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FRIDAY 21st Nz trots Driver Challenge for Race Place trot fans.


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Here is a quick contest for the trots fans , racing with some of their favourite drivers. for all helping on the A-Z thread.

The 8 slot holders are Dancing Show , Karrots, Field Commander, Double R, Blackie, Happy Sunrise ,Lightning Blue, and Globe Derby

I have drawn drivers for each Slot holder for todays racing at Auckland and Addington.....  (anyone wanting to be a 9th player  there's not many drivers left for you)

I'll put the RACE number and HORSE number of your runners , just after I tell you your drivers drawn......................

Slot 1)   DANCING SHOW has drawn every lady driver at Auckland,  and Natalie Rasmussen at Addington.  (supports the ladies)

Slot 2)  KARROTS  has drawn Zac Butcher at Auckland , and John Dunn at Addington.  (a big Zachary fan)

Slot 3)  FIELD COMMANDER has drawn Tony Herlihy at Auckland, and Tim Williams at Addington. 

Slot 4)  DOUBLE R Robert has drawn Jonny Cox at Auckland, and Blair Orange at Addington.

Slot 5) BLACKIE has drawn Mark Purdon at Auckland , and Ricky May at Addington.

Slot 6)  HAPPY SUNRISE has drawn Todd Mitchell at Auckland , and Juniors Sarah O'Reilly, Ben Hope,  and Korbyn Newman at Addington. (he loves em )

Slot 7)  LIGHTNING BLUE has drawn M.McKendry at Auckland , and Sam Ottley at Addington.

Slot 8  ) GLOBE DERBY has drawn both Ben and David Butcher at Auckland , and Matthew Williamson at Addington (a trotting driver fan)

IT WILL BE 3 Points for each 1st Placing, 2 pts for 2nd , and 1 pt for 3rd.  good luck ! hope it's some fun !!  might be a trifecta or 2  ??

AUCKLAND  DancingShow    Karrots   Field C   Double R   Blackie   Happy S   Lightning B   Globe D

R 1)                                                         1                    4                5                  2                                                                6

R 2)                        6 + 7                   10                                      4                   2                 5                      

R 3)                                                     3                   2                                                                                      1                    5  

R 4)                             6                                                                                                               7                  4               2 + 5

R 5)                                                                            5                                                                                     3

R 6)                        1 + 12                   13                11                                       3                    2                    7                   10 

R 7)                                                                            7                                                                  5                 2                    3

R 8  )                                                    4                                                              6                     1                                       3 + 5

ADDINGTON  DancingShow   Karrots   Field C   Double R   Blackie   Happy S  Lightning B  Globe D  

R 2)                                                         3                 10               2                  12                                      11                     1

R 3)                                                        14                12               7                    2                    4                                        13

R 4)                                                         3                 16              12                  5                    1                    8                    7

R 5)                                9                                                               2                                      1 + 8                6                   3

R 6)                               5                       2                                     7                                           3                    4

R 7)                                9                      4                                    2                  10                    3                      1 

R 8  )                                                                          3                 5                    6                     4                     1                   4

R 9)                                                       13               8                    10                 2                                                                5

R 10)                            1                                                                   4                                       2                                            8

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Excellent fun idea Lightning. Looking forward to watch racing both venues tonite. May as well pop someone down for Slot 9, they can have Ferguson's Alex total 4 drives but have favs or 2nd fav in all their 4 races. For Addington they can have the Wigg sisters. Fav for race 1 - could quinella that race. 

R8 Alex could be an interesting watch, its Butcher boys + Mitchell (Telfers/Donelly runners) up against Purdon. Watch them try to drive against the Southern horse. They do it all the time lol. Mind you Butchers don't just do it (meaning making them work harder) against Southern horses, do it sometimes to favourites too. Remember seeing them do it to Lady La Salle & Nicolas Cage & another too. (remember Amazing Dream in Jewels & Aladdin at Alex having to go 3 wide for ages).

Might be a bit hard tho tonight with just 5 runners total in field. 

Who will win the 1st 2y-o race of season? TAB have nice Vincent colt Seve - fav, with nice stablemate filly Notorious RGB 2nd fav. 

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Marky boy will have a plan, he’s got the fastest one in Self Assured…I’ll send him a text, do it for Blackie😇.

Vincent’s have impressed me on type right from foals, looks like AGH might run the quinella with the #1 quite smart as well.

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27 minutes ago, Blackie said:

Marky boy will have a plan, he’s got the fastest one in Self Assured…I’ll send him a text, do it for Blackie😇.

Vincent’s have impressed me on type right from foals, looks like AGH might run the quinella with the #1 quite smart as well.

This Seve has looked nice. Mind you that Merlin ran straight past him at workouts in last 400 26.3. Seve was the only 1 that could go with him, still got beat by a length. Merlin not in tonight tho & Iv learnt not to take it on workout runs as very different to race day, with overall swifter time etc & more race pressure. 

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Wonder why Akuta was nom-ed but didn't accept. Article on HRNZ states Purdon said the only race he was eligible for was same race as Self Assured. So the FFA basically. And didn't want to start him in it - fair enuff.

Checked Akutas rating & its R71. So basically based off that once a horse gets to R70 if it noms at Alex it will be in the FFA. How many wins would that be in a row, 3-4? Gee whiz. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Blackie said:

Vincent’s have impressed me on type right from foals,

He's at stud? never in all my born days have I seen a more unlucky runner than VINCENT , robbed of his clean sweep in Australia.

In 2017 , VINCENT bolted in for 7 wins out of 8 starts in Australia taking 2 Group 1 's. The race he missed makes you cry.

The Group 1 Victoria Derby , completely at his mercy after great heat win, but drew the second row. A wayward horse (with idiot driver who got suspended) piled into his wheel after catching the field and ripped the tyre clean off the rim. Lucks a fortune for the winner I spose? . but VINCENT should of been 8 from 8 ......

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6 hours ago, Lightning Blue said:

He's at stud? 

Yip an article on HRNZ about his 1st runner who starts fav tonight. 

Ill nom Josias to be slot 9 with drivers Fergersons x2 at Alex & Wiggs x2 at Addington. 

Might get a head start on us as R1 Addington is about to begin. 

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9 minutes ago, karrotsishere said:

Yip an article on HRNZ about his 1st runner who starts fav tonight. 

Ill nom Josias to be slot 9 with drivers Fergersons x2 at Alex & Wiggs x2 at Addington. 

Might get a head start on us as R1 Addington is about to begin. 

You're a legend Karrots ! keeping up the good Sunday form on a Friday . Josias racking up the first 3 Pointer , before anyone else even starts.

Josias , (Sheryl Wigg and Karrots expertise) strike early, and Josias powers away in the lead !!

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23 minutes ago, Lightning Blue said:

You're a legend Karrots ! keeping up the good Sunday form on a Friday . Josias racking up the first 3 Pointer , before anyone else even starts.

Josias , (Sheryl Wigg and Karrots expertise) strike early, and Josias powers away in the lead !!

And my driver just scored the win in R2 Addington. So Im on the board too 😄

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30 minutes ago, Lightning Blue said:

Big bad John getting some dollars for Karrots . How is Zachary likely to perform ? JD level ? 

Whoa nearly got the 1st at Alex. Just a 3rd for Blackie & Markie. Mimi E Coco was unlucky got no run at all at them. So too was The Old Bom.  

Franco Mac seemed to under perform. 

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Mark going at leader a bit soon with Cyrus??. (does he need to be gelded karrots? lol) which one of the 2 lol....  Blackie won't be happy with that. a measley 1 point. 

Zachary coming up a nose short for Karrots. But she powers to the lead with a 2nd placing .

Karrots shows the way 5 pts, Josias trails 3pts, joined By FieldCommander 3 pts on the outside with AGH iceman steering well,  Happy Sunrise 1-1 after a Ben Hope special ,

Blackie caught 3 -wide with Marky Boy not at his best and only 1 pt  ..... and 

Double R, Lightning Blue and Globe Derby all 'off the bit currently, Dancing Show from her massive handicap is yet to start her race.

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The trot goes off at Addington and with Field Commander and his man Tim Williams  pouring the pressure on to our leader 'JD  Karrots' and late entry JOSIAS getting the last laugh  to storm home with Craig Thornley for another 3 pts .

$1052 was the trifecta too!!! , for our 3 up front in the driver challenge. Karrots and Josias now on 6 pts, Field Commander 5 pts and going well .

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35 minutes ago, Lightning Blue said:

Globe Derby all 'off the bit currently

Nope . Backed Mellanion in the first at Alex. In my picks ,and T Herlihy in for a good night I am picking. Dina Mo my BB for the night, desperately unlucky and looks a progressive sort.

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