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The track has come up a Good 2 so runners with high front leg actions are going to feel it. We want horses with lower dry track actions to bet with any confidence. There will be a few runners come out of this that will go better on wet tracks.. Apologies- no update today.

Bet of the day Race 8 7.Flickering Shadow $2.30 FF 2nd 

Value bet of the day Race 9 7.Vincenza $4.40 FF 1st $4.30 

Sneaky of the day  Race 1 1.Ammons $8.50 Ff

Race 1


1.Ammons ran a game second two starts back on a good track then last start lead on a slow track and was gone on the turn. He has an ideal action for a good track and with Lisa on has to be the one to beat. RP $5, $8.50 Ff


7.Detonate did very well last start when he had to work hard to hold the lead and didn’t get much peace and was only run down light. He has had a few chances though.

8.Violet Belle she has shown enough to be a chance in this.

Race 2


5.Lord Bouzeron 1st $3.30 has run two game seconds when on a good pace and fighting hard. He may have to take a sit behind Trending this time but will give 100% right to the line. RP $3.60


1.Trending has also run two strong seconds. With Chris Johnson back on he is likely to get a bit keen and go to the front and if rated well as the one to run down.

2.Skyphyta ran on well last start for third but has an action more suited to a wet track.

3.Prior Engagement ran home late for fifth fresh up. He is a good star and his action says he needs a wet track to show his best. So he may battle in this and watch out for him when he strikes a wet track.

Race 3


1.Magness 1st $1.40 looks well placed here to win. His action says a good track will be fine. His run two starts  back in a good speed rating was very good. RP $1.80


2.Crossroads 2nd Looked pretty good when running second to Tavira in its trial. Then and its last trial he got well back and run on very nicely for third. He is a definite danger.

Race 4


4.Scottish Star she trialed nicely recently and ran a very good second fresh up last campaign. She strikes a weak field here. $2.40


6.Got The Call One at Wanganui from an inside draw. She should get an ideal run here from the inside drawer again and is a nice each way chance.

Race 5

Confidence: 2/5

2.Sola Power 1st $1.30 closed off nicely in a good speed rating so 1400m will suit nicely now and strikes a weak field. RP $1.80


Race 6

Confidence: 1/5

2.La Bella Rosa has been rating well in harder races. Should get a good run and be the one to beat. RP$4.50


1.Desert Magic  is racing well and gets 2kgs off.

5.Sugar Rush  drawn the inside with Lisa Allpress up could change its form around.

4.Stand Tall  should get a nice run in behind a even speed and be a chance.

Race 7

4.Bronsteel 1st $4.80  was unlucky in a good speed rating last start when going well but just couldn’t get a gap till it was all over. Drawn to get a good run and can win. RP $3.40


1.Shadow Fox  game run last start and gets 2kgs off.

3.Roll The Gold  won well last start and could go back to back with the right run likely.

Race 8


7.Flickering Shadow  ran a strong second last start when leading and was outfinished by a nice filly in Tavira in a good FR. Steps to 1600m and should be able to lead and dictate. It is not a strong maiden so she gets her chance now. RP $2..20, $2.30 Ff

Race 9


7.Vincenza 1st $4.30  was a strong winner last start after getting the right run. She showed ability before then and has a very good action. She is bred to win more races and against an average R65 field, from the good draw, should get her chance to win again. RP $3.50, $4.40 Ff


11.Cinzento is a nice filly but is showing no early pace lately. Drawn the inside so needs a better beginning otherwise she will be in a bad position.




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