Te Akau Te Aroha Thursday Preview

Date: 28 Oct 2021

Te Akau Te Aroha Thursday Preview

 

Te Akau Racing has six horses entered on Thursday 28 October at Te Aroha.

Weather: Overcast, track: Dead4, rail: out 6 metres. Showers forecast.

 

12.36 p.m. R1 5 Ragamuffin (3 g Belardo - Short Tale) - Joe Kamaruddin (a2); rallied well for third when trialling on 14 October at Taupo, and debuts in $12,000 Maiden 3YO 1000 metres. Out of a handy race mare that won twice over 1200 metres, he's from high-quality family including All In Vogue (Pins), stallion What's The Story (Savabeel), and triple Group 1 winner Tall Poppy (Kaapstad). He has weight relief to 55.5kg and is ideally drawn (3). Fixed odds: $15.00 & $3.80.

12.36 p.m. R1 6 Espionage (3 c Savabeel - Bayrock) - Ryan Elliot; sustained big finish to claim victory when trialling on 14 October at Taupo, and debuts in $12,000 Maiden 3YO 1000 metres. By our Champion Sire out of mare by Fastnet Rock (Champion Sire in Australia), a sister to explosive dual Group 1 winner and exciting young stallion Merchant Navy. Drawn barrier six, he should race well with right trip. Fixed odds: $7.50 & $2.40.

1.12 p.m. R2 2 Mohawk Brave (3 g Extreme Choice - Ben's Duchess) - Niranjan Parmar (a4); steadied second last before dashing home to win very well when trialling on 14 October at Taupo, and debuts in $12,000 Maiden 3YO 1000 metres. Extreme Choice is a dual Group 1 winning sprinter standing at Newgate Farm, and dam Ben's Duchess (Munnings) was a Group 3 winner over 1307 metres in America. He has looked good in all three trials and rates a top three prospect with weight relief to 53.5kg. Fixed odds: $3.50 & $1.40.

1.12 p.m. R2 8 Pisco Sour (3 f I Am Invincible - Refreshing) - Craig Grylls; won trial on 28 September at Cambridge (poly-track), and held together in second when trialling on 14 October at Taupo. Debuting in $12,000 Maiden 3YO 1000 metres and drawn barrier six, she has the pedigree and trial form to race well. Fixed odds: $10.00 & $2.90.

2.22 p.m. R4 6 Amalfi Prince (3 g Sebring - Campania) - Joe Kamaruddin (a2); wound up well for second to stable-mate Image of You (Pins), who since finished second up in grade, when debuting in Maiden 1300 metres on 6 October at Taupo. From mare that won six races to 1900 metres in Australia, he receives weight relief to 54kg, has drawn barrier one, and should appreciate stepping up in $12,000 Maiden Colts & Geldings 1400 metres. Fixed odds: $2.30 & $1.15.

4.11 p.m. R7 1 Burgundy Rose (5 m Burgundy - Paraiba) - Joe Kamaruddin (a2); inconvenienced when knuckling down soon after start when resuming in Rating 74 1000 metres on 6 October at Taupo, and contests $12,000 Rating 74 1200 metres. Five wins and four seconds from 17 starts, she has weight relief to 58.5kg and should be competitive with right trip from barrier seven. Fixed odds: $6.50 & $2.10.

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