Te Akau Cambridge Synthetic Midweek Preview

Date: 19 May 2021

Te Akau Cambridge Synthetic Midweek Preview


Te Akau Racing has five horses entered on Wednesday 19 May at Cambridge (synthetic).

Weather: showery, track: poly-track, rail: true. Showers forecast.


11.57 a.m. R2 1 Badgeringdawitness (3 g Reliable Man - Ebony and Ivory) - Danielle Johnson; found the line solidly for close fourth when trialling here on 8 April, before making ground for fourth on debut in the Maiden 2YO & 3YO 1230 metres on 28 April at Rotorua. His dam, Ebony and Ivory (Zabeel), impressed winning over a mile and now left five individual winners of 12 races, seen at their best around 2000 metres. He contests the $10,000 Maiden 1300 metres, drawn barrier three.

11.57 a.m. R2 8 Duby (4 m Ocean Park - Lost in Dubai) - Joe Kamaruddin (a3); finished second twice from four starts in her first campaign, including runner-up to Group Three winner and Group One placed stable-mate Cornflower Blue (Savabeel), before finding the line for sixth when resuming in the Maiden 1300 metres on 25 April at Awapuni. She did well to finish third when trialling here in March, and required to overcome wide barrier (12) in the $10,000 Maiden 1300 metres.

12.32 p.m. R3 10 Moet Belle  (3 f Tavistock - Meleka Belle) - Sam Weatherley; made ground for sixth on debut in the Pearl Series Maiden 1200 metres on 26 April at Avondale. She ran on unpressured in the straight when trialling here prior. With the addition of blinkers, she requires luck from a wide draw (12) in the $10,000 Maiden 3YO 1300 metres. She is a half-sister to dual Horse of the Year, national Group One record (14) holder, and stable-mate Melody Belle (Commands).

2.54 p.m. R7 6 Highborn  (3 f Savabeel - Tempo Manor) - Danielle Johnson; quickened into proceedings entering the straight with a strong finish for third when trialling here in April, and resumes with visor blinkers in the $10,000 Maiden 970 metres. She is from a mare that won over 1000 metres, among four wins to 1300 metres in Australia.

4.04 p.m. R9 7 Shebringsmerubies  (5 m Sebring - Run Away Ruby) - Joe Kamaruddin (a3); was dominant winning the Rating 65 1600 metres on 17 March at Matamata, and good again finishing second in the Rating 65 2100 metres on 25 April at Awapuni. She ran home solidly for third when trialling here in January and contests the $10,000 Rating 65 2000 metres, where requires luck from barrier 14.


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