2022 Bonecrusher Stakes (NZ) Betting Tips

We have expert betting tips for the Bonecrusher Stakes this Sunday at Ellerslie which features a quality field of nine stars.

It’s the rematch between The Chosen One and Coventina Bay, so it should be another classic Group 1 contest from New Zealand.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the Bonecrusher Stakes, which runs at 2:54 pm.

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Best bets for Bonecrusher Stakes 2022


Best Bet:

Coventina Bay @ $2.50 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Field of Gold @ $11 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

Tiptronic @ $12 Bet @ Sportsbet


Bonecrusher Stakes Trifecta Tips

Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Bonecrusher Stakes trifecta.

  • Coventina Bay
  • Field of Gold
  • Tiptronic
  • The Chosen One
  • Amarelinha

Bonecrusher Stakes First-Four Tips

We have included six runners for our Bonecrusher Stakes first-four.

  • Coventina Bay
  • Field of Gold
  • Tiptronic
  • The Chosen One
  • Amarelinha
  • Vernanme

Bonecrusher Stakes Form Guide & Tips


1. The Chosen One ($3) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Chosen One is a classy runner that was beaten on his merits by Coventina Bay last start, but he could turn the tables.

The six-year-old scored by 2.3 lengths at Trentham two starts back and that was a terrific effort, so he could get back to his best.

The $3 is a fair price and he’s a firm quinella hope.

2. Tiptronic (Best Roughie – $12) Bet @ Sportsbet

We’re including Tiptronic in selections based on his impressive record at Ellerslie.

The eight-year-old owns four wins and five placings from 17 starts at Ellerslie, so the on-pace runner could kick clear.

He’s worth including at the price.

3. Vernanme ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet

Vernanme is a consistent type after notching three consecutive placings and he should be around the mark again.

He has yet to win at Ellerslie, but he likes to grind away and he could use the inside draw to his advantage.

4. Gino Severini ($51) Bet @ Sportsbet

The eight-year-old is well past his best and we can’t see him having any part of the finish.

He is a three-time winner at Ellerslie but he should be struggling at this level.

5. The Mitigator ($51) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Mitigator finished 25.9 lengths behind Langkawi last start and that form isn’t going to cut it.

He’s not running well enough to be racing at Group 1 level and it would be a minor miracle if he was to finish in the first three.

6. Pep Torque ($61) Bet @ Sportsbet

We’re adding Pep Torque to the list of runners that should have found an easier race to target.

He showed improvement when running fourth at Matamata, but he has yet to race at Ellerslie and he’s a step below this level.

Punters get big odds but they’re deserved.

7. Coventina Bay (Best Bet – $2.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

Coventina Bay was the standout runner last time out and she like her chances of going back-to-back.

She owns 10 wins from 21 starts and she has always been a top-level type who could be competitive in Australia.

The $2.50 odds are getting short, but she’s the best bet and she’ll be hitting the line better than most.

8. Amarelinha ($5) Bet @ Sportsbet

Amarelinha hasn’t been at her best since arriving home from Australia and we think she’s too short in the market.

The Jamie Richards-trained mare finished second at Otaki last start and she’s a three-time winner at Ellerslie, so there is some upside.

However, she’s facing open-class company here. She goes in as a trifecta hope.

9. Field of Gold (Best Each Way – $11) Bet @ Sportsbet

We’re putting in Field of Gold because of his tactical pace. He likes to push forward and that could be ideal in a race without much pace.

The three-year-old gets in with 54.5kg on his back and if he gets a soft lead, he could pinch the race at value odds.

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