M6: RICCARTON – 09 SEPTEMBER 2018

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M6: RICCARTON – 09 SEPTEMBER 2018

M06: Riccarton Park Races - 8th Sep, 2018

Start time:12:40 pm
Weather:FINE
Track:SLOW7

Overview

Struggled for numbers here today. Te Akau adds much-needed class with three runners, including an Aussie import

Day's "Best"

R8 (3) Smiling Assassin

Best "Each Way"

R9 (4) Amour La Vie

Best "Roughie"

R6 (7) Thunder Bay

Race 1 - SPEIGHT'S MID ALE MAIDEN MDN
Time: 12:40 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $10000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Yellow, purple Raffles Racing Logo (b&f), purple & white chequered sleeves & cap
6 Clara   F: 9X063
  B(5) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
Placed
Dividend : $1.30
From Pike to Rae. Only knows glamour stables. Dead stiff last start - couldn't get clear running room late. Group-winning jock on.
Main Danger
White, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, red cap
5 To Love You   F: 45352
  B(7) W(56.5)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Johnson will love her if she can end run of "near-things". Needs to find some more courage
Next Best
Red, emerald green star (b&f), emerald sleeves with red stars down sleeves, white cap
1 Jepezz George   F: 82X20
  B(4) W(58.5)
Missed kick by plenty last start. Forget went round
Include in Multis
Turquoise & black quarters, black sleeves with turquoise seams & quartered cap
4 Ajay Tee   F: 35744
  B(6) W(56.5)
Won
Dividends : $6.30 $1.70
Johnson abandoned ship but still very competitive with Jogoo up
Longer Odds
Royal blue, emerald green stars & armbands, royal blue cap with emerald green stars
9 Holyfield   F: X706X
  B(1) W(56.5)
Ignore formline. Placed first two starts here.

Remarks

Gear changes: Cardrona: Blinkers on
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Rusof

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 6.30
Place1 4 $ 1.70
Place2 5 $ 1.50
Place3 6 $ 1.30
Quinella 4,5 $ 10.20
Trifecta 4:5:6 $ 48.30
First4 4:5:6:2 $ 450.80
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 4, 5, 6, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - NZ CUP MEETING TICKETS ON SALE NOW RATING 65
Time: 1:12 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Emerald green, gold cap
1 Bully Boy   F: 421
  B(2) W(59)
Don't the Bulls love Riccarton. They are back again with this boy seeking back-up win
Main Danger
Royal blue, emerald green stars & armbands, royal blue cap with emerald green stars
6 Frankie The Fox   F: 1
  B(5) W(56.5)
Trainer warned me to watch on debut. Boy, didn't he win well and at a nice price? Not a tough step-up
Next Best
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
5 So Brazen   F: 73272
  B(3) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Placed
Dividend : $1.40
One bound short here Aug 11. No sign of Johnson having ridden before.
Include in Multis
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
4 Savason   F: 97227
  B(4) W(58)
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Won
Dividends : $9.10 $2.30
Probably looking for improved ground, heavy track form very average.
Longer Odds
Gold, royal blue braces, white arm bands & cap
3 Park Ranger   F: 04710
  B(6) W(58.5)
Won maiden here June. Failed in higher grade last time.

Remarks

Stipe Comment: GIFTED - Began awkwardly.Held up passing the 250 metres only obtaining clear running near the 100 metres.
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Kate Cowan

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 9.10
Place1 4 $ 2.30
Place2 8 $ 3.20
Place3 5 $ 1.40
Quinella 4,8 $ 62.20
Trifecta 4:8:5 $ 485.60
First4 4:8:5:1 $ 1309.90

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - THE PREAKNESS, THE BELMONT & CUBA WITH WHEELS Rating 72
Time: 1:51 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Gold, royal blue spots & gold cap
4 Ishinktaatledo   F: 44121
  B(6) W(59.5)
 ( J-  Jason Laking )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Battles in the heavy 11s. Has romped home in conditions that exist today. Al Sharrock-educated mare going great guns in South.
Main Danger
Royal blue & white hoops, grey sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap
6 Devil May Care   F: X151X
  B(8) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
Te Akau will be hoping for some more drying. Punters don't seem to care about state of track. Two very good trials have set up perfectly for this.
Next Best
Dark blue, silver spot (b&f), striped sleeves & cap
8 Miss Brahmos   F: 21315
  B(7) W(55.5)
Won
Dividends : $3.90 $1.60
Did it tough wide here National Week when 5th. You almost take her consistency for granted.
Include in Multis
Rose, mauve sleeves & band, rose armbands & quartered cap
5 Our Teddy Boy   F: 2133X
  B(2) W(58)
Won fresh-up last campaign. Keeps getting run down. 4 claimer looks competent enough to make real race of this
Longer Odds
Emerald green, gold cap
9 Tipping Point   F: 3454X
  B(1) W(54)
Placed
Dividend : $2.10
Likely to find this too short and not battle hardened but could surprise with blinkers on.

Remarks

Gear changes: Bonaparte: Bandages off, Tongue Tie off, Nose Band on Lord Sibford: Lugging Bit off, Blinkers off, Standard Bit on
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Laking

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 3.90
Place1 8 $ 1.60
Place2 9 $ 2.10
Place3 4 $ 1.70
Quinella 8,9 $ 12.30
Trifecta 8:9:4 $ 102.60
First4 8:9:4:1 $ 1156.80
Double 4/8 $ 30.20
DBL conc 4/9 $ 32.50
Treble 4/4/8 $ 293.70
Trifecta - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
4, 5, 6, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - GAVELHOUSE.COM OPEN HANDICAP OPN HCP
Time: 2:26 | Distance: 1000m | Prize $35000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
4 Saber   F: 32723
  B(2) W(54.5)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
1000m makes very hard to catch, specially wth Johnson up. Better record in heavy but still give him clear advantage
Main Danger
Brown, orange sleeves, sash & cap
1 Irish Excuse   F: 43842
  B(6) W(60)
 ( J-  Kylie Williams )
Slowed down - ageing tends to do that to you - and big weights haven't made life easier. Looked old self here Aug 12.
Next Best
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
2 Morse Code   F: 1150X
  B(1) W(56)
 ( J-  Amanda Morgan )
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Won
Dividends : $4.60 $2.20
Former Northerner who boasts good speed. Won southern debut, no luck next two
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
3 Dynamic   F: 45530
  B(3) W(55.5)
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Cramped for room late here National Week. Johnson gone for stablemate

Remarks

Gear changes: Dressedtokill: Side Winkers on
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 2 $ 4.60
Place1 2 $ 2.20
Place2 4 $ 1.80
Quinella 2,4 $ 6.10
Trifecta 2:4:1 $ 46.10
First4 2:4:1:5 $ 122.60
Trifecta - Selected!

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 5 - PRYDE'S EASIFEED RATING 65
Time: 3:01 | Distance: 1000m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Hot pink, black seams, striped sleeves & cap
2 Conclusion   F: 2241X
  B(5) W(59)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
Won or placed all four races last prep. Was raced by Te Akau trainer's dad. Looks too smart for this lot
Main Danger
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
1 Vinsanity   F: 2168X
  B(4) W(60)
 ( J-  Amanda Morgan )
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Northern import who has won twice for Pitman. Likely leader
Next Best
Emerald green & light blue diagonal stripes, striped sleeves & cap
7 Hot Fuss   F: 3330X
  B(10) W(56.5)
 ( T-  K, & P Hughes )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Not a sprinter but did win over 1000m as younger horse. Oaks contender last March. Never fired a shot
Include in Multis
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
4 St Regis   F: 76492
  B(7) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Placed
Dividend : $1.80
Had 44 starts with Rogerson, now with Pitman. Will make more down here
Longer Odds
Yellow, pink spots (b&f), armbands & quartered cap
3 Take Me There   F: X7710
  B(2) W(58)
 ( J-  Jacob Lowry )
Ability to run on pace helps. Had some shocking draws.

Remarks

Gear changes: Velocci: Norton Bit off, Lugging Bit on, Tongue Tie on
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 13.70
Place1 8 $ 3.10
Place2 7 $ 1.80
Place3 4 $ 1.80
Quinella 7,8 $ 34.60
Trifecta 8:7:4 $ 340.20
First4 8:7:4:2 $ 1018.30
Double 2/8 $ 32.90
DBL conc 2/7 $ 6.40
Quaddie 4/8/2/8 $ 2569.00

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 4, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - NZ BLOODSTOCK PLATE 3YO SW+P
Time: 3:34 | Distance: 1000m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
White with stylised logo, red hooped sleeves & striped cap
3 Eastern Warrior   F: 4X15
  B(4) W(55.5)
Placed
Dividend : $2.30
Got confidence up with some racing in North. Not far away in listed race.
Main Danger
Yellow, black horseshoes & sleeves, quartered cap
1 William James   F: 1
  B(8) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.50
Fell out of the gates debut, unleashed powerful burst to win. Watch him over spring.
Next Best
Tangerine, royal blue stars & striped sleeves, tangerine cap
9 Quattro Katie   F: 8X
  B(3) W(54)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
Beat Avantage on heavy ground in their first trials as a two-year-old. Debut was disappointing
Include in Multis
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
6 Miss Maxipark   F: 2222
  B(9) W(54)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Can't quite crack one. Leader facing tricky draw.
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
7 Thunder Bay   F: 2X45X
  B(7) W(54)
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Lacked touch of brilliance as 2yo. Pitman expected him to make presence felt in 3yo year.

Remarks

Gear changes: Xpressmymind: Shadow Roll off Quattro Katie : Blinkers off, Shadow Roll on, Tongue Tie on
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Guy Lowry

Results

Race Dividends
Win 8 $ 7.10
Place1 8 $ 2.00
Place2 1 $ 1.50
Place3 3 $ 2.30
Quinella 1,8 $ 10.30
Trifecta 8:1:3 $ 144.50
First4 8:1:3:6 $ 384.20
Treble 2/8/8 $ 444.80

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R6 (1) William James(3) Eastern Warrior (9) Quattro Katie
R7 (1) Nashville(3) Elfee (4) Flying Sardine
R8 (2) Galway Garry(3) Smiling Assassin (6) Zentessa
R9 (2) Flying Agent(4) Amour La Vie (10) Ahyum
Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 6, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - CHRISTCHURCH CASINO OPEN HANDICAP OPN HCP
Time: 4:09 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $35000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
3 Elfee   F: 22103
  B(5) W(57.5)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
No chance from the draw Winter Cup. Showed true worth consolation race last day.
Main Danger
Emerald green, gold cap
1 Nashville   F: 16989
  B(4) W(60)
10 now but should we be worried. Wonderful warhorse who grows another leg here
Next Best
Black & hot pink quarters, white & black hooped sleeves, hot pink cap with black spots
4 Flying Sardine   F: 19187
  B(1) W(57)
Won
Dividends : $4.00 $2.10
Not a bad run Winter Cup. Small field today suits. Nominated for Coupland's Mile.
Include in Multis
Insufficient Runners
Longer Odds
Light blue, dark blue crossed sashes & cap
5 El Bee Darci   F: 41628
  B(2) W(54)
Pushing luck in this but slow ground gives chance

Remarks

$35,000 - someone will be laughing all the way to the bank
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Johnson

Results

Race Dividends
Win 4 $ 4.00
Place1 4 $ 2.10
Place2 2 $ 2.10
Quinella 2,4 $ 8.50
Trifecta 4:2:3 $ 40.50
First4 4:2:3:6 $ 356.50
Double 8/4 $ 16.90
DBL conc 8/2 $ 13.70

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 8 - ZACINTO AT VALACHI DOWNS RATING 72
Time: 4:44 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
3 Smiling Assassin   F: 21273
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Johnson's pick of Pitman team. Ran out of room last day of National Week.
Main Danger
Gold, navy blue cap
6 Zentessa   F: 0X121
  B(5) W(56.5)
Won
Dividends : $3.90 $1.60
In the big leagues now. Hopeless first prep, unrecognisable this one.
Next Best
Black & hot pink quarters, white & black hooped sleeves, hot pink cap with black spots
2 Galway Garry   F: 33656
  B(8) W(58.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.90
Remarkably short on tote considering formline. In form claimer's influence perhaps
Include in Multis
Tangerine, royal blue stars & striped sleeves, tangerine cap
1 Richard Of Yorke   F: 73774
  B(3) W(61)
 ( J-  Nik Bakar (a4) )
Te Akau raider. Not the strongest of their team in South. Did win $200,000 in Aussie.
Longer Odds
Red, silver fernleaf (b&f), red & white striped sleeves with red arm band, white cap
8 O'Kiwi   F: 35284
  B(4) W(55.5)
 ( T-  M, & M Pitman )
Sacked by Johnson. That tells you something

Remarks

Gear changes: Richard Of Yorke (GB): Approved Plates on, Lugging Bit on, Blinkers on, Tongue Tie on.... Stipe Comment: SMILING ASSSASSIN - Jumped outwards start, had some difficulty obtaining clear running until near the 200m
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Results

Race Dividends
Win 6 $ 3.90
Place1 6 $ 1.60
Place2 2 $ 1.90
Place3 3 $ 1.70
Quinella 2,6 $ 12.10
Trifecta 6:2:3 $ 62.60
First4 6:2:3:8 $ 186.60
Trifecta - Selected!
First 4 - Selected!

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 6, 8
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - RACECOURSE HOTEL & MOTOR LODGE RATING 65
Time: 5:19 | Distance: 1800m | Prize $22500

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Best Each Way'
Gold, royal blue braces, white arm bands & cap
4 Amour La Vie   F: 03134
  B(5) W(57.5)
Placed
Dividend : $1.70
Handled decent rise in class last start but better placed today. Runs well for the apprentice,.
Main Danger
Peacock blue & white stripes, purple & white striped sleeves & cap
10 Ahyum   F: 03843
  B(4) W(55)
 ( J-  Shafiq Rusof )
In nice patch of form. Got jock to take to new level.
Next Best
Royal blue, white spots (b&f), royal blue sleeves, white arm band & quartered cap
2 Flying Agent   F: X5185
  B(6) W(58.5)
 ( J-  Jacob Lowry )
Placed
Dividend : $2.10
Got to within 3l of bold frontrunning winner National Week. Had to do plenty to get there. Pace should be more to liking today
Include in Multis
Black, red epaulettes, black sleeves with red seams, red cap
3 I'llav Bubbles   F: 03721
  B(3) W(58)
 ( J-  Kylie Williams )
Won
Dividends : $6.20 $2.40
It's taken her till 7 but she's finally producing the knockout performances expected of her at early age. Bubble won't burst for a while
Longer Odds
Navy blue, royal blue & black striped sleeves, red cap
11 Battle Kat   F: 87504
  B(1) W(55)
 ( J-  Chris Johnson )
Formerly with Janelle Millar in the Naki. Career full of highs and lows

Remarks

Gear changes: Battle Kat: Ear Covers Pre-Race off Madame Libre: Blinkers off
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Cominaghi

Results

Race Dividends
Win 3 $ 6.20
Place1 3 $ 2.40
Place2 2 $ 2.10
Place3 4 $ 1.70
Place6 2,4/4,7,8/1,3,8/2,4/2,3,6/2,3, $ 83.50
Quinella 2,3 $ 20.10
Trifecta 3:2:4 $ 118.30
First4 3:2:4:7 $ 2284.20
Double 6/3 $ 21.40
DBL conc 6/2 $ 9.90
Treble 4/6/3 $ 117.30
Quaddie 8/4/6/3 $ 909.30
Trifecta - Selected!

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%