Te Akau Hastings Thursday Preview
25 May 2023
Te Akau Racing has seven horses entered on Thursday 25 May at Hastings.
Weather: fine, track: Soft6, rail: out 4 metres. No rain forecast.
12:42 p.m. R4 4 Final Red (2 g Burgundy – Tad Infinitum) – Joe Kamaruddin (a); he positioned handily but was unable to quicken on the Heavy10 going when resuming in the $14,000 Maiden 2YO 1200 metres on 14 May at Matamata, and contests the corresponding event. From barrier one, he receives the chance to prove more competitive on better ground.
1:17 p.m. R5 7 Angel Wings (3 f Heroic Valour – Gowana) – Warren Kennedy; she positioned handily but was another unable to quicken on Heavy10 ground in the $14,000 Maiden 1200 metres on 14 May at Matamata, and likewise she contests the corresponding event. She was going well prior, and receives the chance to bounce back on better track conditions.
1:52 p.m. R6 12 Popthebubbles (3 f Wrote – Vickezzlepin) – Sam Weatherley; she tried hard from beyond midfield on Heavy10 when resuming in the Maiden 3YO 1200 metres on 14 May at Matamata, and contests the $14,000 Maiden 3YO 1400 metres. She is suited stepping in up distance and appears capable of further improvement.
2:27 p.m. R7 4 Rightly So (3 f El Roca – So It Begins) – Michael McNab; she has been given time (29 days) since an eye-catching fifth in the Maiden 1200 metres on 26 April at Hawera, and contests the $14,000 Maiden 1400 metres. She has placed five times from seven starts and rates a top three chance.
3:07 p.m. R8 1 Navalha (5 g Sebring – Afiado) – Warren Kennedy; he remained beyond midfield in the Rating 65 1200 metres on 6 May at Te Rapa, and steps up in the $14,000 Rating 65 1600 metres. Competitive at this mark previously, he has the senior rider aboard, and will be seeking to improve from barrier four.
3:07 p.m. R8 11 Invincibeel (4 m Savabeel – Matakana) – Joe Kamaruddin (a); she had a glitch with blinkers on two starts ago but rounded off pretty well in the Rating 65 1400 metres on 28 April at Rotorua. Suited by the return to a mile in the $14,000 Rating 65 1600 metres, she is capable of bouncing back to winning form.