Newcastle Newmarket day is upon us, hopefully the rain avoids the area over the next few days, as a deluge is expected. We have nine races on the card and the Newmarket looks a good race with Happy Clapper going around, can Chetwood get back to his best? The rail is in a true position and the track will be soft at best, more than likely heavy.
QUADDIES (Races 6-7-8-9)
Skinny: 4 – 7,13 – 1 – 4,5,8
Wide: 3,4 – 3,6,7,9,11,13 – 1,2,3,4,5,6 – 4,5,8,9,12
Best Bet: R2 N2 INVINCIBLE QUEST
Next Best Bet: R3 N3 COULTHARD
Best Roughie: R7 N7 BRIGADOON RISE
NO 2 READY FOR SUCCESS
NO 8 OZEKI
NO 5 MEGAWATT
NO 1 SAHARA STRIKE
NO 2 INVINCIBLE QUEST (BEST BET) Ran super-hot time when winning at Cessnock last start, he was utterly dominant and the step up to Class 2 looks to be no issue whatsoever. He looks to have above average class.
NO 3 LATIN SALSA Will get back and fly late here, she has good ability.
NO 7 SAPIENCE Is a winner over 900m in the past and is suited here.
NO 1 GADFLY Drops back in distance and was a good winner last start.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 1 GADFLY
NO 3 COULTHARD (NEXT BEST BET) Ran on well at his first start, the step to 1400m looks ideal here and he could be a sires/champagne horse.
NO 1 MEDAL KUN Good winner over 1400m last start, he is well suited here.
NO 2 EURO GOLD In good form as of late and should be thereabouts.
NO 4 ZEPPELIN Found the line well on debut and the step up to 1400m suits.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 2 EURO GOLD
NO 7 MULL OVER
NO 4 PURPLE TRAIL
NO 6 MATRON WILSON
NO 3 NOBLE TRUTH
NO 2 EIGHT OVER
NO 3 OVER THE AIR
NO 8 PRINCE CHABAL
NO 6 LADY VERONIQUE
NO 4 DIAMONDS ARE Comes out of a good race on debut and is good enough to win this.
NO 3 COMFORTABLE Has trialled well leading into a debut run here and should go well.
NO 10 MYSTIC AWARD Has trialled well enough leading into this to run well.
NO 2 CALIFORNIA ARCHER Trialled in typical Snowden fashion and should run well here.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 10 MYSTIC AWARD
NO 13 LUCKY FISH Has trialled well coming into this and Newnham has his stable going well.
NO 7 BRIGADOON RISE (BEST ROUGHIE) With even luck should have won three races last time in, wet track not so sure but full of talent.
NO 3 IL MIO DESTINO May well get her preferred conditions here, she is a wet tracker and flys through it.
NO 9 ALLITERATE Drops well in weight after a solid first-up run.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 7 BRIGADOON RISE
NO 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Produced the run of the day at Canberra, made up a stack of ground against the bias. Second-up he should improve.
NO 2 CHETWOOD Has been horrid in two runs this time in. This is back to the scene of his best win.
NO 6 MARENOSTRO Has a good fresh record and has trialled quite well leading in.
NO 3 VANBRUGH Will appreciate kicking off at 1400m here, soft going a worry.
VALUE RUNNER: NO 6 MARENOSTRO
NO 5 REACH FOR HEAVEN
NO 4 DUKE
NO 8 MR MCBAT
NO 9 ARGENTINA