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Here's your preview to our upcoming raceday, complete with Craig Baker's thoughts on the day's feature race and some tips from the office lads.
Here's what our track manager Jason Fulford had to say about the track earlier today:
At the time of writing (Friday, 31 December), the track is rated a Dead 5 after 15 mms of irrigation was applied last night.
With a dry day today, the track is likely to be a Dead 4 this afternoon.
Depending on the penetrometer reading, a decision will be made about further irrigation tonight.
Feature race preview
Race 9 | Sistema Railway | Group I | $240,000 | 1200m | OPN-SW&P| 4.30pm
Not big numerically this year but the Sistema Railway is full of quality headed by Entriviere and Levante. Levante was outstanding when winning the Haunui Farm Counties Bowl at her previous start. That said, I have Entriviere narrowly on top. From a middle draw, I suspect she will sit two or so lengths in front of Levante and with Entriviere’s turn of foot, I doubt Levante will be able to run her down. The dangers include of course Levante and Summer Passage.
More good things to know about the SkyCity New Year's Day Races:
Gates open: 10:30am
First race: 12.20pm
Last race: 5.50pm
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CEO Paul Wilcox rates:
Race 3 - First Global Logistics Eclipse Stakes - #5 Wolverine - Bet: FFW
Race 4 - Skycity City Of Auckland Cup - #3 CheaperThanDivorce - Bet: FFW
Race 5 - Valachi Downs Royal Stakes - #8 Outfit - Bet: FFW
Race 6 - SkyCity Auckland Guineas - #1 Tutukaka - Bet: FFW
Race 8 - Sistema Railway - #3 Entriviere #4