Saturday, 10 June


Race 1
2 Tavanasia

Big strong son of Tavistock who looks close to getting his maiden win after three straight placings. Does have a habit of over-racing which has been his undoing at times, but he is the form horse of the race and should go very close to winning the opener.
Selections: 2-1-9-5

Race 2
2 Vindicator

Promising galloper who was very good in all three races back in the summer. Has an engine and looks a horse with a bright future. Will have no problems clearing maidens and could well be doing that here. Hard to beat.
Selections: 2-1-9-7 

Race 3
3 That’s Charming

Has always looked smart at trials and although yet to fully replicate that on raceday he has gone some tidy race against nice fields. Comes in fresh with another smart trial win under the belt and looks ready for a big first up run. Major player.
Selections: 3-1-7-5

Race 4
3 Chokito

Game local mare who is resuming after her form tapered off in her last prep. Looked like she needed a break and expecting a bold fresh run here. A very willing mare who should get every chance from a nice gate.
Selections: 3-5-9-1

Race 5
1 Fame Shines

A galloper who has had a good season and really liked his last start on the Synthetic when coming from last at the 300 and made up plenty to run 5th. Out to the mile and on his home track looks a great set up for him and a soft track would be ideal. Each-way all day.
Selections: 1-5-4-2

Race 6
1 Sauvage

Son of a very good mare who had good trial form before his debut which was a handy 6th on this course. Struck a very heavy track 2nd up and will appreciate getting back onto better ground here. In a very limited field he looks a bright prospect.
Selections: 1-2-6-4

Race 7
2 Miss Nico Belle

That was a smart last start win in her southern debut at Riccarton on the poly. Looped the field and drew away to win emphatically. Despite going up in weight and copping a wide draw is still a great chance although it is a very competitive race.
Selections: 2-7-1-8

Race 8
2 Zelenski

Not far away in his first 2 runs back and should appreciate getting out to the mile here 3rd up. Likely to take up a handy spot in running and with young gun Kelsey Hannan down for the ride he looks ready to give a big sight in the feature race of the day.
Selections: 2-5-11-1

Race 9
4 Vague

Local mare who won the Waimate Cup on this day last year and looking close to returning to the winners circle soon. Recent runs have been tidy and her last two runs in particular have both had plenty of merit.  
Selections: 4-3-1-6

Race 10
2 Anchor Me

Much better horse than the current form says but continues to be luckless and it’s just a matter of time before that turns. Gets a nice gate here with a field he looks very competitive in. Stick with him.

Best: 2 Vindicator (Race 2)
Next Best: 2 Tavanasia (Race 1)
Value: 1 Fame Shines (Race 5)



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