Newcastle is the venue for provincial NSW racing today. This track has been playing brilliantly since the renovations (take note Randwick) and we will have a soft track come race day and the rail is out 8m the circumference.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 6,7 - 1,2 - 1,3 - 2
Wide Play: 3,6,7,8 - 1,2,3 - 1,3,5,6 - 2,3,5
BEST BET: R8 – 2. PLAISIR
Next Best Bet: R2 – 7. MAWZOONA
Best Roughie: R3 – 7. VANDERLUNE
No4 LUCKY TIGER
No9 SECRET MISTRESS
VALUE RUNNER: No1 JAGGER
No7 MAWZOONA (NEXT BEST) comes out of way better races than this and is a 2yo taking on the older horses here. The runs in the city at her most recent starts have been good and she gets to the wide open spaces of Newcastle now which will suit and she should finish over the top of them.
No2 I LOVE BUDDY Has been trialing well coming into the fresh run here and has his chance.
No4 IRITHEA gets winkers on for the first-up run and has been trialing in good order coming into this.
No6 THE EXCHEQUER comes out of a good race on debut and should be better suited on the bigger track here.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 THE EXCHEQUER
No9 ALMIGHTY put up a good effort on debut in what was a really good race, the form should hold up well and now to 1400m against older horses I still have to be with him.
No5 SAINT DENIS was good when resuming here in what looks to be a good race on paper and has a chance.
No7 VANDERLUNE (BEST ROUGHIE) resumes here and looks to have trialled well coming into this, she looks to be a filly with some upside.
No8 ZEPHERINE gets a soft run from the draw here and with even luck straightening she will be in the finish.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 VANDERLUNE
No1 PRINCE MORPHEUS
No6 NO EFFORT NEEDED
No7 BLACK PLATINUM
VALUE RUNNER: No6 NO EFFORT NEEDED
No7 SMARTEDGE has been trialing in imposing fashion coming into a debut run here. He looks to be a nice horse and can make a winning debut here.
No6 NATIONALITY is now with K Lees and draws a good gate for the debut. He is going to get a good run and looks hard to beat.
No3 D’ARGENTO has been trialing well and was scratched already this week in preference for the debut run on a big track here.
No8 SUPER EX has improved trial to trial coming into this and gets blinkers on for the debut run here.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 D’ARGENTO
No1 BALTIC WHISPER
No2 YEAS AND NAYS
No7 LADY CHICAGO
VALUE RUNNER: No3 MOSRAI
No3 SEE THE SHOW
No1 LUCKY FISH
No6 ROSETTAS WHEY
VALUE RUNNER: No1 LUCKY FISH
No2 PLAISIR (BEST BET) comes out of a really good race last start in which the form has already held up. This race doesn’t look to be much stronger than that and from barrier 3 he is going to get a perfect run and is the one that should be winning this.
No3 BUON NATALE has been running well as of late and finds a race in which he can run well here.
No5 OUR BEATNIK finds as weak a race that he has run in for some while. He gets a soft run here and won’t have to work in the run which will help him.
No6 BRING CHEER pulled up with an issue last start and I am forgetting that, previous to that she had been running well.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 BRING CHEER