Te Akau New Plymouth Friday Preview
20 Nov 2020
Te Akau New Zealand has six horses racing on Friday 20 November at New Plymouth (twilight meeting).
Weather: cloudy, track: Slow7, rail: out 7 metres. Showers Thursday, no rain Friday.
2.47 p.m. R1 9 Shezawinkle (4 m Rip Van Winkle – Sheza Gem) – Lisa Allpress; was not far away when getting home solidly along the rail in the Maiden 1600 metres on 28 October at Te Aroha, and contests the $10,000 Maiden 1800 metres. She rolled on nicely through the line, as though a step in trip would suit, and ideally drawn in barrier five.
4.00 p.m. R3 10 D’oro Mexicano (3 f Vancouver – Mexican Rose) – Danielle Johnson; galloped home strongly while held together for second when trialling on 5 November at Matamata, and debuts in the $10,000 Maiden 1100 metres. Her dam, Mexican Rose (Volksraad), was Champion 2YO & 3YO in Singapore, having impressed winning two of her three starts in New Zealand. Te Akau trained her half-sister, Nucleonic (Burgundy), to win impressively on debut over 1000 metres at New Plymouth.
4.35 p.m. R4 5 Feelin’ Fancy (4 m Rip Van Winkle – Frivolous) – Danielle Johnson; received a good trip when finishing fourth to stable-mate Mai Tai (Atlante), debuting in the Pearl Series 1200 metres on 14 October at Tauranga, and fourth again in the Maiden 1400 metres on 4 November at Avondale. She receives a chance to improve further in the $10,000 NZB Insurance Maiden Fillies & Mares 1400 metres.
6.09 p.m. R7 4 Burgundy Rose (5 m Burgundy – Paraiba) – Danielle Johnson; won both her trials in preparation to resume and produced a stylish fresh-up victory in the Rating 74 1000 metres on 25 October at Trentham. The winner of three, including annihilation by six lengths in the Maiden 3YO 1100 metres last October at Taupo, she rates a top three chance in the $11,000 Rating 74 1100 metres.
6.09 p.m. R7 9 Vino Bella (4 m Burgundy – Pinstinct) – Joe Kamaruddin (a4); fought well for fourth to multiple stakes performed Mohaka (Nadeem) in the Rating 65 1200 metres on 24 September at Woodville, before having no trouble winning the Rating 65 1100 metres here on 23 October. She has what it takes to prove competitive from barrier three in the $11,000 Rating 74 1100 metres.
6.39 p.m. R8 1 Golden Age (5 g Savabeel – La Belle Epoque) – Danielle Johnson; got very close when beaten a nose, and a nose, for third fresh-up in the $10,000 Rating 65 1600 metres on 4 November at Avondale. Further improved, he rates a top three chance from barrier two in the corresponding event.