Racing returns mid-week to Warwick Farm and the 7-race card will be run on a soft 5.
The weather is expected to be fine, so there’s a small chance of a track upgrade.
The rail is out 5m (1000m – w/post) + 3m for the remainder.
QUADDIES (Races: 4-5-6-7)
SKINNY PLAY: 1,9 / 8,9,11 / 2,4,8 / 1,2
WIDE PLAY: 1,2,3,6,9,10,11 / 2,8,9,11 / 2,3,5,7,8,10 / 1,2
R1 1.05pm MYBOYCHARLIE @ VINERY HANDICAP 1100m
PITTSBURGH resumes on the back of a Randwick trial win. Wasn't far from the winner in a Silver Slipper in only run last preparation. Looks well placed in a midweek maiden.
HAYMAN was well beaten only start to date but it was in the G2 Skyline last February. Trials have been good leading into this and well placed in a midweek maiden.
Market watch on the first starters with CALIFORNIA ELITE and COONAWARRA which look prominent.
SELECTIONS: No1 PITTSBURGH, No7 Hayman, No3 California Elite, No4 Coonawarra
VALUE RUNNER: No10 Kings Of Leon
R2 1.40pm TAB MORE THAN JUST WINNING HANDICAP 1100m
MOQUEEN was close up all three runs in her first preparation including a third in the G2 Reisling. Has had the benefit of a trial and gets her chance in a midweek maiden.
COCOEXCEL trialled well and should get the ideal run on debut from barrier 5.
ARCHANGEL is another that trialled well and is worth watching before the race to see if she’s supported.
RED HEARTS has to overcome a wide barrier here on debut.
SELECTIONS: No1 MOQUEEN, No 4 Cocoexcel, No2 Archangel, No 11 Red Hearts
VALUE RUNNER: No3 Brittany
R3 2.20pm MCGRATH ESTATE AGENTS HANDICAP 2200m
ESTIKHRAAJ is an import who has improved in all three runs this preparation culminating in a runner-up finish at Kembla last Saturday. Ready to win.
ELUSIVE RUNNER has improved at each of his three runs since a 749-day break between races. Was only three lengths away in the 2014 Queensland Derby. Ready to do something.
CONSENTED is ultra-consistent with placings last five including a close second at track and distance two runs back. Makes his own luck on speed and expected to be in the finish again.
MAJOR MAJOR relished the heavy track to win at Randwick last start. Whether the track will be wet enough is a genuine query here.
SELECTIONS: No3 ESTIKHRAAJ, No2 Elusive Runner, No4 Conseated, No1 Major Mambo
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Elusive Runner
R4 2.57pm TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP 1200m
LUCKY FISH has struggled on wet tracks in two runs this time in. 42-days between runs but has won a Rosehill trial in the interim. Set to improve sharply on a drier surface.
CENTRO SUPERIOR is finding it hard to win a race but consistent. Placed here last start and definite place prospects again.
PIANISSIMO resumes on the back of a Rosehill trial placing and has been gelded in the break. Close up all three runs in his first preparation and looks ready to go fresh.
HAPPY SNITZEL finished on the placegetters’ heels at Canterbury resuming last time in and worth including in the wider exotics fresh here.
SELECTIONS: No1 LUCKY FISH, No9 Centro Superior, No12 Pianissimo, No2 Happy Snitzel
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Happy Snitzel
R5 3.35pm #THERACES HANDICAP 1200m
MORE CAVIAR finished her race off nicely, finishing on the place-getters’ heels at Warwick Farm. Fitter here and down in grade.
LITTLE MISS BROWN resumes on the back of a Warwick Farm trial win. Close up all four runs in her first preparation including a Wyong maiden win. Goes in everything fresh here.
EHTIFAAL resumes for new stable and the winner of a recent trial at Warwick Farm. Form solid in five Victorian provincial runs before the break and worth including in the wider exotics here.
RAVENWITCH was a winner at Newcastle Beaumont over this trip when resuming last time in and goes in everything fresh here from a good gate.
SELECTIONS: No9 MORE CAVIAR, No8 Little Miss Brown, No11 Ehtifaal, No2 Ravenwitch
VALUE RUNNER: No11 Ehtifaal
R6 4.15pm PRO-RIDE HANDICAP 1400m
SPIRITOS needed the run at Newcastle Beaumont resuming. Canterbury winner last preparation and right up to a race like this with the first-up run under his belt.
SNIPER had excuses when well beaten here last start. Right in the mix with a repeat of his Canterbury win resuming two runs back.
BIG ARTY is chasing the hat-trick after successive Warwick Farm wins. Only a half kilo more and a winning chance again.
NEVER BACK DOWN put in an improved run finishing on the place-getters’ heels at Canterbury last start. Has a very good record this track and distance and goes in everything.
SELECTIONS: No8 SPIRITOS, No 4 Sniper, No 2 Big Arty, No7 Never Back Down
VALUE RUNNER: No7 Never Back Down
R7 4.53pm TAB REWARDS HANDICAP 1600m
GRANITE BELT was impressive winning both provincial runs this time. Still learning his craft but has plenty of upside and looks right up to midweek city grade.
ALDESAAR took 11 starts to win his maiden and now chasing a hat-trick after wins at Newcastle and Hawkesbury. Nothing to suggest he won't be right in the finish again.
HYPERNICUS has had no luck last four starts. Just needs even luck in running to be right in the finish.
AURORA GLOW is chasing back-to-back wins after getting the money at Wyong last start. 34-days between runs but still one of the main chances.
SELECTIONS: No1 GRANITE BELT, No2 Aldesaar, No9 Hypernicus, No15 Aurora Glow
VALUE RUNNER: No9 Hypernicus