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Harness analyst - Kurow 16th August

09:00 AM 16 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 Oamaru today with a ten race program starting at 12:00pm and in this video we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good day of racing.

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


Oamaru Selections Sunday 16th August 2020


Race 1

American Viking has ability but blowing it with manners issues. One for longer odds and can win with manners.…… Cody Banner has been running on in tough fields and getting fitter with racing. Could be the early leader and can win……Jaguar Bay  change of trainer and good win at last weeks trials. Include….. Gold Chain good last start and this field not as strong. Should run top three as long she brings her manners

Selections:  Gold Chain (9),   Jaguar Bay  (16),   Cody Banner (1),    American Viking (12)


Race 2

Le Pole Dancer coming in fresh with no workouts so fitness query. Good winning claims at longer odds if she can land the front early……. Lottie Moon another going ok at Addington and drops into a winnable race. Big winning chance…… Mrs Washington batled on last start but tricky draw. Can run in three with luck…… Ebony Banner has a bit of ability but even field here. Can run top three with luck in the running.

Selections:  Lottie Moon (12),   Le Pole Dancer (6),   Mrs Washington (7),   Ebony Banner (4)


Race 3

Mossdale Mac has not had a lot of luck in his last few starts. One for longer odds in this field who can win with manners…… Corravally Star disappointing last start but drawn well and should go close here. Good winning claims.…. Mongolian Conqueror in good form and this is easier than what he has been racing. Will start favourite and should run top three …… Westburn Bliss running on last start and can place here with her good manners.

Selections   Mossdale Mac (8),   Corravally Star (4),  Mongolian Conqueror (7),  Westburn Bliss (5)


Race 4

Demand Respect ok last start in a strong field. From the strike rate stable and top selection here….. Ticking Over some tidy runs last campaign and good draw. Top three player for sure at longer odds….. John James Preston workouts have been good. Should get a run through from the draw and winning chance here…. Magic Mike has run some decent races and getting fitter. Can trouble the favourite.

Selections:  Demand Respect (3),   Ticking Over (2),   Magic Mike (6),    John James Preston (1)


Race 5

Steel Dust trainer change could work wonders. Don’t mind him today, top selection….. Chief Of Staff has a lot of ability and good last start. Can step and run and winning claims here… Christmas Babe good third last start and will be fitter. Tricky draw and place claims best….. Grand Princess change of trainer here. Not the worst and winning claims if she can find the lead early.

Selections:  Steel Dust (4),   Chief Of Staff (11),   Grand Princess (2),   Christmas Babe (14)


Race 6

Standout classy pacer at best and top junior on board. Will be hard to beat if he can land somewhere near the pace with cover ….. Essence Of Easton deserved win last start and will be improved. Can run in the money again here.…… Stavros The Terror getting fitter after racing in good form in his latest few runs. Needed here.… Four Starzzz Shiraz running good races and drawn well only needs a good trip in transit to be a place chance here.

Selections:  Standout (9),   Essence Of Easton (7),   Four Starzzz Shiraz (3),    Stavros The Terror (12)


Race 7

Midnight Dash raciong good Addington fields with merit. Will go close to winning this with manners……. Chinese Whisper on his way to the best classes and dangerous with a run close to the pace. Good winning claims with manners.… Overzealous lobs into the money every now and then and getting fitter with racing. Good place chance at longer odds….. Rydgemont Son has been in good form and track stats stack up well. Can win even from the handicap.

Selections:  Midnight Dash (9),   Chinese Whisper (12),   Overzealous (10),    Rydgemont Son (13)


Race 8

Italian Lad needs to bring his manners but this fields suits. Winning claims if he can get handy before the home turn……. Minstrel has been freshened and trials good. Has a big finish with a run close to the pace and good  winning claims.… Lawrence tricky draw but not the worst here if he leaves the stand quickly. One for longer odds….. Franco Santino on a path to the Cup and would want to be going close to winning this to keep on track. Include

Selections:  Italian Lad (6),   Minstrel (2),   Lawrence (7),  Franco Santino (8)


Race 9

Skippys Delight Has been disappointing but would win this on his best form. Should run top three……. Longueval good third last start but tricky draw. Winning claims with a run close to the pace..… Dreaminsover will be better for the last start run. Draw good and he will be running on….. Cheddar Made Beta tricky draw but should be poking through the inside in the home straight. Place hopes best

Selections:  Skippys Delight (11),   Longueval (9),   Dreaminsover (1)    Cheddar Made Beta (10)


Race 10

American Lightning Has been impressive and would win this on his best form. Should run top three with stand start the only question mark……. The Kaik good third two starts ago and stand no issue. Winning claims with a run close to the pace..… Flamboyant will be better for the last start run. Draw good and he will be running on up the inside….. The Diva conditions suit and she could be the early leader. Place claims

Selections:  American Lightning (12),   The Kaik (7),   Flamboyant (1)    The Diva (5)



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