MONDAY October 25 2010 from Te Rapa and Woodville
Waikato Racing Club at Te Rapa
Fine and Good2 (2.0 – 2.2)
Horses previewed in numerical order
Race 10 Rating 70 1600m
3 HAERE MAI – Samantha Collett
Narrowly beaten at Matamata over a mile on Slow7 at his second start following a let-up, he found the line solidly for third at Taupo prior. Capable of making mistakes in some of his races, he has blinkers on for this assignment and if there are any chinks in the armour of the two favourites, mentioned below, he could be the one to cause a minor upset at good odds.
4 BONE OF CONTENTION – Opie Bosson
He resumed from a spell finding the line for in a fast race won by Thundermore at Hastings over 1600 on Good3, after proving himself the equal of many of the top staying three-year-olds last season. At his only course attempt, in the Waikato Guineas, he finished seventh yet had more to offer after being denied room in the straight. He impressed winning his Maiden over a mile on good footing by three-and-a-half-lengths and should make his presence felt.
7 HE’S REMARKABLE – Matthew Cameron
Far from disgraced when finishing sixth to Jimmy Choux after being run of his feet for a majority of the 1400m in the Hawkes Bay Guineas at Hastings on good footing, his debut performance suggested he had plenty of class when racing clear from back in the field to win at Taupo over 1300m on slow ground. Stepping to a mile should be ideal and while race rival Bone Of Contention appears set to offer stern opposition he may have the wood on him if further improved.
Woodville-Pahiatua Racing Club at Woodville
Fine and Dead5 (2.9 – 3.2)
Race 3 Rating 90 1400m
1 EILEEN DUBH – Johnathan Riddell
Third to Dancing Jess in a four-way finish at Hawera over 1400m on Slow7, this group one winning filly had recorded notable performances for sixth and fifth respectively in the Mudgway, and Windsor Park Plate, both group one, at Hastings on slow footing prior. A winner of her only start here on the home track, over this distance, she has the class to prove very competitive.
2 DAWSON FALLS – Rosie Myers
Impressive winning on two occasions over 1400m on good footing, he resumes from a spell for this assignment. While likely to benefit from the race he has placed twice from two course attempts, as a six-year-old he should now be fully matured, and barrier one will allow him to take up an ideal position during the run.
4 FEARS NOTHING – Hayden Tinsley
Hardly capable of being more impressive when bolting in under minimal urging at Hawera over 1200m on Slow7, same rider, he is without such a smart second-up record, but now more mature and on this track he should be capable of producing another bold performance.
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