Te Akau Te Aroha Sunday Preview

Date: 3 Jan 2021

Te Akau Te Aroha Sunday Preview

Te Akau New Zealand has five horses racing on 3 January, Thames Racing Club at Te Aroha.

Weather: cloudy, track: Dead5, rail: true. 30mls rain forecast.

12.50 p.m. R2 8 Yourpoint (3 g Bull Point - Dollhouse) - Opie Bosson; freshened after contesting the Northland Breeders Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m) at Te Rapa, won impressively by stable-mate Need I Say More (No Nay Never), and the El Roca - Sir Colin Meads Trophy (Listed, 1200m) at Hastings, both in September. He towelled his rivals on debut last December at Matamata, sustained a strong gallop to win well when trialling on 22 December at Cambridge, and capable of a bold first-up effort in the $10,000 Rating 65 1200 metres.

1.25 p.m. R3 4 Confectionery (4 m Per Incanto - Not A Jaffa) - Danielle Johnson; showed ability through the trials stage before remaining rearward on debut in the Maiden 1400 metres on 23 September at Matamata. She lifted in the straight to win nicely when trialling here on 14 December, has the addition of blinkers and a tongue tie and appears competitive if positioned handily in the $10,000 Maiden Fillies & Mares 1200 metres. 

3.45 p.m. R7 2 Radegast (4 g Savabeel - Marveen) - Opie Bosson; ran a fast last 600m (34.5) getting home for third when resuming in the Maiden 1215 metres on 2 December at Rotorua, and surged late to beat a good field in the Maiden 1400 metres on 16 December at Pukekohe. Stepping up in the $10,000 Rating 65 1600 metres, he brings the right form to measure up from barrier two if appreciative of conditions. 

3.45 p.m. R7 3 Boutonniere (3 g Burgundy - Bouquet) - Troy Harris; never got into the race, won by stable-mate Campionessa (Contributer) in the Rating 65 1400 metres on 23 December at Matamata. He capped three thirds with a deserved victory over 1400 metres last campaign, and looking to show improvement in the $10,000 Rating 65 1600 metres. 

5.36 p.m. R10 6 Seajetz (3 g Iffraaj - Bellazeel) - Danielle Johnson; bumped a few times in running when finishing fifth on debut in the Maiden 1200 metres on 16 December at Pukekohe, and steps up in the $10,000 Maiden 1400 metres. He got his head in front at the line when trialling here (1 Dec.) prior to racing, open to further improvement, but may prefer footing to remain reasonable. 


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