BEST BET – R2, No2 Dinghu Mountain
NEXT BEST BET – R4, No5 Prescience
BEST ROUGHIE – R3, No11 Bright Lights Baby
R1 1.45pm HUSSON @ VINERY PLATE 1600m
PREFERITO hasn't finished worse than fourth in three career starts to date. Should be right at his peak third-up and drops 2kg under the set-weight maiden conditions here.
ROYAL NAVY placed both career starts to date at Wyong and Canterbury. Looking for the step up in distance and ready to win.
FENCOURT hasn't been far from the winner in two career starts to date. 25-days since finishing just over two lengths from the winner in a Saturday race at Rosehill but has trialed in the interim. Right in this, back to mid-week grade.
ARAZONA finished her race off nicely on debut at Kembla. Can only benefit from the experience and worth including in the wider exotics with the first-up run under her belt.
SELECTIONS: No2 PREFERITO , No3 Royal Navy, No1 Fencourt, No6 Arazona VALUE RUNNER: No3 Royal Navy
R2 2.15pm TAB MORE THAN JUST WINNING HANDICAP 1400m
DINGHU MOUNTAIN (BEST BET) resumes from a 67-day let-up and has had the benefit of two trials. Close up all three runs before the break and rates as one of the key chances with a soft run from the gate.
GRANITE BELT was impressive winning first two runs this campaign before struggling at the mile on the heavy 10 here last start. Set to bounce back over the shorter journey.
ROYAL JACKPOT hasn't been far from the winner both runs this preparation. Peaks third-up and has a good record this distance range.
BERETTA was a runner-up at Scone resuming before going one better at Newcastle Beaumont last start. Has been competitive in city races in the past and goes in everything here.
SELECTIONS: No2 DINGHU MOUNTAIN , No4 Granite Belt, No5 Royal Jackpot, No1 Beretta VALUE RUNNER: No4 Granite Belt
R3 2.45pm SCHWEPPES HANDICAP 1300m
BRIGHT LIGHTS BABY (BEST ROUGHIE) should have just about won at Newcastle Beaumont on debut after being held up at a vital time. Gets the gun run from the gate and looks right up to mid-week city class with the debut run under her belt.
AQUATIC did a good job to finish on the placegetters’ heels at Canterbury resuming after sitting wide in the run without cover. All the better for the run and was placed at Warwick Farm second-up last preparation.
WINE BUSH has placed at Randwick in two runs in his first preparation and goes into everything fresh here with the Waller polish.
Market watch on the first starters with TYCOON MAR prominent.
SELECTIONS: No11 BRIGHT LIGHTS BABY , No7 Aquatic, No5 Wine Bush, No4 Tycoon Mar VALUE RUNNER: No11 Bright Lights Baby
R4 3.15pm TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP 2200m
PRESCIENCE (NEXT BEST BET) is an import who finished out of the placings for the first time in six Australian starts last time out at Warwick Farm. Looking for the step up in distance and can bounce back.
MARGARITA RUSH kept chasing when runner-up on the heavy 10 this track and distance last start. Any rain will be beneficial.
CHAQUINTA was a Canberra winner two runs back and then wasn't far from the winner at Warwick Farm last start hitting the line strongly. Goes in all the exotics down on the minimum weight.
DOC HOLLIDAY didn't get the clearest of runs at Rosehill last start. Getting fitter and worth including in the wider exotics at odds.
ANTONIO GIUSEPPE is chasing back-to-back wins after recording first Australian victory at Canterbury last start. Up 2.5kg for the win but still scope for improvement.
ZAUNKONIG won successive races at Kembla at the start of the preparation and not far from the winner in Saturday metropolitan grade last two. Right in this, back to midweek city company.
IMANUI hit the line strongly to resume a winner at Kembla. Still plenty of scope for improvement stepping up in distance second-up and a winning chance again.
HYPERNICUS hasn't had much luck this preparation. Hit the line strongly when runner-up at this track and distance last start. Expected to be in the finish again.
SELECTIONS: No2 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE , No3 Zaunkonig, No7 Imanui, No9 Hypernicus VALUE RUNNER: No9 Hypernicus
R6 4.15pm PRO-RIDE HANDICAP 1400m
NIETA has won three from six and is unbeaten in two runs this time, including a Canterbury victory last-start. Getting up in the weights but hard to knock the winning form.
SHOEPEG resumes here and has had the benefit of two trials. Newcastle Beaumont winner resuming last time in before winning at Canterbury later in the preparation. Right up to winning this fresh with the advantage of the inside gate.
STILETTOED VIXEN won at Newcastle Beaumont earlier this preparation and placed two from three since including a Rosehill third last start. Looks well placed in midweek city grade and one of the key chances.
BANNATYNE has improved all three runs this time in culminating in a close second at Kembla last start. Should be right at her peak and gets the chance to go one better.