Te Akau Awapuni Friday Preview

Date: 11 Feb 2022

Te Akau Awapuni Friday Preview

 

Te Akau Racing has five horses entered on Friday 11 February at Awapuni.

Weather: fine, track: Dead4, rail: out 2 metres from 800m - 400m, remainder out 6 metres. 40mls rain forecast.

2:42 p.m. R4 4 Aotea Lad (5 g Savabeel - Corsage) - Niranjan Parmar (a3); won a torridly run Rating 74 1600 metres at Wanganui, with Parmar aboard, followed by a close second in an Open 1600 metres on 18 December at Te Rapa, and was brave again when third here in an Open 1600 metres on 8 January. Given time (34 days), he has the benefit of weight relief to 54kg, likes course and rates a top three chance in the $40,000 Open 1400 metres.

3:19 p.m. R5 7 Highborn (4 m Savabeel - Tempo Manor) - Joe Kamaruddin (a2); ran the fastest last 600m (34.1) for third in a Maiden 1215 metres on 28 December at Rotorua, before leading home a Te Akau first four in a Maiden 1200 metres on 12 January at Matamata. Up in grade for the $30,000 Rating 65 1200 metres, she enjoys weight relief to 54kg, and has first four claims if appreciative of the course at her first attempt.

4:29 p.m. R7 1 Perfect Scenario (4 g Iffraaj - Rosetti Bay) - Niranjan Parmar (a3); was notable in two starts at Awapuni, recently in an Open 1550 metres on Boxing Day, before running a good third to subsequent winning stable-mate Campionessa (Contributer) in a Rating 74 1600 metres on 19 January at Te Rapa. With weight relief to 59kg in the $30,000 Rating 74 1550 metres, he is a solid performer, and can deliver a first four finish.

5:02 p.m. R8 5 Te Akau Caliburn (7 g Camelot - Enchanted Evening) - Niranjan Parmar; was back throughout when resuming off a lengthy spell in an Open 1600 metres on 8 January at Awapuni, and steps up in the $85,000 Powerworx Taranaki Cup (Gr. 3, 2000m). He meets rivals with race fitness, but is ideally drawn (4) to improve - one of a Te Akau duo in the event.

5:02 p.m. R8 9 Leaderboard (7 g Street Cry - Flower Fairy) - Joe Kamaruddin; ended his previous campaign with a very good third in New Zealand Cup (Gr. 3, 3200m) on 13 November at Riccarton, and resumed with a third placing in a Rating 74 1600 metres on 28 December at Timaru. Good through line when sixth in the Marton Cup (Listed, 2200m) on 8 January at Awapuni, he requires luck from a nightmare draw (17) in the $85,000 Powerworx Taranaki Cup (Gr. 3, 2000m).

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