Saturday preview here. There is plenty of rain forecast throughout the day so it is very likely to get to heavy and favour wider runners by the last few races. I will post any quaddie bets for the syndicate by by 2.15 p.m. for New Zealand and 4.50 p.m. for Australia.
The sneaky of the day on Trackside Radio about 8.35 a.m. will be Gentil Tonton
The speed maps shows Joe Cargo and China Star should share the pace with maybe Youwantmore sliding over from wide out early on. A moderate to even tempo likely. The bias will depend on how much rain they get by this time and what riders decide is the best part.
5.Gentil Tonton won the Taumranui Gold Cup here last year on a heavy track with 53 kgs. He has had a few runs in now and was held up when looking to wind up last start at Te rapa. With the rain forecast, that will help his chances, plus he will get back and be able to get to the best part wider if that is the case by this time of day which is likely. RP $7 on a slow to heavy outside biased track. $18 and $5.20 FF currently.
8.Youwantmore ran a strong fourth last start at Te Rapa at WFA rating an FR ( Formpro Rating) of 113. She drops to 55kgs here and needs to rate 110 to win this. With the rain forecast, that will only increase her chances and she is peaking third up. She has the tactical speed to get handy off the rail and depending on where the best strip is, Andrew Calder can get her home. RP $4 based on a slow to heavy track.
7.Richie McHorse won really well last start at Hastings on a slow 7 track. He is best on nothing worse than a Slow 7 and if that is the case, can win again.
2.Highlad won too well last week to leave out despite the 60kgs.
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