Te Akau Te Rapa Saturday Preview

Date: 5 Sep 2020

Te Akau Te Rapa Saturday Preview










Te Akau New Zealand has nine horses racing on Saturday 5 September at Te Rapa.





Weather: fine, track: Slow7, rail: true. No rain forecast.









2.05 p.m. R5 1 Need I Say More  (3 g No Nay Never - Bo Bardi) - Craig Grylls; provided Te Akau with their eighth Waikato Stud Slipper (Gr. 3, 1200m) in February at Matamata, recording his second impressive win from two starts. He was never out of second gear when winning a trial here in July and resumes in the $70,000 WRC Northland Breeders Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m). As expected, he meets a smart field but brings the right credentials. Fixed odds: $3.50 & $1.45.





2.05 p.m. R5 5 Yourpoint  (3 g Bull Point - Dollhouse) - Danielle Johnson; trialled very well before towelling his rivals on debut in December at Matamata, and lengthened stylishly to win a trial on 18 August at Te Teko. Resuming in the $70,000 WRC Northland Breeders Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m), he can prove competitive from barrier four. Fixed odds: $4.20 & $1.65.





2.40 p.m. R6 12 Romantic Lady  (4 m Power - Romantic Time) - Danielle Johnson; showed plenty in a nose defeat when resuming here in the Rating 98 1200 metres on 8 August and contests the $30,000 Rating 82 1200 metres. Although drawn wide (13), she carries minimum weight (54kgs) and the winner of three from seven rates a top three chance. Fixed odds: $5.90 & $2.15.





3.15 p.m. R7 3 In A Twinkling  (5 g Fastnet Rock - Moment in Time) - Diego Montes de Oca (a1); the Counties Cup (Gr. 3, 2100m) winner last season, he worked home in staying fashion when trialling on 12 August at Taupo, and resumes in the $30,000 Rating 103 1400 metres. Beaten a nostril in the NZ Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m) before finishing fifth in both the Tulloch Stakes (Gr. 2, 2000m) and ATC Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m), he is preferred over more ground. Fixed odds: $26.00 & $5.00.





3.15 p.m. R7 4 Savy Yong Blonk  (5 m Savabeel - Ampin) - Danielle Johnson; was unable to make ground when resuming here in the Rating 98 1200 metres on 8 August, and steps up in the $30,000 Rating 103 1400 metres. She blitzed her rivals in the Royal Descent Stakes (Fillies & Mares, 1600m) on Auckland Cup Day (Mar. 3) at Ellerslie, following a terrific second in the City of Auckland Cup (Gr. 3, 2400m), and although destined for further can show marked improvement from barrier five. Fixed odds: $9.00 & $3.00.





3.50 p.m. R8 2 Prise De Fer  (5 g Savabeel - Foiled) - Opie Bosson; was brilliant winning five in the row, including the Rich Hill Mile (Gr. 2, 1600m) in January at Ellerslie, and a terrific second to quadruple Group 1 winning stable-mate and race rival Avantage (Fastnet Rock) in the Haunui Farm WFA Group One Classic (Gr. 1, 1600m). Trialling well on 12 August at Taupo, he should take further benefit from a fresh-up run in the $100,000 Valachi Downs Foxbridge Plate (Gr. 2, 1200m). Fixed odds: $18.00 & $4.00. 





3.50 p.m. R8 3 Scott Base  (6 g Dalghar - Extra Celestial) - Troy Harris; romped away to win the Japan Trophy (Gr. 2, 1600m) in March at Tauranga, rounded off solidly for fourth when trialling on 12 August at Taupo, and resumes in the $100,000 Valachi Downs Foxbridge Plate (Gr. 2, 1200m). In a good space and a cheeky effort could result. Fixed odds: $31.00 & $6.00.





3.50 p.m. R8 7 Avantage  (5 m Fastnet Rock - Asavant) - Danielle Johnson; capped an incredible Group 1 treble in the Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (Gr. 1, 2000m) on Auckland Cup Day at Ellerslie, following the Telegraph (Gr. 1, 1200m) in January at Trentham, and Haunui Farm WFA Group One Classic (Gr. 1, 1600m) in February at Otaki. Showing her class when trialling on 12 August at Taupo, she can do it all and warrants favouritism in the $100,000 Valachi Downs Foxbridge Plate (Gr. 2, 1200m). Fixed odds: $2.10 & $1.30.





5.05 p.m. R10 7 Luminous  (5 m Reliable Man - Keenly) - Danielle Johnson; was never in contention when resuming here on 8 August in the Rating 87 1400 metres and steps up in the $30,000 Rating 86 1600 metres. Producing a super victory in March at Tauranga, she is capable of an improved performance with blinkers on from barrier two. Fixed odds: $21.00 & $6.00. 


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