Race 1 12.04pm TAB.COM.AU 3YO CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1000m
No 1 DIPLOMACIA (BEST BET) led all the way last start as the $1.25 favourite at Newcastle. The drop back in distance should suit and she’s the one to beat again.
No 5 POSSUMNATER
No 6 TWICE AS SWEET
No 2 TATA MA PICK
Race 2 12.44pm CARLTON DRAUGHT 4YO+ MAIDEN PLATE 1000m
No 4 CELESTIAL CHOICE (NEXT BEST BET) didn't have much luck when placing at Wyong last start. From the good barrier she looks hard to beat in a pretty ordinary race.
No 6 FEISTY FOX
No 1 MALACHI CRUNCH
No 2 OAKFIELD COSTA
Race 3 1.24pm GO HIRE CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1000m
No 2 OLD MAN SAM
No 1 LOUIE SEA KAY
No 6 MILADY HONG KONG
No 4 BELLA VINO
No 4 BUDDEROO KNIGHT
No 1 HALBERD
No 2 BOAZ
No 5 LORD KINGSLEY
Race 5 3:20pm I98FM MAIDEN HANDICAP 1300m
LUCID KISS raced on the pace and battled on well when a big improvement at her second start. Fitter again now and this is a winnable race.
REGARDING has been fair at both his runs to date and looks suited getting out to the 1300 metres.
A SNIP OF CYNDY was only narrowly beaten last start at Wagga over 1400m and gets in nicely in the weights with the 3kg claim.
SAVE THE BEST has trialled well and should perform well on debut.
SELECTIONS: No7 LUCID KISS, No5 Regarding, No9 A Snip Of Cyndy, No8 Save The Best
WILD AVA (BEST ROUGHIE) wasn't far away in a much stronger race at Canterbury last start. Back to this grade and from barrier (2) she looks hard to beat.
MON BEL AMI was most impressive when breaking through at Canberra and he can measure up in this tougher grade.
LOVE MY BABY has been racing well but does have to overcome a wide barrier.
FAST ARLI won nicely over 1200m last start at Port Macquarie. This is a tougher assignment though.
SELECTIONS: No8 WILD AVA, No7 Mon Bel Ami, No6 Cloudwatch, No12 Fast Arli
Race 7 4.44pm ILLAWARRA MERCURY MAIDEN PLATE 1600m
DEMILUNE ran on strongly when resuming over 1350 metres at Newcastle. She looks very well-suited getting out to this trip and will be fitter for the run.
ALPHA SON led and battled on well at Canterbury last start. He should get an easy lead here and be hard to run down.
CHILLI BEAUTY drawn out wide, but she will get back anyway and she too will appreciate getting out to the 1600 metres.
OAKFIELD MIDNIGHT has been fair at both his runs to date and with natural improvement could play a part in the top four.
SELECTIONS: No12 DEMILUNE, No5 Alpha Son, No8 Chilli Beauty, No2 Oakfield Midnight
Race 8 5.19pm I98FM ILLAWARRA CONVOY CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1600m
POWER LAW finished close up in a 100k race at Randwick last start when not having much luck in the straight. Back to this much easier race he looks the one.
CHICAGO STOMP was a bit disappointing when an odds-on favourite at Wyong over this trip and he can be an improver here.
BAUBO made nice ground at his third run back from a spell at Hawkesbury and she will appreciate getting out to the 1600 metres.
EAGLE STRYKE best of the rest.
SELECTIONS: No3 POWER LAW, No1 Chicago Stomp, No4 Baubo, No7 Eagle Stryke.