HR WAIKATO, AUCK., OAMARU, METHVEN, Dec. 3-6

J Scott The Inside Word

HR WAIKATO @ Cambridge, Thursday, December 3

Race 6: REAL TORQUE (10, Mark), mob. 2200m: “Racing good. An each-way chance with the right luck from the draw.”

AUCKLAND TC, Friday, December 4

Race 2: ARANNALEA (6, Mark), 2200m std: “Just got topped off first-up two weeks ago. Its a stronger field but she’s a chance again.”

Race 4: NORTHERN VELOCITY (11, Michael Blakemore), mob. 2200m: “Disappointed a couple of weeks back so we’ve dropped her into a race with a junior claim but looking for luck from the draw.”

Race 7: EYRE I COME (4, Mark), UR 1, 10m, 2700m std: “Going solid races and an each-way show again.”

OAMARU HRC, Saturday, December 5
Sunoflindenny, should be a good each-way chance with another fast start in the invited drivers race over 2000m at Oamaru on Saturday.

Sunoflindenny, should be a good each-way chance with another fast start in the invited drivers race over 2000m at Oamaru on Saturday.

Race 2: CROFT BAY (5, Gerard O’Reilly) & SO DEVINE (6, Sailesh Abernethy), mob. 2000m:

“Croft Bay is a half-brother to McPocket and first-up for us. Hasn’t trialled but is going ok and could place.

“So Devine is racing good and looks a strong each-way chance.”

Race 4: JOHNNY ARROW (12, Blair Orange), mob. 2000m: “He hasn’t raced for 12 months but ran on well for third at the Rangiora workouts last week. Will be better with a race but outside place.”

Race 5: SUNOFLINDENNY (6, Sailesh Abernethy), UR 1, 10m, & KOWHAI WHIZ (Gerard O’Reilly), 2, 20m, 2000m std:

“Sunoflindenny stepped fast and went really good last week. He’s in the right race (2000m stand) and Sailesh is a good front-running driver so might be the one to run down.”

“Kowhai Whiz is honest and with right luck off 20m could be a bit of place value.”

Race 7: LOUIE FINN (9, Clark Barron), mob. 2000m: “Back with us after having a change of routine at Regan’s. He’s racing good overall but will have to work from the draw.”

Race 8: TWICE THE DELIGHT (12), mob. 2000m: “Balloted and will go to Methven on Sunday.”

Race 10: ICE CRUSHER (10, Zac Butcher), 2000m std: “On the way up again after being sick on Show day. Hopefully he’s better for his race last week and should be a good chance for Zac in that field.”

METHVEN TC, Sunday, December 6
Twice The Delight, a possible improver for Methven on Sunday.

Twice The Delight, a possible improver for Methven on Sunday.

Race 3: CORINGA DELIGHT (6, Wayne Higgs), mob. 2300m: “Got back and couldn’t get into it with a 55.1s half up front last week. ┬áIs going better than her form reads but probably just a place chance.”

Race 5: TWICE THE DELIGHT (3), mob. 2300m: “Blew out in the run home last week at Orari. Should be improved. Upset place.”

Race 7: DANKE (16), 6, 10m, 2400m std: “Has disappointed since his good first-up run at Kaikoura. Needs to improve.”

Race 8: FAIR DINKUM BROMAC (5) & MARITIME ARDEN (9), fr, 2400m std:

“Fair Dinkum Bromac needs luck. He’s close to a drop back which will suit him better.”

“Maritime Arden needed the run last week and looking for luck.”

Race 10: PERISSA (7, Mark Jones), mob. 1609m: “Went good last week and should be a strong each-way show in a grass track mile.”