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Te Akau Ruakaka Wednesday Preview

15 May 2019

Te Akau Ruakaka Wednesday Preview

Te Akau New Zealand has four horses racing on Wednesday 15 May at Ruakaka.

As on race morning the conditions were: cloudy and Dead4, rail true. No rain forecast.

11.59 a.m. R1 4 Irish Heart (3 f O’Reilly – Rehab) – Opie Bosson; spelled after a third on debut over 1000 metres in October at Tauherenikau, and following two trials in April she resumes in the $10,000 Maiden Fillies and Mares 1200 metres. A filly with ability, her pattern has been finding the line from off speed and she has the addition of blinkers.

1.44 p.m. R4 6 Burgundy Rose (2 f Burgundy – Paraiba) – Craig Grylls; debuts from barrier four in the $10,000 Maiden 2YO 1000 metres. She sustained a strong performance to win a trial over 800 metres on 26 April at Te Teko, having also won a trial in October during her first prep, and should perform well against a field largely made up of debutantes.

2.19 p.m. R5 7 Vino Bella (2 f Burgundy – Pinstinct) – Chelsea Burdan (a4); freshened in February after two thirds in good two-year-old fields at Riccarton, she sustained a solid gallop without urging to finish second, with Burdan aboard, when trialling over 875 metres on 29 April at Taupo. Weight relief to 51.5kgs in the $10,000 Maiden 2YO 1000 metres, she has the ringcraft and ability to rate a top four chance.

2.54 p.m. R6 6 Oceana (3 g Ocean Park – Excuse O’) – Opie Bosson; was not asked for too much in winning nicely over 1000 metres at the trials on 15 April at Waipa, with Bosson aboard, and debuts in the $10,000 Maiden 1200 metres. With the pedigree to go further, and despite drawing wide (11), he has shown enough at the trials to have each way claims in this field.

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