Mark headed south with a big team on Thursday while Benny is in charge of the Canterbury runners – they’re busy men!
ADDINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20
RACE 1 SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR (8, fr. 1980m mob) Ricky May -“A gallop last start and onto the all-weather now. I think she’s a chance with a nice run through from the draw.” (Mark).
RACE 2 MRS WASHINGTON (11, fr. 1609m mob) Ricky May -“A poor draw for her. She really needed to draw one here. So plenty of luck needed.” (Benny).
RACE 3 MICHELLE (1, fr. 1980m mob) Ricky May -“Mobile start and draw won’t bother her. Galloped last two on the grass so she needs to get that right.” (Mark).
RACE 4 OAXACAN DREAM (2, fr. 1980m mob) Ricky May -“Nice maiden trialling well. Meets a good field first up and a top three chance from the draw.” (Benny).
RACE 6 ROCKAHULA JOE (2, fr. 1980m mob) Sam Ottley -“A good solid effort last week. From the good draw in a field he looks a chance in he should be in the top few again.” (Benny).
RACE 9 RANGER BOMB (1, fr. 1980m mob) Ricky May -“Hoping he’ll repeat the dose. Rated 1:56 and won very good last start and pretty hopeful he can win again from one.” (Benny).
WAIRIO (WINTON) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
RACE 1 DONEGAL CHOKINSCREEK (8, fr. 2400m mob) Sam Ottley, & YUKO (9) Ricky May -“Donegal Chokinscreek went alright at the trials and a top three chance with a bit of luck from the draw. Yuko is racing well and also gets a tricky little draw. Top three chance too.” (Benny).
RACE 2 ITZ ALLDOWN TO LUCK (6, fr. 2400m mob) Ricky May, & MAHIA (10) Mark Jones -“Itz Alldown To Luck is a pretty handy horse and Ricky got on really good with him at the trials. On ability a definite win chance. Mahia has done a few things wrong and needs to improve but hopeful he will on the trip south.” (Mark).
RACE 3 BRING BACK LEAH (2, fr. 1609m mob) Sam Ottley, and SHE’S A DAGG (14) Ricky May -“Bring Back Leah nicely drawn and she did go nice at the trials. In the first few from her draw. She’s A Dagg gets a draw that doesn’t help but her trial was good and she’s in this. Both fillies to be followed on the southern circuit.” (Benny).
RACE 6 DONEGAL GILBERT (2, fr. 2400m mob) Ricky May, and NIRVANA BEACH (6) Mark Jones -” Donegal Gilbert is a handy wee fella with a good draw. Hoping for a result there from good draw.” (Benny). Nirvana Beach gets a front row draw and a chance to improve though he needs to. looking for something more from him.” (Mark).
RACE 10 BURNHAM BOY (5, fr. 2400m mob) Sam Ottley, and SMOKE N REACTOR (8) Mark Jones -“Burnham Boy is a nice horse. He’s well drawn and should go close but in what is a pretty handy field. Smoke N Reactor has had her chances lately. The draw may stop her.” (Mark).
RANGIORA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
RACE 6 SHADOW PHANTASY (11, fr. 1950m stand) Ricky May -“Trialled up nice last week and has first race run here. One to follow and a top four hope if things go well.” (Benny).