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Sat 29 Nov 2014
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MIRACLE MILE (G1) Likely Positions After 400m No Sprint Lane
Distance 1609m
Based on recent and anticipated racing patterns. For important changes of tactics which may affect the accuracy of this speed map, please refer to the HRNSW website or the Twitter account @HRNSW_Stewards
Start 9:40 PM
Prize Money $750,000
Easy On The Eye can hold out Avonnova in the run to the first bend. Suave Stuey Lombo will be charging forward and it's likely he will be in front after 400-600m. Beautide is capable of going to the breeze mid race to prevent Christen Me tagging him home in the last 800m.
Horse 10 Off Front Line Expected Early Pace Pattern Rating Comment
EASY ON THE EYE NZ
Form: 6 s 3 1 3
FT
Forward with a Trail
$26.00 Former Kiwi who led them up in the Coca Cola Sprint but he was not able to hold out Beautide and Guaranteed in the last 150m. Probably looks to hold out Avonnova here and then take a sit on Suave Stuey Lombo. Gun draw but a query whether the class will tell late.
AVONNOVA
Form: s 1 1 2 1
LD
Leader
$34.00 Left NSW around a year ago to be a Queenslander and has just continued to improve in what has been a great 12 months. Led and was too good for them in the Newcastle Mile last time. The concern is him not being able to lead with pace to his inside and in this class that may too hard to overcome.
BEAUTIDE
Form: s 3 4 1 1
MM
Mid Race Move
$2.00 Back to defend his title and after two excellent wins at his past couple he is primed to do so. Versatile pacer with an amazing speed/strength combination to call on. Will be handy to the speed and he can even go to the breeze in the middle stages if the tempo allows. The one to beat.
CHRISTEN ME NZ
Form: 1 3 3 5 1
FT
Forward with a Trail
$3.50 Total star who comes off a win in the NZ FFA at his last start after missing away in the NZ Cup. Has run very well in all three runs at this track including a game death seat 2nd in this race last year. He would love to follow Beautide into the straight and he looms as a big chance.
FOR A REASON
Form: s 4 4 1 3
MT
Midfield with a Trail
$6.00 Ran a super race in the NZ Cup after sitting without cover for the last 1000m and sticking on bravely and he was a G1 winner up in Queensland prior to that. Might head to the pegs here and look to swoop late with his good sprint. An each way chance.
CHARIOT KING
Form: 1 2 3 7 4
Scratched
GUARANTEED
Form: s 1 1 1 2
BT
Back with a Trail
$14.00 The youngest runner in the race and he is now about to establish himself as a legitimate Grand Circuit performer after being a topliner in his first three seasons. Top run behind Beautide last time when he hit the line well. Champion driver has an awkward alley to deal with. Place might be best.
SUAVE STUEY LOMBO
Form: 1 1 1 4 1
LD
Leader
$14.00 Track/distance specialist who looks to run and keep going in front. Has beaten Beautide twice this season but there may have been a fitness gap in those races. Probably finds the front here off the stable mate but if it is at too big a cost he could be vulnerable late. Rough show.
BETTOR BET BLACK
Form: 2 4 5 1 2
Scratched
TERROR TO LOVE NZ
Form: 1 1 6 4 4
BT
Back with a Trail
$51.00 Champion in NZ but we have not seen the best of him at this track. Comes here after missing the place at his past three with his NZ Cup run the most disappointing of those recent runs. Add the bad draw to the mix and logic says he is an outsider.