MARTON Best bet & Roughie's 21/06/2-24

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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.


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