Te Akau Ellerslie Saturday Preview
15 Feb 2020
Te Akau New Zealand has two horses racing on Saturday 15 February at Ellerslie.
Weather: fine, track: Dead5, rail: out 7 metres. No rain forecast.
2.05 p.m. R4 5 Shezathinka (4 m So You Think – Headsup) – Opie Bosson; finished second to stable-mate She’s Not Bad (He’s Remarkable) in the Rating 72 1400 metres on 30 December at Taupo, and notable again when sixth in the Rating 72 1600 metres on 24 January at Te Aroha. With a senior rider aboard, she rates an each way chance from barrier four in the $30,000 Rating 72 1600 metres. Fixed odds: $4.50 & $1.70.
2.40 p.m. R5 4 Sword of Osman (4 g Savabeel – Bunyah) – Opie Bosson; resumes from a lengthy spell in the $40,000 Open 1200 metres. The winner of five from 11, including the Sistema Stakes (Gr. 1, 1200m) at Ellerslie, Matamata Slipper (Gr. 3, 1200m), and Sarten Memorial (Gr. 2, 1400m), he has two trials under his belt and the class to prove competitive first-up. Fixed odds: $4.80 & $1.60.