M4: WELLINGTON – JANUARY 19 2019

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M4: WELLINGTON – JANUARY 19 2019

M04: Trentham - 18th Jan, 2019

Start time:12:00 am
Weather:
Track:

Overview

It really is the champagne turf at Trentham today. The Wellington Cup, the Telegraph and the Thorndon top a tasty menu of racing.

Day's "Best"

R2 (2) Sco Mo Eagle

Best "Each Way"

R7 (15) Gift Of Power

Best "Roughie"

R9 (17) Gorbachev

Race 1 - SWEYNESSE AT KARAKA 2019 PREMIER
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Cavallo Veloce   F: 25810
  B(6) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
 ( T-  Peter McKay )
Been caught wide couple times, hence the mixed formline/Has been placed twice in listed races. Best to some as has fallen shy of trainer's hopes
Main Danger
1 Satu Lagi   F: 2151
  B(3) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Very professional Per Incanto. Comes in fresh but will be fit knowing the trainer.
Next Best
4 Mister Mocha   F: 1
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Sat 3 wide but still won debut. Very nice Showcasing, says Pitman
Include in Multis
8 Not Usual June   F: 523X1
  B(5) W(55.5)
Will serve it up to the speedster Maria D'or, paving way for off pace runners to hit hard late
Longer Odds
7 Platinum Mam'selle   F: 50634
  B(1) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Robert Hannam )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Comes from back, that might be to advantage

Remarks

Gear changes: Satu Lagi: Lugging Bit off, Norton Bit on Cavallo Veloce: Side Winkers off, Blinkers on
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Cavallo Veloce

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 2 - STEPHANIE MURRAY MORTGAGES PREMIER
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
2 Sco Mo Eagle   F: 7164
  B(4) W(59)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Pike team rates best chance of day so where does that leave Bostonian? This one was trapped in ruck last start.
Main Danger
6 McPhoebe   F: 0X056
  B(13) W(58)
Drew poorly, led but over-run late Awapuni. Back to best distance.
Next Best
9 Emerald Amour   F: 3X123
  B(10) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
 ( T-  Peter McKay )
Another wide gate but doesn't know how to run poorly. Peter and Shaun McKay chasing early double.
Include in Multis
3 The Swiss Maestro   F: 9X612
  B(8) W(59)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Went south winless but Pitman quickly turned into winner. He's bullish
Longer Odds
10 Miss Oahu   F: 9X363
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Loomed large Jan 1 but three wide run left her spent last 200m

Remarks

Gear changes: Castani: Side Winkers on
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Calder

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 6, 9, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - LINCOLN FARMS PREMIER
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Platinum Invador   F: X0911
  B(3) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Robert Hannam )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Two emphatic wins this prep. Firming as Derby prospect
Main Danger
10 Off With Her Head   F: 96316
  B(1) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Zinjete Moki )
Failed to make Wellington Cup cut. Body blow for hobby trainer but compensation on offer here
Next Best
9 Korakonui   F: 33185
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Stephen Baster )
Luckless 5th Stratford Cup. Shut out of Wellington Cup, making do with with Aussie jockey up
Include in Multis
1 Skyphyta   F: 0X011
  B(5) W(60)
Easy winner Boxing Day. The field had been decimated by scrs but probably would have won anyway
Longer Odds
11 Redcayenne   F: 24369
  B(9) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Dragged from Wellington Cup and set for this. Covered too much ground Dunstan final

Remarks

Stipe Comment: KOROKANUI - Began awkwardly getting back. Hampered when contacted near 400
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Hannam

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 8, 9, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - CAMBRIDGE STUD PREMIER
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
10 Brimm   F: 1X1
  B(2) W(56)
How good is she? Answer: very good. He has a good book but she could be Parkes' best hope of a win today
Main Danger
7 Belle Fascino   F: 86621
  B(6) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Lovely ride by Jason Waddell ended losing streak. Shouldn't be troubled by step-up in ratings
Next Best
4 Saignon   F: 62231
  B(13) W(57)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Draw not best for pacemaker but when in form he takes some beating. Needs to fly the gates.
Include in Multis
2 The Rippa   F: 15952
  B(9) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Half to Authentic Paddy but will never be as good as him. Still he's good for a place. Masa Tanaka knew how to ride him best
Longer Odds
5 Starossa   F: 53228
  B(5) W(57)
 ( J-  Wiremu Pinn )
Has starting issues. Rider lost whip in Stratford Cup. Was in Cuddle two years back

Remarks

Gear changes: Prosecco: Blinkers on
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Parkes

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 4, 5, 7, 10
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - HARCOURTS THORNDON MILE
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
16 More Wonder   F: 51144
  B(3) W(52)
Allpress lost ride after wretched run in Levin Classic. A frustrated Rogerson puts Sam Collett under blowtorch
Main Danger
12 Killarney   F: 23X31
  B(11) W(55)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Gets sprinting brillance from mum but showed last start he is capable of getting a mile. Jock riding so well for James.
Next Best
10 Tiptronic   F: 37832
  B(7) W(55)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Was earmarked as Derby hope once.Stable soon found out he was a better miler. Given a very quiet buildup
Include in Multis
3 On The Rocks   F: 18X31
  B(5) W(57)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Showed no mercy in Rich Hill. In big league today but there have been stronger Thorndons.
Longer Odds
15 Darscape Princess   F: 63302
  B(9) W(53.5)
Been firm in market since opening but she doesn't grab me as winner

Remarks

Stipe Comment: MORE WONDER Slow away, commenced to over-race when being restrained 1200m, held up entering home straight then becoming awkwardly placed on heels having to be steadied for a distance continuing to be badly held up before being angled outwards abruptly to obtain clear running near 200m
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Sam Collett

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 10, 12, 15, 16
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - GAZELY MERCEDES BENZ PREMIER
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
11 Lord Arthur   F: 6X1
  B(3) W(57.5)
Baker stable had doubts whether he was seasoned enough last start. Needn't have worried. Was much too good. Matched strides with Desert Gold fav. during the week.
Main Danger
1 Nirvana   F: 3221
  B(5) W(59)
Won special cond race here in frenetic finish. Trainer has great strike rate
Next Best
2 Original Gangster   F: 75124
  B(9) W(59)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Lacked usual big final dash last start. Gets that back and the rest face a stress test
Include in Multis
13 Poppy Star   F: 47524
  B(16) W(57)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Competitive but you'd struggle to label her a winner. Draw no help.
Longer Odds
17 Rusty In Melbourne   F: 7X072
  B(6) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
 ( T-  Jeff Lynds )
Keeps on falling out of the gates. Was placed at carnival last year.

Remarks

Gear changes: Effervescent: Tongue Tie on Whatsup: Blinkers on
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Baker

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 11, 13, 17
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - JR & N BERKETT TELEGRAPH
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
15 Gift Of Power   F: 62110
  B(2) W(53.5)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Back left -handed after the Railway misfire. Clcked a sizzling 1.07 for 1200 when winning mid-December
Main Danger
2 Melody Belle   F: 111X3
  B(18) W(57)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Waddell is looking forward to his Everest. Winning a Telegraph from 18 manageable. ''I just need to get her comfortable in running and in a position where she’s able to sprint over the top of them,'' he said. Her prtice drifted a smidgin yetrday
Next Best
7 Bostonian   F: 11X17
  B(7) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Had an off day in Railway. Trackwork continues to impress, his final gallop a rousing one
Include in Multis
17 True Excelsior   F: 49933
  B(13) W(53)
 ( J-  Stephen Baster )
Victorian raider who has won $230,000 from just 2 wins. The Aussie rider has won 13 Gr1s
Longer Odds
13 Hanger   F: 112X1
  B(5) W(55)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
Fixed odds price cut $3 yesterday. Mum was a terrific sprinter, winning a Gr2 at Flemington

Remarks

Gear changes: Signify: Hoof Pads (Front) off, Concussion Plates (Front) on True Excelsior: Ear Covers Pre-Race on, Approved Plates on, Lugging Bit on, Tongue Tie on
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Results

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R7 (2) Melody Belle(7) Bostonian (15) Gift Of Power (17) True Excelsior
R8 (1) Valalie(6) Savy Yong Blonk (12) Schist
R9 (6) Jacksstar(7) Duplicity (14) Mental Telepathy (17) Gorbachev
R10 (6) Lincoln Raider(12) Le Sablier
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 7, 13, 15, 17
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - WILLIMENT TRAVEL GROUP DESERT GOLD STAKES
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
1 Valalie   F: 0X342
  B(12) W(56.5)
The final gallop was a Bobby dazzler. Baker has the 1000 Guineas runnerup finely honed. Deserves to be a $2.70 favourite
Main Danger
6 Savy Yong Blonk   F: 811
  B(1) W(56.5)
Another gem fromTe Akau who jumps from ace gate. . The stable says - "Boasts good pedigree, and certainly shown the ability to prove competitive.''
Next Best
2 Secret Allure   F: 32482
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Yet to win in firm ground but went close to doing so in Valachi on Jan 1. A great run. Tongue tie on.
Include in Multis
12 Schist   F: 41
  B(8) W(56.5)
From winning a puny maiden in the Naki to group racing at Trentham looks a huge leap but Al Sharrock is always prepared to test the potential of his youngsters. Back for Oaks in March if everything pans out
Longer Odds
14 Sure Bet   F: 5X17X
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Rogerson has Sydney campaign in mind for her. Those plans may hinge on how she returns from a spell

Remarks

Gear changes: Secret Allure: Tongue Tie on Savy Yong Blonk: Blinkers off, Visor Blinkers on
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Valalie

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 6, 12, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - NZ CAMPUS OF INNOVATION & SPORT WELLINGTON CUP
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 3200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
14 Mental Telepathy   F: 13647
  B(20) W(53)
Went to line virtually untested in Marton Cup. Baker scr all his other Cup hopefuls and thrown everything in to this son of Shocking
Main Danger
6 Jacksstar   F: 06663
  B(9) W(57)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
 ( T-  Gary Vile )
Fully recovered from tendon problems, the trainer has been seriously testing him out in the past month. The 3rd in Marton Cup after a slow start would have gladdened his heart. 2nd in race two years ago, he can be both healther and wealthier by the end of the day
Next Best
7 Duplicity   F: 97215
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
Copped some interference in Marton Cup at vital stage. Backrunner with a big finish
Include in Multis
5 Sampson   F: 48341
  B(13) W(58)
Wonderful win in Marton Cup. His likely swansong race could be a memorable one.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
17 Gorbachev   F: 22453
  B(1) W(53)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Toughened up this summer. 4th in NZ Cup was a hghlight. Tried hard but couldn't bring down Bizzwinkle in Stratford Cup.

Remarks

Gear changes: Balham: Concussion Plates (Front) off, Hoof Pads (Front) on High Quality: Blinkers on
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Allpress

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
5, 6, 7, 14, 17
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 10 - TURKINGTON FORESTRY DOURO CUP
Time: 12:00 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Lincoln Raider   F: 41418
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
 ( T-  Lisa Latta )
Indicative Odds: $2.50
Impressive win here two back and after disappointing at Ellerslie, should get back on the winning trail. Lissa Latta will have it at peak
Main Danger
12 Le Sablier   F: 16164
  B(11) W(54)
Indicative Odds: $4.80
Super consistent and hasn't been getting beaten by much in recent races
Next Best
8 Owen Patrick   F: 06X11
  B(9) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Wiremu Pinn )
Indicative Odds: $9.00
Well thought of gelding stepping up a bit after two wins - apprentice claim this time will help chances
Include in Multis
7 Ruby Love   F: 53515
  B(7) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Lisa Allpress )
Indicative Odds: $12.00
Headed to Ellerslie (well beaten 5th) after nice win at Awapuni. Can be in the finish here
Longer Odds
3 Irish Flame   F: 20214
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Rosie Myers )
Indicative Odds: $11.00
Resuming after 2 month break. Previously had a successful campaign at Riccarton

Remarks

Take out the favourite and this wide open ... 'multis' might return favourably
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Lisa Latta

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 6, 7, 8, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%