Te Akau North Island Saturday Preview

Date: 11 Mar 2022

Te Akau North Island Saturday Preview

 

Te Akau Racing seven horses entered on Saturday 12 March: Pukekohe and Trentham.

 

Pukekohe:

Weather: fine, track: Dead5, rail: out 2.5 metres on home bend, remainder true. No rain forecast.

1:53 p.m. R3 2 I'm Not Bossy (3 f Jimmy Choux - Keffiya) - Opie Bosson; resumed with a solid effort for third in a Maiden 1200 metres on 16 February at Tauranga, and contests the $15,000 NZB Pearl Series Maiden Fillies & Mares 1200 metres. Out of a Cape Cross (Green Desert) mare, a winner four times at 1600 metres, she is from the family of Te Akau trained Champion Two-Year-Old and triple Group 1 winner Maroofity (Maroof). She rates a top three chance from barrier six. Fixed odds: $3.50 & $1.50.

2:28 p.m. R4 12 Kai (3 f Ocean Park - Brilliant Blush) - Opie Bosson; ran the fastest last 600m (33.8) on the day, when dashing into second when resuming in a Maiden 3YO 1200 metres on 16 February at Tauranga. Drawn the ace, she looks tough to beat in the $15,000 Maiden 1200 metres. Fixed odds: $2.20 & $1.30.

3:38 p.m. R6 13 Belle of the Ball (3 f Savabeel - Lady Tatia) - Opie Bosson; got back and ran home well for fourth (fastest last 600m: 34.2) when debuting in a Maiden 1200 metres on 16 February at Tauranga, the same race as I'm Not Bossy (above). Dam Lady Tatia (Duke of Marmalade) won twice to 1850 metres and finished third in the Moonee Valley Classic (Gr. 2, 1600m). She rates a top three prospect in the $15,000 Maiden 1400 metres, despite her wide draw. Fixed odds: $5.50 & $2.10.

4:13 p.m. R7 10 Madame Moet (4 m Iffraaj - Champagne Katie) - Michael McNab; capped good form when gapping her rivals in a Maiden 1600 metres on 26 January at Matamata, beating subsequent Sunline Vase (Gr. 3, 2100m) winner Bellatrix Black (Redwood). Freshened (45 days), she contests the $15,000 NZB Pearl Series Rating 65 Fillies & Mares 1400 metres (eligible $11,500 bonus). She rates a top three chance. Fixed odds: $6.50 & $2.30.

4:13 p.m. R7 11 Midnight Special (4 m Excelebration - Midnight Van Damme) - Opie Bosson; settled last before posting the fastest last 600m (34.2) for fifth in a Maiden 1200 metres on 30 January at Ellerslie, and recorded a dominant victory in a Maiden 1200 metres here on 23 February. Stepping up in the $15,000 NZB Pearl Series Rating 65 Fillies & Mares 1400 metres, she combines with the same rider and has top three claims. Fixed odds: $6.00 & $2.20.

 

Trentham:

Weather: fine, track: Dead6, rail: out 6 metres. No rain forecast.

1:35 p.m. R3 3 Cote de Beaune (3 g Burgundy - Lucrative) - Joe Kamaruddin (a1); produced a polished debut victory in a Maiden 1200 metres on 22 December at New Plymouth, and was driven out making it two from two in a Rating 65 1200 metres here on 15 January. Freshened (56 days), he was held together for third in a trial on 1 March at Avondale, and resumes in the $30,000 3YO 1200 metres. He has the class to finish in the top three. Fixed odds: $2.40 & $1.15.

2:43 p.m. R5 6 Quattro Quinta (3 g Darci Brahma - Quintette) - Joe Kamaruddin (a1); won twice last season including the Wellesley Stakes (Listed, 1000m) at Trentham, and was runner-up in the Woburn Farm 2YO Classic (Gr. 3, 1200m) and Fasttrack Insurance Stakes (Listed, 1100m). Caught wide when resuming in a 3YO 1200 metres on 19 February at Ellerslie, he is aided by barrier one in the $30,000 Rating 74 1200 metres. Fixed odds: $12.00 & $3.60.

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