Provincial Sydney racing comes to us from Newcastle on Thursday, we have eight races on the program here with small fields throughout the day. The track should be in the soft range at worst and depending how good this new tracks drainage is we could get to good going, the rail is 7m 1600m-800m, +8m Remainder.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1,6 - 1,2 - 2,3 - 5,6
Wide Play: 1,4,6,10 - 1,2,4 - 2,3,4,6 - 2,5,6,8
BEST BET: R4 -7. SASSO CORBARO
Next Best Bet: R3 -3. BILLY CAN
Best Roughie: R1 – 6. SACRED EDGE
No6 SACRED EDGE (BEST ROUGHIE) will appreciate the wide open spaces of Newcastle first-up from a spell here. The trials coming in have been solid enough.
No8 THE PATRICIAN has been good in the two career starts thus far and finds a winnable race here and has a good gate for Parr.
No1 BLENDERS EDITION has been trialing in good fashion leading into a fresh run here. He will appreciate further in time.
No3 MO THE GREAT went well at the track two starts back before a poor run at Wyong in heavy going. Back on a drier surface suits.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 SACRED EDGE
R2 –12.50pm. COCA-COLA 3YO FILLIES MAIDEN PLATE - 1350m.
No6 PRIMAVERA should appreciate the step up in distance here and gets winkers on for the first time and she should sit a touch closer in the run here.
No3 GAYTIME GIRL gets a soft run from the gate here, she found the line well enough fresh in what looked to be a barrier trial.
No1 DUCHESS PEDRILLE is really letting punters down this time in and had her chance to win last start. She is a chance again nonetheless.
No2 ESTAFETTE found the line well last start when stepping up in distance. I expect her to hold that form from here on in.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 GAYTIME GIRL
No3 BILLY CAN (NEXT BEST BET) has been trialing in good fashion coming into a debut run here, the last trial’s form will be held up on Wednesday and we will know by then if the form is hot or not. But the way he has gone in all of the trials suggests he has plenty of ability.
No4 CHALMERS found the line well on debut and was well backed that day, the form out of it has held up well.
No5 HOSTWIN MERAKI has been trialing in good style leading into the debut and is a chance here on debut.
No6 WE COULD BE HEROES was good enough on debut in what looks to be a good race and should improve here.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 WE COULD BE HEROES
No7 SASSO CORBARO (BEST BET) has improved with each trial this time in and the last trial of which was brilliant when taking a late gap to win the trial. What I liked was that she gave Lets Get Nauti Gal windburn in the straight and looks the winner here.
No1 LETS GET NAUTI GAL has good from around her, but the trial behind Sasso Corbaro leading in was a touch poor.
No4 MOONMO was pushed out to win the trial in front of Champagne Cuddles and did a good job there.
No6 SANTA ANITA comes out of a good race on debut and should be improved for that here.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 MOONMOO
No6 O’REILLYS ANGEL has been going ok enough this time in and steps up in distance here, a good claim for JVO helps.
No1 GO BENNY has been going well enough in recent times, yes he has to carry a big weight here but he looks set to peak.
No10 SUGGESTAPARTNER was good running through the line last start and is now stepping up to the 2340m here and has his chance.
No4 MAGENTAZ stays around the 2400m here and has been going well enough to run well here.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 GO BENNY
No1 STEYNE has trialled well leading into a fresh run here. He won well at his last two starts and looks hard to beat resuming here.
No2 PLAISIR won his maiden well a month ago. He has been freshened up since and on his home track with RT booked here, he has to be respected.
No4 FORTENSKY is a winner first-up in the past and has Avdulla booked here which has me intrigued. The trials have been typical for Waller coming in
No3 COYS third-up from a spell here is quite likeable, I am completely forgetting her last-start failure and wouldn’t be shocked to see her improve here.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 COYS
No2 LIVE TO DREAM has been good in both wins at her last two starts, she again gets a claim for JVO here and should be hard to beat.
No3 WITCHES should be set to peak third up from a spell here. The step up to 1350m is also an encouraging sign here.
No1 ADMIT gets a good claim for Heywood here and has been good at both runs this time in. She should be fully fit now and ready to go.
No6 LUCIENNE gets Tommy here and has been running well as of late without winning, she has placed in seven of 12 starts and has a chance again.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ADMIT
No5 TIME OUT OF MIND comes out of a good race last start at Scone where the form has held up quite well. The trial since was quite good.
No6 WILCANNIA comes out of a really hot race in March, two starts back she started odds on against Egg Tart. That form looks good now!
No2 PHUKET won well last start at Hawkesbury and ran solid time there, he looks the logical leader in this race and race fitness will keep him in good stead.
No8 JAPHITE closed off well at Goulburn over the 1000m last start and the step up here to 1200m looks ideal.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 TIME OUT OF MIND