Newcastle for the provincial meeting this weekend, we are on the back end of the big backlog of races we have had in recent weeks. We have 75 horses running over the races here in what look to be some competitive races. The track should be in the good range and the rail is out 2.5m the circumference.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1,2 – 2,4 – 3,4 – 3,4
Wide Play: 1,2,6 – 1,2,4,6 – 1,3,4,6 – 1,3,4,9
BEST BET: R3 – 6. EMPEROR’S WAY
Next Best Bet: R7 – 4. ISTRIA
Best Roughie: R6 – 2. PACIFIC REIGN
No8 MUSICAL QUERY
No7 LADY ELIZABETH
No2 MAGIC CHOIR
VALUE RUNNER: No2 MAGIC CHOIR
No3 MISS NELLIE
VALUE RUNNER: No7 ZOEASY
No6 EMPEROR’S WAY (BEST BET) brings the best form to this race and has had a trial since his last run and did what he needed to do. He claims down in the weights and the form around Oaklahoma Girl is more than good enough for this lot and he should be winning.
No4 CORDERO was good enough first-up in comes up to 1400m now which looks to suit.
No8 SKIFIELD comes out of the same race as Cordero last start and found the line well enough there, the open expanses of Newcastle suit.
No9 VINDEX has been trialing up well enough leading into a fresh run here and the form around him is good enough.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 SKIFIELD
No1 FREE WAY has trialled up in fast time leading into a debut run here, he draws gate 1 here and looks to get a good run in the race.
No3 CALIFORNIA WISDOM has been trialing up well enough leading into a fresh run here, he looks ready to go.
No5 THE BAR gets blinkers on for the first time here and should enjoy getting to the open expanses of Newcastle and may well lead them up here.
No2 MADISON GARDENS comes out of a good race last start at Canterbury that should hold up well enough here.
VALUE RUNNER: No 5 THE BAR
No2 REBEL MISS
No6 SONS OF BOURKE
VALUE RUNNER: No6 SONS OF BOURKE
No4 REINFORCED drops back in grade here after having no luck last start on a biased track at Canterbury, the big open spaces of Newcastle suit.
No2 PACIFIC REIGN (BEST ROUGHIE) didn’t handle the going in the championships, back well in grade here. He has his chance.
No1 EXPLOSIVE SCENE has been going well enough in similar races in the country and gets down in the weights with the claim.
No6 COLLATERAL resumes here and has trialled well enough leading in to be competitive, form around Candika is good enough.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 PACIFIC REIGN
No4 ISTRIA (NEXT BEST BET) looks well set up for a win here after a good last-start effort at Warwick Farm. The form has held up well out of that race and down in grade here she looks to have her chance. Back to 1400m shouldn’t be an issue here either.
No3 ELLE SNITZ won well upon resuming at Orange with a big weight, that should give her some confidence going forward.
No1 MYSTERY FLIGHT has a good record at the track, although not winning here as of yet. She drops in grade here and has her chance.
No6 VINNIE POWER was a touch poor at short odds last start at Goulburn. But back to a dry track here, she should improve.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 MYSTERY FLIGHT
No9 HIGH IMPULSE
VALUE RUNNER: No1 SAYED