M4 Otaki – 17th August 2019

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M4 Otaki – 17th August 2019

M4: Otaki - 17th Aug, 2019

Start time:12:57 pm
Weather:Showery
Track:Heavy11

Overview

Melbourne Cup hope Glory Days run in race 5

Day's "Best"

R7 (1) Hurry Cane

Best "Each Way"

R4 (2) Showmeware

Best "Roughie"

R1 (9) So It Was

Race 1 - CAVALLO FARM & CHRIS RUTTEN BLOODSTOCK
Time: 12:57 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
4 Charlie Horse   F: 56112
  B(8) W(56)
 ( J-  Leah Hemi )
Won
Dividends : $2.00 $1.50
In great form winning 2 out of his last 3. Good second in a strong race last time and looks very hard to beat.
Main Danger
5 High Quality   F: X0343
  B(7) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  Geoff Haigh )
Good stayer whose form is building well this prep. Distance looks ideal now and like heavy ground. Good chance.
Next Best
7 Nitro Ted   F: 84361
  B(2) W(54)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
 ( T-  Paul Pascoe )
Placed
Dividend : $2.40
Good win last time when we picked him on top and I expect him to run very well
Include in Multis
2 Duffers Creek   F: 3315F
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
 ( T-  Kevin Myers )
Talented flat horse who won nicely at the recent trials. Can't be left out.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
9 So It Was   F: 21853
  B(1) W(54)
 ( J-  Darryl Bradley )
 ( T-  Gene Andrew )
Racing well. Good effort last start and another nice run in a similar race is expected at decent odds.

Remarks

Very good staying race to start the day
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Scratchings have left Charlie Horse a hot favourite

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 2.00
Place1 4 $ 1.50
Place2 7 $ 2.40
Quinella 4:7 $ 4.80
Trifecta 4:7:5 $ 16.90
First4 4:7:5:8 $ 91.10
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 5, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - GARDNER HOMES
Time: 1:32 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Penelope Cruise   F: 0143
  B(3) W(57)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
Impressive winning here. Found 1200 to short next start and was good in a tough race since. Looks very well placed here.
Main Danger
1 Manolo   F: 31253
  B(7) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Mereana Hudson )
Racing very well. Gets the claim and if ridden close to the fence on the turn this time could go close to winning.
Next Best
2 Armaguard   F: 56018
  B(2) W(59)
 ( J-  Darryl Bradley )
 ( T-  Suzy Gordon )
Placed
Dividend : $3.10
Loves the 65 grade and won very well two back in his grade. Struggled here next but gets the drop back in grade.
Include in Multis
3 Gordys Gesture   F: 69X62
  B(8) W(59)
 ( J-  Robert Hannam )
Good effort last start for second. Loves testing ground and could run another top race
Longer Odds
8 Take The Trick   F: 458X3
  B(1) W(56)
 ( T-  Gemma McKay )
Won
Dividends : $21.60 $4.30
Good third fresh up and if she holds her form will be in the money at odds

Remarks

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Allan rates Penelope Cruise very highly

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 21.60
Place1 8 $ 4.30
Place2 2 $ 3.10
Place3 6 $ 1.30
Quinella 2:8 $ 100.00
Trifecta 8:2:6 $ 526.30
First4 8:2:6:3 $ 6133.10
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - 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 - EL CHEAPO CARS
Time: 2:09 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Deerfield   F: 07213
  B(4) W(57)
 ( J-  Robert Hannam )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
Probably needed last start which is why he compounded late. Be fitter and if he gets through the ground 100% looks hard to beat
Main Danger
3 Miss Lizzie   F: 41141
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Bridie Ansell )
Won
Dividends : $3.00 $1.70
This mare runs for this apprentice winning 3 of her last 4 starts. Will be on speed and has to be one of the best chances
Next Best
4 Bring To The Block   F: 6720X
  B(6) W(54)
 ( J-  Leah Hemi )
 ( T-  Shane Brown )
Loves heavy ground. Reported that she had problems last prep that have been fixed and will be storming home.
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
7 Play The Field   F: 13463
  B(1) W(54)
 ( J-  Darryl Bradley )
 ( T-  Suzy Gordon )
Probably distance a touch short but racing very well and honest.

Remarks

Very interesting sprinting race and the early pace will be rapid
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Deerfield can continue his great form

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 3.00
Place1 3 $ 1.70
Place2 2 $ 1.60
Quinella 2:3 $ 2.90
Trifecta 3:2:4 $ 20.80
First4 3:2:4:6 $ 32.80
Double 8/3 $ 63.30
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 4 - AQUASHIELD ROOFING
Time: 2:44 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
2 Showmeware   F: 4152
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
 ( T-  Jim Wallace )
Won
Dividends : $3.40 $1.50
Good winner at Wanganui since has been very good at Hastings 5th and Woodvile 2nd. Looks well placed and should like the ground
Main Danger
6 Our Chloe   F: 3X321
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Jamie Baillie )
 ( T-  Ilone Kelly )
Built to an easy winner at Awapuni. Sometimes these horses that take a while to win their maiden can win another in short notice.
Next Best
3 Lord Bouzeron   F: 16
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Hazel Schofer )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Good tough win on debut. Very good in Ryder Stakes. On a Wanganui Guineas path and sometimes these 3 years old can struggle against the older horses. That's the only concern.
Include in Multis
5 Nothinglefttolose   F: 7X7X4
  B(9) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
 ( T-  Kevin Myers )
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Trial was good prior to a good fourth fresh up. Looks a good hope just a concern in the ground.
Longer Odds
1 Cheeky Azz   F: 25166
  B(8) W(59)
Easy winner who has struggled since. Faces his weakest field since his win and must be respected.

Remarks

First leg of the quaddie
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Lisa Allpress has a good book of rides today

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 3.40
Place1 2 $ 1.50
Place2 5 $ 2.30
Place3 3 $ 1.90
Quinella 2:5 $ 14.00
Trifecta 2:5:3 $ 112.00
First4 2:5:3:6 $ 257.00
Treble 8/3/2 $ 487.70
Quaddie 4+/8/3/2 $ 1834.30
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R4 (2) Showmeware(3) Lord Bouzeron (6) Our Chloe
R5 (3) Taurus(5) Mauna Kea
R6 (2) Happy Star(5) Hi I'm Nikkita (8) Shez Ekstra
R7 (1) Hurry Cane
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - VETS ON RIVERBANK
Time: 3:19 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
5 Mauna Kea   F: 30X12
  B(6) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Robert Hannam )
Indicative Odds: $2.80
Good winner first up then was good for second in Whyte Handicap. The scratching of Art Deco makes this horse clear top pick.
Main Danger
3 Taurus   F: 76282
  B(1) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Holly Andrew )
 ( T-  J J Rayner )
Indicative Odds: $4.20
In very good form here at Otaki with both seconds coming here. Looks well placed and looks the main danger to Mauna Kea
Next Best
6 Our Bandit   F: 75262
  B(3) W(54)
Indicative Odds: $4.80
Been racing well with two second in his last 3 starts. Loves Otaki and should be figuring in the finish
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
1 Glory Days   F: 2113X
  B(5) W(61.5)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
Indicative Odds: $4.40
Auckland Cup winner who is getting ready for bigger tasks. Got a big weight but can go a bold race here.

Remarks

Melbourne Cup hope Glory Days returns to racing today
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Scratching of Art Deco brings Mauna Kea into this

Results

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 6 - SUNRANS SPA
Time: 3:54 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Happy Star   F: 55112
  B(3) W(58)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Indicative Odds: $3.10
Needed last start run after having a freshen since winning them back to back. Been working extremely well and looks very hard to beat.
Main Danger
8 Shez Ekstra   F: 25141
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
Indicative Odds: $7.00
Spelled since her win on very testing ground at Wanganui. Easy trial winner so will run a very good race
Next Best
5 Hi I'm Nikkita   F: 11623
  B(5) W(56)
 ( J-  Holly Andrew )
 ( T-  Gary McBeth )
Indicative Odds: $5.50
Racing in very good form this winter with only missing a check once this prep and was very good that day. Stepping back in distance from recent racing but fit and it looks no concern
Include in Multis
7 Estefania   F: 06241
  B(8) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Jordan Bassett )
Indicative Odds: $9.00
Has been in very good form and was an easy winner last start. Stepping up in grade but racing like it will be no problem.
Longer Odds
4 Lord Turbo   F: 67534
  B(7) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Robert Hannam )
Indicative Odds: $13.00
Form has been building to a win. Stepping up in grade may find him out but may be the value in this race.

Remarks

Nice field of promising milers
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Benner is happy with this horse since Hawera

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 5, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - RIVERSTONE CAFE
Time: 4:29 | Distance: m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
1 Hurry Cane   F: X3222
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Leah Hemi )
Indicative Odds: $3.00
In great form with a very good last start second in a higher grade. Dropping in grade and rising in weight. I think the weight is no problem and will be hard to beat.
Main Danger
4 Itellyouonething   F: 0X006
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Mereana Hudson )
Indicative Odds: $15.00
Much better run than it looks and if she brings her best form when winning them in much better company. She could be a good each way chance
Next Best
2 Lovetokeephim   F: 17507
  B(11) W(60)
 ( J-  Hazel Schofer )
Indicative Odds: $8.00
Been very fair since bolting in 5 starts ago but back in a grade he will enjoy.
Include in Multis
6 Speed Call   F: 51705
  B(1) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Holly Andrew )
Indicative Odds: $13.00
Nice run last start when ridden back and running home. Adopting the same tactics today and will be finishing off well.
Longer Odds
10 Hinepara   F: 62108
  B(8) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Darryl Bradley )
 ( T-  Josh Shaw )
Indicative Odds: $19.00
Won so well at Wanganui when breaking maiden not too go on with it

Remarks

Last race of the day
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Leah Hemi could get her first winner since her injury

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 6, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%