BEST BET – R5 NO6 LUCKY FISH.
NEXT BEST – R1 NO2 MISS BALLANTINE.
BEST ROUGHIE –R4 NO1 IN HER TIME.
Race 1 6:15pm SCHWEPPES HANDICAP 1550m
MISS BALLANTINE (NEXT BEST BET) drops out of a better race than this last start which is why she rises in the weights here. Her form this time in has been quite good and she looks to get a great run throughout and break back into the winners’ circle.
SELECTIONS: No 2 MISS BALLANTINE, No 1 Hostwin Vintage, No 4 Yeah Bravo, No 6 Fast Arli.
VALUE RUNNER: No 6 Fast Arli.
Race 2 6:45pm TAB PLATE 1900m
BLACK ON GOLD should have won last start, simple as that; Bowman got in a terrible spot and it cost him the race. With clear room here he should be winning.
DELACROIX was off the map last start ($26-$6) and dislodged the jockey as they jumped. He did get a gallop in as he ran with the field, and provided he takes no harm from that he will be hard to beat.
ADDICTICRAFT has been running on well in all runs this time in and getting out to the 1900m looks suitable, especially after the claim.
SHAOLIN KUNGFU was good in the same sort of race last start and ran on well there. He is another chance here.
SELECTIONS: No 3 BLACK ON GOLD, No 4 Delacroix, No 1 Addicticraft, No 6 Shaolin Kungfu.
VALUE RUNNER: No 1 Addicticraft.
Race 3 7:15pm NSW RACEHORSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION PLATE 1100m
AMAZING STORY has trialled quite well leading into this and looks well set up for a debut run. McEvoy and Snowden are a great combo as we all know and they are always hard to beat.
ARTEMIS ROSE has trialled well and gets winkers for her debut run here. She is well educated and has a chance.
INVINCIBLE GEM comes out of two strong runs in her first preparation. She has trialled quite well leading into this and is a chance.
ARGIE BARGIE has trialled well leading into her first-up run, and has good form around better horses. Has to be given a chance.
SELECTIONS: No 1 AMAZING STORY, No 6 Artemis Rose, No 9 Invincible Gem, No 5 Argie Bargy.
VALUE RUNNER: No 9 Invincible Gem.
Race 4 7:45pm TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP 1100m
IN HER TIME (BEST ROUGHIE) has taken on much better races than this in the past. For that she is penalised at the weights, but has a handy claim and has trialled well leading into this.
BONNY O’REILLY let us down first-up and gets a similar sort of set up here. She is also down to run at Rosehill on Saturday and as of writing there is no confirmation regarding where she goes. She is a chance in whatever race she runs in.
NAVUA MIST hit the line well enough first-up to show that she had come back well within herself. She looks well set up for a good run second-up here.
ECCELLERE was good in that same race last start and has a handy claim here. She gets a great run on the map and is a chance.
SELECTIONS: No 1 IN HER TIME, No 5 Bonny O’Reilly, No 4 Navua Mist, No 9 Eccellere.
VALUE RUNNER: No 1 In Her Time.
Race 5 8:15pm #THERACES HANDICAP 1550m
LUCKY FISH (BEST BET) gets his best chance this preparation to win a race. He drops 1.5kgs in weight for his last run where he was tough on speed. He should be able to lead them up here and if he is able to get a few easy sectionals down the back, they won’t catch him.
SELECTIONS: No 6 LUCKY FISH, No 3 Classic Uniform, No 7 Sea Sharp, No 5 Excited Prince.
VALUE RUNNER: No 7 Sea Sharp.
Race 6 8:45pm TAB REWARDS HANDICAP 1900m
NO RETURN just missed last start in a driving finish. He is perfectly set up for a win here after three runs this time in. He gets Bowman on board and will be super hard to beat.
CITATIONS was really well backed in early markets last week and justified that with a really good performance. He drops in weight here and is a winner four times at Canterbury.
RYE comes out of a good race behind Sweet Redemption last start. The form has since stood up and she has a chance here.
ZEE ZEELY should be fitter for his first-up run and getting up in distance. He has run quite well over the 1900m at Canterbury before.
SELECTIONS: No 5 NO RETURN, No 4 Citations, No 7 Rye, No 1 Zee Zeely.
VALUE RUNNER: No 7 Rye.
Race 7 9:15pm TOOHEYS NEW EVENING STAR 1250m
OPEN BOOK comes into this race with better form than most in this race. He is adaptable at all distances and the big weight shouldn’t bother him. If he is tuned up he can give this a shake.
DISTRAUGHT gets the blinkers back on in a chance to spark him up after a shocker of a run first-up. Her trial prior to that was quite good.
SATIRICAL MAGIC was good in the same race last start and looks well set up here. The claim is good and if he can settle closer he will be hard to beat.
BEARSKIN comes out of that same race last start and again has a chance.
SELECTIONS: No 1 OPEN BOOK, No 6 Distraught, No 4 Satirical Magic, No 7 Bearskin.
VALUE RUNNER: No 1 Open Book.