M4: TARANAKI – JANUARY 17 – 2019

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M4: TARANAKI – JANUARY 17 – 2019

M04: New Plymouth - 17th Jan, 2019

Start time:12:00 am
Weather:
Track:

Overview

Apprentices day .... a chance for the rookies to prove they are worthy of greater opportunities. Darren Danis might have the best book

Day's "Best"

R2 (3) Spring Blossom

Best "Each Way"

R3 (1) Mediterranean Star

Best "Roughie"

R6 (12) Sister Monica
  • Race 1 - PETER SOLE TRANSPORT SUPPORTS LIFE EDUCATION MDN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 2000m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Look West   F: 79X42
      B(4) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Wiremu Pinn )
    Indicative Odds: $3.00
    Little to show for first prep. Returned tougher and more determined
    Main Danger
    5 Blue Rata Anna   F: 58834
      B(7) W(56.5)
    Indicative Odds: $10.00
    Jockey's confidence sky high after success aplenty  on the Coast.This well raced mare has placed since she took the reins
    Next Best
    4 Our Matriarch   F: 22327
      B(1) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Zinjete Moki )
    Indicative Odds: $4.60
    Jock given  dressing down from stipes after racing three wide last time
    Include in Multis
    2 Mr Likeable   F: 445
      B(5) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Indicative Odds: $3.60
    Pike raider who raced fiercely early before batling home well. last  start
    Longer Odds
    7 Valhexa   F: 0X6
      B(8) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Tegan Newman )
    Indicative Odds: $12.00
    Was down to start at Rotorua. Saved for this

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Mr Likeable: Nose Band on I Walk Alone: Nasal Strip off, Side Winkers on
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    Pinn

    Results

    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 2 - TARANAKI DAILY NEWS SUPPORTS LIFE EDUCATION MDN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1100m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    3 Spring Blossom   F: 54834
      B(5) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Indicative Odds: $3.00
    Winless after 7   races but New Plymouth tainer hasn't lost faith in her ability. Had a number of tricky draws to deal with.
    Main Danger
    4 Mrs Rumble   F: 5
      B(3) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Indicative Odds: $5.00
    Placed all five trials before being caught wide on debut
    Next Best
    1 Marbuzet   F: X8X63
      B(2) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Indicative Odds: $3.20
    Couldn't rally when put under pressure on debut. Luckless second-up from break
    Include in Multis
    7 Our Hail Mary   F:
      B(1) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Wiremu Pinn )
    Indicative Odds: $4.00
    No trials but worked easily during week
    Longer Odds
      B(6) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Brett Murray )
    Indicative Odds: $11.00
    Sharrock's back-up hope

    Remarks

    Stipe Comment: MARBUZET - Crowded passing the 250 metres. Then had to shift out to obtain clear running.
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    Danis

    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 3, 4, 7, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - COMCAT SUPPORTING LIFE EDUCATION TRUST MDN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    1 Mediterranean Star   F: 5228X
      B(8) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Indicative Odds: $2.70
    All but won last prep. Not raced since last May but has trialled.
    Main Danger
    11 No More My Love   F: 7X
      B(6) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Wiremu Pinn )
    Indicative Odds: $9.00
    Very green first-up. Won a recent jumpout
    Next Best
    7 Honora   F: 40084
      B(5) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Tegan Newman )
    Indicative Odds: $14.00
    Held up by tiring runner when 4th Dec 7. Coming long way for $10,000 maiden
    Include in Multis
    8 Keltic Rockstar   F: 86847
      B(11) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Indicative Odds: $4.40
    Took on Northerners last start and should have finished in the money
    Longer Odds
    4 Run Like Boo   F:
      B(4) W(57)
     ( J-  Zinjete Moki )
    Indicative Odds: $35.00
    Hasn't trialled but local trainer has nominated for Derby. She has runner in Wellington Cup

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Mediterranean Star: Blinkers off Keltic Rockstar: Blinkers off
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    Marsh

    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 4, 7, 8, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - LANDMARK HOMES SUPPORTS LIFE EDUCATION MAIDEN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Monaco   F: 63323
      B(4) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Indicative Odds: $2.40
    Chalk up another for Railway-winning  stable. Hottest favourite of the day
    Main Danger
    2 Tinder Hit   F: 0X54
      B(5) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Indicative Odds: $7.00
    Was only paying $4.60 last start. Trapped wide most of  way but hung tough  for 4th/
    Next Best
    7 Viva Lilli   F: 50425
      B(7) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Wiremu Pinn )
    Indicative Odds: $4.20
    2nd to Collinstreet when raced here last. Deprived of clear running room early home straight.
    Include in Multis
    5 Makabar   F: 95636
      B(9) W(57)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Indicative Odds: $6.00
    Over-raced Hastings when 6th behind  the eventual  Eight Carat winner
    Longer Odds
    11 Natty Pagger   F: 8X
      B(2) W(55)
     ( J-  Brett Murray )
    Indicative Odds: $35.00
    Poor on debut but dam's deeds offer hope She won a stakes race in South

    Remarks

    The easiest $6000 Stephen Ralph will make
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    Ralph

    Results

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R4 (1) Monaco(2) Tinder Hit
    R5 (1) Malo Bik(4) Cleaver (6) Red Forest
    R6 (1) Ocean Ruler(2) River Run (11) Hi I'm Nikkita
    R7 (2) Valentia(5) Terra Firma
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 5, 7, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - PENINSULAR RESORT MOOLOOLABA SUPPORTS LIFE TRUST
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Malo Bik   F: 23X85
      B(4) W(59)
     ( J-  Wiremu Pinn )
    Indicative Odds: $4.40
    Not easy to follow but trackwork hard to fault
    Main Danger
    6 Red Forest   F: X9315
      B(2) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Kate Cowan )
    Indicative Odds: $7.00
    Out for a spell after this. Deserves one the way she's performed
    Next Best
    2 Lala Land   F: 549X3
      B(1) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Indicative Odds: $2.30
    Ran home strongly fresh. Failure to run straight 300 out cost a length. Second only other start here
    Include in Multis
    4 Cleaver   F: 1288
      B(5) W(57)
     ( J-  Zinjete Moki )
    Indicative Odds: $7.50
    Better than what shown last couple. Didn't see out mile last start, said Allpress. Drops back 200m.

    Remarks

    Stipe Comment: CLEAVER - Raced fiercely and eased down final stages. Rider felt mount did not see out 1600m. Vet check clear.
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    Sharrock

    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 - PREAKNESS, BELMONT & CUBA WITH WHEELS MAIDEN
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 River Run   F: 5X328
      B(11) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
     ( T-  Tony Pike )
    Indicative Odds: $2.60
    Forced to scramble after getting long way back in special cond Ellerslie. Was trained in south, now with Pike.
    Main Danger
    1 Ocean Ruler   F: 343X3
      B(3) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Indicative Odds: $4.80
    Likely leader who has tended to battle last 200m. New jockey today and he's in top form
    Next Best
    11 Hi I'm Nikkita   F: 07932
      B(9) W(55)
     ( J-  Kate Cowan )
     ( T-  Gary McBeth )
    Indicative Odds: $15.00
    Trainer had good stayer in Katie McKeen. Looks to have found another breadwinner.
    Include in Multis
    5 Fiery Dragon   F: 62
      B(2) W(57)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Indicative Odds: $5.50
    Slow starts need to be sorted but this Baker-trained Iffraj hasn't taken long to discover his A game
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    12 Sister Monica   F: 4
      B(8) W(55)
     ( J-  Wiremu Pinn )
    Indicative Odds: $18.00
    Dashed home late on debut. Siblings have done well on the racetrack

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Sister Monica: Nose Band on
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    Pike

    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 5, 11, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - SEATON PARK SUPPORTING LIFE EDUCATION TRUST 1800
    Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1800m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    5 Terra Firma   F: X1753
      B(4) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Indicative Odds: $1.80
    Emerging member of the rampant Ramsay team. Just wins I'd say
    Main Danger
    2 Valentia   F: 6X275
      B(8) W(59)
     ( J-  Wiremu Pinn )
    Indicative Odds: $6.50
    One win 7 placings pretty much sums up career. Limited
    Next Best
    1 The Rebel Knight   F: X1409
      B(1) W(60)
     ( J-  Darren Danis )
    Indicative Odds: $4.20
    Arguably the best horse in race who seems to have trained off.
    Include in Multis
    9 Remarx   F: 74030
      B(7) W(55)
     ( J-  Zinjete Moki )
    Indicative Odds: $10.00
    Hot and cold Wheeler galloper who could have done with some cut in ground
    Longer Odds
    3 Percy's Gem   F: 05939
      B(5) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Brett Murray )
     ( T-  Paul Pascoe )
    Indicative Odds: $14.00
    Was making up numbers in Stratford Cup where was severely checked

    Remarks

    Gear changes: Mister Geronimo: Blinkers off Granite Ridge: Blinkers off
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    Ramsay

    Results

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 5, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%