Early Saturday preview ( Next update by 9 a.m. Saturday )
Not a lot of value but a few well placed good confidence ( 3/5 or better ) selections.
Matamata Late quaddie $10 for 20%
R6 1, 5
R8 6, 12, 15, 16, 17
R9 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
Otaki suggested late quaddie for $15.60 for 10% Yes paid $2518
R6 2, 9
R7 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11
R8 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
Best Multi Otaki Race 1 10.Third Time Round $2.10 FF I Choose You $2.70 FF
7.Felicienne is a good mare and is better than R65 class. The wide draw is no help here but gets 2kgs off and if Joe can give her a good ride, she can win the opening race. RP $3.00, $3.30 FF
3.Camarosa has been rating very well in strong fields. Drawn ideally here and looks well placed to win again. RP $2.50, $2.70 FF
8.Miss Cartier 1st $2.20 has always looked like she should go through to open grade. The way she won last start over 1300m third up, showed she is right on track to do that. Drawn to get a winning run and although up in class, can get over this average field. RP $2.50, $3.30 FF
5.Imperatriz 1st $1.30 closed off hard behind a very good 3yo in Sword Of State last start. She definitely will appreciate the 1400m now and drawn to get a winning run on her home track where she is 1 for 1. RP $2.20, $2.30 FF
4.I Choose You put in a top performance last start when caught 3 wide in the open on an even tempo yet was still able to put in the best last 200m of 11.71. That rarely happens and speaks volumes for her ability. Drawn to get an ideal run and should be even better left handed. RP $2.00, $2.70 FF
10.Third Time Round rates 6 lengths clear of these based on her tom runs in harder 3yo fields. Gets 3kgs off and with half a decent run, can beat these. RP $1.80, $2.10 FF
3.Summer Passage ran a strong 2nd last start over 1400m. Drops back to 1200m from an ideal draw where he can settle behind a solid tempo and get over these late. RP $3.50, $3.80 FF
1.Alhambra Lad 1st $2.00 looked like he would definitely appreciate a middle distance on his last run over 1600m. gets that now in a weaker field and from the ace draw, should get an ideal run. RP $2.50, $3.30 FF
2.The Fearless One travelled like a winner last start and almost won. Good strong horse right at his peak now and looks the one to beat. RP $3.00, $3.60 FF
The speed map shows and even speed.
Confidence: 2/5 in an open race
4.Brando gets the nod with the ideal draw for him. He was back to his best last start which is very good. As long as the inside isn’t off, he can get a winning run and win. But don’t back him until you can see how the track is playing as they got well off the rail at the last meeting here. RP $4, $4.80 FF
9.Amarelinha is a classy mare and from the good draw, has to be in this.
3.Hasabro is in career best form and if the inside is off, maps to get the right run.
1.Marscapone 1sy sweated up last start and went a top third. If the inside is ok, can improve off that.