New Zealand Preview & Best Bets – Saturday March 11

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New Zealand Tips 11/03/2023

Our form expert provides New Zealand betting tips for today’s horse racing at Pukekhoe and Trentham Racecourses and gives his best bets.





Race 5:  No.1  TOKYO TYCOON  ($1.50 with Palmerbet)

Unbeaten in four starts, TOKYO TYCOON has been set for this race and will take a power of beating here. Last start, she franked the form of her first three starts by making it four-straight when she destroyed her rivals in the Group 3 Fairview Matamata Slipper over 1200m at Matamata. Well back at the start, she made up good ground then left them all to fight out the minors as she put almost three lengths on them over the line. Surely just bad luck robs her of the trophy here.



Race 8:  No.8  PROWESS  ($2.50 with bet365)

Coming off a hat-trick here, PROWESS should thrive in the weight-for-age conditions here and prove very hard to beat. Last start, she made it three-straight when she gave them a galloping lesson in the Group 2 D & K Ellis Fillies Classic over 2000m at Te Rapa. Unbeaten at Group 2 level now, she put five lengths on them that day which was a good lead-up to the big event here. With just 52kgs to carry, Michael McNab takes the reins and while she is high flying at the moment, it will take a smart one in this contest to stop her winning streak here.






Race 3:  No.7  BELLE’S ECHO  ($6.50 with TAB)

The Nicola Marshall-trained BELLE’S ECHO is yet to miss a podium finish in seven career starts and looks set here for another top-three finish. Last start, the Echoes Of Heaven mare led from barrier to box in a BM65 Hcp, here over 1400m. Well ridden by Courtney Barnes, she had the mare cross from barrier eight and settle in front and proved too strong for them in the run home, crossing the line almost two lengths clear in the end. She steps-up in grade here but has Barnes sticking with her and is better drawn in gate three for this contest and will take beating again.



Race 6:  No.5  GUCCI BELT  ($6 with Unibet)

The Kevin Gray-trained GUCCI BELT has been knocking on the door of late and looks well placed here to bring up her first win for this campaign. Last start, the Burgundy mare beat all but one home in a BM75 Hcp over 1400m at Otaki. Mahesh Mudhoo settled the mare back in the field until approaching the turn when he asked the mare for an effort and she obliged. Making up good ground in the run home, she missed by a whisker, taking home the silver medal that day. She drops in grade here and has Mudhoo remaining in the saddle for this event. Better drawn in gate two, she looks a better than even chance for victory here.