Horse Race Analysis
Greymouth evaluation 14th January
That is the primary yr for the reason that Westland Racing Membership has raced at Omoto after its personal observe at Hokitika was pressured to shut by the NZ Racing Authority. The membership had a selection between racing at KUmara and Omoto and it was a smart selection because the Kumara Membership had bother with its observe with the moist climate and wild pigs digging up a part of the again straight.
The observe at Omoto for this assembly was a sluggish eight or sluggish 7 which was not dangerous contemplating the quantity of rain within the district on the Sunday, two days previous to this assembly.
I had initially sorted my horses out for a heavy observe however needed to change some when the going improved a lot.
Right here is how I went;
Race 1-I backed Grand Specific and The Buffer on this; they each raced on the 11th with Grand Specific second and The Buffer seventh. The Buffer misplaced six lengths final trip and completed inside 5 lengths from the winner so was price placing in. The favorite Expressive was having her fourth begin in 9 days so I flagged her.
Outcome; Expressive gained paying $Three.50 and $1.30, The Buffer was second at $1.50 and Grand Specific third at $1.50.
Race 2-Wynmoore, Crop, and Bruzo had been those I backed right here with Crop at $Four being the shortest odds of the trio.
Wynmoore I believed would love the sluggish observe. Crop completed second at Reefton whereas Bruzo gained on Saturday. I backed him then and determined to go once more with him.
Wynmoore set the tempo and I used to be assured he was going to hold on however Bruzo who was final down the again straight got here proper down the skin and gained nicely from Promising and Wynmoore.
Bruzo had a file of three wins from eleven begins which was significantly higher than the bulk within the area.
Race Three-Shadow King, Prime Laurels, and Regionally Sauced had been the three I backed right here. I used to be going to again The Bumper on a heavy observe however when the going got here again to a sluggish eight, I left him out. Shadow KIng gained this paying round $Three.50 for a win. Prime Laurels was disappointing whereas Regionally Sauced didn’t run on.
Race Four-This was a poor area however I believed My Hugo who gained on the Saturday to win once more however he was upset. Are You Cereal gained this, a maiden with maiden winners from Saturday eligible to compete. Are You Cereal was solely having his fourth race begin. He had completed fourth at Reefton the earlier Wednesday so was on a seven-day backup. Secret Runner was the favorite; he was having his fourth begin in 9 days. He gained over 2000m on the Saturday and was dropping again to 1500m this time which put me off him.
Race 5-This was one other combined type race however I backed Ripinroll who had completed fourth at Reefton the earlier Wednesday ending inside two lengths of the winner that day. He received residence by a nostril right here at odds of eight/1. Vee Twelve completed second. I backed this horse at Reefton however he was dropping from a 2000m race to 1500m. Billy Mav was the opposite horse I backed and he was disappointing. He gained on the course and distance at his earlier begin.
Race 6-This was a weight for age race for fillies and mares but apprentices might declare. Go determine! Anyway, in these races you go for the best rated horses and on this race it was Ticket to Experience, Torre Del Greco, and Dreaming Straightforward in that order. Torro DEl Greco gained the race from Ticket to Experience with Hazelnut third.
Race 7-This was an open affair with good odds on supply. I backed a number of, they had been Preserve the Money, O’Shannon, Means Above, and Garment.
O’Shannon and Means Above are Kevin Myers skilled horses and I needed to again each as they had been at good odds whereas Preserve the Money at eight/1 was a price backing on a sluggish observe. Garment is a recognized moist tracker and was going from a 1100m race on Saturday to a 1500m race plus the sluggish observe and 3kg apprentice declare had been all the time going to go well with her.
Garment led the entire approach at 25/1, Means Above completed second additionally at 25/1, Preserve the Money completed third at round 9/1