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Harness analyst - Auckland 6th August

08:48 AM 06 Aug 2020 NZST
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Welcome to the Harness Analyst series where we take a look at New Zealand's harness racing with free previews,tips and reviews of trials and the previous weeks racing.

Harness racing hits Alexandra Park again tonight with a twelve race program starting at 5:24pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good night of racing.

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Check below the video for our selections for all of the races today for Alexandra Park.

Alexandra Park Thursday 6th August 2020


Race 1

Franco Nandor likely leader who comes out of a hot field last week. Major player in this field. Needed…… Dixie Reign  good second last start and coming in fresh. Wide draw a concern but need to include here……. Military Man  another to come out of a strong field and can run top three here….. Suidelike Major running on last start but place hopes best here.

Selections:  Franco Nandor (2),   Dixie Reign  (8),   Military Man  (5),    Suidelike Major (4)


Race 2

Smokinhotcheddar broke early last week but recovered well. Good winning claims with manners……. Cloudy Bay lands a decent draw and only just beaten last week. Good winning claims…… Sweet Chariot drawn ok and from the powerful Telfer stable. Trials good and can win…… Jemma coming in fresh but respect stable and workout win was good. Draw the only concern.

Selections:  Smokinhotcheddar (1),   Cloudy Bay  (2),  Sweet Chariot (5),    Jemma (13)


Race 3

Elegant Peak good second last start and will improve. Top selection here…… Alcatraz huge run after galloping on the turn last start. Needs to trot all the way but can win…. Lady Be Good coming in fresh but was good in strong fields last campaign. Not the worst and has winning claims…… Expensive Crumpet has been breaking but has ability. Can fill a place here at longer odds with manners.

Selections   Elegant Peak (7),   Lady Be Good (14),  Expensive Crumpet (12),  Alcatraz (6)


Race 4

Mighty Looee big drop in grade from what he has been racing. Top chance who should be winning….. Down The Hatch coming in fresh but looks stronger this campaign and the distance will suit. Can win….. Cee Whatadelight racing well and is getting fitter. Top three player with luck…. Larry Lincoln decent draw and could lead early. At his best could place here. Include

Selections:  Mighty Looee (11),   Down The Hatch (6),   Cee Whatadelight (4),    Larry Lincoln (3)


Race 5

One Majic Kenny coming in fresh but needs to trot all the way here Can win with luck….. Madeakillin has a bit of ability this trotter and could be over the odds. Needs the right trip but can finish into the placings… Caitlin's Surprise thereabouts his last couple. Getting fitter and top three player at good odds….. Presidential Jewel another who has been racing ok and who was very unlucky last start. Top three claims with manners.

Selections:  One Majic Kenny (16),   Presidential Jewel (14),   Madeakillin (8),    Caitlin's Surprise (5)


Race 6

Gopati disappointing last start with money on. Should be hard to beat if he can live up to the reputation…… Louie The Punter has been racing well and getting fitter. Massive odds available but not the worst ….. Marathon Man ok last start and will improve off that run. Top three chance and likely favourite….. Apieceoflou ok last start and another with claims in what is an even field.

Selections:  Gopati (2),  Louie The Punter (5),   Marathon Man (7),    Apieceoflou (10)


Race 7

Tommy Lincoln good win last week but tricky draw tonight. Likely to head forward early and will be hard to beat if he can find the front early ….. Eastanbull coming in fresh here but has a big reputation. Top three player.…… American Dealer in good from but draw a concern here. Winning hopes here if he can clear traffic…… Ferritts Sister has a motor but fresh up and might need one to get fit. Could turn up and beat this field if ready

Selections:  Tommy Lincoln (8),   Eastanbull (1),   American Dealer (9),    Ferritts Sister (2)


Race 8

Smooth Deal good last start against a superstar in Copy That. One of the leading chances here and top selection.……. About Turn respect the draw and hardly ever out of the placings. Tote the guide but can win…… Major Jellis in good form and draw ok. Tough field but place chances here. Can run a place at good odds with manners….. Yorkshire ok win last start and is is still on the improve. Place claims here.

Selections:  Smooth Deal (6),   About Turn (1),   Major Jellis (2),    Yorkshire (3)


Race 9

Copy That too big too strong last start. Big improver and one of the leading chances here.……. Wainui Creek lands the plum draw. Can place from the draw…… Mach Shard tricky draw but will head forward. Can run a place….. Belle Of Montana raced the best fillies and mares last campaign. Cosy draw and at her best could place in this field.

Selections:  Copy That (4),   Wainui Creek (1),   Mach Shard (5),    Belle Of Montana (9)


Race 10

Vatican Hill good run for second last week. Beginning better and one of the leading chances here.……. She Reigns good beginner in top form. Can place from the 20m handicap…… Daisy Hill up in grade but gets a head start on some of the more favoured runners. Can run a place….. Woodstone tricky handicap over the shorter distance but class animal. include

Selections:  Vatican Hill (6),   She Reigns (5),   Daisy Hill (4),    Woodstone (10)



Race 11

Sheffield Sparky best draw for a while and driver change. Should run top three and one of the leading chances here.……. Double Up lands a trailing draw which could work out ok. Can place from the draw…… Adieu Flirt track and distance conditions suit and drawn to head forward. Can run a place….. Christianshavtime keeps getting terrible draws but has ability. Needs luck but has winning claims

Selections:  Sheffield Sparky (1),   Double Up (9),   Adieu Flirt (3),    Christianshavtime (6)



Race 12

Nevada too big too strong last start. Big improver and one of the leading chances here.……. Mr Fantastic lands a decent draw and good at workouts. Can win from the draw…… Captain Nemo getting better with racing and should get a run through from the draw. Can win….. Meetmeinsorrento big effort to win last start and can handle the grade rise. One of the better chances.

Selections:  Nevada (6),   Mr Fantastic (2),   Captain Nemo (10),    Meetmeinsorrento (9)



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