SOME MYERS STATS

Kevin Myers trained runners at Taranaki

The Myers barn has saddled up just four runners at the Taranaki meeting which is on this Saturday for three winners. The stable has been in great form so far this season and will no doubt have some good horses lined up.

2016

20/08/16 EVADIR LA BALA      223×4              unpl

20/08/16 EDDIE GILBERT       x7251              won     $20.00 and $5.40

20/08/16 MEGABLAST            3551                won     $6.70 and $2.40

2015

22/08/15 ONEFORTHEDITCH 4×291              won     $5.80 and $2.00

2014

23/08/14 SEALED BY A DANCE 1                    unpl

23/08/14 HOLD THE DREAM 0414                 unpl

23/08/14 MAILLY                    7706                unpl

23/08/14 WILLY DUGGAN      0004                3rd                        $3.10pl

23/08/14 CARAMAC               1                      unpl

2013

24/08/13 DUFFER’S CREEK     1                      2nd                         $2.60pl

24/08/13 CAMEO LASS           731×7              unpl

24/08/13 OUR ALCHEMIST     0615                unpl

24/08/13 SONNY BEN             x88x1               unpl

24/08/13 ARANDOM              1                      2nd                          $3.60pl

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HORSES TO FOLLOW (Australia)

AUSTRALIAN HORSES TO WATCH

BIG DUKE

14 starts-6 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds wr-42.85% pr-85.71%

Unplaced on Saturday but better at the longer distances and likely to be preparing for the Metropolitan Hcp or Caulfield Cup in October as he excels at 2400 metres & longer. 3rd in the Sydney Cup last Autumn.

CHOCOLATE HOLIC

13 starts-7 wins, 3 seconds, 0 thirds. wr-53.84% 76.92%

Former West Australian galloper. Finished out of the money in both starts in Melbourne but those were on rain affected going which he does not like. Likely to return to his best once he gets a decent track.

HUMIDOR

16 starts-5 wins, 6 seconds, 1 thirds. wr-31.25% pr-75%

Unplaced in the Warwick Stakes behind Hartnell but 1400 metres on Saturday was too short. Looks an ideal Caulfield Cup type.

IMPOSING LASS

11 starts-5 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds. wr-54.45% pr-81.81%.

Consistent mare. Finished 3rd when resuming on Saturday and will improve with the outing.

QUILISTA

10 starts, 5 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds wr-50% pr-90%

Former West Australian galloper, she made a winning debut for the Darren Weir stable on Saturday. Likely to continue on her winning ways.

REPLOY

15 starts, 7 wins, 5 seconds, 1 third. wr-46.46% pr-86.66%

Won on Saturday and no reason why he cannot win again next start.

SAYED

12 starts-5 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third. wr-41.66% pr-75%

Got rolled as hot favourite at Randwick. Had a huge weight (61 kilos). Maybe we will see him in the Caulfield Cup later on.

VEGA MAGIC

16 starts-11 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third. wr-68.75% pr-81.25%

Classy sprinter who won with 60 kilos on Saturday. Another worth following.

WINX

28 starts-22 wins, 3 seconds, no thirds. wr-78.57% pr–89-28%

Gave her rivals a start and a beating on Saturday, enough said.

Note-wr=win rate pr=placed rate

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CAULFIELD TODAY

BLACK HART BART LAWRENCE STAKES SELECTION

BLACKHART BART is the one to beat in today’s Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield today (race 7). He is the class horse of the field. Unlike most of his rivals, Blackhart Bart will be racing over his favourite course & distance. He has won 5 times from 8 starts at Caulfield. At the distance he has won 9 times from 12 starts. His last four starts have all been Group ones, the most recent being the Kingsford Smith Cup at Eagle Farm in may where he finished 5th in heavy going. At his second to last race he finished 7th in slow going at Morphetville in the Darley Goodwood.

Other notable horses in the race are;

LANKAN RUPEE, a class horse but I think he is better off at 1200 metres. He is also entered at Morphetville at 1200 and he is better suited in that race.

HARTNELL, Finished 3rd in last year’s Melbourne Cup. Finished second first up last season but I think this will be too short for him.

TOSEN STARDOM, former Japanese galloper that finished a nose behind Blackhart Bart two starts back on the C & D and is a major player here.

GAILO CHOP, won the McKinnon Stakes in 2015. I backed him that day but I think this will be too short.

HUMIDOR, Consistent galloper. Most of his best form has been at the longer distances but will be worth watching during the Spring. (May be Caulfield or Melbourne Cup winning material)

STAR EXHIBIT, Formerly trained in Western Australia. Best form over longer distances but did win on the CD in April.

HES OUR ROKKII was in great form last Spring but form tailed off after that. Better off in Handicaps. (my opinion)

CHARMED MELODY, Probably lacks the class of most of these and will be at long odds.

TASHBEEN, Like Charmed Melody, looks outclassed and probably better off at 1200 metres.

DUKE OF BRUNSWICK has a very good record on the course & distance but lacks the class of several others.

AMELIE’S STAR has a poor first up record and lacks the class of the others.

ABBEY MARIE, s form has tailed off afteer showing early promise and looks out of her depth.

MONTOYA’S SECRET was in good form winning three on end in the Autumn but is likely to be outclassed here.

Selections; Blackhart Bart, Tosem Stardom, Star Exibit

Other races at Caulfield;

SCHISM (race 8) and WAYANKA (race 9)

CLOSE UP AT TE RAPA

CLOSE UP A GREAT EACK-WAY CHANCE IN THE FOXBRIDGE

CLOSE UP may well be the best each-way chance in tomorrow’s Foxbridge Plate. Two weeks ago he finished 3rd behind Volpe Veloce on the same course and distance. He carried 60 kilos compared to Volpe Veloce’s 54 kilos. Volpe Veloce is the current favourite for the Group One Tarzino Stakes at Hastings in two weeks time. Many of Close Up’s rivals are first up and therefore vulnerable especially on a slow track.

Other chances at Te Rapa are;

SAKHEE’S STAR (race 3)

WAIPIPI LAD (race 4)

PRODIGAL SON (race 6)

 

RANDWICK SELECTIONS

SELECTIONS FOR RANDWICK

The interest at Randwick will centre on the reappearance of champion mare Winx in the Warwick Stakes. She has won her last 17 races on end and is going for 18. It is hard to bet against her. FOXPLAY looks the hardest for Winx to beat.

Race 4-FRANCESCO

Race 5-ESHTIRAAK

Race 7-IMPOSING LASS

Race 8-DEPLOY

Race 9-GIBRALTAR GIRL

CLOSE UP GREAT EACH WAY VALUE TOMORROW

CLOSE UP A GREAT EACK-WAY CHANCE IN THE FOXBRIDGE

CLOSE UP may well be the best each-way chance in tomorrow’s Foxbridge Plate. Two weeks ago he finished 3rd behind Volpe Veloce on the same course and distance. He carried 60 kilos compared to Volpe Veloce’s 54 kilos. Volpe Veloce is the current favourite for the Group One Tarzino Stakes at Hastings in two weeks time. Many of Close Up’s rivals are first up and therefore vulnerable especially on a slow track.

Other chances at Te Rapa are;

SAKHEE’S STAR (race 3)

WAIPIPI LAD (race 4)

PRODIGAL SON (race 6)

 

GO AGAIN ON SAKHEE’S STAR

SAKHEE’S STAR WORTH ANOTHER CHANCE

SAKHEE’S STAR, my selection last Saturday is worth another chance. I suspect that the holding track was against her at Pukekohe. This will be the second time in recent starts that she is on a 7-day backup. The other was 29th July when she finished second at Rotorua. Two significant changes to Sakhee’s Star this time are that she has a gear change and a change of rider. Her odds should be quite good.

Other chances at Te Rapa are WAIPIPI LAD (race 4), PRODIGAL SON (race 6), and NOTHING TRIVIAL (race 2)

Waipipi Lad won on the same course & distance 5th August, has not more weight, and has thesame ride (Sam Spratt) so looks well placed here.

Prodigal Son finished sixth on the course 5th August. On that occassion he had 58.5 kilos to carry but with an allowance will drop to 56 kilos with Ryan Elliot aboard. He rode him when the horse won on the course in early July.

the other horse to watch is Nothing Trivial in race 2. He carries a lot less weight than at his last race but is rising in class. This is not a very strong field however and anything could happen here.

The main race of the day is the Foxbridge Plate and interest will centre on the very good horse KAWI but his odds will be quite short. MIME is one horse that may be good enough to beat him. She is trained by the Baker/Forsman team and they have a great record of producing black type winners. They also know how to produce first up winners. Mime will not be inconvenienced by the slow ground.

HORSES TO WATCH NEXT TIME OUT (Australia)

HORSES TO WATCH (Australia)

Below are horses that finished half-a-length or less from the winner at one of the Australian City tracks last Saturday. The weight it carried on the left hand side and the weight carried by the winner on the right. These horses are worth consideribng as a bet if they start on this Saturday or the following Saturday.

Special consideration should be given to Faith’s Ensore, Kilmanjaro, Tom Melbourne, Life Saver, and Portion Control who are carried a good deal more weight than the horse that beat them and may have won on even terms.

HORSE                         MARGIN          TRACK            WEIGHT          WINNER          DIST

ATLANTICA                  neck                 Morphetville   54.5                 58                    1300

CANNYESCENT head                Flemington      54                    59                    1200

DENMAGIC                  neck                 Rosehill           59                    57                    1100

FAITHS ENSORE           neck                 Rosehill           57                    53                    1400

FINAL ZERO                 head                Doomben        54                    54                    1200

GO THE JOURNEY        head                Morphetville   59                    58.5                 1600

KILMANJARO               lgnk                 Flemington      57                    53.5                 2000

T MELBOURNE            lng nk               Rosehill           58.5                 53                    1400

LIFESAVER                   head                Rosehill           59                    53                    1100

MR EPIC                       neck                 Doomben        57.5                 54                    2040

PORTION CONTROL    1-2 length        Flemington      58                    54                    1700

SI SI BON                     head                Flemington      58                    57                    1000

SNAPPER                     long nk            Doomben        55                    56                    1640

VEGA DE LAGO            neck                 Morphetville   55.5                 55.5                 1400

 

 

MAQUIS OF SELECTED AT RUAKAKA

MARQUIS OF SELECTED AT RUAKAKA TODAY

MARQUIS OF is selected to take out the last at Ruakaka today. The Tavistock four-year-old fuinished second on the course and distance two starts back. (I backed him that day). Last time out he seemed to be tripped up by the slow ground on the same course & distance. the better ground will suit him here.

BEAUFIGHTER in the second to last race is taken to beat the first two favourites which are going over a middle distance for the first time so are worth opposing. Beaufighter won two starts back in heavy going but I think he will cope with the better groyund. He has been placed 4 times from 6 starts in dead going.

AMAZING LADY is my selection in race 6. She is stepping up from 1600 metres but has been placed at 2100 metres in her only start at that distance.

These three horses are in the last three races so it may be worth taking a treble as well as backing them all for a win.

CITY TRACK SYSTEM

CITY TRACK BETTING SYSTEM

RULE ONE

Last start winners only

RULE TWO

Carries the same weight or less than it carried last time out

RULE THREE

Last race must have been within the previous fifteen days

RULE FOUR

Last race must have been at one of the following tracks;

NEW ZEALAND

Ellerslie, Te Rapa, Trentham, Riccarton, Wingatui

QUEENSLAND

Eagle Farm, Doomben, Gold Coast

NEW SOUTH WALES

Rosehill, Randwick

VICTORIIA

Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Morphetville

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