The track is currently rated in the soft range and we may get an upgrade come raceday. The rail is +5m 1100m to Winning Post, +3m Remainder.
Quaddie (Races – 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 2,3 – 5 – 7 – 9,10
Wide Play: 2,3,4,6 – 1,5,6 – 1,7 – 9,10
Best Bet – Race 8, No9 Arazona.
Next Best – Race 6, No5 Shanakee.
Best Roghie – Race 5, No3 Dr Sykes.
Race 1 12:29pm SLINGSBY HOLDINGS MAIDEN HANDICAP 1200m
5 - RAISE AN ARMY
4 - SOVEREIGN WEALTH
1 - STAND ALERT
6 - LUCIENNE
Race 2 1:04pm ILLAWARRA EQUINE CENTRE CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1200m
4 - FLASH OF INNOCENCE
5 - HIRAPOUR
6 - ALERT BY SEA
1 - VOLANTE
Race 3 1:39pm GABRIELLE KUIPERS MEMORIAL MAIDEN PLATE 1000m
8 - DIDDUMS
1 - CALL THE COPPERS
2 - IT’S GENETIC
3 - ROGUE MISSILE
Race 4 2:19pm JIM MCGEE MEMORIAL CUP CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1000m
6 - NOTRE REVE
7 - WESTSIDE MAGIC
1 - OLD MAN SAM
4 - LOOSE GOOSE
Race 5 2:54pm KEVIN ROBINSON MEMORIAL CUP CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1600m
BROADSIDE has his first Australian start here and has had two solid hit-outs leading in. He has the blinkers for the first time and has been gelded leading into this and should be hard to run down.
DR SYKES (BEST ROUGHIE) has a really good record at Kembla and is back to the scene of the crime here. He has been less than a length from the winner in his last three runs at the track and after the claim he is well in.
ADMISSION looks well-set up for a win here, he drops in weight and has drawn a soft gate.
BANNATYNE was well-backed last start and failed to fire, he drops well in grade here and has a chance to break back into the winners’ circle.
SELECTIONS – No 2 BROADSIDE, No 3 Dr Sykes, No 6 Admission, No 4 Bannatyne
Race 6 3:34pm NOAHS ARC BERRY CUP BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP 1400m
SHANAKEE (NEXT BEST BET) was a good winner at Scone when resuming, she is well-weighted after the claim and is a winner second-up in the past.
BROTHER IN ARMS won his maiden well when resuming, this is a step up here and he has been penalised a little at the weights. If he can carry the burden he will be in the finish.
MAJESTIC REIGN has a good record at the track having won three of his five races here, after the claim for Ryan he is well in.
BETTERTHANTHEE had a nice trial between runs and looks to have a chance here after some poor form this preparation.
SELECTIONS – No 5 SHANAKEE, No 1 Brother In Arms, No 6 Majestic Reign, No 9 Betterthanthee
Race 7 4:14pm BERRY VET CLINIC MAIDEN HANDICAP 1400m
CROSS STITCH comes out of a strong race on debut and if she runs up to that, she will be winning this event.
CHICAGO STOMP has a host of gear changes here leading into his second preparation. He has trialled well leading into this. But he may need further than 1400m.
NOTHING BOX was good on debut and has a chance to take that next step here going up to 1400m.
ADATTO did too much work too early in debut and should be better for that experience. Getting out to 1400m looks as if it will suit.
SELECTIONS – No 7 CROSS STITCH, No 1 Chicago Stomp, No 2 Nothing Box, No 5 Adatto
Race 8 4:54pm BROUGHTON LANDSCAPES MAIDEN PLATE 1600m
Forgiving ARAZONA (BEST BET) for her last start failure where something went wrong, off her debut run she’s good enough to win this.
OUR BELISA was good in a much stronger race last start and gets a chance to win a race here after some improved performances this prep.
VEGA finds as weak a race as he has run in and gets a chance to breakthrough.
LOUD ENOUGH looks next best in what is a horrid race.
SELECTIONS – No 9 ARAZONA, No 10 Our Belisa, No 8 Vega, No 4 Loud Enough