first
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    Captain Newzealand could go close

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 6 $ 6.40
    Place1 6 $ 2.40
    Place2 8 $ 2.20
    Place3 15 $ 1.90
    Quinella 6:8 $ 19.70
    Trifecta 6:8:15 $ 204.30
    First4 6:8:15:13 $ 1512.60

    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 2 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE 1400
    Time: 3:35 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Girlfromthenorth   F: 4231
      B(6) W(59)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
     ( T-  John Bell )
    Capped off some good form to score last start. Heading in the right direction and it's worth following again. Include in win bets.
    Main Danger
    9 Indah   F: X046X
      B(7) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Won
    Dividends : $5.40 $1.80
    Didn't live up to expectations last campaign but the ability is there. Carries support into this race so consider.
    Next Best
    7 Lady Lira   F: 59923
      B(8) W(58)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.70
    Finding it hard to win a race but hasn't been all that far away. Could add some each-way value to this race.
    Include in Multis
    6 Kainui Rose   F: 194X7
      B(9) W(58)
     ( J-  Ryoya Kozaki )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.50
    Not the most consistent type around but good enough to win this. Chance.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    5 Girl Of Steel   F: 43108
      B(1) W(58)
    Mixing its form but has won this campaign so consider.

    Remarks

    Good form throughout this field
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    Girlfromthenorth could win again

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 9 $ 5.40
    Place1 9 $ 1.80
    Place2 6 $ 3.50
    Place3 7 $ 1.70
    Quinella 6:9 $ 38.70
    Trifecta 9:6:7 $ 204.80
    First4 9:6:7:5 $ 1543.50
    Double 6/9 $ 43.80
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 5, 6, 7, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - COMAG MAIDEN 1400
    Time: 4:09 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    1 The Garrison   F: 355X0
      B(6) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    Wide draw but it's a value runner in this. Gets 2kg off its back and it could score an overdue win.
    Main Danger
    12 Gracies Gold   F:
      B(2) W(56.5)
    Many debutantes are winning from the Marsh stable of late. That's a good sign here and it has shown pace at the trials. Chance.
    Next Best
    7 If At First   F: 5363X
      B(3) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Eilish McCall )
    Showed some ability when last in work and this isn't a very deep field. Should be able to run close.
    Include in Multis
    14 Royal Charter   F: X8X95
      B(3) W(55)
     ( J-  Shaun McKay )
    Could improve against the smaller field and gives punters some value odds. Shouldn't be far off them.
    Longer Odds
    15 Marmellos   F: 8
      B(1) W(55)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Capable and the inside draw helps.

    Remarks

    Another open maiden race
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    The Garrison has upside

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 11 $ 5.60
    Place1 11 $ 1.80
    Place2 1 $ 1.60
    Place3 18 $ 5.80
    Quinella 1:11 $ 9.90
    Trifecta 11:1:18 $ 349.20
    First4 11:1:18:7 $ 631.90

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 7, 12, 14, 15
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - DONAGHYS MAIDEN 1200
    Time: 4:44 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    11 Palm Springs   F: 34
      B(5) W(55)
     ( T-  John Bell )
    Has had the benefit of two race day starts. Has hit the line nicely in both outings and it deserves to be favourite. Top chance.
    Main Danger
    6 Romanov Girl   F: 69X42
      B(8) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Eilish McCall )
    Much better run for second last time out. 3kg comes off its back and it only needs to find some luck from the wide draw.
    Next Best
    12 Arya Stark   F:
      B(3) W(55)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    Trial form has been only fair but it wasn't asked to do much. Nicely weighted and it could make an impact.
    Include in Multis
    1 Rocking Along   F: X304X
      B(1) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    Capable and it has been working nicely enough towards this race. Shouldn't be far off them.
    Longer Odds
    7 Servilia   F: 74X
      B(2) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
     ( T-  John Bell )
    Won
    Dividends : $14.40 $2.60
    Handy efforts last campaign. Worth including at the price.

    Remarks

    Another race worth following
    race-image
    Palm Springs is a top chance

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 7 $ 14.40
    Place1 7 $ 2.60
    Place2 12 $ 1.80
    Place3 1 $ 1.80
    Quinella 7:12 $ 46.70
    Trifecta 7:12:1 $ 296.70
    First4 7:12:1:6 $ 972.40
    Double 11/7 $ 42.60
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 6, 7, 11, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - MATAMATA VET SERVICES MAIDEN 1200
    Time: 5:15 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Osaka   F:
      B(1) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.30
    On debut from the Marsh stable. Gets the inside draw and it could make a winning start to its career. Likely to run well.
    Main Danger
      B(3) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Troy Harris )
    Should show an improved effort. This race is there for the taking and it could take it.
    Next Best
    5 Blindspott   F: 744
      B(5) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.70 $1.50
    Has indicated that a win isn't far away. Back-to-back fourths coming into this and it has every chance to win.
    Longer Odds
    10 Katy Power   F:
      B(6) W(55.5)
    Could run well on debut at sizable odds.

    Remarks

    Plenty of form to come out of this
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    Osaka could make a winning debut

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 5 $ 2.70
    Place1 5 $ 1.50
    Place2 2 $ 1.30
    Quinella 2:5 $ 2.30
    Trifecta 5:2:3 $ 10.50
    First4 5:2:3:4 $ 48.20
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R5 (2) Osaka(3) Intelligent Patch (5) Blindspott
    R6 (2) Stand Tall(5) Ohceedee (6) Roll The Gold
    R7 (1) Liquid Inspiration(6) Autumn Wild (8) Romantic Lady
    R8 (1) Hosel Rocket(9) Two Madison (10) Rosa Fiore
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    Insufficient Runners
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - BELL & GRAHAM BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS 1400
    Time: 5:54 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Stand Tall   F: 44651
      B(1) W(60)
     ( J-  Nafish Alam )
    Scored an overdue win last start and gets in with a 4kg claimer in the saddle. Should be enough to see it go close again.
    Main Danger
    5 Ohceedee   F: X8135
      B(7) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Troy Harris )
     ( T-  Steven Cole )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.80 $2.00
    Scored a good win three back and has battled away nicely since. Carries a big weight but it's capable. Should run well.
    Next Best
    6 Roll The Gold   F: 45X36
      B(3) W(58)
    Shouldn't be far off a win after two solid efforts this campaign. Drawn well and the each-way odds on offer are attractive.
    Include in Multis
    1 Tweedledee   F: 94773
      B(4) W(61)
     ( J-  Chelsea Burdan )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.90
    Getting closer to a win after running third last time out. 3kg claimer rides and that could make the difference.
    Longer Odds
    7 Lady Painton   F: 0X888
      B(6) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Corie McLean )
    Drops in weight and it could turn its form around.

    Remarks

    Not much between this field top to bottom
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    Stand Tall could do that

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 5 $ 3.80
    Place1 5 $ 2.00
    Place2 1 $ 1.90
    Quinella 1:5 $ 5.80
    Trifecta 5:1:6 $ 48.60
    First4 5:1:6:4 $ 182.80
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 5, 6, 7
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - NOBLE & LEE 1200
    Time: 6:29 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    8 Romantic Lady   F: 3211
      B(6) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.90 $1.90
    Looked the goods last start and it could rise through the grades nicely now. Light weight only helps its chances.
    Main Danger
    6 Autumn Wild   F: 8X532
      B(1) W(57)
     ( J-  Ryoya Kozaki )
    Won't be too far off a win now. Back-to-back placings coming into this and the inside draw should be ideal. Goes close.
    Next Best
    1 Liquid Inspiration   F: 48521
      B(3) W(59)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Got back to winning form last start. Could kick on with it now and it gets 2kg off to help with the weight. Chance.
    Include in Multis
    3 Wild Seas   F: 50X21
      B(2) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.00
    Impressive winner last time out. Has plenty of upside and is capable of beating a quality field like this. Include.
    Longer Odds
    4 Ottavio   F: 32060
      B(5) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Owns upset claims.

    Remarks

    Another quality field
    race-image
    Three in a row for the fav?

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 2.90
    Place1 8 $ 1.90
    Place2 3 $ 2.00
    Quinella 3:8 $ 4.60
    Trifecta 8:3:1 $ 21.90
    First4 8:3:1:7 $ 60.20
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 6, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 8 - MATAMATA TYRE SERVICES MAIDEN 2000
    Time: 7:00 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    9 Two Madison   F: 82427
      B(1) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.30
    Got a little too far back last start and couldn't make up ground. WIll break maiden grades soon and it could come here.
    Main Danger
    1 Hosel Rocket   F: 00835
      B(6) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Battled on nicely last time out but will need to work from an outside. Has talent and should go well in this.
    Next Best
    10 Rosa Fiore   F: 6X003
      B(8) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Much-improved run for third last time out. Tough barrier of 14 but it should be able to find a nice spot throughout.
    Include in Multis
    7 Hardout   F: 098
      B(2) W(57)
     ( J-  Shaun McKay )
     ( T-  Mark Lupton )
    Expect better after three moderate runs. Has been specked to win and that's a good sign. Chance.
    Longer Odds
    12 Southern Vogue   F: 0506
      B(13) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Chance in an even race.

    Remarks

    Good field to close the card
    race-image
    Two Madison could get off the mark

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 8.50
    Place1 4 $ 2.20
    Place2 9 $ 1.30
    Place3 8 $ 5.20
    Quinella 4:9 $ 8.40
    Trifecta 4:9:8 $ 294.90
    First4 4:9:8:2 $ 1119.80
    Double 8+/4 $ 17.20

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 7, 9, 10, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%