Te Akau Te Rapa Labour Day Monday Preview

Date: 25 Oct 2021

Te Akau Te Rapa Labour Day Monday Preview


Te Akau Racing has three horses entered on Monday 25 October at Te Rapa.

Weather: Overcast, track: Dead5, rail: true. Showers forecast Sunday, 4mls rain Monday.


1.07 p.m. R2 13 Zeitaku (3 c Savabeel - Miss Opulence) - Danielle Johnson; came from last to finish third on debut in a Maiden 970 metres on 22 September at Cambridge (poly-track), and made good ground for fourth in the Maiden 3YO 1300 metres on 6 October at Taupo. Ideally drawn (3) in $15,000 Maiden 1400 metres, with blinkers on, he should appreciate better footing and rates a top three prospect. Fixed odds: $2.50 & $1.35.

2.17 p.m. R4 1 Excitonic (5 g Savabeel - Bint Piavonic) - Niranjan Parmar (a4); finished close second when trialling on 14 October at Taupo, and resumes in the $30,000 Rating 65 1200 metres. He emulated his second-up Maiden victory when winning again over 1400 metres during his last campaign. He has weight relief to 56kg, and is capable but requires luck from the tricky draw (11). Fixed odds: $10.00 & $3.30.

3.29 p.m. R6 5 Palamos  (3 c Extreme Choice - Unrevealed) - Danielle Johnson; won both starts as two-year-old, including a two lengths debut victory here over 1000 metres. He peaked late for fifth after working early when resuming here in 3YO 1200 metres on 1 October, and was third in the 3YO 1300 metres on 16 October at Hastings. In $110,000 James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (Gr. 2, 1400m), a soft trip from barrier six can see him in mix. Fixed odds: $12.00 & $3.00.


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