Te Akau Rotorua Midweek Preview

Date: 15 Jan 2020

Te Akau New Zealand has three horses racing on Wednesday 15 January at Rotorua.

Weather: overcast, track: Dead6, rail: out 6 metres from 800m to winning post, remainder out 4.5 metres. No rain forecast.

2.55 p.m. R4 3 Pokuru's Gift (4 g Rock ‘n' Pop - Pokuru Boxer) - Opie Bosson; made it two wins from his last three starts when blitzing his rivals in the Rating 65 1100 metres on 1 January at Hastings, and steps up in the $11,000 Rating 72 1100 metres. While meeting a stronger field, he has the natural ability to prove competitive.  

2.55 p.m. R4 7 Folk Dress (3 f Pierro - Gypsy Chimes) - Samantha Collett; drops in distance and class for the $11,000 Rating 72 1100 metres, after contesting the Uncle Remus Stakes (Listed, 1400m) on Boxing Day at Ellerslie. She finished third in the Barneswood Farm Stakes (Gr. 3, 1400m) in October at Ashburton, and looking to recapture the form that saw her win consecutively last autumn. 

5.19 p.m. R8 6 Excitonic (3 g Savabeel - Bint Piavonic) - Opie Bosson; ran the fastest last 600m (34.6) when closing solidly for second in the Maiden 1200 metres on 27 December at New Plymouth, and appears suited stepping up in the $10,000 Maiden 1400 metres. Ideally drawn (5), he rates an each way chance.


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