Race 1 12:34pm MACKA’S SAND AND SOIL SUPPLIES CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE 2000m
No1 ELUSIVE RUNNER
No12 KARAKA LASS
No6 SAHARA STRIKE
Race 2 1:09pm GOOD FOOD DISTRIBUTORS F&M MAIDEN HANDICAP 1350m
No1 BRASSY BELLE
No2 MY MISS PEDRILLE
No4 ROYAL STAMP
Race 3 1:44pm NEWCASTLE OBSTETRICS AND SPECIALIST ULTRASOUND CG&E MAIDEN HANDICAP 1350m
Race 4 2:19pm CSBM REAL ESTATE MAIDEN HANDICAP 1150m
No7 SOPHIE’S IMAGE
No4 GYPSY ROSE
Race 5 2:59pm BRONNY MCPHAIL MEMORIAL CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1200m
TAWFIQ BOY (Next Best Bet) did what he had to do at Kempsey and absolutely smashed them. He steps up in grade here, but given the arrogance of his win at Kempsey this should be no worry.
SILENT DREAM trialled well between runs and has been performing solidly. With Winona on from a good gate she is a chance.
OMBROMANI got the job done well last start at Cessnock. Ideally he would like it a bit wetter to show his best given his performances this time in.
LABROOKE wasn’t well suited by race shape last start. He got a long way out of his ground and hit the line well. He may need a touch further but he is a chance here.
SELECTIONS: No10 TAWFIQ BOY, No9 Silent Dream, No7 Ombromani, No3 Labrooke.
Race 6 3:39pm SOUTHERN CROSS PROTECTION HURRICANE HANDICAP 1150m
POWERLINE (Best Bet) should really be winning this given her form over the last six months. She has run countless placings and looks well set up for a soft kill here.
SUPREME EFFORT doesn’t have the best first-up record, but looks to be well placed here given his form last time in.
PRO CONSUL has a very good first-up record and although this is strong he can make his presence felt.
SWEET SERENDIPITY is a speedy customer who they will have to run down here and will be hard to catch.
SELECTIONS: No2 POWERLINE, No3 Supreme Effort, No4 Pro Consul, No6 Sweet Serendipity.
Race 7 4:19pm HUNTER LAND ROVER PROVINCIAL CUP - BENCHMARK 70 HANDICAP 1350m
GRANITE BELT looks well set up to get back into the winners circle back in grade here. His run last start at the midweeks was good enough for this.
DYLAN’S ROMANCE smashed them at Nowra last start and looks to be well placed here given his rating/avoiding the city.
TALTARNI has been running well in stronger grade and has a chance.
PURRVOSA won well last start at Grafton and is well weighted after the claim.
SELECTIONS: No2 GRANITE BELT, No6 Dylan’s Romance, No5 Taltarni, No1 Purrvosa.
Race 8 4:59pm THE PREMIER HOTEL F&M CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1350m
MONTIGNAC (Best Roughie) if able to sprint fresh should blow this lot away being only eight lengths off Imposing Lass in listed grade last prep.
CLEVEDON BAY comes out of what is a strong race last time and is well placed in a race such as this.
SORT AFTER is ready to go first-up after two strong trials and blinkers being applied for the first time. Well weighted after the claim.
SELTZER has a touch of class on her side and has trialled well leading in.
SELECTIONS: No2 MONTIGNAC, No4 Clevedon Bay, No1 Sort After, No8 Seltzer.