Te Akau Royal Randwick Saturday Preview

Date: 3 Apr 2020

Te Akau Royal Randwick Saturday Preview

Te Akau has one horse racing on Saturday 4 April at Royal Randwick (Sydney).


Weather: fine, track: Soft6, rail: true. 20mls rain forecast Friday.

7.15 p.m. (NZ time) R9 1 Melody Belle (5 m Commands - Meleka Belle) - Opie Bosson; produced another terrific effort for third in the $5m All-Star Mile (Special Conditions, 1600m) on 14 March at Caulfield, and highest rated (115) in the $1.5m The Star Doncaster Mile (Gr. 1, 1600m). Drawing wide (14 - expected to jump from barrier 11 after emergencies come out) could be offset if forecast rain downgrades the footing - while not wanting it too deep she has proved extremely proficient on rain-affected going. Despite carrying equal top weight (57kgs), her current form and overall record indicates a strong each way chance in the iconic mile handicap.

The reigning NZ Horse of the Year, winner of 10 Group Ones, Melody Belle was purchased as a yearling by David Ellis for $57,500 at Karaka and amassed NZ$3.38 million in prize money.

NZ TAB fixed odds: $7.00 &


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