Te Akau Taranaki Sunday Preview

Date: 29 Dec 2019

Te Akau Taranaki Sunday Preview

Te Akau New Zealand has three horses racing on 29 December at New Plymouth.

Weather: fine, track: Dead5, rail: true. No rain forecast.

1.10 p.m. R2 13 Crystal Bellini (3 f Ghibellines - Megagem) - Rosie Myers; quickened into second and held together over the concluding stages when trialling on 3 December at Te Aroha, she makes her debut in the $10,000 Maiden 1200 metres. She won a trial as a two-year-old and from a mare, Megagem (Personal Escort), that recorded a hat-trick of wins over 1200 metres. Fixed odds: $6.00 & $1.65.

1.45 p.m. R3 8 Ristretto  (4 m Makfi - Espresso Cavallo) - Craig Grylls; showed a lot more resolve, third-up from a spell, finishing third in the Rating 65 1200 metres on 24 November at Te Rapa, before drawing clear with the winner when second in the Rating 65 1200 metres on 8 December at Waipukurau. She was polished winning here on debut, at her only course attempt, and drawn barrier one in the $10,000 Rating 65 1200 metres. Fixed odds: $3.40 & $1.30.

3.29 p.m. R6 5 Mongolianconqueror  (5 g Ocean Park - Queen Rania) - Ryan Elliot; ran time on par with the winner (35) when rounding off solidly in the Rating 82 1600 metres on 14 December at Te Rapa, following two solid efforts, and contests the $25,000 Kamada Park City of New Plymouth Cup (Open, 1800m). Beaten a nose in the New Zealand Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m), he brings the right form to prove competitive from barrier four. Fixed odds: $5.00 & $1.90.


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