Te Akau Matamata Midweek Preview

Date: 9 Sep 2020

Te Akau Matamata Midweek Preview

Te Akau New Zealand has six horses racing on Wednesday 9 September at Matamata.

Weather: fine, track: Slow9, rail: out 9 metres. No rain forecast.

2.17 p.m. R5 3 No Limits (3 c Savabeel - Make A Wish) - Danielle Johnson; trialled well for two wins, second, and third from four outings before finding the line for fifth on debut in the Maiden 3YO 1100 on 12 August at Taupo. A beautifully bred athlete, he is destined to appreciate both more distance and better footing but has class to compete in the $10,000 Maiden 3YO 1200 metres.

2.52 p.m. R6 3 Vincere (4 m Pins - Lasting Luck) - Craig Grylls; looked good at the trials before running a fast last 600m (35.5) when getting home for third in the Maiden 1100 metres on 19 August at Taupo, and contests the $10,000 Maiden 1200 metres.Her dam won five times to 1200 metres in Australia, and she should go well again.

2.52 p.m. R6 11 Sizzler  (4 m Sizzling - O'Raghailligh) - Sam Weatherley; tracked Vincere (above) home, running 35.4, in the Maiden 1100 metres on 19 August at Taupo, and contests the $10,000 Maiden 1200 metres. She has form in stronger fields and ideally drawn (3) to prove competitive. 

4.04 p.m. R8 9 Ocean Belle  (4 m Ocean Park - Xanadu) - Sam Weatherley; beat subsequent impressive winning stable-mate Vamos Bebe (I Am Invincible) on the debut in the Maiden 1100 metres on 12 August at Taupo, and steps up in the $10,000 Rating 65 1200 metres. With inherent ability from dual Group 1 winning mare Xanadu (Elusive City), she is perfectly drawn (1) to race well again. 

4.39 p.m. R9 9 Duby  (4 m Ocean Park - Lost in Dubai) - Craig Grylls; finished just off the leading division when debuting in the Maiden 1100 metres on 12 August at Taupo, and contests the $10,000 Maiden 1200 metres. She had trialled consistently prior and capable of improvement with the right trip from barrier 10.

4.39 p.m. R9 14 Cornflower Blue (3 f Savabeel - Tiffany Yellow) - Danielle Johnson; recorded a very good debut second to stable-mate and subsequent Waikato Stud Slipper (Gr. 2, 1200m) and Northland Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m) winner Need I Say More (No Nay Never) in February at Matamata, and won both her trials since. From a terrific family, she has the class to overcome a wide draw (13) and improving ground aids her cause. 


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