Manukau Pick6 Preview: Sunday 12 July

Currently every Monday, Tuesday and Sunday the TAB is running a Terminating Greyhound Pick6.  In recent weeks the competitive nature of the fields at Manukau has seen Pick6 dividends of $19,486 and $14,274, results that are still very good even with a percentage bet.
Race 7
This week's Pick6 starts on Race 7 at 2:33pm and many tickets will be opting to anchor THRILLING NEVE after she flew the lids and led throughout at Cambridge on Thursday.  
Check her out in the Black rug here
However if something goes wrong early, which can happen with a bump to a 26kg frame, then HIT ZONE would be the next choice.  AJ Christiansen's team are on fire at present and he showed a lot of grit racing outside, and coming away from Its a Laugh in 30.90 last week.
Race 8
MARKED MAN scorched around here in 18.41 four starts back, and a repeat of that would win this by a wide margin, but he doesn't seem comfortable jumping from the confined spaces of box one, from where he has just the sole placing from three starts.  However with the #3 likely to head to the outside fence and may be just, likely leader, MANILA BALA and him down on the rail so he may get the room he requires.
If not BOTANY THOMMO starts inside his wide running kennelmate in the #7 and may get the opportunity to provide a knockout to the Pick6 live units.
Race 9
Last week THRILLING AMELIA put in the definitive "Blackbooker" when an unlucky second over this distance.
Watch her get stopped in her tracks at the end of the back straight here
That said, this week's race has been boosted by the presence of both ROBSON and GLOW UP.  Waterloo Cup winner ROBSON led throughout to win over this trip in 35.23 five starts back but GLOW UP is another who will be looking for the front early.  Weighing in at just over 24kg, GLOW UP was a dominant all-the-way winner over 527m three back, before being robbed of a come behind win a week later.  If either of these two find the front the only candidate to run them down is THRILLING AMELIA.
Race 10
GO DIEGO tracked the speed wide before taking over and asserting his superiority in a day's best 21.28 at Cambridge on Thursday.  That was his first outing for new trainer Rob Roper and his South Island 520m form says he should handle both the distance and the red rug.
Hardest for him to hold out is likely to be ENJOY THE PERKS,  normally a slow beginning railer who hits the line strongly and looks set to get exactly that trip on Sunday.  Newcomer to the Emma Potts team, OPAWA TRAVIS is the unknown quantity, but very hard to dismiss after consecutive 520m wins at Addington in good times.
Race 11
After scoring in a day's best 18.47 here last week, it is very hard to go past another Potts runner in FRANKY THE JETT, especially with the #2 likely to head wide and create a winning space for him to use the red rug.
However two enigmatic runners may have a different result in mind. ISN'T SHE SASSY dented some reputations as she flew the traps and scorched around Cambridge in 21.28s on Thursday, a similar jump is likely to bring a similar result on Sunday.  The other is PORTLAND WONDER who had the audacity to lead out both Buddy Boom and Kiwi Boy in the main sprint last week, only to be ankle tapped and put off balance which resulted in a third place.
Check him out in the gold rug here
Race 12
The inside boxes are gifted a great opportunity here.  With wide runners in #4 and #5 the inside three will have the room and the rail and so should get the result.  LITTLE LEAF has a winning PB of 18.66s set from this box in May, LEXUS managed 18.65s winning from four here last month and DUNDEE GLITTER led throughout in 18.67s from six last week.
CHOO CHOO has the early gas to head the wide running block but at least one of the rails threesome should be able to master him in the straight.

Posted on 10 July 2020

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