Te Akau Rescheduled Riccarton Monday Preview

Date: 14 Nov 2022

Te Akau Rescheduled Riccarton Monday Preview

 

Te Akau Racing has eight horses entered on Monday 14 November at Riccarton. 

Weather: fine, track: Soft5, rail: out 3 metres from 1000m - 650m, remainder true. No rain forecast.

 

2:45 p.m. R4 3 One Kiss (3 f Tivaci - Discreet Evening) - Michael McNab; she overcame an outside draw (14) to win the Canterbury Belle Stakes (Listed, 1200m) here on 17 September, and fought well after leading in the Barneswood Farm Stakes (Gr. 3, 1400m) on 15 October at Ashburton. Given time (30 days), she is better suited ridden with cover, and is capable of proving competitive. Fixed odds: $18.00 & $3.20.

2:45 p.m. R4 4 Romancing The Moon (3 f El Roca - Underthemoonlight) - Craig Grylls; she recorded an impressive front running victory in the Maiden 1400 metres on 8 October at Matamata, before finishing second to race rival and favourite Legarto (Proisir) in the Soliloquy Stakes (Gr. 3, 1400m) on 22 October at Te Rapa. She handles give in the ground and rates a top three chance in the $400,000 Barneswood Farm 50thNew Zealand 1000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m). Fixed odds: $6.00 & $1.40.

3:22 p.m. R5 12 Illicit Miss (4 m Hinchinbrook - Unlawful) - Craig Grylls; she ran the fastest last 600m (34.8) for second to race rival Second Thoughts (Ghibellines) in the Rating 75 2000 metres here last Saturday, and contests the $60,000 Rating 82 2500 metres. She has been solid throughout the campaign and she rates is capable of a top three finish. Fixed odds: $8.00 & $2.80.

4:02 p.m. R6 1 Burgundy Rose (6 m Burgundy - Paraiba) - Craig Zackey; she produced a notable effort for fifth in the Pegasus Stakes (Listed, 1000m) to race rival Lincoln's Kruz (Kuroshio) here last Saturday, and contests the $120,000 Lindauer Stewards Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m). She's not a big mare and does have to carry the top weight, but she possesses a good course record and has genuine attributes. Fixed odds: $8.50 & $2.70.

4:02 p.m. R6 2 Challa (6 g Dissident - Are There Any) - Samantha Spratt; he recorded consecutive victories before crossing to lead and being collared in the Pegasus Stakes (Listed, 1000m) behind race rival Lincoln's Kruz (Kuroshio) here last Saturday, and he too contests the $120,000 Lindauer Stewards Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m). He faces the same challenge again and any improvement from last week will help. Fixed odds: $13.00 & $3.60.

4:33 p.m. R7 8 Navalha (5 g Sebring - Afiado) - Craig Zackey; he got back on the inner and did well for third in the Rating 75 1400 metres here last Saturday, and steps up in the $60,000 Rating 75 1600 metres. He finished fourth at his only previous attempt over a mile and is racing well. Fixed odds: $11.00 & $3.50.

5:06 p.m. R8 5 Leaderboard (8 g Street Cry - Flower Fairy) - Craig Zackey; he finished back in the Metropolitan Trophy (Listed, 2500m) here last Saturday, won by stable-mate Campionessa (Contributer), and contests the $300,000 Martin Collins 159thNew Zealand Cup (Gr. 3, 3200m). He won the New Zealand St Leger (Listed, 2600m) last season and finished third here in NZ Cup (Gr. 3, 3200m), but he needs to lift to repeat that. Fixed odds: $26.00 & $7.50.

5:37 p.m. R9 6 Image of You (5 m Pins - Exactly Like You) - Craig Zackey; she ran on well for fifth in the Rating 65 1200 metres here last Saturday, and contests the $60,000 Rating 65 1400 metres. She won twice to 1600 metres last season and hopefully benefits from drawing barrier one to rate a top four chance. Fixed odds: $4.20 & $1.80.

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