Te Akau Saturday North South Preview

Date: 14 Oct 2022

Te Akau Saturday North South Preview


Te Akau Racing has six horses entered on Saturday 15 October: Hastings, and Ashburton.



Weather: overcast, track: Heavy10, rail: out 4 metres. Showers forecast.


4:26 p.m. R8 1 Prise De Fer (7 g Savabeel - Foiled) - Opie Bosson; he continued his good form when getting home strongly for third in the Arrowfield Stud Plate (Gr. 1, 1600m) last Saturday at Matamata - his fifth Group 1 placing, and contests the $330,000 Livamol Classic (Gr. 1, 2040m). Third in the corresponding event last year on good footing, won by stable-mate Savy Yong Blonk (Savabeel), he is going well but would prefer better ground. Fixed odds: $4.20 & $1.70.



Weather: fine, track: Soft5, rail: true. No rain forecast.


2:57 p.m. R6 5 One Kiss (3 f Tivaci - Discreet Evening) - Kozzi Asano; she overcame an outside draw (14) which resulted in a soft victory in the Canterbury Belle Stakes (Listed, 1200m) on 17 September at Riccarton, having just her second start. She contests the $85,000 Barneswood Farm Stakes (Gr. 3, 1400m), is suitably drawn (6) and rates a top three chance - one of two Te Akau horses in the event. Fixed odds: $1.90 & $1.20.

2:57 p.m. R6 6 I Choose You (3 f I Am Invincible - Choose) - Terry Moseley; she cleared a pocket late and ran home strongly for close fifth in the Canterbury Belle Stakes (Listed, 1200m), won by stable-mate One Kiss (above). A debut winner and twice Group Three placed during her two-year-old season, she rates a top three prospect from a good draw (2) in the $85,000 Barneswood Farm Stakes (Gr. 3, 1400m). Fixed odds: $6.50 & $2.00.

3:31 p.m. R7 2 Summer Monsoon (8 g Stratum - Princess Narine) - Jason Laking; he defeated the race favourite and stable-mate Burgundy Rose (Burgundy) in the Open Handicap 1200 metres on 17 September at Riccarton, aided by the addition of blinkers. He won the Stewards' Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m) during Cup Week last season, is the winner of two from three on the course, and despite the weight (61kg) he presents as a top three chance in the $40,000 Open Handicap 1200 metres. Fixed odds: $6.00 & $2.30.

4:06 p.m. R8 7 Zouluminous (6 m Zoustar - Luminous Harmony) - Kozzi Asano; she produced a notable fourth in the Open 1400 metres on 1 October at Riccarton, and contests the $40,000 Ashburton Cup (Open, 1600m). Racing well, she was runner-up in the South Island Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3, 1600m) last season. Having her first course attempt, she has first four claims with a decent trip from barrier nine. Fixed odds: $4.50 & $1.90.

5:16 p.m. R10 9 Navalha (5 g Sebring - Afiado) - Jason Laking; she was given top ride to win a Rating 65 1200 metres on 17 September before finishing fourth in the Rating 75 1200 metres on 1 October, both at Riccarton. He requires a decent trip from the tricky barrier nine in the $30,000 Rating 75 1400 metres, but is racing well and should go accordingly if appreciative of the course at his first attempt. Fixed odds: $7.00 & $2.50.


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