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    • I'll be getting into the action with the review of the first two days before long but first a look forward to Friday's racing. This is a decent card with two championship races. Commonwealth Cup - 1200m straight The race for the sprinting 3-y-o and the newest Group 1 race. It's quickly established its position as the target either for those horses who don't quite make the classic grade at a mile or those whose breeding doesn't offer much stamina. I think the Jersey has suffered for its introduction but it's become a popular race with trainers. 14 got to post and Sandy Lane winner INISHERIN Is the clear 9/4 favourite. He was a decent sixth in the 2000 Guineas and ROSALLION's win yesterday showed the strength of the race. He handled quick ground as a juvenile and has an obvious chance.  Top rated is STARLUST who was third to BIG EVS in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint before a couple of fair runs in Meydan. He won a warm handicap at York last time but on balance he has a bit to find with the favourite and the suspicion is he prefers 1000m.  ELITE STATUS couldn't quite mix it with the very best as a juvenile but his Listed win at Newbury on seasonal debut suggested there was plenty of improvement to come. Similar comments apply to JASOUR who won the trial for this race over the course and distance at the beginning of May. He's trained by Clive Cox, an expert at handling sprinters and he's my idea of the winner. GIVEMETHEBEATBOYS is probably best of the Irish raiders. With both VANDEEK and BUCCANERO FUERTE late scratchings, this is a slightly below par renewal and while I expect INISHERIN to go close, my selection is JASOUR. Coronation Stakes - 1600m Round For all the St James's Palace gets the headlines, this is my favourite 3-y-o race of the week. The first, second and third from the English 1000 Guineas and the Pouliches winner are in the field but the favourite is OPERA SINGER from the Aidan O'Brien yard who had such a marvellous day today. OPERA SINGER was arguably the top juvenile filly last year and was an inpressive winner of the Marcel Boussac. Her third in the Irish 1000 Guineas was a decent effort and we know quicker ground will help and I can see, given the stable form, why she's fancied. ELMALKA won the English 1000 Guineas beating PORTA FORTUNA and RAMATUELLE but the first three were split by half a length and the fourth, TAMFANA, was arguably unlucky not to be right in the mix. I thought RAMATUELLE barely got the 1600m at Newmarket so this course may help. ELMALKA did nothing wrong and should improve but I remember PORTA FORTUNA running a blinder in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and she's my choice given we know she likes a round mile and firm turf. ROUHIYA won the Pouliches on soft ground and I'm not certain it was a strong renewal while the unbeaten DEVOTED QUEEN for Godolphin could be anything and looked good at York but that was in Listed company and now she's dining at the top table. The supporting Group 2 is the King Edward VII over 2400m and this has drawn an unusually large field of 14. DIEGO VELAZQUEZ was fourth in the Poulains and eighth in the Jockey Club. Both these were on soft turf and I think the much faster ground will be the making of him but you can question his stamina a little . It's probably the form of Ballydoyle which was propelled him to 4/1 favourite but this looks a weak renewal. AGENDA was second to the ill-fated HIDDEN LAW in the Chester Vase and has serious claims. CALANDAGAN brings solid French form including a win in the Hocquart last time and he's another to consider along with another O'Brien representative, CHIEF BLACK ROCK, whose win in the Gallinule was impressive. Selections - Day Four 3.05: Commonwealth Cup - JASOUR 3.45: Coronation Stakes - PORTA FORTUNA 5.40 - King Edward VII Stakes - AGENDA
    • Scientists, veterinarians, and regulators participated in dedicated workshops throughout the three-day event to investigate critical issues relating to, and recent technological advances in, fracture prevention and exercise-associated sudden death.View the full article
    • Horse vans and truck-and-trailers transporting horses have continued to exit Ruidoso Downs due to two nearby wildfires in New Mexico.View the full article
    • I'm over this new App. In my opinion it's the worst bit of software that could possibly be employed for NZ racing in all 3 codes. There is no human factor involved and that is where my biggest gripe is. The comments section for all 3 codes is robotic and obviously computer generated. There is NO true comment on if a horse was 3 wide,  blocked in the straight, caught on the inside in the heavy, couldn't handle the track, faced the breeze ( trots ) .. etc etc You get my drift. And taking away forms of betting like place 6, all ups etc. This bloody Entain group have just blundered ahead and done what they think is good for us punters. And don't get me started on that cringeworthy marketing campaign, encouraging betting on hunches FFS, maybe that is what they want and is why they have employed computers to do the form not Humans. Then they have the cheek to say bet responsibly. How can we when all you give us is complete jibber jabber. That Cameron Rodger does absolutely nothing to impress me, he is like a deer in the headlights and is another robot employed to spout crap. And please don't go on about all the money into stakes etc, NZ racing is nothing without its punters. The B.S comments are actually misleading and to me its borderline fraudulent information.
    • slightly odd comment but reminds me of a meme/joke I saw - something along the lines of Fun fact, there are no canaries on the Canary Islands, and the same thing goes for the Virgin Islands, ........ apparently there are no canaries there either!
    • tell us how many horses were eliminated at racing te aroha could anyone tell us the actual numbers who would want to race a horse in nz someone has to be held accountable racing in nz is turning into a compleye laughing stock even more
    • Back for Day 2 after a pretty good Day 1…looking for value in big fields… R1 Miss Rascal $7.50 R3 Haggas has Doom $14/4 and Orchid Bloom $23/6 in this…very rarely out of the money. Ocean Jewel $8/2 hard to beat. R5 The Gatekeeper fresh up for the upset $27/8. Holloway Boy $19/6 and Metal Merchant $15/5 includes. R6 Rowayeh $15/5 and Fakhama $26/7 R7 Hawaiian looks hard to beat if you disregard last run. Beat the Coventry winner Rashabar in his first start - $10/3 Celtic Chieftain $8, Shadow Army $6 and End of Story $46/12 other options. Good luck….  
    • He's obviously returned from the Virgin Islands NO LONGER a virgin! 🙃 😩 😄.
    • Thursday @ Cambridge with The ⚓️(no W in front of that).. 😅 🔹️ R2 Midfrew Lucre  **Money back race** One I followed from the start back when he was trained by the Dickies but he kind of found his grade and just plateaued. I think this Amateur Drivers race is well within his reach and the shorter distance will suit with Cheree Wigg taking the drive. Has had 1 attempt over the 1700m which was at Alexandra Park from a wide draw and managed a nice 2nd, draws the ace this time round.  🟢 $3.10FW 🟢 Top 2 $1.95 🔸️ 1 and 2 quinella is definitely worth a look! 🔹️ R4 Seclusion.  I've said it once and I'll say it again! I'm surprised this horse has only won 1 from 14 starts and deserves more respect than how the stats read! She has been in some tough races and also had some average draws amongst those 14 starts! Draws well and definitely not the toughest feild.  Surly she ticks up win #2 this time?. 🟢 $2.30 🔹️R6 Irish Whispers  Has won 3 from 8 but I thought he was a little disappointing after he produced a win and a 2nd back in March/April.  He won at Cambridge in March and nearly went sub 2:40.0 and then backed that up with an impressive 2nd to Hail Lucius from a wide draw with the winner running a blistering 2:37.30. Has had a freshen up and although he draws the second row he is more than capable of taking this out! 🟢 $3.60 FW 🟢 Top 2 $2.10 🔹️R7 Major Major.  Was well supported back in August last year but only managed a distant 6th. He has actually come up against some nice types in all 3 starts to date and this is definitely an easier feild from previous races with no disrespect to the horses lining up. 🟢 $2.90FW The multi  🔸️ Midfrew Lucre Top 2 🔸️ Seaclusion FW 🔸 ️Irish Whispers Top 2 🔸 ️Major Major Top 2 🟢 $10 for $152.18 Or if you are feeling lucky, all to win... $10 for $712 return 😅  Good luck! ⚓️
    • My comments are more in depth 😅  They are terrible now!! Thursday @ Cambridge with The ⚓️(no W in front of that).. 😅 🔹️ R2 Midfrew Lucre  **Money back race** One I followed from the start back when he was trained by the Dickies but he kind of found his grade and just plateaued. I think this Amateur Drivers race is well within his reach and the shorter distance will suit with Cheree Wigg taking the drive. Has had 1 attempt over the 1700m which was at Alexandra Park from a wide draw and managed a nice 2nd, draws the ace this time round.  🟢 $3.10FW 🟢 Top 2 $1.95 🔸️ 1 and 2 quinella is definitely worth a look! 🔹️ R4 Seclusion.  I've said it once and I'll say it again! I'm surprised this horse has only won 1 from 14 starts and deserves more respect than how the stats read! She has been in some tough races and also had some average draws amongst those 14 starts! Draws well and definitely not the toughest feild.  Surly she ticks up win #2 this time?. 🟢 $2.30 🔹️R6 Irish Whispers  Has won 3 from 8 but I thought he was a little disappointing after he produced a win and a 2nd back in March/April.  He won at Cambridge in March and nearly went sub 2:40.0 and then backed that up with an impressive 2nd to Hail Lucius from a wide draw with the winner running a blistering 2:37.30. Has had a freshen up and although he draws the second row he is more than capable of taking this out! 🟢 $3.60 FW 🟢 Top 2 $2.10 🔹️R7 Major Major.  Was well supported back in August last year but only managed a distant 6th. He has actually come up against some nice types in all 3 starts to date and this is definitely an easier feild from previous races with no disrespect to the horses lining up. 🟢 $2.90FW The multi  🔸️ Midfrew Lucre Top 2 🔸️ Seaclusion FW 🔸 ️Irish Whispers Top 2 🔸 ️Major Major Top 2 🟢 $10 for $152.18 Or if you are feeling lucky, all to win... $10 for $712 return 😅  Good luck! ⚓️
    • Not sure down there, suggest Sam might put you in touch with someone.
    • This is a sad and shocking story. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nrl/article-13537159/Cronulla-thigh-tattoos-Joshua-Taylor-Myles.html I'm gobsmacked by the comment. 'They've said to this bloke, "Cover them up with tape or you will not play in a New South Wales Rugby League sanctioned competition ever again". I applaud them for coming down so hard on his rubbish. Coming down hard on him?? Seriously. They've just told him to cover them up - that's all.  That's not coming down hard.  I know based on some of the comments I see on here that some won't agree with me, but I wouldn't want someone cooked enough to do this, to be part of my club, no matter how good a player he is.
    • Week 9 meetings to choose from: Tauranga Riccarton Randwick Flemington Ipswich   Posting deadline this week is 11.30am Posting format - please post Meeting/Race #/Name.    No need to post the horse's number - names are what I use in my scoring sheet and will also make it interesting for people to peruse the selections of others.  Example of helpful posting format: Tauranga - Race 6:  Horse name Ipswich - Race 7:  Horse name   and don't forget you have the option to use two Jokers over the 10 week period, but not both in the same week.  Jokers apply to a single selection.   To play your Joker just add "Joker" next to the relevant selection.  
    • Best Bet Afterallthistime (5) Form: Placed third last start, indicating good recent form. Track Conditions: No prior synthetic track form, but generally consistent performances suggest adaptability. Distance: Proven ability over a range of distances, including the current race distance. Current Form: Recent strong performance indicates readiness to compete well. Best Roughie Verardino (1) Form: Improved form shown with a recent third-place finish, indicating potential for further improvement. Track Conditions: No synthetic track experience, but has the potential to adapt based on general form. Distance: Competent at the current distance, which can be advantageous. Odds: Likely to be at longer odds, making him a good value bet with potential for a strong performance   race 2 Best Bet Stanmore (2) Form: Improved recent form with a third and fourth place in the last two starts. Track Conditions: No prior synthetic track form, but consistent performance suggests adaptability. Distance: Proven ability over similar distances. Current Form: Recent strong performances indicate readiness to compete well. Best Roughie On Alert (8) Form: Improved form with a recent second-place finish. Track Conditions: No prior synthetic track form, but potential for adaptability based on improvement shown in recent races. Distance: Competent at the current distance. Gear Changes: Visor blinkers on, which can positively impact performance. Race 3 Best Bet Platinum Sixty Six (1) Form: Unbeaten on synthetic tracks with two wins from two starts. Track Conditions: Proven success on synthetic surfaces. Distance: Comfortable over the distance, having won at 2140m previously. Current Form: Recent win suggests strong form and capability to repeat performance. Best Roughie Catch And Release (2) Form: Won well at Woodville and had experience in jump races, indicating fitness and stamina. Track Conditions: First attempt on synthetic, but adaptable based on diverse race experiences. Potential: Offers good value due to less consistent form, but capable of surprising given prior wins and versatility. Race 4 Best Bet O'Dee (1) Form: Trial winner with a battling debut at Taranaki. Track Conditions: First try on synthetic, which could suit based on trial form. Distance: Previously ran at 1200m, suggesting the potential for improvement. Potential: Despite a moderate debut, trial performance suggests capability for a strong run on synthetic. Best Roughie Whooshka (7) Form: Has had three runs with some improvement each time. Track Conditions: First attempt on synthetic, which may bring about a better performance. Gear Changes: Several gear changes including side winkers off and nose band on, indicating attempts to optimize performance. Potential: Could surprise with the right conditions and adjustments, offering good value. Race 5 Best Bet Sonnet (7) Form: Game second at Taupo followed by a good fifth at Ruakaka in an open 3YO race, which is a stronger field. Track Conditions: First try on synthetic but has shown adaptability in previous races. Distance: Competed well at 1400m, suiting today's race distance. Gear Changes: Blinkers on, indicating an attempt to improve focus and performance. Best Roughie Good Craic (6) Form: Consistent performer with recent form including third and fourth placings. Track Conditions: Proven ability on synthetic tracks with placements. Distance: Well-suited to the 1400m distance with consistent performances. Potential: Could offer value, given recent form and adaptability on synthetic tracks.   Race 6 Best Bet Opawa Jack (2) Form: Strong recent form with a win and a second place in the last two starts. Track Conditions: Unbeaten on the synthetic track with two wins from two starts. Distance: Proven at 1200m, the same as today’s race. Time Performance: Fast times with competitive sectionals, suggesting readiness for another strong run. Best Roughie Gum Basher (7) Form: Showed potential with a win and a third place in recent starts. Track Conditions: Has a good performance on synthetic tracks, which could offer an edge. Distance: Capable over similar distances, making the step up not too challenging. Potential: Could offer value given its decent form and experience on synthetic tracks. Race 7 Best Bet Showbastian Coe (2) Form: Excellent recent form with two consecutive wins on the synthetic track. Track Conditions: Undefeated on the synthetic with two wins out of two starts. Distance: Proven at 1000m, having won recently over this distance. Performance: Consistent times and strong sectionals indicate readiness for another strong performance. Best Roughie Super Warrior (11) Form: Improved performance with a fourth-place finish last time out. Track Conditions: Has a history of performing better on synthetic tracks. Distance: Drop back in distance to 1000m, which may suit better. Potential: Only win has come on synthetic, suggesting capability of surprising at longer odds. Race 8 Best Bet Vee Vee (2) Form: Impressive win last start on the synthetic track, indicating good form. Track Conditions: Undefeated on synthetic, winning its only start on this surface. Distance: Stepping up in distance but has shown good adaptability and strong finishing capabilities. Performance: Won convincingly last start, suggesting readiness to handle the step up in class. Best Roughie Freyja's Goddess (7) Form: Two good placings before a below-par performance, indicating potential for a bounce back. Track Conditions: First run on synthetic, but has shown ability on different track conditions. Distance: Has placed at 1650m, showing it can handle similar distances. Potential: Recent form suggests it's capable of running a competitive race at longer odds.  
    • Race 1 Best Bet: Great Adventure Recent Performance: 5th in the Listed Staphanos at Novara Park Champagne Stakes over 1600m, indicating good form. Track and Distance Experience: Competed at a higher level in a listed race, showing potential. Heavy Track Suitability: Only one start on heavy track, placing 5th, suggesting it can handle heavy conditions better than most of the field. Best Roughie: Elegant Jazz (3RD) $1.70 Recent Performance: 5th in the Storage Bream Bay over 1200m, with a strong closing section (34.82 for the last 600m). Track and Distance Experience: Has some race experience and decent performance over a similar distance. Heavy Track Suitability: While there is no specific heavy track form, the strong finish in the last race suggests potential in tough conditions. Race2 Best Bet: Rubyshowoff Recent Performance: 5th place finishes in its last two races, showing consistent form. Track and Distance Experience: Has some experience over similar distances and performed decently. Heavy Track Suitability: Performed reasonably well on heavy tracks before, indicating it can handle the conditions. Best Roughie: Shockatillatap Recent Performance: 3rd place in its last start over 1600m, indicating a good recent form. Track and Distance Experience: Competed well over the distance and on similar tracks. Heavy Track Suitability: Although not heavily experienced, its recent form suggests potential. Race 3 Best Bet: Ramblin' Rose Recent Performance: Finished 5th and 3rd in its last two races, showing consistent improvement. Track and Distance Experience: Has race experience and performed well over similar distances. Heavy Track Suitability: While specific heavy track performance isn't detailed, its recent form suggests it can handle varying conditions. Best Roughie: Rareza (1ST $1.70 $1.40) Recent Performance: Finished 2nd in its last race, indicating strong recent form. Track and Distance Experience: Limited race experience but showed promise in its recent start. Heavy Track Suitability: No specific heavy track form mentioned, but its strong finish in the last race suggests potential. Race 4 Best Bet Delz Abeel (3RD) $1.20 Recent Form: Delz Abeel showed promise in his last race, finishing third in a 14-horse field over 1200m. His performance indicates he is in good form and competitive. Track and Distance Suitability: He performed well on a heavy track, showing he can handle the conditions. Comments: With recent form and demonstrated ability to handle a heavy track, Delz Abeel looks like a solid bet. Best Roughie Johnny Rondo (silk5X4) Recent Form: Johnny Rondo finished fourth in his last race over 1200m. While not a standout, he showed enough promise to be considered a roughie. Track and Distance Suitability: He has some experience on heavy tracks, which could give him an edge in this race. Comments: At longer odds, Johnny Rondo could provide good value if he improves on his recent form. Race 5 Best Bet: Camden Recent Performance: Finished 3rd in its last race, indicating good form and potential. Track and Distance Experience: Has shown the ability to handle the conditions. Overall Suitability: With a strong recent performance and added gear (Shadow Roll), Camden is well-positioned to perform well in this race. Best Roughie: Sheeze A Breeze Recent Performance: Finished 3rd in one of its recent races and has shown some form. Track and Distance Experience: Has some experience and could handle the heavy track conditions. Overall Suitability: As a roughie, Sheeze A Breeze has the potential to surprise at longer odds, especially with previous top-three finishes. Race 6 Best Bet: Baggio Recent Performance: Baggio has shown consistent form with placements, including a second-place finish. Track and Distance Experience: Has been competitive in recent races, indicating good adaptability. Overall Suitability: Baggio's consistency makes him a strong contender for this race. Best Roughie: Pacifico Recent Performance: Pacifico has had competitive finishes, including a second-place finish. Track and Distance Experience: Shows potential to perform well, especially considering recent form. Overall Suitability: As a roughie, Pacifico presents good value with the potential to outperform expectations. Race 7  Best Bet: Poetic Justice Recent Form: Poetic Justice has shown consistency, with a recent second-place finish indicating good form. Track Suitability: Handles wet tracks well, which is crucial for performance on a heavy track. Improvement: The 3-year-old gelding is showing signs of improvement, making him a strong contender. Best Roughie: Pacifico Recent Form: Pacifico has placed in the top three in recent races, including a close second. Track Suitability: Has experience on wet tracks, which might give him an edge. Value: Likely to offer longer odds, providing a good value bet as a roughie with potential to be in it here. Race 8 Best Bet: Charlbury (2ND) $2.20 Recent Form: Charlbury has shown consistent performance, including a strong second-place finish last time out. Track Suitability: Handles heavy tracks well, with previous good performances on wet conditions. Consistency: Recent form indicates reliability, making Charlbury a strong contender. Best Roughie: Penurious  (1ST) $7.80 $3.10 Recent Form: Despite mixed recent results, Penurious has had a notable second-place finish in the past. Track Suitability: Has experience on heavy tracks and can perform well if conditions favor. Value: Likely to have longer odds, providing good value as a roughie with potential to place. Race 9 Best Bet: Hey Hey Baby (2ND) $2.00 Recent Performance: Hey Hey Baby has a strong recent win, indicating good form. Track Experience: Performs well in wet conditions and has shown ability to handle heavy tracks. Consistency: Consistent performer with a strong recent run, making it a reliable bet. Best Roughie: Madiran (3RD) $2.90 Recent Performance: Madiran finished third last time out, showing improvement. Track Experience: Has some experience in wet conditions and can perform well if the track is heavy. Value: Given its recent improvement and longer odds, Madiran is a good value pick.
    • Yes, the Auckland Bogey is a fair comment given history of how Auckland screwed up the racing calendar so that they could move The Cup to Mid-March and it has now become just another race. Then we have millions poured into giant piss up in January. Let's hope that the slot race is more productive and gives a good return on investment. However, I also wish Russell all the best as I agree that he has the experience and knowledge to do a fine job.  
    • Must've heard you, riding Saturday at Tauranga
    • Who is the the go to person for educating a rising 3YO filly through the gates?  Filly was close to going to the Jumpouts, when it turned to custard in the barriers. Obviously they would have their own set of gates on the property for regular practice. Lower North Island preferred or even Canterbury area, as part owner is based there.   Thanks
    • Hey, my granddad is a big believer in a bucking strap while they are in the cart. You get a firm strap (or piece of rope) and tie it to each shaft and over their rump (don’t want it too tight, just firm enough that when they go to kick they come up against it). Usually they will learn pretty quickly they can’t have much of a go like this and it also prevents them from getting their leg over the shaft if they do kick, so is valuable for safety for both the horse and you. have also seen people tie a horses tail between their legs & under their belly to the girth, once again obviously not tight but just so when the horse goes to kick if they get height it will probably be somewhat uncomfortable & I’ve heard of this working although have only seen it done once myself.    Good luck ☺️
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