Day At The Track

Addington Returns- Racing preview

08:09 PM 21 Jan 2021 NZDT
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Racing returns to Addington on Friday

Racing at Addington returns for the first time in 2021 on Friday night with a 10 race card.  

There’s plenty of interest in some of the fields presented too with an eye towards the plethora of feature action that’ll come out of the raceway during February.

We’ll be running through previews of those meetings and have kicked things off here with a look into things for Friday the 22nd.  

Feature fields on Friday include.

The 4th of the night the “Lamb & Hayward Mobile Pace” over the 1980m mobile trip sees the progressive Brent White trained Cranbourne lock hooves with the Robert Dunn trained Got You Covered, a horse that is coming off a brace of victories and a recent Ashburton second when run down by Longview Lady who also features from a wide barrier. I’m Tough, a relatively recent addition to the Brad Mowbray stable, could be the surprise packet here having sound form over the mobile trips.


The 6th The “Back on Track Buffet” sees the pacers line up from behind the tapes over a distance of 2600m. Belmont Major and Laver (a tough customer indeed) are both coming off recent wins while Plutonium Lady is in a rich vein of form for the Mark Jones stable, she may find herself setting the early tempo here as she has shown an ability to lead out and faces limited front line numbers to overcome initially. The sleeper in this race? It may well be Dadndave, a horse that hinted at a return to form at Marlborough and could provide the value.


The feature race for the trotting types comes up in race 7, due to be run at 8pm.  The “Spectators 2 4 1 Burgers and Pizzas Mobile Trot” sees a class field compete over the 1980m distance from behind the mobile arm. The Dominator, Pres The Belle, Splash Cola and Dark Horse are all capable horses and look the ones to fight things out although One Apollo, at his best, would worry most of these too.

All things considered this looks a race that’ll involve early speed with a late fighting finish to decide the spoils.


The last race we’ll cover here is the 8th the “Garrards Fillies & Mares Mobile Pace” There’s real depth to this field. The Robert Dunn barn looks to hold a strong hand with the mares Spellbound and Need You Now both having very good records. Spellbound comes off a hectic mile run at Nelson while Need You Now last raced in the middle of December last year with a 6th behind Beyond Words at Alexandra Park. Lulu Le Mans, Swell Time and Silk all possess gate-speed and are favorably drawn to show it too. Enchantee, the Roxburgh Cup winner from early January, draws the inside of the second row and will appreciate mid-race speed while A Delightful Act, now from the Paul Kerr stable, should carry respect.

An interesting betting market for those wanting to take the bookies on.


Our resident analyst will provide the best chances of the night right here on as of Friday morning.  


Ben McMillan     

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