M4 Otaki – 4th March 2020

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M4 Otaki – 4th March 2020

M4: Otaki - 4th Mar, 2020

Start time:1:23 pm
Weather:Overcast
Track:Slow7

Overview

Just the six races from Otaki but there is competitive racing throughout the day

Day's "Best"

R5 (5) Crowning Star

Best "Each Way"

R6 (6) Posh Porotene

Best "Roughie"

R4 (9) Sonority
  • Race 1 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE
    Time: 1:23 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Sidebar   F: 90X2
      B(2) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Holly Andrew )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.90 $1.50
    Much better run when second fresh up and it could kick on with it now. Draws well and has an in-form jockey riding. Chance.
    Main Danger
    2 Sorry I'm Late   F: 04254
      B(5) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
    A touch too short in the betting but it owns obvious winning claims. Likely to sit in a handy position and kick strongly.
    Next Best
    6 Cusack   F:
      B(6) W(57)
     ( T-  Kevin Gray )
    Not a hard race to kick its career off. Not a bad trial coming in and it could add some value.
    Include in Multis
    5 Royal Grace   F: 0
      B(1) W(57.5)
    Backed on debut but didn't run up to expectations. Draws the rail and gets weight off its back. Chance on that.
    Longer Odds
    3 Miss Wrigley   F: 567
      B(4) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Chris Johnson )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.70
    Chris Johnson rides and that boosts its chances. Include at odds.

    Remarks

    Small fields often produce interesting results
    race-image
    Sidebar has winning claims

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 3.90
    Place1 1 $ 1.50
    Place2 3 $ 3.70
    Quinella 1:3 $ 16.80
    Trifecta 1:3:2 $ 45.30
    First4 1:3:2:4 $ 212.10
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    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 2 - OTAKI MAIL MAIDEN
    Time: 1:58 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    3 Cage Phyta   F: 53
      B(10) W(58.5)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.40
    Didn't get much luck last start but stuck on gamely. Draws wide here but it looks to have good ability. It has been best-backed to score.
    Main Danger
    4 One Of The Best   F: 96X63
      B(6) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Holly Andrew )
    Won
    Dividends : $6.00 $1.90
    Produced its best effort when third last start. It's heading in the right direction and it could take a forward spot and kick.
    Next Best
    2 Ammons   F: 872
      B(1) W(58.5)
     ( T-  Geoff Haigh )
    Gets the rail draw and is coming off a much-improved second placing. 2kg comes off the back and it should go close. Generous odds.
    Include in Multis
    11 Kiwi Princess   F: 76349
      B(2) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
     ( T-  Kevin Gray )
    Mixing its form but Allpress rides and that's a good thing. Drawn well and it could finally cross the line first. Wouldn't leave out.
    Longer Odds
    10 Our Matriarch   F: 273X9
      B(3) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Temyia Taiaroa )
    Better with the run under its belt.

    Remarks

    A big field with plenty of value throughout
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    Cage Phyta has upside

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 6.00
    Place1 4 $ 1.90
    Place2 1 $ 5.20
    Place3 3 $ 1.40
    Quinella 1:4 $ 79.30
    Trifecta 4:1:3 $ 494.20
    First4 4:1:3:13 $ 4018.00
    Double 1/4 $ 16.10

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 3, 4, 10, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - EL CHEAPO CARS MAIDEN
    Time: 2:33 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    3 Jaxx Be Nimble   F: 22
      B(2) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Chris Johnson )
    Looks tough to beat after two good second placings to start its career. Draws well and it will take a power of beating.
    Main Danger
    1 Magness   F: 5X262
      B(3) W(57.5)
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    Twice-placed this campaign and a win wouldn't surprise. It should be fighting out the finish with the favourite.
    Next Best
    4 Carlingford Bay   F: 25
      B(1) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.20 $1.90
    Nice run for second on debut. Battled last start but that came behind a nice field. Draws the rail and it throws its hat into the ring.
    Include in Multis
    7 Kokomo   F:
      B(5) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Rosie Myers )
     ( T-  Sam Lennox )
    Bred to show early pace and it looked solid at the trials. Good enough to run well on debut at value odds.
    Longer Odds
    5 Silent Approach   F: X5934
      B(4) W(55.5)
     ( T-  Gary Vile )
    Has a win coming soon. It could come here at double-figure odds.

    Remarks

    A small but competitive maiden
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    Jaxx Be Nimble could go one better

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 4.20
    Place1 4 $ 1.90
    Place2 1 $ 1.80
    Quinella 1:4 $ 6.60
    Trifecta 4:1:7 $ 68.50
    First4 4:1:7:3 $ 138.70
    Treble 1/4/4 $ 107.40
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R3 (1) Magness(3) Jaxx Be Nimble
    R4 (2) Rely On Me(5) Southroad (7) Swiss Avenue
    R5 (1) Hocico Blanco(2) Outthegate (5) Crowning Star
    R6 (2) Rio Star(6) Posh Porotene (8) Rukita
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    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 - VETS ON RIVERBANK MAIDEN
    Time: 3:08 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    7 Swiss Avenue   F: 74
      B(6) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Has had the benefit of two race day starts and it was good when fourth last start. This stable usually has success at these meetings.
    Main Danger
    2 Rely On Me   F: X47X4
      B(7) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Darryl Bradley )
    The rise in distance should suit and it has been met with good tote support. Should be able to break through soon.
    Next Best
    5 Southroad   F:
      B(5) W(58)
     ( J-  Dylan Turner )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.20
    Probably looking for a mile or longer, but it could show some cheek on debut. There has been backing so consider.
    Include in Multis
    6 Authentic Charm   F: 66X44
      B(2) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Robert Hannam )
     ( T-  Lisa Latta )
    Has the fitness under its belt after two fourths. Likely to drift back from the inside draw and find the line nicely.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    9 Sonority   F: 70X68
      B(1) W(56)
    Better than what it has been showing. Capable.

    Remarks

    A very even betting field
    race-image
    Swiss Avenue could be too good

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 5.90
    Place1 3 $ 1.80
    Place2 7 $ 1.50
    Place3 5 $ 3.20
    Quinella 3:7 $ 10.00
    Trifecta 3:7:5 $ 158.90
    First4 3:7:5:2 $ 324.70
    Double 4/3 $ 16.40

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 5, 6, 7, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - CAVALLO FARM & CHRIS RUTTEN BLOODSTOCK HANDICAP
    Time: 3:43 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    5 Crowning Star   F: D361
      B(1) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
    Scored a deserved win last start and it could kick on with it now. Gets the inside draw and every chance of winning. Top pick.
    Main Danger
    2 Outthegate   F: 9X257
      B(4) W(59)
     ( T-  Suzy Gordon )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.90
    Mixing its form this season but it has good ability on its day. It could be its time to shine and punters are getting solid each-way odds.
    Next Best
    1 Hocico Blanco   F: 53450
      B(2) W(59)
     ( J-  Rosie Myers )
    Needs to turn around a poor effort last start but the drop back in distance helps. Could run well at odds.
    Include in Multis
    4 Sardeen   F: X06X3
      B(5) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Leah Hemi )
    Won
    Dividends : $5.70 $2.40
    Good enough to cause them some worry in this race. Drawn well and it's coming off a handy run for third at Wanganui. Chance.
    Longer Odds
    8 Rekohu Diva   F: X8727
      B(6) W(55)
     ( J-  Chris Johnson )
    Chance if it gets the breaks.

    Remarks

    Punters are getting good odds throughout the race
    race-image
    Crowning Star could come out on top

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 4 $ 5.70
    Place1 4 $ 2.40
    Place2 2 $ 1.90
    Quinella 2:4 $ 11.50
    Trifecta 4:2:5 $ 51.70
    First4 4:2:5:3 $ 337.70
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 5, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - RIVERSTONE CAFE HANDICAP
    Time: 4:18 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    6 Posh Porotene   F: X2144
      B(2) W(57)
     ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.20 $1.90
    Impressive win three back and it hasn't been far away in two runs since. Drawn well in barrier two and it should be tough to beat.
    Main Danger
    8 Rukita   F: 72183
      B(13) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Robert Hannam )
    It hasn't been getting all favours in the run over its last couple of starts. Needs luck from the draw but its luck could change.
    Next Best
    2 Rio Star   F: 23146
      B(8) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Chris Johnson )
    Scored an overdue win three back and it could cope with this class now. Likely to sit off the pace and come with a searching run.
    Include in Multis
    11 Bella Nero   F: X0602
      B(6) W(55)
     ( J-  Sarah Macnab )
     ( T-  Suzy Gordon )
    Placed
    Dividend : $3.50
    Returned to form when second last start. A repeat of that effort could see it running in the money.
    Longer Odds
    7 Leighs Mate   F: 05220
      B(11) W(57)
    Owns bounce back claims.

    Remarks

    A great field to close the card
    race-image
    Posh Porotene could be the one

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 6 $ 4.20
    Place1 6 $ 1.90
    Place2 11 $ 3.50
    Place3 9 $ 5.40
    Quinella 6:11 $ 35.00
    Trifecta 6:11:9 $ 824.70
    First4 6:11:9:8 $ 5210.60
    Double 4/6+ $ 23.40

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 6, 7, 8, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%