Te Akau Hawera Sunday Preview

Date: 26 May 2019

Te Akau Hawera Sunday Preview

Te Akau New Zealand has six horses racing on Sunday 26 May at Hawera.

Weather: fine, track: Dead4, rail: true. No rain forecast.

12.20 a.m. R1 8 Shebringsmerubies  (3 f Sebring - Run Away Ruby) - Johnathan Parkes; fought solidly for fourth, running good time (34.1) for the last 600m, in the Maiden 1400 metres on 9 May at Woodville, with Parkes aboard. She had fought hard to the line when narrowly denied (½ a head) in the Maiden 3YO 1400 metres on 10 April at Otaki, and the right trip from barrier nine would rate her top three in the $10,000 Maiden 1400 metres.

12.55 p.m. R2 5 Bojangles  (5 g Roc de Cambes - Stever House) - Matt Cameron; has been given time (31 days) since making ground for fourth on heavy footing in the Rating 65 1400 metres on at Rotorua. A winner in this grade and distance on slow footing, he could prove competitive with luck from a wide draw in a capacity field for the $10,000 Rating 65 1400 metres.

2.05 p.m. R4 14 Zareeba  (3 f Rip Van Winkle - Surooh) - Johnathan Parkes; was caught wide in midfield and to her credit kept finding the line solidly with a good action when trialling on 6 May at Cambridge. A half-sister to talented Valachi mare Tantalising (Savabeel), a trip away to debut in the $10,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series 1200 metres looks ideal. 

3.50 p.m. R7 1 Qian Gua (4 g Cape Blanco - Cool Diamonds) - Johnathan Parkes; ran home in a faster last 600m (35.8) than the winner when finishing fifth on heavy going in the Rating 72 1400 metres on 5 May at Trentham. He won two of his four starts when campaigned last autumn, resumed with a strong finishing second in the Rating 72 1400 metres on 17 April at Matamata, and brings the form to be competitive with luck from a wide draw in the $11,000 Rating 72 1600 metres. 

4.30 p.m. R8 12 Lady Zeraph  (4 m Makfi - Zatiger) - Samantha Collett; ran home solidly for sixth, amongst horses running the fastest 600m (33.9) on the day, when resuming in the Rating 72 1200 metres on 23 March at Tauranga, before working too hard early second-up over a mile on 18 April at Woodville. Her last start effort was better than it looked in the Rating 65 1600 metres on 8 May at Matamata, and despite a wide draw she should appreciate stepping up in the $10,000 Rating 65 2100 metres. 

4.30 p.m. R8 13 English Rose  (4 m Makfi - Bislieri) - Rosie Myers; scored fresh-up by three and a quarter lengths in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series 1400 metres (eligible $11,500 bonus) on 20 March at Rotorua, and improved when patiently ridden she finished solidly (equal fastest 600m: 36.0) for fifth in the Rating 65 1600 metres on 8 May at Matamata. Drawn wide in the $10,000 Rating 65 2100 metres, the same approach and a genuine pace could see another solid performance. 


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