The Last Word From Cran


AUCKLAND TC, Friday, December 15

Race 4: BETTOR JOY (3, Dexter), mob. 2200m: “Since last week’s racing, they have both gone up a step, which they will need to for this week.”

Bettor Joy, paced a brilliant final 200m to win last week at Auckland in a 1:54.6 rate (1700m). She’s a leading contender for Friday’s Gr. 2 Peter Breckon Memorial Caduceus Club Ladyship Stakes at Auckland.

They won’t need to improve much to feature again as they both were super last week. I’ve put the sliding blinds on Better Joy this week as for $85k up we need everything going for us.”

Race 7: BONNIE JOAN (11, Dexter), mob. 2200m: “That was her first look at Alexandra Park last week and from my experience bringing horses up here, I think they’re often better for it the second time. We’ve got the second row again but I couldn’t have been happier with the sprints both of ours put in to get the cash last week. Hopefully we have luck on our side again, but we are now in the lap of the Gods as to what happens.”

NZ METRO TC, Saturday, December 16

Race 3: MASTER MOONLITE (9, Dexter), mob. 1950m: “He went very good first-up a couple of weeks ago when the leaders sprinted home quick and he couldn’t quite get to them. It’s not going to be easy from the nine gate over 1950m but he’s good enough if things go his way. The stable is giving me good reports on all of ours down there so we’re looking for a fruitful next few days.”

Race 6: RAUKAPUKA RULER (4, Dexter), mob. 1950m: “We are looking forward to racing Raukapuka Ruler from a mobile again. He was good winning his mobile 2000m heat at the Rangiora workouts just over a week ago, running his last 800m in 56s. He should go good for us in that race.”

Race 9: JUST DANCE (6, Cameron Jones) & FIZZING (13, Dexter), mob. 1950m: “Just Dance is going great races and was just beaten last week by Mongolian Mars. She doesn’t know how to go a bad race and should make her presence felt again.”

“Fizzing finally got that maiden win at his last start and he’s good enough to win another pretty quickly.”

RANGIORA HRC (grass), Sunday, December 17

Race 3: JAKIRA (8, Dexter), mob. 1950m: “She tired last week at Motukarara but she’s quite a big mare. With three races under her belt now, we’re looking for improvement.”

Race 7: HUNDIE (4, Cameron Jones), mob. 1950m: “He won on the grass at Oamaru then wasn’t too far away in a stronger race at Addington last week. He’s doing well and he fits into this race well so we’ll have another go. He should be in with a show from the draw.”