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.


HorseTorque NZ has analysed the meeting, and members can download the PDF which highlights the best chances with their HorseTorque NZ rated prices and commentary of each race.


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Here’s a quick and free summation of the Karaka Million meeting:

R1: CROCETTI is rated 1.5 but is unbackable odds. STAR OF JUSTICE and JUST A FLOOZIE are worth small specks (either place or 1 x 3 or 4 ratio)


R2: The Te Akau horses hold a strong hand here and whilst MAVEN BELLE is rated a 3.7f with me, ROMANCING THE MOON and PETRUCCI appeal at their prices.


R3: LA CRIQUE is my best of the card. FASHION SHOOT is a great include for those playing exotics.


R4: VELOCIOUS is a worthy favourite and a bet with FULL FORCE value at an excellent each-way price. He’s worked well in blinkers and the draw might be a blessing not a curse.


R5: LEGARTO is rated 1.9 with me and might deserve to be shorter. I won’t be opposing her even though I’m not quite at the price to back her.


R6: MOLLY BLOOM is rated 2.8 and a fair favourite. She is all class and could show something special. Remember, her saddle slipped last time, so in some respects she had no right to win!


Good luck, Jason Tan