Newcastle for our Saturday provincial meeting in New South Wales. We have eight competitive races on the card here, on an even looking day I am going with the old Ian Craig “Formula” of Race 1 Number 1 with Inquiry from Godolphin who comes out of a good form race on debut. The rail is out 3m and we will be on soft going.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 5,11 - 1,3 - 9,10,12 - 9
Wide Play: 4,5,11 - 1,3,4,7 - 9,10,12 - 6,9,8
BEST BET: R1 – 1. INQUIRY
Next Best Bet: R2 – 2. BIRDSONG
Best Roughie: R4 – 5. SEETHING JACKAL
No1 INQUIRY (BEST BET) comes out of the first 2yo race of the season at Flemington that was highly rated and has held up form wise. This looks to be shrewd placement for a jump and run horse and he should be better after being gelded.
No2 COMMANDING WITNESS will jump and run along, he looks to be the exacta horse coming into this.
No5 SEPTANGO has been trialing up well enough coming into this and has a chance at home.
No7 DREAM OF GLORY supremely well-bred and has trialled in good fashion coming in.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 DREAM OF GLORY
No2 BIRDSONG (NEXT BEST BET) gets one final chance for me here after looming up a few times this time in and not going on with it. Queen Of Heights won on Wednesday and that form is more than good enough for this.
No5 GRACIOUS GREY comes out of a good race last start and has a chance here.
No1 ABATHA found the line well on debut and the step up to 1400m here is much more suitable.
No8 SCARLETT ROUGE is supremely well-bred and has been trialing in good enough fashion coming in.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ABATHA
No5 OAKFIELD GENERAL
No1 FRONT VIEW
SCRATCHED No10 BANNER SEASON
VALUE RUNNER: No1 FRONT VIEW
No2 SHACKELTON has a good SP profile and is well-bred / was an expensive yearling, if he runs up to the trials he wins.
No4 KATHAIRE has been good in both runs this time in and has a chance here.
No5 SEETHING JACKAL (BEST ROUGHIE) was good on debut and the step up to 1200m here should be much more suitable.
No7 L’APPEL DU VIDE has run through the line well at both starts this time in and has a chance here.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 SEETHING JACKAL
No11 ROMAN SON
No4 THE REVEREND DEMON
No3 NACHO LIBRE
VALUE RUNNER: No11 ROMAN SON
No1 NIC’S VENDETTA is going to get the drop in them here, at his best he can win this. He gets scared of the line though.
SCRATCHED No3 TAWFIQ BOY has been going well enough as of late and the trial was sharp.
No4 THORN IN MY SIDE off a freshen-up has been going well and carries no weight after the claim.
No7 BILLABONG CINDY has been running fast times at country level and just needs to bring that form here to be a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 BILLABONG CINDY
No10 GONE WITH THE WIND
No9 DRILL MASTER
VALUE RUNNER: No9 DRILL MASTER
No6 OAKFIELD ALI
SCRATCHED No8 TIME OUT OF MIND
VALUE RUNNER: No10 DEANGELO