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Weekly review ending 23 December 2023

Lord Darci Race 8 Ashburton 20 December

After settling well back he got balanced up and came hard for fourth in the fastest closing sectionals of the day. He has had two runs back now and is ready to strike.

Trav Race 8 Otaki 21 December

This was a dominant win with the quickest closing sectionals. He looks like he will be even better as the distances increase so watch out for him.

Koheroa Race 5 Matamata 22 December

This well bred 3yo ran into a good one in Certainly but closed off strongly in very good sectionals. More distance will  suit.

Personally Race 2 Te Rapa 23 December

She shared a solid pace with plenty of pressure from others and only gave it away in the last 100 metres for fifth. It was a good debut run and will improve off that.

Lofty’s Gift Race 4 Te Rapa 23 December 

She came home in the best sectionals for the race for second and in a fast race time.. She will be peaking fourth up and looks a good bet.

Ascend The Throne Race 6 Te Rapa 23 December

This $575,000 purchase showed real ability when coming home in the quickest last 200m all day for fourth. He looks hard to beat next up.

McGrath Race 8 Te Rapa 23 December

After blowing the start losing lengths, he made up plenty of ground in the quickest sectionals for sixth. This 4yo looks to have a lot of ability, and may show it over a middle distance.

Prioress Race 3 Trentham 23 December

She looked very well before the start and came home from the rear in the best sectionals all day for second. She looks ready to strike now.

Islington Lass Race 5 Trentham 23 December

She had a good run and really put in a strong finish to win and the sectionals were excellent considering the early tempo. The race time was also very good and she should be even better over more ground.

Ivy Dazzler Race 8 Trentham 23 December 

After getting well back she came to the outside and came home in very good sectionals for third. She changed legs well and hit the line hard. One to watch out for.

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!