Te Rapa

M2: TE RAPA RACES Te Rapa - 8th Apr, 2017

Start time:12:16 pm
Weather:FINE
Track:DEAD5

Overview

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Day's "Best"

R1 (5) Smiling More

Best "Each Way"

No Best Each Way

Best "Roughie"

R1 (6) Naples

Race 1 - TE AROHA LIQUOR 1200 MDN (Te Rapa)
Time: 12:16 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $20000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top PickThe 'Day's Best'
5 Smiling More   F: 5274X
  B(6) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Second to Gingernuts in 2yo year. Won recent trial
Main Danger
3 Lasting Friendship   F: 4224
  B(4) W(58)
Last seen since pushing Ja Ja Binks on Karaka Million night. Yet to face a wet track but has won a trial in slow
Next Best
12 Aileen Grace   F: 674
  B(5) W(56)
Not much to her but she is well bred and latest effort indicated she's worth following
Include in Multis
9 Divine Ransom   F: 75X44
  B(9) W(56)
Been tracking her development since outstanding trials win in Jan. Made good headway this prep
Longer OddsThe 'Best Roughie'
6 Naples   F: 9X4
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Charged home late freshup. Likely to seek lead from the draw

Remarks

Murray Baker hasn't rushed Smiling More. Feels he will turn into good stayer with time. Sidewinkers going on Naples

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 5, 6, 9, 12
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 2 - TOWES INSURANCE BROKERS 1400 3YO SW+P (Te Rapa)
Time: 12:51 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $20000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Mystery Show   F: 37X15
  B(6) W(57)
No match for Saracino in Wellington Guineas but it was a tidy effort all the same. This looks more winnable
Main Danger
4 Love Affair   F: 171
  B(5) W(56)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Almost leapt into the birdcage so wide was he winning here last start. Bosson replaces the apprentice
Next Best
5 Miss Dalghar   F: 4X115
  B(2) W(56)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Going for three straight wins here. The drying track helps
Include in Multis
6 Sharp Proposition   F: 49411
  B(4) W(56)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Step up in class for sure but looking more genuine than half Sound Proposition
Longer Odds
1 Justacanta   F: 52113
  B(3) W(58)
Treble of wins went west when had to do plenty making late assault last time. Up to distance where won here in Jan.

Remarks

A dogfight between Mystery Show and Love affair. Both worked well this week

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 5, 6
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 3 - FLAIR 2200 Rating 75 Benchmark (Te Rapa)
Time: 1:23 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
4 Blue Lagoon   F: 61242
  B(6) W(57)
Run a bad race? Not on your life. Won and relegated last start
Main Danger
6 Symphonic   F: 21374
  B(3) W(57)
Improved footing will bring a smile to face of trainer. He scr the stablemate
Next Best
1 Our Abbadean   F: 84424
  B(2) W(59)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Flew under the radar when fast finishing 4th in Cuddle Stakes at Trentham. Not today with Bosson on
Include in Multis
2 Ali Baba   F: 03914
  B(7) W(59)
 ( J-  Reese Jones )
Having first crack at staying. Worth more than a passing glance
Longer Odds
7 Slice Of Cake   F: 94224
  B(9) W(57)
 ( J-  Vinnie Colgan )
A member of Pike's B team. Needs to lift to trouble top 3.

Remarks

Vinny Colgan got the drag off Blue Lagoon after last start demotion. One of the owners obviously got burned

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 4, 6, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 4 - J. SWAP TE AROHA CUP OPN HCP (Te Rapa)
Time: 2:03 | Distance: 2200m | Prize $40000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
7 Cote D'Or   F: 17131
  B(8) W(53)
No questioning her staying powers now. Cups horse if I ever saw one
Main Danger
5 Clarify   F: 11942
  B(2) W(53)
Firms like the track. The dam has produced a number of topliners, one won five times in Singapore
Next Best
3 Sanasar   F: 45453
  B(3) W(57)
Had plenty of racing but has banked more than $100,000. Good to dead going good for him
Include in Multis
1 Matimba   F: 10845
  B(5) W(60)
Oldster trying to stave off retirement. Won 2 here
Longer Odds
4 Storming The Tower   F: 73800
  B(7) W(57)
2nd in race last year. Has the old boy got one more left in him?

Remarks

$2.40 on fixed for Cote D'Or? Pile it on

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 5, 7
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 5 - PYRAMID TRUCKING 1200 Rating 85 Benchmark (Te Rapa)
Time: 2:38 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $30000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
2 Lewis Caroll   F: 3X112
  B(1) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Likes races well spaced. Heartbreak for the apprentice. After 7 consecutive rides (and four wins) he loses the ride to Bosson
Main Danger
7 Dancing Flames   F: 81X34
  B(4) W(55)
Hong Kong import impressed 2 starts in NZ. Trainer was toying with trip to Trentham but wisely decided to stay closer to home
Next Best
1 Battle Time   F: 2100X
  B(2) W(62)
Couplands Mile winner freshup today. Won and 2nd last two freshup runs.
Include in Multis
9 Galaxy Miss   F: 1400X
  B(6) W(54)
 ( J-  Craig Grylls )
Back from 6 months' break. Won freshup in a heavy 10 this time last year.
Longer Odds
3 Persuasive   F: 4119X
  B(5) W(57)
Had long break. Won five at the trip

Remarks

Lewis Carroll just about backable at $2.50

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 6 - TE AROHA PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 1400 Rating 75 Benchmark (Te Rapa)
Time: 3:13 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $25000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Killarney   F: 12181
  B(5) W(59)
Roger James hs had a patchy season. He's one of the few bright spots. Building formidable record at Te Rapa
Main Danger
10 Buy Me A Rock   F: 31902
  B(11) W(55)
 ( J-  Leith Innes )
Chased in vain after tearaway winner in a good 3 here few weeks back. Prefers dead footing
Next Best
5 Fame Seeker   F: 1120X
  B(7) W(57)
Had brief taste of South Island racing and now back with Graham Richardson. All form in dead footing
Include in Multis
11 Malibu Miss   F: 22346
  B(6) W(54)
No show in Cuddle. This more her go
Longer Odds
7 Odisha   F: X1510
  B(4) W(56)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Won two from four here. Had to be checked off heels when improving here last start

Remarks

Trackman said Killarney worked very well Thursday. Roger James will be thrilled by the firmer footing

Results

Betting Suggestions

Quaddies
R6 (3) Killarney(5) Fame Seeker (10) Buy Me A Rock
R7 (2) Southern Icon(9) Let Me Roar
R8 (1) Thee Auld Floozie(3) Mime (4) Sofia Rosa
R9 (3) Big Mike(9) Jake The Muss (13) Demelza
Quaddies % to a $20 stake: 20

Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 5, 7, 10, 11
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 7 - TEAM WEALLEANS 1400 OPN HCP (Te Rapa)
Time: 3:48 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $40000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
9 Let Me Roar   F: 111X1
  B(11) W(53)
Drawn 11 but who cares? The half to Lion Tamer to go six from six
Main Danger
2 Southern Icon   F: 775X3
  B(6) W(56)
 ( J-  Mark Hills )
Starting mishaps have cost him chance of using explosive pace last couple.If he gets it right today the rest better be on their toes. Won 5 over the trip.
Next Best
1 Seize The Moment   F: 02103
  B(4) W(60)
Only failed to hook a cheque five times in 30 start career. Marsh making use of stable apprentice's claim
Include in Multis
7 Chocante   F: 1121X
  B(5) W(53)
Out of action since winning Counties Cup in Nov. but trainer says he's up for it. Clocked good time at the track this week
Longer Odds
3 Prince Of Passion   F: 57527
  B(8) W(55)
Well beaten in Kawi race Feb 25. Goes well after a freshen-up.

Remarks

Not many horses win six in a row in New Zealand these days. You won't want to miss this

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 2, 3, 7, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 8 - FIBER FRESH NZ THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS STAKES(G1) WFA F&M (Te Rapa)
Time: 4:25 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $200000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
3 Mime   F: 876X2
  B(3) W(57)
 ( J-  Jason Waddell )
Blake Shinn bagged in stipes report after narrow defeat in Westbury. Took wrong option, it says. Trackman's tip of the day
Main Danger
1 Thee Auld Floozie   F: 51211
  B(4) W(57)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Westbury winner looking to take career earnings past half a mil. The ride Rosie Myers will miss the most
Next Best
8 Miss Wilson   F: X1111
  B(12) W(57)
Cuddle winner has earned a shot at a Gr1. Will do it tough from 12 draw though
Include in Multis
4 Sofia Rosa   F: 0X735
  B(5) W(57)
Hit and run to Aussie was disappointing. Marsh trying blinkers to add some bite. Hated heavy ground in work this week so the dead today warmly welcomed
Longer Odds
9 Stylish Attack   F: 39232
  B(8) W(57)
Great run in the Cuddle .Place show for sure with blinkers on

Remarks

The Westbury rematch is box office for sure. Mime to keep the Baker rampage in full flight

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
1, 3, 4, 8, 9
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%

Race 9 - TE AROHA VETERINARY SERVICES 1600 Rating 65 Benchmark* (Te Rapa)
Time: 5:05 | Distance: 1600m | Prize $20000

Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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Top Pick
13 Demelza   F: X0152
  B(2) W(57)
Cameron has jumped off a Baker horse to ride. That's a positive sign
Main Danger
7 Trudeau   F: 02201
  B(7) W(58)
 ( J-  Michael McNab )
Dumped by Cameron. Surprising as looks to have good future to me
Next Best
3 Big Mike   F: 524X1
  B(1) W(59)
Trainer has worked overtime to get back to the races. Repaid with winning run on return. To kick on
Include in Multis
9 Jake The Muss   F: X2313
  B(6) W(58)
 ( J-  Opie Bosson )
Bad luck for Sam Collett. Done little wrong on him but lost ride to Bosson. This Jake has plenty of muss.
Longer Odds
6 My Pride And Joy   F: 541
  B(12) W(59)
Mark Du Plessis committed to a Williams runner but he might have preferred to stay with this one. Maiden win hugely impressive

Remarks

Sick of favourites dominating everything today? This is your kind of race

Results

Betting Suggestions


Multi's
Boxed Tri's and FF's
3, 6, 7, 9, 13
RETURNS - $20 STAKE
Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
By | 2017-04-07T21:30:19+00:00 April 7th, 2017|General|