Selections preview for Te Rapa and Riccarton


SATURDAY November 6 2010 from Te Rapa and Riccarton
Waikato Racing Club at Te Rapa
Fine and Good3 (2.3 – 2.5)
Rail: out 6 metres
Horses previewed in numerical order
Race 7             Rating 80 2000m
2 SO PRISTINE – Chad Ormsby
Has resumed from a spell with a strong finish for second to November Rain at Taupo over 1400m on Dead4, followed by a close fourth to Mighty Ruler at Ellerslie over 1600m on Good3. She drops in grade for this assignment, should appreciate stepping to 2000m, won her Maiden here on dead footing, and has the services of a competent rider.
3 TWOEEZY – Michael Coleman
Following an impressive win when sprinting to the lead and bursting clear at New Plymouth over 1800m on Dead6 he then produced a solid performance for third to Back In Black at Matamata over 2000m on good ground. Remaining in the same grade, a touch of moisture in the track should suit as too the draw.
13 PYRATE PRINCESS – Alvin Ng (2)
Back in grade after contesting stronger races at her last three starts she has impressed winning here previously over 2100m on Slow8. Although the track is rated good there has been recent rainfall which is likely to have some impact on the footing and she could take advantage of any further easing with the benefit of a two-kilo claim.
Canterbury Jockey Club at Riccarton
Premier meeting
Showery and Slow8 (3.9 – 4.2)
Rail: True
Race 7             2000 Guineas (Group I) 1600m
1 JIMMY CHOUX – Johnathan Riddell
Freshened since kicking hard along the rail in a very competitive contest for a huge win in the Hawkes Bay Guineas at Hastings over 1600m, having resumed prior with a fast late finish for second in the Wanganui Guineas over 1340m on Heavy10. He boasts consistent form on both slow and heavy footing, gained plenty of ring craft racing in top company as a juvenile last season and thrives on competition.
3 BARSIDE – Lisa Allpress
The rain has arrived at the right time for this horse, having proved his adeptness on heavy ground with an impressive last start win in  Wellington Guineas at Trentham over 1600m on Heavy11 with this rider aboard. Three starts ago he bolted in to win his Maiden on Heavy11 footing and where others could battle in the ground he should appreciate it.
8 HAMMER DOWN – Samantha Spratt
Following an impressive win in a slick time at Ruakaka over 1200m on Dead4 he sprinted clear after leading for another impressive victory at Rotorua over 1400m on Slow7. His dam performed best on slow footing, while also winning on good and heavy, and he appears a type capable of forcing the issue if further improved.

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