M6: Counties – 28th February 2019

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M6: Counties – 28th February 2019

M6: Pukekohe - 28th Feb, 2019

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

Overview

Some interesting youngsters get a chance to strut their stuff. One run and back imto cold storage until spring I'd say. A couple are nommed for the Manawatu Sires.

Day's "Best"

R9 (6) Deels Done

Best "Each Way"

R6 (4) O'Hara

Best "Roughie"

R2 (4) Alternative Fact

Race 1 - SSANGYONG MAIDEN 2100
Time: 12:12 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
14 Cornish Point   F: 663
  B(3) W(56)
Remains Oaks nominated. Ordinary starter, big finisher. 2100m trip tailormade
Main Danger
9 Valmur   F: 24404
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
 ( T-  Iain Marks )
Worst defeat was in Sword of Stone-won maiden. Far from disgraced in others.
Next Best
13 Winklebelle   F: 892
  B(5) W(56)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
 ( T-  Ben Foote )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Placed at huge odds last start. Won't get a fancy price today
Include in Multis
5 Our Beeskees   F: 42545
  B(7) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
15th start and still a maiden. Unifinished business for Bosson.
Longer Odds
12 She Dares   F: 7X690
  B(11) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Gave ton of cheek last start, swamped late. Roger James perseveres

Remarks

Gear changes: Curious George: Visor Blinkers on Sir Aglovale (AUS): Blinkers on Power Tycoon: Blinkers off, Side Winkers on Misstumut: Blinkers on
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Wellwood

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 8.10
Place1 8 $ 2.90
Place2 5 $ 1.50
Place3 13 $ 1.70
Quinella 5:8 $ 14.70
Trifecta 8:5:13 $ 172.80
First4 8:5:13:14 $ 428.60
Treble 8/3/5 $ 422.60

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
5, 9, 12, 13, 14
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE
Time: 12:47 | Distance: 2100m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Philosophical   F: 2X145
  B(10) W(59)
Ran out of room inside last 100m last start. In foal
Main Danger
1 Newmarket   F: 231
  B(3) W(59)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
Quit maidens, thanks to vigorous ride by Spratt who gave lovely run mid-race.
Next Best
6 Star Karen   F: 75107
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Won maiden at skinny odds. Sir Tristram Fillies next up and got butt kicked. Not making up numbers in this.
Include in Multis
3 Dare To Compare   F: 73150
  B(9) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Won
Dividends : $5.80 $2.20
Easy maiden winner. Connections dreaming when chasing group glory next up.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
4 Alternative Fact   F: 06100
  B(4) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $3.70
Back to 1600m when failing last time. Steps up to 2100m - won this distance 3 back and same rider Sam Collett back on board

Remarks

Gear changes: Star Karen (AUS): Tongue Tie on
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Ramsay

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 5.80
Place1 3 $ 2.20
Place2 4 $ 3.70
Place3 6 $ 2.00
Quinella 3:4 $ 49.70
Trifecta 3:4:6 $ 434.80
First4 3:4:6:1 $ 1776.50
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 4, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - SPLICE CONSTRUCTION MAIDEN 1200
Time: 1:22 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
  B(2) W(57.5)
Ran over the top of trials foes who were locked in dogfight. Second was a Burgundy-Show No Emotion colt
Main Danger
  B(8) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Two trials, two wins ... early favourite. Would suggest lot of confidence behind this one on debut
Next Best
6 Folk Dress   F: 4
  B(9) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Placed
Dividend : $1.60
The one run might have given this Te Akau trained filly the confidence to chase down a placing here.
Include in Multis
  B(1) W(57.5)
Won
Dividends : $9.80 $2.60
Cameron opted for this Baker-trained Showcasing colt. Pushed Breeders winner Aretha very close in one trial.
Longer Odds
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Placed
Dividend : $3.00
Too strong in trials but trainer would settle for a placing today. The dragon is green alright

Remarks

Looks to be some good talent lining up here but it's a lolly scramble
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 9.80
Place1 5 $ 2.60
Place2 6 $ 1.60
Place3 2 $ 3.00
Quinella 5:6 $ 17.10
Trifecta 5:6:2 $ 270.10
First4 5:6:2:4 $ 3701.50
Treble 8/3/5 $ 422.60
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 5, 6, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - COUNTIES HOME LOANS & INSURANCE MAIDEN 1200
Time: 1:57 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
11 Hetty   F: 2X
  B(4) W(56)
 ( J-  Taiki Yanagida )
Unlucky one start last Nov. Beat raceday winner at trials.
Main Danger
1 Copper Fox   F:
  B(9) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Powerhouse Ruakaka barn hasn't got many in work. This Foxwedge's debut will keep then interested. Won 2 trials back in spring.
Next Best
4 Way Above   F: 48533
  B(7) W(58)
 ( T-  Steven Cole )
Won
Dividends : $8.80 $2.70
Well related. Bumped when under pressure last start
Include in Multis
12 Puddles   F: 842
  B(8) W(56)
 ( J-  Shaun McKay )
 ( T-  Chris Wood )
Keeps on improving at rapid rate.
Longer Odds
7 Scherzo   F:
  B(1) W(58)
 ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
Home track debut. Looking at breeding. he will make a reasonable stayer

Remarks

Gear changes: Master Park: Tongue Tie on Kate Louise: Lugging Bit off, Blinkers off,
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Yanagida

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 8.80
Place1 4 $ 2.70
Place2 2 $ 1.70
Place3 14 $ 5.70
Quinella 2:4 $ 18.50
Trifecta 4:2:14 $ 566.00
First4 4:2:14:1 $ 3332.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 7, 11, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - HAUNUI FARM 1400
Time: 2:32 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
5 Lucidity   F: X4236
  B(11) W(57)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Struggled rock hard ground last start. Easier footing will assist today
Main Danger
6 Moccasin   F: 2X10X
  B(9) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
5yo and just three runs. A horse with issues. Trialled with open handicappers ahead of new prep.
Next Best
2 The Chaser   F: X5560
  B(2) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Down a rating with Bosson on after yet another failure.
Include in Multis
1 Bruegel   F: 39545
  B(6) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Sam Spratt )
 ( T-  Nigel Tiley )
Placed
Dividend : $2.20
Now with Nigel Tiley, was with Kevin Myers. Owner did same with Megablast and Bisou Bisou
Longer Odds
3 Dragon Storm   F: 0221X
  B(10) W(59)
 ( J-  Cameron Lammas )
Gelded since last ran. Needs to be very cheeky over today's trip

Remarks

Gear changes: Dragon Storm: gelded 15/01/18 Spancilhill: Nasal Strip on Magic Condor (AUS): Blinkers on
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Elliot

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 8.10
Place1 8 $ 2.20
Place2 1 $ 2.20
Place3 10 $ 3.00
Quinella 1:8 $ 17.60
Trifecta 8:1:10 $ 265.40
First4 8:1:10:7 $ 2971.10
Quaddie 3/5/4/8 $ 2714.00

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 6 - WYCHWOOD FARM 1600
Time: 3:07 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
4 O'Hara   F: 02117
  B(3) W(58)
 ( T-  Cody Cole )
New trainer continues to flourish. Going for third win with this one. Won for owner during week.
Main Danger
3 Creative Genius   F: 7X614
  B(4) W(58.5)
 ( T-  Steven Cole )
Placed
Dividend : $3.00
Change of tactics working. Thriving in pacermaking role.
Next Best
5 Fabulous Flight   F: 81441
  B(6) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Nik Bakar )
Won
Dividends : $3.30 $2.10
Won well at Te Aroha last time - this tougher but still has to be a real chance on that form
Include in Multis
7 Mercy Hill   F: 19527
  B(2) W(55.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
On back foot after suffering early interference this course Jan 25. The winner was Derby fav Cutadeel.
Longer Odds
2 Cossack Warrior   F: 1120X
  B(5) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Darren Danis )
Best form was over 1400m last prep. Kicks off again over mile. Fitness can't be an issue.

Remarks

Stipe Comment: MERCY HILL - Hampered and forced wider near the 950 metres. Steadied over the concluding stages when placed in restricted room.
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Cole

Results

Race Dividends
Win 5 $ 3.30
Place1 5 $ 2.10
Place2 3 $ 3.00
Quinella 3:5 $ 11.90
Trifecta 5:3:7 $ 55.30
First4 5:3:7:2 $ 260.30
Treble 4/8/5 $ 256.70
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
2, 3, 4, 5, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - CHOOKY'S AUTO MAIDEN 1400
Time: 3:42 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
8 Anything But   F: 4
  B(7) W(58)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
Won
Dividends : $4.00 $1.60
Nightmare of a debut. Raced in last 3 of strung out field, got into clear home straight, only for horse in front of him to fall. Flew for 4th when over that scare
Main Danger
11 Choulee   F: 37X23
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Change of stables still hasn't nailed maiden win. Waddell booking just might.
Next Best
7 Rathvilly   F: 4435
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
4th to Derby fav first race. Hasn't stood still bit needs to get out of maidens.
Include in Multis
5 Nonchalant   F:
  B(9) W(58.5)
Sam Logan might just have a flat galloper to treasure. A Burgundy out of a three-win mare. Latest trial best yet
Longer Odds
3 Valetti   F: 8
  B(1) W(58.5)
Didn't go that great raceday but trials form was worth noting. Dam has produced some good sprinters

Remarks

Gear changes: Leonardo: Tongue Tie on Blanco Canyon: Blinkers on Rathvilly: Side Winkers on
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Bayliss

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 4.00
Place1 8 $ 1.60
Place2 11 $ 1.90
Place3 13 $ 1.90
Quinella 8:11 $ 8.90
Trifecta 8:11:13 $ 92.00
First4 8:11:13:5 $ 815.20

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R7 (3) Valetti(7) Rathvilly (8) Anything But (11) Choulee
R8 (1) Rusavy(6) Thomas Aquinas (9) Honfleur
R9 (1) Caught The Eye(6) Deels Done (16) Western Girl
R10 (1) Inigo Montoya(7) Lincoln King (13) Crescent (14) Savastep
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 5, 7, 8, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - OSCAR ON MAIN MAIDEN 1400
Time: 4:17 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
6 Thomas Aquinas   F: 92520
  B(5) W(58)
A second but hasn't really connected with Cameron. Baker turns to Riddell for change of fortunes.
Main Danger
1 Rusavy   F: 2203
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
 ( T-  Chris Wood )
Bad luck following him around. One trouble-free run from victory
Next Best
9 Honfleur   F: 43452
  B(8) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Much improved run for this Pike runner last time
Include in Multis
13 Strikingapose   F: 63
  B(1) W(56)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Well bred filly with Frank Ritchie. Shouldn't take long to win a maiden
Longer Odds
3 Holy Loch   F: 06346
  B(4) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
Placed
Dividend : $2.80
Trainer got positive reaction to addition of blinkers. Still has some improving to do

Remarks

Gear changes: Sacred Form: Shadow Roll off, Ear Covers on Grande Amici: Approved Plates off, Approved Plates (Hind) on, Concussion Plates (Front) on
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Russell and Robyn Rogers

Results

Race Dividends
Win 7 $ 32.30
Place1 7 $ 5.30
Place2 9 $ 1.70
Place3 3 $ 2.80
Quinella 7:9 $ 85.10
Trifecta 7:9:3 $ 849.50
First4 7:9:3:6 $ 5673.10

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 6, 9, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - KARAKA ACCOUNTING MAIDEN 1600
Time: 4:53 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
6 Deels Done   F: 2
  B(10) W(58)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Won
Dividends : $2.40 $1.30
Son of Dundeel who was well beaten 2nd on debut. That field had some real depth to it. Can't say the same about this line-up
Main Danger
1 Caught The Eye   F: X8932
  B(15) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Jake Bayliss )
 ( T-  Scott Wenn )
Winless at 5 but has only had 6 starts. Hard-nosed frontrunner
Next Best
13 Babiche   F: 8203
  B(8) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Andrew Calder )
Had a few riders. Trainer sticking with Calder after last start
Include in Multis
16 Western Girl   F: 48373
  B(7) W(56)
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Still very weak but leave out Baker-Cameron at your peril
Longer Odds
8 Sciacca   F: 74
  B(6) W(58)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Looks fast improver with Pike. Bred to be good stayer

Remarks

Gear changes: Go Go Goal (AUS): Tongue Tie on Midnight Duke (AUS): Ear Covers Pre-Race off, Blinkers on
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 2.40
Place1 6 $ 1.30
Place2 14 $ 4.10
Place3 16 $ 1.80
Quinella 6:14 $ 19.70
Trifecta 6:14:16 $ 161.10
First4 6:14:16:13 $ 537.80

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 6, 8, 13, 16
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 10 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE & MICHELLE MAIDEN 1600
Time: 5:27 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
14 Savastep   F: 64724
  B(4) W(56)
Placed
Dividend : $2.00
Terrific run behind Newmarket Te Teko and then badly checked in follow-up race. Oaks nominated, it's now or never. Baker changed the gear.
Main Danger
13 Crescent   F: 42
  B(3) W(56)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
 ( T-  Tony Pike )
Progressing smoothly for Pike. Just missed the win last start
Next Best
1 Inigo Montoya   F: 25X52
  B(7) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
12th start and still looking for that first win. Slow starts haven't helped.
Include in Multis
16 Flomiline   F: 507
  B(8) W(56)
 ( J-  Ryan Elliot )
Won
Dividends : $11.40 $3.30
Very tough run last start. Drawn closer in today
Longer Odds
7 Lincoln King   F:
  B(1) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Troy Harris )
The mum was a good performer for the Marsh stable

Remarks

Gear changes: Magnify: Blinkers on Master Marbridou: Blinkers on Savastep: Blinkers on
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Satherley

Results

Race Dividends
Win 16 $ 11.40
Place1 16 $ 3.30
Place2 14 $ 2.00
Place3 10 $ 3.80
Place6 1,8,10/3,5/8+,11,13/3,7,9/6+,14,16/10,14,16 $ 433.50
Quinella 14:16 $ 28.50
Trifecta 16:14:10 $ 793.90
First4 16:14:10:8 $ 3569.10
Treble 7/6+/16 $ 2630.70
Quaddie 8+/7/6+/16 $ 11101.70

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 7, 13, 14, 16
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%