Newcastle for the provincial meeting this Saturday. We are almost past the three days of provincial racing a week system, which will add depth to our fields once again. The track at Newcastle has been brilliant since they refurbished it. We will be on a good track and the rail is true.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1 – 3,6,8 – 4,6,9 – 2,9,13
Wide Play: 1,2 – 3,4,6,8 – 1,4,5,6,7,9 – 2,3,9,13
BEST BET: R5 – 1. ENNUI
Next Best Bet: R1 – 1. BIRDSONG
Best Roughie: R6 – 8. YEOMAN
No1 BIRDSONG (NEXT BEST) should be much improved staying at the 1400m second up from a spell. She found the line well enough fresh, but did look slightly underdone. Staying at the 1400 suits here. Her form is undeniable and she should be winning.
No3 BINT SNITZEL just missed last start in a driving finish. Out to 1400m now suits and the claim for Heywood is handy here.
No2 MO THE GREAT found the 1100m too short on debut but found the line well enough there to say that 1400 will suit.
No6 ANDROID has come close to breaking his maiden several times. The extra ground may very well help him do that. Watch the market.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 MO THE GREAT
No3 HUNTER CAULFIELD
No1 BEND IT LIKE BENNY
VALUE RUNNER: No1 BEND IT LIKE BENNY
No1 ANGEL’S BOY has good form around him out of the debut run behind Malahat. From the good gate in (3) King should take up a forward spot and be hard to beat.
No2 BULL MARKET is an interesting one starting off at 1300m fresh here. The form around Frolic and Marsupial should hold up.
No5 SON OF A FOX was disappointing on debut but the step up now to 1300 looks to be a good one, and he could improve at start two.
No8 CHILLY CHA CHA should appreciate further later in life, but the 1300 is a good kick-off point and the trialls were good enough.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 CHILLY CHA CHA
No6 LUCK’S A CHANCE
No8 SURGING TO WIN
No2 BOSTON LIGHT
No1 OAKFIELD GENERAL
VALUE RUNNER: No6 LUCK’S A CHANCE
No1 ENNUI (BEST BET) should handle this field off the form that she brings to the race having bumped into above average horses. The 1200m second up suits now and from barrier (2) she is going to get a perfect run of the race.
No2 ECHO MELODY looks the exacta horse here and has trialled well coming into this race. The first two runs were good enough.
No3 LIVE TO DREAM found the line well on debut, the step to 1200 here suits, and he gets a good claim for JVO down to 55.5.
No4 ABATHA is bred to be a superstar, has trialled well enough, the further the better.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 LIVE TO DREAM
No8 YEOMAN (BEST ROUGHIE) has been trialling up well enough coming into this fresh run here. On his home track, he should go well.
No6 PARIS FOR ME was poor last start in a better race than this. With the claim for Heywood she should improve here.
No4 RELAXED comes out of a good race last start and found the line well enough, out to a bigger track he should improve.
No1 FLOW has been competing well around the city tracks. He has to carry a massive weight but if he gets a soft run he'll be right in it.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 YEOMAN
No9 NICK ON THE RUN
No4 LUCKY FISH
No6 FOREVER ALONE
No7 WORLDY IMPACT
VALUE RUNNER: No6 FOREVER ALONE
No9 WILD AVA
No6 DON PELLEGRINO
VALUE RUNNER: No6 DON PELLEGRINO