Te Akau Ruakaka Sunday Preview
11 Aug 2019
Te Akau New Zealand has two horses racing on Sunday 11 August at Ruakaka.
Weather: cloudy, track: Dead6, rail: out 4.5 metres. 4mls rain forecast.
1.15 p.m. R3 13 Romantic Lady (3 f Power – Romantic Time) – Andrew Calder; presented well and raced accordingly on debut with a game third to impressive winner Gumpert (Roc de Cambes) in the Maiden 2YO & Up 1200 metres on 24 July at Matamata. Ideally drawn (5) in the $10,000 Maiden 1200 metres, she receives weight relief (54kgs) from older horses and rates an each way chance. Fixed odds: $3.80 & $1.70.
4.19 p.m. R8 11 Grand Ariana (4 m Snitzel – Enduja) – Chelsea Burdan (a3); kept finding the line from last behind big winner Crystallize (Iffraaj) in the Rating 65 1400 metres on 20 July at Te Rapa. Increasing distance in the $10,000 Rating 65 1600 metres appears tailor-made and from an outside draw (14) a pattern of horses coming from off the pace would work in her favour. Fixed odds: $13.00 & $4.00.