M4 Otaki – 23rd February 2019

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M4 Otaki – 23rd February 2019

M4: Otaki - 23rd Feb, 2019

Start time:12:42 pm
Weather:Cloudy
Track:Slow8

Overview

It's premier day at Otaki with the Group 1 Haunui Classic

Day's "Best"

R8 (7) Platinum Invador

Best "Each Way"

R4 (6) Lincoln Fury

Best "Roughie"

R5 (10) Sophia Magia

Race 1 - CAVALLO FARM & CHRIS RUTTEN BLOODSTOCK 1200
Time: 12:42 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Press Release   F: 05221
  B(5) W(57.5)
Broke through for the maiden win last start and could kick on with it now. Right jockey in the saddle and the odds are appealing.
Main Danger
5 Our Hail Mary   F: 1
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Dylan Turner )
Won
Dividends : $4.60 $2.00
Did what was expected on debut and it can make the quick rise in class. Drawn ideally and it looks a strong player.
Next Best
3 Maria Dior   F: 12214
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
Not far behind a speedy type at Trentham last start. Form out of that race should stack up nicely and it has been well backed.
Include in Multis
6 Floral Belt   F: 59351
  B(7) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  Kevin Gray )
Placed
Dividend : $4.30
Turned around some fair to score last start at Awapuni. A good ride sees it go close at nice odds.
Longer Odds
4 Platinum Mam'selle   F: 63455
  B(1) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Robert Hannam )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Shouldn't worry about conditions and it will be running on nicely.

Remarks

Small but talented field
race-image
Hail Mary could deliver

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 4.60
Place1 5 $ 2.00
Place2 6 $ 4.30
Quinella 5:6 $ 28.70
Trifecta 5:6:1 $ 126.10
First4 5:6:1:3 $ 312.30
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


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 2 - OTAKI MAIL 1200
Time: 1:17 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Hanger   F: 12X10
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Placed
Dividend : $1.40
Poor in the Telegraph but this is a drop in class. Looked above average prior to that and it should be around the mark with a bounce-back performance.
Main Danger
4 Honneur Noir   F: 2113X
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
 ( T-  Peter Lock )
Doesn't know how to run a bad race and although it's facing some fitter types, it could fire in a fresh state. Nicely backed throughout the week.
Next Best
6 Sasso Corbaro   F: 3X710
  B(3) W(57)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Won
Dividends : $3.70 $1.50
Showed a good level of talent in Australia and we know their sprinters are better than ours. Must be considered purely on that basis.
Include in Multis
5 Merlini   F: 19272
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Michael Cahill )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Nice win when resuming and it got back to form with a last start placing. Handles these conditions so include.
Longer Odds
8 Vinnie's Volley   F: 42273
  B(2) W(55)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  John Bary )
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Light weight danger with 55kg and it's always around the mark.

Remarks

There's some good talent in this field
race-image
Sasso Corbaro adds some interest

Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 3.70
Place1 6 $ 1.50
Place2 8 $ 2.20
Place3 2 $ 1.40
Quinella 6:8 $ 15.70
Trifecta 6:8:2 $ 77.10
First4 6:8:2:1 $ 304.60
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 5, 6, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - RIVERSTONE CAFE 1400
Time: 1:52 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
5 Awesome Al   F: 46602
  B(4) W(58)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
Won
Dividends : $4.40 $2.00
Narrowly went down last start and it will be better for the run. Drawn nicely and it has won on rain-affected tracks in the past.
Main Danger
1 Blue On Black   F: 1940X
  B(1) W(60.5)
 ( J-  Zinjete Moki )
Hasn't shown much come race day but it did win a recent trial. Very well backed which usually means something from this stable. Keep an eye on markets late.
Next Best
3 Malo Bik   F: X8523
  B(6) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Sam O'Malley )
Has been in the money in eight of its 13 starts which warrants respect. Gets some weight off his back and it should go close.
Include in Multis
4 Mehrtens   F: 8X313
  B(3) W(59)
 ( J-  Michael Cahill )
 ( T-  Suzy Gordon )
Showed little on debut but the break did it some good. Has returned in nice style and it could kick a conversion for punters.
Longer Odds
7 Quaff   F: 159X7
  B(7) W(58)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Placed
Dividend : $2.70
Needs to find a length or two but the ability is there. Each way chance.

Remarks

Not much will be covering this field
race-image
Malo Bik has the class to win

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 4.40
Place1 5 $ 2.00
Place2 10 $ 2.70
Place3 7 $ 2.70
Quinella 5:10 $ 17.60
Trifecta 5:10:7 $ 255.20
First4 5:10:7:2 $ 3952.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - SUNRANS SPA 1600 MDN
Time: 2:27 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
6 Lincoln Fury   F: 54253
  B(8) W(58)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
The "Lincoln" types don't often stay in this grade for very long. Knocking on the door and we're expecting some money to come late.
Main Danger
9 Run Lee   F: 0X762
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Darryl Bradley )
Placed
Dividend : $2.50
Much better effort last time out and it can build on that. Expect more improvement to come.
Next Best
1 Thutmosis   F: 03422
  B(10) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Sam O'Malley )
Back-to-back second placings coming into this and despite the wide draw, it looms as a winning chance here. Goes into the mix.
Include in Multis
8 Swift Saoirse   F: 3X529
  B(2) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
Three placings from six starts and its maiden win will come soon. Gets every chance here with a good barrier.
Longer Odds
10 Viva La Platinum   F: X8064
  B(5) W(56)
 ( J-  Robert Hannam )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Second-string Latta runner which could cause an upset if things go its way in the run.

Remarks

As far as maiden races go, this is a relatively strong one
race-image
Bruno could be headed for the stars

Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 9.10
Place1 2 $ 2.40
Place2 6 $ 1.50
Place3 9 $ 2.50
Quinella 2:6 $ 12.70
Trifecta 2:6:9 $ 221.50
First4 2:6:9:1 $ 600.40
Treble 6/5+/2 $ 441.30
Quaddie 5/6/5+/2 $ 1460.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 6, 8, 9, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - AQUASHIELD ROOFING 1600
Time: 3:02 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Gerda   F: 0X21
  B(2) W(57)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
 ( T-  Emma Davies )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Impressive win at this course last start when scoring by 3.3 lengths. Much harder here but the mare was stylish. Could continue on with it now.
Main Danger
1 Platinum Wild Card   F: 99122
  B(5) W(60)
 ( J-  Robert Hannam )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Experienced type which only needs to handle the 60kg to win. Hannan is riding well at the moment and it looms as a major win chance.
Next Best
2 Harlem 'N' Co   F: 90X32
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Doesn't make it a habit of winning but it has been pressing them of late and if Opie Bosson rides to his best ability, he could get it over the line.
Include in Multis
3 Cleaver   F: 28834
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Zinjete Moki )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Won on debut and then impressed with a placing at Te Aroha. Average since but good enough to be a contender here.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
10 Sophia Magia   F: 55546
  B(7) W(56)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Won't mind conditions and it has the ability to cause an upset against this field.

Remarks

Should be a good form race for the winter
race-image
Always go for the Powerball

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 5.60
Place1 7 $ 1.80
Place2 6 $ 1.50
Place3 3 $ 1.90
Quinella 6:7 $ 8.70
Trifecta 7:6:3 $ 87.60
First4 7:6:3:10 $ 321.80

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R5 (1) Platinum Wild Card(2) Harlem 'N' Co (6) Gerda
R6 (5) Felaar(7) Soleseifei
R7 (1) Endless Drama(5) Wyndspelle (8) Melody Belle (9) Volpe Veloce (10) Consensus
R8 (6) Fictitious(7) Platinum Invador (8) Roc Ya Sox
Quaddies % to a $20 stake: 20

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 6, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - EL CHEAPO CARS RAUKAWA CUP 2200
Time: 3:39 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
5 Felaar   F: 37235
  B(4) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Won
Dividends : $1.70 $1.20
There's hype surrounding this cups horse but it does need to prove itself. Gets its best chance to do that here as it's not an overly impressive field.
Main Danger
7 Soleseifei   F: 0X332
  B(7) W(54)
Looking good after three placings this campaign and the 54kg on its back helps. Could have the last shot at them.
Next Best
2 Alinko Prince   F: 3X260
  B(5) W(63)
 ( J-  Zinjete Moki )
Not the most consistent stayer and it doesn't win often but must be included. This is the race it could take out.
Include in Multis
1 Sampson   F: 48341
  B(1) W(65.5)
Last start winner with a huge weight on its back. Chance if its class can carry that.
Longer Odds
9 Zac Brown   F: 35323
  B(7) W(54)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Light weight and that's its biggest asset for this.

Remarks

Interesting field with only two last start winners involved
race-image
Can Felaar deliver? Should go close

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 1.70
Place1 5 $ 1.20
Place2 3 $ 2.10
Place3 9 $ 1.80
Quinella 3:5 $ 7.90
Trifecta 5:3:9 $ 58.20
First4 5:3:9:1 $ 202.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - HAUNUI FARM WFA GROUP ONE CLASSIC
Time: 4:14 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Melody Belle   F: 1X301
  B(13) W(57)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Won
Dividends : $2.50 $1.40
That was some win last start and it should continue to progress from there. Australian Group 1 winner and that's class. Goes on top despite a poor draw.
Main Danger
1 Endless Drama   F: 950X5
  B(1) W(59)
 ( J-  Larry Cassidy )
Doesn't want the track too wet but it has run well in the Doncaster and that form is tops for this. Meets an easier field than usual here.
Next Best
9 Volpe Veloce   F: 42414
  B(3) W(57)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Not letting down like it used to but punters have to respect the talent. Drawn to get every chance and the odds on offer are good.
Include in Multis
10 Consensus   F: 60611
  B(14) W(57)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
Placed
Dividend : $6.10
Has lifted of late with Chris Johnson in the saddle. Unlikely to get away with murder in front here but we admire its fighting abilities.
Longer Odds
5 Wyndspelle   F: 14228
  B(6) W(59)
 ( J-  Darryl Bradley )
Placed
Dividend : $7.50
Far too good to be left out of calculations. Winning isn't easy for it but with luck in the run, it could flash home late.

Remarks

One of the better Classic fields we'll see in NZ
race-image
Melody Belle is the class

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 2.50
Place1 8 $ 1.40
Place2 5 $ 7.50
Place3 10 $ 6.10
Quinella 5:8 $ 42.90
Trifecta 8:5:10 $ 903.40
First4 8:5:10:14 $ 10065.40
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 5, 8, 9, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - VETS ON RIVERBANK 2100
Time: 4:49 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
7 Platinum Invador   F: 91149
  B(7) W(54)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Won
Dividends : $1.60 $1.10
Looked impressive winning consecutive races this campaign. Form tapered off when it travelled north but back here should be fine. Top chance.
Main Danger
6 Fictitious   F: 32195
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Placed
Dividend : $2.40
Rarely too far away from the pace and it went close at Trentham last start. Has the right form lines to take this out.
Next Best
8 Roc Ya Sox   F: 81355
  B(10) W(54)
 ( J-  Zinjete Moki )
Three-length winner four back and its runs since have been fair. Chance with improvement with the light weight.
Include in Multis
1 Overthetop   F: 56141
  B(1) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
Hasn't done much wrong with two wins from five starts. Value runner here and it just needs to carry the weight.
Longer Odds
3 Original Gangster   F: 12454
  B(4) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Looks a strong chance to run in the placings again after a consistent campaign.

Remarks

Money for the favourite
race-image
The favourite looks the goods

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 1.60
Place1 7 $ 1.10
Place2 9 $ 2.40
Place3 6 $ 2.40
Place6 5+,7,10/2,6+,9/3,6,7/3,5+,9/5,8+,10/6,7+,9 $ 36.90
Quinella 7:9 $ 6.70
Trifecta 7:9:6 $ 54.00
First4 7:9:6:8 $ 129.30
Treble 5+/8+/7+ $ 11.10
Quaddie 7/5+/8+/7+ $ 79.40

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 6, 7, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%