PAUVRE DEMOI BOLTER AT TE AROHA TOMORROW
PAUVRE DEMOI could be the bolter at tommow’s Te Aroha meeting. He is a 3-year-old trained by Mathew Ivil who used to train at Levin (or Otaki) but now trains at Cambridge. When he trained at the Kapiti Coast he won with some long shots in maiden races and I think this one has the right criteria to cause an upset. 2 weeks ago Pauvre Demoi made his debut, also at Te Aroha. That was at 1600 metres in one of those highweight races. Tomorrow he starts in an ordinary maiden and his distance has been increased to 2200 metres. Jonathan Riddell will take the mount tomorrow. The interesting part is how much he is going to pay.
Last Wednesday, I backed those horses on a 7-day backup and snared a $14 winner. I will do the same again and have sorted out four but one is 4th on the emergency list so it may probably only be three. They are;
Race 7-THE POOR MAN’S ZABEEL (5) and CRITICS CHOICE (16)
Race 8-GOOD VIBES (11)
Race 9-MOUNT MUDORYAMA (1)
CAMPOBASSO could well be the saver in race 7. He won on the course and distance 6th June and handles very heavy going.
Last weekend at Timaru and Tretham the feature of the four jumping races held was that all four winners were the top-rated or second top rated though the Wellington hurdles winner was equal 2nd to-rated. There are two Open handicap jumping races at Te Aroha tomorrow with the two top-rated runners in each being JOEY JONZ (69) and NEK MINNIT (69) in the hurdles race and THE NAME’S BOND (88) and NGATIRA GOLD (76) and KING’S DEEP (75) being the top-three rated in the Steeplechase. In the second hurdles race, FAST CATCH (71) and BAY ROCKER (69) are the top-two rated horses.
With the amount of rain they have had in the northern part of the North Island this meeting must be in jeopardy but if it goes ahead, the track will be very heavy.