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Weekly review ending 12 June 2022

On Fifth Ave Race 1 Ruakaka 11 June

She sat near a solid tempo and once given a couple by the 4kg apprentice, Kelsey Hannan, she quickly put them away and won comfortably in a good speed rating. She can step to R65 grade successfully.

Youledo Race 2 Ruakaka 11 June

The tempo of this race suited the on pace runners so he did well to get up for fourth running the best last 800 and 400 metres. Just needs a decent draw third up to be much harder to beat.

Quiz Kid Race 4 Ruakaka 11 June

He put the pressure on well out putting in some strong sectionals from the 800 metres. So to hold on for second at his first run over ground this campaign, shows he is right on track to peak next up.

Quality Prevails Race 5 Ruakaka 11 June

She did well from a wide draw to use energy to get handy and was still able to run the best last 600 and 200 metres. From a better draw next up, she can go on better.

Smart Rocks Race 6 Ruakaka 11 June

This was a very smart win. After working hard to lead 800 metres out he still held on strongly running the fastest last 400 and 200 metres, plus it was faster overall time than the Open handicap. He looks to have a very bright future.

Igottadoitmyway Race 8 Ruakaka 11 June

After being held up in the straight, she unwound strongly for second in the best last 200 metres. She will be much harder to beat next up maybe over 1400m which looks like it will suit her now.

Well I Never Race 10 Ruakaka 11 June

From the wide draw she was trapped 4 wide in the open so to run solid closing sectionals for fourth shows she can go much closer with a better run and peaking third up.

Bailador Race 1 Waimate 12 June

With 600 metres to go he was well back but the way he charged late to almost get up, in the best closing sectionals, shows he can win a middle distance race. He has an ideal action for heavy tracks.

Anduin Race 8 Waimate 12 June

From the wide draw he covered more ground than any other runner without cover and still ran the second best last 200 metres for fourth. Just needs a decent draw to atone.

The First Link Race 7 Matamata 8 June

From well back in the running, he found the line strongly for second in the best last 600 and 200 metres and looks set to win third up.


About Neil Davis

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!