M4 Te Aroha – 3rd January 2020

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M4 Te Aroha – 3rd January 2020

M4: Te Aroha - 3rd Jan, 2020

Start time:12:17 pm
Weather:Fine
Track:Dead4

Overview

Thames Cup day at Te Aroha with some good betting fields

Day's "Best"

R3 (7) Pinched

Best "Each Way"

R6 (11) O'Charm

Best "Roughie"

R5 (12) Power's That Be
  • Race 1 - HARNESS RACING 11 JAN @ CAMBRIDGE
    Time: 12:17 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Apellido   F: X8350
      B(9) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Didn't fire last time out but form prior was good enough. Rider is in form and it should be right around the mark.
    Main Danger
    1 Fluorobus   F: X0433
      B(1) W(59)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.60
    Back-to-back placings coming into this. Inside draw is ideal and it should be winning a race shortly.
    Next Best
    5 Trip To Freedom   F: 0X010
      B(6) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Bookended a win with two poor efforts. It's better than that and include here, especially at the each-way odds.
    Include in Multis
    8 Moiras Town   F: X4305
      B(5) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Rowena Smyth )
    Won
    Dividends : $10.80 $2.90
    Owns a placing this campaign and it gets in with only 54.5kg. Likely to get a good run in transit so consider.
    Longer Odds
    4 Rip 'n' Burn   F: X9881
      B(3) W(57.5)
     ( T-  Chris Wood )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.60
    Last start winner which could kick on with it now.

    Remarks

    Most of the money at the top of the book
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    Apellido is a chance

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 10.80
    Place1 8 $ 2.90
    Place2 1 $ 1.60
    Place3 4 $ 2.60
    Quinella 1:8 $ 16.70
    Trifecta 8:1:4 $ 189.40
    First4 8:1:4:5 $ 757.60
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - 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 2 - GRAHAMSTOWN BAR & DINER MAIDEN 1200
    Time: 12:52 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    5 High Achiever   F:
      B(3) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.30 $1.40
    Has been heavily backed to win on debut. Given a soft time at the trials and it could pay to follow it here.
    Main Danger
    9 Shake That Tush   F: 835X
      B(5) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Owns race day experience and that could help here. Handy third placing two back and anything similar would take it close.
    Next Best
    7 Paint Me Red   F:
      B(2) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Experienced at the trials and it could make a strong showing on debut. Another well-backed debutante.
    Include in Multis
    8 O'Jessica   F: 73
      B(6) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.70
    Has pace and improved significantly to run third last start. Could offer punters some good value in this open race.
    Longer Odds
    10 El Nymph   F: 04
      B(7) W(55.5)
    Improver at generous odds.

    Remarks

    Form out of this race will stack up
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    High Achiever could be that

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 5 $ 3.30
    Place1 5 $ 1.40
    Place2 7 $ 1.50
    Place3 8 $ 1.70
    Quinella 5:7 $ 5.90
    Trifecta 5:7:8 $ 45.20
    First4 5:7:8:11 $ 185.60
    Double 8/5+ $ 29.00
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    5, 7, 8, 9, 10
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - GOLDRIDGE MARINE FARM 1200
    Time: 1:27 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    7 Pinched   F: 11X
      B(7) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Sam Weatherley )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.20 $1.30
    Unbeaten after two starts and it looks a nice type on the rise. Weighted well and it has been heavily backed.
    Main Danger
    9 Showboat   F: 71021
      B(2) W(54.5)
     ( T-  Danica Guy )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Owns two wins already this season and could add another here. Heading in the right direction and drawing barrier two is ideal.
    Next Best
    3 Bevan Street   F: X7556
      B(8) W(60.5)
     ( J-  Jason Waddell )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.90
    Finding it tough to win a race but it has been facing some tough opposition. Same applies here but it could go close.
    Include in Multis
    6 Darci Palmer   F: X1945
      B(3) W(57.5)
    Impressive winner fresh up and although drifting in the market, it could add some value. Include in selections.
    Longer Odds
    8 Bit Lippy   F: 03057
      B(1) W(55)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Showed ability when younger so include here on that basis.

    Remarks

    Another quality race with some progressive types
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    Pinched could go close

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 7 $ 2.20
    Place1 7 $ 1.30
    Place2 9 $ 1.50
    Place3 3 $ 2.90
    Quinella 7:9 $ 4.60
    Trifecta 7:9:3 $ 57.90
    First4 7:9:3:2 $ 232.40
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    3, 6, 7, 8, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - KOPU ENGINEERING MAIDEN 1200
    Time: 2:02 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    8 Spring Tide   F:
      B(7) W(57)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
    Trial winner which has the breeding to go on with it. Just needs some luck from a tricky barrier draw. Goes on top in a tough race.
    Main Danger
    14 Kitchener   F: 5
      B(9) W(55)
    A touch disappointing on debut but it looks to have a good future. Will need luck from the draw but the odds appeal.
    Next Best
    1 Apache Lad   F: 02X32
      B(4) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Rowena Smyth )
    Three consecutive placings coming into this and it could improve to win. Should get a good run throughout and be in the mix.
    Include in Multis
    2 Dontgiveadam   F: 7X0X3
      B(2) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
     ( T-  Peter Lock )
    Showed its real ability when running third fresh up. Could kick on with it now and add some value.
    Longer Odds
    4 Empire Of Patch   F: 4575X
      B(2) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.40
    Goes close with some slight improvement.

    Remarks

    Wide-open field with great value throughout
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    Spring Tide could show ability

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 6 $ 17.40
    Place1 6 $ 4.70
    Place2 4 $ 2.40
    Place3 9 $ 2.40
    Quinella 4:6 $ 94.10
    Trifecta 6:4:9 $ 1370.30
    First4 6:4:9:8 $ 5231.80
    Double 7+/6 $ 39.70

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 8, 14
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - THAMES HARNESS RACING CLUB 100 YEARS MAIDEN 1600
    Time: 2:37 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    5 Ranger   F: 32334
      B(13) W(57)
     ( J-  Shaun McKay )
    Needs to start winning races after going close on so many occasions. Drawn wide but it gets back and runs on nicely.
    Main Danger
      B(12) W(57)
     ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
    Drawn wide but it has breeding to suggest that it will be right in the mix. Just needs luck and it should add value.
    Next Best
    6 Cautious Approach   F: 67
      B(3) W(57)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.90
    Stable is running hot and it could improve after two moderate starts to date. Drawn to get a sweet trip in transit.
    Include in Multis
    11 Cerys   F: 76
      B(5) W(56.5)
    Another runner which is due for a form improvement. Each-way odds on offer and it should be right around the mark.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    12 Power's That Be   F: 6X053
      B(10) W(55)
     ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
    Better for its placing last start. Could run a big race.

    Remarks

    Plenty of capable types in this
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    Ranger could finally win

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 13 $ 9.00
    Place1 13 $ 2.80
    Place2 1 $ 3.20
    Place3 6 $ 2.90
    Quinella 1:13 $ 46.00
    Trifecta 13:1:6 $ 812.10
    First4 13:1:6:9 $ 4315.50

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R5 (5) Ranger(6) Cautious Approach (7) I Am The Knight
    R6 (1) Red Jakkal(8) Je Suis Tiger (9) Silent Truth (11) O'Charm
    R7 (1) Neeson(6) Tammie Wynette
    R8 (2) Sahar(7) Enjoy The Show (9) Qiji Swordsman
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    5, 6, 7, 11, 12
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - KOPU MARINE 1200
    Time: 3:12 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    11 O'Charm   F: 7X421
      B(8) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Sam Spratt )
    Won
    Dividends : $5.20 $1.90
    Last start winner that could kick on with it. Should be able to ride the speed and give a good kick in the straight. Chance.
    Main Danger
    9 Silent Truth   F: 18X
      B(3) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.00
    Has the same form as Pluton. Scored a win on debut and didn't fire last start. The break should have done it plenty of good.
    Next Best
    1 Red Jakkal   F: 2X15X
      B(1) W(59)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Scored a win fresh up last campaign before running fifth. Could run well fresh again and the money is on. Include.
    Include in Multis
    8 Je Suis Tiger   F: 321X4
      B(5) W(57)
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.10
    Doesn't know how to run a bad race and should be included here at each-way odds.
    Longer Odds
    4 The Dom   F: 3303X
      B(9) W(58)
     ( J-  Andrew Calder )
    Good enough to beat this field with slight improvement.

    Remarks

    Plenty of winning form throughout this field
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    O'Charm owns ability

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 11 $ 5.20
    Place1 11 $ 1.90
    Place2 8 $ 2.10
    Place3 9 $ 2.00
    Quinella 8:11 $ 18.20
    Trifecta 11:8:9 $ 194.10
    First4 11:8:9:5 $ 607.50
    Double 13/11 $ 28.50
    Trifecta - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 4, 8, 9, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - COASTWOOD HOMES LOCKWOOD THAMES CUP
    Time: 3:52 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Neeson   F: X5332
      B(5) W(59)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    Getting closer to a win after three consecutive placings. Small field should help its chances and the money in on.
    Main Danger
    6 Tammie Wynette   F: 51144
      B(2) W(54)
     ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
     ( T-  Kim Coxon )
    Had its chance last start but faces an easier field here. Gets right down in weight to 52kg and that should see it run close.
    Next Best
    5 Jakkalbomb   F: X6556
      B(4) W(54)
     ( T-  Danica Guy )
    One of the better backed runners in this field. Could improve its form and go close here.
    Include in Multis
    8 Indah   F: 46X10
      B(1) W(54)
    Won
    Dividends : $8.90 $3.80
    Impressive win fresh up before disappointing last start. Light weight and it could fire back in this.
    Longer Odds
    2 Valante   F: 4319X
      B(3) W(59)
     ( J-  Mubs Kareem )
     ( T-  Graeme Lord )
    4kg comes off its back and that helps. Upset danger.

    Remarks

    Small field but it's a competitive race
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    Neeson is knocking on the door

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 8 $ 8.90
    Place1 8 $ 3.80
    Place2 1 $ 1.80
    Quinella 1:8 $ 15.20
    Trifecta 8:1:6 $ 98.50
    First4 8:1:6:5 $ 203.90
    Trifecta - Selected!
    First 4 - Selected!

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 5, 6, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 8 - PENCARROW STUD 1400
    Time: 4:26 | Distance: m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Sahar   F: X445X
      B(5) W(59)
    Showed good ability last campaign without threatening. Should be better for those runs and it has been heavily backed to win.
    Main Danger
    7 Enjoy The Show   F: 8X654
      B(2) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Michael McNab )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.20
    Improving with every run this season. Drawn well and it could score a long overdue win. Chance.
    Next Best
    9 Qiji Swordsman   F: 219X6
      B(9) W(57)
     ( J-  Leith Innes )
     ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
    Owns good barrier speed and it could pay off here. Drifting with bookmakers but it should attract attention come race day.
    Include in Multis
    8 Goboniego   F: X2900
      B(11) W(57)
    Good enough to turn around some poor form. Each-way odds on offer so include for multiples.
    Longer Odds
    13 Lady Azamour   F: 1360X
      B(10) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Craig Grylls )
    Could show some cheek fresh.

    Remarks

    Each way odds throughout the field
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    Sahar is a good chance

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 14 $ 18.50
    Place1 14 $ 4.70
    Place2 12 $ 2.00
    Place3 7 $ 2.20
    Quinella 12:14 $ 56.10
    Trifecta 14:12:7 $ 726.20
    First4 14:12:7:2 $ 3425.30
    Double 8/14 $ 154.70

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 7, 8, 9, 13
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%