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Thursday selections below

Good morning,

There are two Sectional Specials racing today at Wingatui that are both very well placed to win. Multi returned $48 for every $10 bet

The review of Matamata will be posted by 10 a.m. and an early preview of Friday and Saturday by 6 p.m. today.


Race 1 12.13 p.m.

Confidence: 5/5

2.Swing Note 1st $1.35 ran a very game 2.9L 4th to Savvy Coup and Milsean in the Lowland Stakes at Hastings. After a couple of nice trials she bolted in fresh up running the fastest last 600m all day. She stays in the same grade, gets 4kgs off again, and gets to 1600m which will suit even  better. Plus she relaxes well and strikes a weak field. She rates 5 lengths clear of the field after weight adjustments in the Formpro Ratings, so it looks like they can only beat her if they put some hurdles on the course. RP $1.10, $1.35 Ff

Race 3 1.23 p.m.

Confidence: 3/5

1.Irish Excuse 1st $2.90 and won easily after well rated in front. ran a career best Formpro Rating of 112 two starts back in the fastest speed rating of the day at Riccarton here, after setting a good tempo and was run down by the smart Finbaar, who carried 7kgs less. He ran the fastest 200m sectionals to the 600m mark of all races on the course proper so had every right to tire in the last 100 metres but fought hard. After a 28 day break he raced at Riccarton last Saturday over 1000m and fought well for third. So he is spot on for this and maps to lead or sit outside Flag The Groom and get his own way. From there, with the 2kgs off, he just needs to rate 109 to win this, which he has bettered at his 2nd and 3rd last runs. RP $2.30, $3.60 FF


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Neil is New Zealand's leading form analyst with particular expertise in the area of horse racing sectional times. He has had a life time interest in racing. The Formpro website first started back in 2008 - 10 years ago!