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Harness analyst - Addington 2nd April

08:00 AM 03 Apr 2021 NZDT
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Welcome to todays segment from our harness racing analyst who provides you with free expert tips and selections for harness meetings run in New Zealand.

Harness racing hits Addington today with a ten race program starting at 5:13pm and we highlight some specials and value runners we think can give you a run for your money on a good night of racing.

Addington selections 3rd April 2021

Best Bet:  R5 Highgrove

Best Value:  R2 A Delightful Act


Race 1

Show Me The Gray has the draw to be handy throughout and racing well. Can win and sure to be near the lead throughout… Franco Jorik tidy age group trotter who is a major player here if he can step away cleanly. Needed…… Royal Pride good second last start and runs well on the track. Should be thereabouts with top driver on.…..    Isla Elsie big motor but manners not great. Big chance if she steps

Selections:  Show Me The Gray (4),   Franco Jorik (5),   Royal Pride (6)   Isla Elsie (11)


Race 2

A Delightful Act has the draw and begins ok. Hard to beat here if she can find the front and over the odds..……. Folklore running good sectionals and should get a cosy run from the draw. One for longer odds …… A Taste Of Honey huge last start and respect the southern horses when they come north. A good winning chance with a soft run in transit…… Cheezel racing better than the form suggests but drawn a touch wide. Chance if she goes forward early

Selections:  A Delightful Act (6),  Folklore (1),   Cheezel (7),   A Taste Of Honey (3)


Race 3

Bettor Call Me racing well and should be hard to beat with no mistakes. Top selection in this race….. Not Really Blonde under rated mare who has a big finish. One for longer odds if she gets a cart into the race….. Artatac trialled nicely recently and ignore the form as better than that. Can run top three at nice odds….. Radioactive Jaffa racing ok and good forth here two starts ago. Manners not great but not the worst at nice odds

Selections:   Bettor Call Me (4),   Artatac (7),   Radioactive Jaffa (8)   Not Really Blonde (13)


Race 4

Oscar Bonavena class horse on the comeback trail. Should be winning if close enough turning for home….. Chinese Whisper has a reputation but strongest field to date. Good chance if he gets a cart into the race at the right time….. The Dominator getting better with racing and this field suits. Looks the early leader but place chances look best.….. One Apollo disappointing last start but well suited to this race. Could surprise at nice odds with change of driver

Selections:   Oscar Bonavena (6),   Chinese Whisper (8),   The Dominator (4)   One Apollo (9)


Race 5

Highgrove good draw and looks the likely leader. Should go close with no mistakes in the running…... Mr Love good at workouts and looks the main danger to the favourite in this field….. Ellaria Sand be wary the stable change and nice second here last start. Include..….. Kowhai Sunset ok at trials and tote might be the main guide here. Could surprise if he goes forward at the start

Selections:   Highgrove (4),   Mr Love (9),   Ellaria Sand (5)   Kowhai Sunset (6)


Race 6

True Fantasy from a stable who can get them ready on premier nights. Should be running first or second here if she can find the front midrace….. A Bettor You stronger now and looks hard to beat in this. Should run in  the placings here….. Emmy running on last start and will be fitter. Another good place chance for the stable. Include here….. Millwood Indie could lead off the gate and nice win at the trials.  Upset chance.

Selections:   True Fantasy (2),   A Bettor You (7),   Emmy (5),   Millwood Indie (1)


Race 7

Spankem has been ok from bad draws and has the motor. Hard to beat if he can get handy and distance will suit….. Self Assured NZ Cup winner who will be hard to beat in this field. Will start favourite….. Pembrook Playboy good finish last start and a major player if he can get a cosy run on the fence. Include here….. Amazing Dream good staying mare who should appreciate the 3200m journey. Can run top three

Selections:   Spankem (8),   Self Assured (6),   Pembrook Playboy (1)  Amazing Dream (7)


Race 8

Son Of Patrick terrible draw but has been racing well in age group events. Can foot it with these….. Majestic Chick mobile will suit and she might go forward early. Good place chance at nice odds….. Andy Hall horrible draw but has the motor. His win two starts ago a good pointer to his ability. Needed….. Missucci up in grade but getting fitter and good win last start. Can run top three again here

Selections:   Son Of Patrick (8),   Missucci (11),   Majestic Chick (5)  Andy Hall (9)


Race 9

Luke John racing well and has been running time. One of the better chances in the race at good odds….. It's All About Faith racing well and a solid chance from the draw as he will probably lead off the gate. Can run top three……. Shan Noble has speed and well suited here from the nice draw. Winning claims and should be close to the placings…. Mikey Maguire one of his favourite tracks and he will be running on late. Big place chance if he is handy turning for home at big odds

Selections:  Shan Noble (3),  It's All About Faith (7),   Luke John (1)    Mikey Maguire (6)


Race 10

La Rosa racing well but cops a tricky draw here. Serious player with a cart into the race at the right time….. Five Star General drawn to lead early and form is getting better. Place chance at nice odds……. Town Echo has gate speed and will press forward early. Tidy at trials and an each way hope from the draw…. Teagan Banner needs the pace on and a good run in transit but is an upset hope in this field

Selections:  La Rosa (14),  Five Star General (4),   Town Echo (2)    Teagan Banner (13)


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