SATURDAY October 23 2010 from Ellerslie and Trentham
Auckland Racing Club at Ellerslie
Fine and Good3 (2.3 – 2.5)
Rail: out 3 metres
Horses previewed in numerical order
Race 5 Rating 90 1600m
1 NOVEMBER RAIN – Tasha Collett
Sprinting in the straight from back in the field she proved too classy winning in this grade at Taupo over 1400m on Dead4, same rider. There appears to be enough speed in the race to suit her style of racing, while she has previously been an impressive course/distance winner when booming home from last.
5 GLAMOROUS GIRL – Leith Innes
An improved performance second-up from a spell when finding the line for fourth to Back In Black at Rotorua on slow footing, she impressed winning here over 1400m on dead ground as a three-year-old, while also winning over a mile on good ground. She had a relatively quiet season as a four-year-old and with two runs under her belt should be ready to make her presence felt from a good draw.
7 SO PRISTINE – Jason Collett
Resuming from a spell with a strong finish for second to her stable-mate November Rain at Taupo over 1400m on Dead4, she is unbeaten in two starts second-up. Destined to prove more competitive as she steps up further in distance she will appreciate the footing on offer and a mile at this stage of her campaign should allow her to make an impression.
Wellington Racing Club at Trentham
Overcast and Heavy11 (5.6+)
Race 8 Fillies and Mares (Group III) 1600m
2 SHARP PRINCESS – Lisa Allpress
Off a freshen when narrowly beaten when second in a four-way finish in the Taranaki Breeders Stakes won by Dancing Jess at Otaki over 1400m on Slow7, same rider, she should be further improved for this assignment. She finished close up when fourth to Barinka at her only course attempt after leading over 1600m on slow footing, may benefit from a wide draw depending how the pattern of racing pans out, and possesses both the right form and class to threaten.
4 SHE RULES – Andrew Calder
Unable to produce an immediate sprint off the trail behind Katie Lee at Hastings over 1400m on good footing, she should have lost no admirers with her effort nonetheless. She had resumed from a spell to win under a confident ride to beat Katie Lee at Ruakaka over 1200m on Dead5 prior, much the same as she did when resuming with a win in October last season, and has the ability to threaten if she cops conditions.
10 LADY CHAPARRAL – Chad Ormsby
Fourth in a four-way finish to the Taranaki Breeders Stakes won by Dancing Jess at Otaki over 1400m on Slow7, she had coped with heavy going when held together recording an impressive win at Te Aroha over 1400m prior. Her half-sister Bramble Rose won the Oaks here, albeit on good ground, but this mare would seem to have more class and should combine well with the rider engaged.
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