Jul 172019
 

Local Championship Stakes - New Zealand

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 — 9:00:00 PM EST
Stakes – Purse : $100,000
4.5 Furlongs - Firm Turf - Restricted to 3 Year Olds and Older

Post 1 – EL ROCA D JOINT – 2/1

EL ROCA D JOINT is sired by EL ROCA (AUS) x DUBAWI (IRE) and is running for the odin stable.  EL ROCA D JOINT has won in 10 times in 19 starts for a 53% win rate and is a favourite to finish at the front in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 101.6 (2)
12 Month Average Speed: 99.6 (1)
12 Month Form: 4147

Post 2 – MORE WINKS – 8/1

MORE WINKS is sired by RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) x DEEP IMPACT and is running for the stevesim2 stable.  MORE WINKS has won in 4 times in 20 starts for a 20% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 96.4 (6)
12 Month Average Speed: 90.4 (4)
12 Month Form: 60605

Post 3 – EL ROCO STORM – 12/1

EL ROCO STORM is sired by EL ROCA (AUS) x JOHANNESBURG and is running for the bronco stable.  EL ROCO STORM has won in 8 times in 13 starts for a 62% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 97.5 (5)
12 Month Average Speed: 87.6 (6)
12 Month Form: 71557

Post 4 – EKATI BRAHMA – 9/2

EKATI BRAHMA is sired by DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) x TALE OF EKATI and is running for the mschweitzer64 stable.  EKATI BRAHMA has won in 2 times in 29 starts for a 7% win rate and is projected to finish among the leaders in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 100.2 (3)
12 Month Average Speed: 92.4 (3)
12 Month Form: 85648

Post 5 – IRON MOTIVATOR – 22/1

IRON MOTIVATOR is sired by DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) x TABASCO CAT and is running for the ironmike6 stable.  IRON MOTIVATOR has won in 1 times in 11 starts for a 9% win rate and is a long shot in todays race, likely to finish towards the back.

12 Month Top Speed: 86.2 (7)
12 Month Average Speed: 83.6 (7)
12 Month Form: 97167

Post 6 – CALM DARCI – 6/1

CALM DARCI is sired by DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) x ZABEEL and is running for the bulldog stable.  CALM DARCI has won in 5 times in 22 starts for a 23% win rate and will likely be battling to finish towards the middle of the pack in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 99 (4)
12 Month Average Speed: 89.3 (5)
12 Month Form: 44412

Post 7 – DARCI LYPH – 3/2

DARCI LYPH is sired by DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) x LYPHARD and is running for the harrylanst stable.  DARCI LYPH has won in 14 times in 32 starts for a 44% win rate and is a favourite to finish at the front in todays race.

12 Month Top Speed: 105.9 (1)
12 Month Average Speed: 98.5 (2)
12 Month Form: 13511

Beerkeg’s Picks

Holeshot: CALM DARCI - CALM DARCI has shown a preference to get out front early, and would be projected to set the pace out of the gates, however the favourites below will likely stay right on her tail, and it would take a huge jump for CALM DARCI to hold onto the lead down the stretch.

Favourite: DARCI LYPH (3/2) – This race is likely to come down to EL ROCA D JOINT  and DARCI LYPH battling for the 1 and 2 spots, with EL ROCA D JOINT stalking the leaders and taking over coming into the stretch and DARCI LYPH sitting just off the pace and looking to close on the lead down the stretch.  DARCI LYPH is my pick as he has a slightly higher top end over EL ROCA D JOINT, however this should be a tight race. Betters might be better off boxing in these two in an exacta bet.

Wildcard: EKATI BRAHMA (9/2) - EKATI BRAHMA has failed to put up top speeds consistently, which keeps him from being considered a favourite, however he has put up speeds in the past which would allow him to have a shot if he can match career highs.  Definitely a long shot, but if EKATI BRAHMA can pull it together he could be seen making a push from the back of the pack.

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