The Day a $1.30-New Zealand Derby Favourite Was Beaten

Orchestral winning the Gr.2 Eagle Technology Avondale Guineas (2100m). Photo: Trish Dunell


Rumble - Horsetorque TV

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Hey crew I am trying to expand content a little and have started a Rumble Channel - Horsetorque TV I have a site tour video and a video on how the number generator work,  head to https://rumble.com/c/c-790325 and give us a follow. I will be more and more active in the weeks ahead with a few requests of some live video of the form ...


Rosehill Review

Posted under: Horsetorque Australia
Tagged: Highlights

R4 was the G2 Silver Slipper and our good thing in the Waterhouse trained Straight Charge rated at $1.70 was again outstanding. Home in 22.2 rating 99/97. He has the best numbers of all the 2yo's thus far and has untapped potential. Gai also has the runner up Espionage who rated 94/96 when first up and did really stick to guns. Home 22.1 which was faster than the winner. Not expecting much between them when they step to 6 furlongs

The Listed Parramatta Cup was R5 and the winner More Felons was hard to find. He was first up at 1900m and having only 3rd run in Oz but found absolute best rating 97/103. It is often the case with imports they find their best in 2nd campaign. Gold Miners were cheering the runner up Almania, we rated him at $4.90 and he was beaten a head at $17. 96/99 was very good 2nd up and he ...


Caulfield Review

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Firstly thanks for the response to the mail out, I have responded to some and hope to get back to you all but thank you all for your response and feedback but it would certainly appear there are enough of us here more than happy to take Oz back to $21 a week. More on what has come out of that as the week develops but poor Nathan got clipped by a taxi bike and took a mighty tumble, he copped a deep gash to the head and will be picking asphalt out of his legs for a month. He is fine, a little shaken up obviously so join me in sending him some love and healing energy. SO we just havent had the chance to really sit and down for a week

Caulfield

R1 We kicked off the day with my special Dunkeld getting us off to a flying start in a slowly run sit and sprint. He was +14 showing how strong through the line he was. Runner UP


Sunday Spectacle

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Can G1 superstar Romantic Warrior  do it again



I think there are only 2 that have claims to beat him

ROMANTIC WARRIOR comes off a 77 day break after a big win this T&D on International day that made it 12 wins from 17 5 of those at the highest level. He has won 2 of 3 fresh with his only fresh miss being that 4th on Oz debut before that big Cox Plate win. That gate is no spoil and champions have a way of overcoming the odds but the $1.70 is too short for mine.

VOYAGE BUBBLE was smashed into odds on last start before grabbing his Maiden G1 at mile with 111/115 outstanding and franked by an XR 115 the run prior. He steps to 2000m a ...


Will the real La Crique please stand up?!


Group One winner La Crique. Photo: Trish Dunell



Karaka Millions 2024 - Analysis by HorseTorque NZ

The best on course, raceday experience is the Karaka Millions at Ellerslie and after track renovations, it’s super to be back!

 

For those unfamiliar it’s a 6-race twilight card with huge prizemoney for connections and an incredible atmosphere.

 


Hot horse racing from New Zealand is about to be served!

The next 2-months or so in NZ racing is an undoubted ‘hot’ period with Group 1/2 and high-stakes racing most weekends being served up in delicious fashion!

 

Those meetings will be covered by HorseTorque NZ providing race-by-race comments and full markets.


Coming up:


NZ Cup Carnival at Riccarton: Horsetorque Performance Summary

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NZ Cup Carnival at Riccarton: Horsetorque Performance Summary

 

Day 1: Starting strongly

 

The NZ Cup Carnival at Riccarton kicked off with LORD DONOVAN winning at a generous 5.5 bookies quote (and closing at $3.7 tote), against a rated price of 3.0. He became the ‘Horsetorque pin-up horse’ winning on each of the three days. Some effort from ...


Caulfield Review 18-11

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There was certainly an on speed bias at Caulfield so ' worth of noting for the future


R4 Thoroughbred Club Stakes 3yo F G3 1200m

Our 1 x 3 play here was Saltaire who ran 3rd  in a slowly run affair rating 83/92 which was down on expectations confirms my suspicions that she is better kept at 1100m. The winner Brazen Style was only having start 3 coming off a soft MDN win with an SR 77 so her 93/99 was a big step up and suggests she is very much on the up.  Runner up Miraval Rose was also only having 3rd start coming off a 3 length MDN win with 93/98 also some very nice progression. We have seen over the years that at some point in a horses first 5 to 10 runs there is a big jump in ratings usually around 10 points, when that happens is the hard thing to assess. Our 1 x 3 strategy kept us safe. 

R5 Village Stake Open Listed 1100m

A great result for us here with Gold Miner Hypothetical rated at $2.30 winning after being ...


Flemington 11-11 Review

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R1 BM90

WATADEEL just lapped up the return to a mile, his last mile run was back in March where he was a strong winner 89/106 (+18), so no surprise to see 102/107 here. Von Hauke also relished his first run at a mile 101/104 was a career best and he had 2.5 lengths on 3rd. He is worth following. Our Gold Miner Excelleration was 5th but his 23.1 was actually fastest last 400m in the race with 91/101 (+10) a rock solid return. 

HTF - Von Hauke

R2 Always Welcome Stakes Listed 1000m Open

We again find the trifecta in our top 4. General Beau finally got a 1200m win at 12 attempt at the trip and 89/92 shows us how. Top pick Parisal 87/91, with our 1 x 3 Gold Miner It'sourtime 86/92. They had panels on the others

R3 The Amanda Elliot Listed 3yo

Top pick Schwarz  was only having 3rd ...


Cup Day Highlights

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Cup Day Speed Rating Highlights

Without a Fight 116

The Map 115

Soulcombe 107

Sheraz 105

Forgot You 104

Roll On High 104

Pascero 102

Wiggum 102

Joliestar 101

Warning 101


Sectional rating Highlights

Without A Fight 120

Soulcombe 115

Sheraz 111

Roll On High 111

The Map 109

Joliestar 106

Ashrun 105

Pascero 105

Wiggum 104

Bermadez 103


Roll On High was a great result for us and 104/111 was outstanding and I think could be way above average the HTF from the ...


Flemington Derby Day Review

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R1 Carbine Club G3 1600m 3yo 

We find the Trifecta in our top 4 with the winner Kaizad rated at $6.60 a winning Gold Miner at $11. Numbers were slick with the winner going on from his 96/98 last start with 108/98. The Horse to follow was the runner up Heman who was peaking 3rd up out at the mile for the first time with 106/105 containing the best splits by far in the race. Brace Mead was also rock solid with 103/101

HTF-  Heman

R2 The Archer G3 2500m  Open

We find the Quinella in our top 3 in a small field staying race in which I was happy to stay out. The winner ...


Cox Plate Day review

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Ashford Street rated at $4.30 won the first at $8.50< Bold Bastille rated at $4.50 won R2 at $5.50


R3  was the G3 Tesio for the Mares and $2.20 top pick Wishlor Lass was predicted at 99 and we got 104/96 after she was backed from $2.90 to $2.20 on race day. We also found the Trifecta in our top 4. Runner Up Thalassiophile rated 99/94 and can only have come on. 

R4 Crocket Stakes Listed 3yo F
Our 1 x 3 Gold Miner play Sheva ran 3rd after coming in from $6.8 to $4.6 , 88/88 was a little below what I expected. The winner Gumdrops was only making 3rd trip to races and made a nice step up with 89/90. 91 horse Saltaire came on 2nd up and was best home rated 89/94 and looks primed to peak 3rd up.

R5 The Crystal Mile G2
We found the trifecta in our top 3, they were all under and my advice was to stay out. The winner was 4yo ...


Moonee Valley 28/10 highlights

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Moonee Valley 28/10

Speed Rating Highlights

Romantic Warrior 120

Mr Brightside 120

Alligator Blood 119

Duais 115

Gold Trip 114

Zaaki 114

Fangirl 114

Apulia 111

Imperitriz 109

Prowess 106

Antino 105

Tuvalu 104

Verdad 103


Sectional Highlights

Mr Brightside 121

Romantic Warrior 120

Alligator Blood 118

Gold Trip 117

Fangirl 117

Duais 115

Militarize 115

Grinzinger Belle 107

Apulia 106

Antino 105

Prowess ...


Moonee Valley 27/10 Speed and Sectional Highlights

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Moonee Valley 27/10

Speed Rating Highlights

Cleveland 102

Vow And Declare 99

Future History 99

She Dances 99

Tobaysure 99

Celui 99

Umgawa 99

Ima Shelby 97

Delecious Tycoon 97

Aintnodeeldun 95

Red Sun Sensation 95


Sectional Rating   Highlights

Aintnodeeldun 111

Cleveland 111

Lunar Flare 109

Forgot You 108

So Dazzling 108

Future History 107

Red Sun Sensation 107

Sibaaq 107

Vow And Declare ...


Caulfield Cup Day Review

Posted under: Horsetorque Australia

R2 G3 Neds Classic 3yo 2000m

Riff Rocket was a raging fav starting 3's on and we again see a horse beaten by pure weight of money, they just went oh so slowly the winner Sunsets was actually a Gold Miner rated at $10 winning at $16 but that Sr 83 was 16 points lower than standard. They just walked. Riff Rocket was home 22.6 83/102 +19. I am glad he didn't take off earlier and have a gut buster with his target still 2 weeks away. With that 105/115 2 back ringing loud he will still be our top pick in the Derby. The winner is no slouch and that racing style will ensure he is in the right place in all his races. 


R3 G3 Ethereal Stakes 2000m 3yo F

My 1 x 3 play Autumn Angel rated at $3.9 won at $4.6 running down a valiant Tropical Squall who was a bullet dodged starting at $2 when rated $2.40. The winner franked her XR 99 at her previous start with 100/104 here suggesting she can continue to progress towards the Oaks from ...


Shatin Sunday Play Of The Day

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Sha Tin Race 7

I think this market is on its head. The resuming CALIFORNIA SPANGLE is quintuple confirmed XR 110 horse last time in and is yet to miss the Quinella in 3 fresh runs winning twice and has found the podium in 7 of 9 at the mile. He is $4.40 somehow and a 1 x 3 Gold Miner at that. The 2's on Fav is BEAUTY ETERNAL who also resumes a genuine good horse a 107 horse every day of the week and does have 1 huge XR of 119. at the mile. unbeaten fresh and at trip. but $1.60 really... STRAIGHT ARRON is a high-class stayer who should need one. CIRCUIT STELLAR continues to run through the line, he has a ...


LIVAMOL CLASSIC DAY @ HASTINGS, NEW ZEALAND

LIVAMOL CLASSIC DAY @ HASTINGS, NEW ZEALAND

12/10/2023

In the heart of New Zealand's Hawke's Bay region, LIVAMOL Classic Day at Hastings beckons, offering a quality 10-race card. With a capricious spring leaving soft & heavy tracks in its wake, anticipation runs high for a potentially drier GOOD 3 or GOOD 4 surface. As seasoned racegoers know, track conditions can be the ultimate wildcard in horse racing, reshaping the odds and strategy, and that's very much been the case during this NZ Spring.


The Gold Miner

Tagged: Staking

I was chatting to an Aussie about the punt here the other night at one of Patong many bars and we got talking about staking plans and betting strategies then hot streaks and big wins. It jolted my memory about the hottest streak i had on the punt when I won 18 weeks on the trot.  Prior to that hot streak many moons back I had finally become disciplined in writing down my 


Caulfield Highlights 23/9

Posted under: Horsetorque Australia

Sectional Rating Highlights
Uncle Bryn 111 Steparty 107 Sheelite 106 First Immortal 104 Savannah Cloud 104 Southport Tycoon 104 Floating Artist 104 Alaskan God 104 Emissary 104 Sheraz 104 Duais 104 Soulcombe 104 Without A Fight 104 Alligator Blood 101

Speed Rating Highlights 
Uncle Bryn 112 Vivienne 108 Cardigan Queen 108 Buffalo River 106 Seradess 105 Savannah Cloud 105 La Denseuse Rouge 104 Red Card 104 Corner Pocket 104 Rose Quartz 104 Steparty 104 Southport Tycoon 104 Alligator Blood ...


Rosehill Highlights 23/9

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Speed Rating Highlights
Cepheus 105 Militarize 104 Encap 103 Cylinder 103 Espiona 103 Ozzmosis 102 Butch Cassidy 102 Tristate 101 Charm Stone 100 Marquees 97.

Sectional Rating Highlights
Espiona 109 Cepheus 107 Militarize 105 Waterford 105 Athabascan 105 Marquees 105 Lions Roar 104 Flying Crazy 103 Al Aabir 102 Atishu 102 Cylinder 102 Vienna Princess ...