BEST BET – Race 2, No11 Scarlett Rouge
NEXT BEST – Race 4, No5 Onerous
BEST ROUGHIE – Race 7, No9 Tremezzina
Race 1 1:15pm HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP 1600m
MEINER FRECCIA can take the next step here after a good first-up win. He has the grounding of a previous Australian preparation under his belt and can move up the benchmarks here.
PURSUIT OF HONOUR found the line well first-up and the step up to 1600 looks ideal here. Last preparation he was placed behind some nice horses and will be hard to beat.
TAKEWING won well last start in the wet conditions and is a chance here.
IT’S A SHAMOZZLE back on drier ground gives himself a chance here.
SELECTIONS: No 4 MEINER FRECCIA, No 5 Pursuit Of Honour, No 2 Takewing, No 1 It’s A Shamozzle.
Value Runner: No 4 Meiner Freccia.
Race 2 1:50pm TAB HANDICAP 1300m
SCARLETT ROUGE (Best Bet) loved all of her trials this time; in the last of which over 1000 was super through the line and wasn’t asked for an effort. She is a well-bred commodity and they look to have her primed for a first-up win here.
SELECTIONS: No 11 SCARLETT ROUGE, No 12 Sparkle, No 3 Fairlighting, No 1 Irithea.
Value Runner: No 11 Scarlett Rouge.
RAISE AN ARMY gets a chance to win a race here after two solid runs this time in. He has hit the line well in both races and with McDonald aboard he has a chance.
POINT OF ORDER has trialled well in preparation for his debut run. Cummings is placing his horses well at the moment and has his chance here.
AL HAMEES really improved trial to trial and if he can improve from that last run to his debut here, he is a chance.
SHAOLIN KUNGFU comes out of a hot race on debut and is a chance.
SELECTIONS: No 6 RAISE AN ARMY, No 5 Point Of Order, No 1 Al Hamees, No 9 Shaolin Kungfu.
Value Runner: No 9 Shaolin Kungfu.
Race 4 3:05pm TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP 1000m
ONEROUS (Next Best Bet) is now with the Waller yard and is a solid chance. He has had one trial coming into this and went like a bullet. He has some really good form around him last preparation and was touched off by Malaguerra at the start of the prep and that’s good enough for here.
RELIGIFY looks to be the only possible danger here and has a winnable weight and ran some big races in better events than this.
SELECTIONS: No 5 ONEROUS, No 1 Religify, No 6 Mr Manhattan.
Value Runner: No 6 Mr Manhattan.
Race 5 3:40pm #THERACES HANDICAP 2200m
DOWDSTOWN CHARLIE drops well in grade here after a big run in the Newcastle Cup when way out of his grade. In this with only 57kgs makes him hard to beat.
LOVING HOME up to the 2200 is well-suited here, he has had a trial between runs which is a tactic Waller uses well at times and finds Bowman here.
SHARDS has some hot form around him and drops well in grade. If he finds some form he has a chance here.
BRING LUCK comes out of a good race last start and looks to have a chance in a race such as this.
SELECTIONS: No 6 DOWDSTOWN CHARLIE, No 2 Loving Home, No 1 Shards, No 7 Bring Luck.
Value Runner: No 7 Bring Luck.
Race 6 4:15pm PRO-RIDE HANDICAP 1000m
TWIST TOPS if at her best she has a chance here; she hasn’t won for a while but could be hard to beat.
GENERALISSIMO comes out of a good race last start and wasn’t disgraced at all. Dropping well in grade here gives him a chance.
REALISE POTENTIAL has trialled well leading into a first-up run here. He may find 1000 too short, but will hit the line well here.
OLD MAN SAM will take up the running here. He will prove hard to run down, but he is up in grade.
SELECTIONS: No 7 TWIST TOPS, No 12 Generalissimo, No 10 Realise Potential, No 9 Old Man Sam.
Value Runner: No 10 Realise Potential.
Race 7 4:55pm TAB REWARDS HANDICAP 1400m
EURO ANGEL if ready, she should be up to winning this. She has form in better races than this and looks to be a group horse in the making.
CIRCULAR hit the line well first-up at Newcastle. Stepping up to 1400 suits and he should be hard to beat.
SATYA looks to be well-placed resuming from a freshen up. She has found a winnable race here and if at her best she could blow them away.
TREMEZZINA (Best Roughie) has trialled well leading into this. She was tried in better races than this last preparation and if she can find her best she has a chance.
SELECTIONS: No 3 EURO ANGEL, No 2 Circular, No 7 Satya, No 9 Tremezzina.
Value Runner: No 9 Tremezzina.
Race 8 5:35pm SCHWEPPES HANDICAP 1400m
TORPENHOW drops in grade here and should have gone close to winning first-up at Randwick, with luck he should be winning this.
ROYAL TUDOR was serviceable in the Cameron. Back to his right grade gives him a chance here.
ESCHIELE has trialled well leading into this. He has residual fitness on his side from a Queensland preparation and should be considered here.
NO DOUBT was good in a stronger race than this last start but he had no luck at a vital time and if he gets a better run he is a chance.
SELECTIONS: No 3 TORPENHOW, No 9 Royal Tudor, No 2 Eschiele, No 14 No Doubt.
Value Runner: No 3 Eschiele.