Thursday racing comes to us from Beaumont Newcastle, in a transferred meeting from the main Newcastle track. No issues with that as it is the smart choice to give the course proper a rest after the redevelopment. We have 7 races on the card, the track should get up to good and the rail is true.
QUADDIES (races 4-5-6-7)
Skinny Play: 1 - 1,2 - 1,2,3 - 3,4
Wide Play: 1,2 - 1,2,4 - 1,2,3,5 - 3,4,8,11
BEST BET: R4 – 1. VINCERO
Next Best Bet: R1 – 2. JAGGER
Best Roughie: R2 – 3. OSBORNE BULLS
No2 JAGGER (NEXT BEST BET) looks the one here, he comes through the main leadup at this track last start and was really well backed there and was just touched off. This race looks to be a touch weaker and we may well get a better price than we should due to the trainer jock combo.
No1 BLUESBRO just got too far back last start and found the line well. Up to 2000m now suits.
No6 VINDEX was good in the same race as Jagger, but can’t see him turning it around.
No8 FLYING DEE JAY was poor last start and should run them along in front and give them something to chase.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 VINDEX
No2 MISTER MCILROY comes out of some good races in the first prep and has trialled well coming in.
No3 OSBORNE BULLS (BEST ROUGHIE) has had a good trial against good open class horses coming in and may well be overs due to who he was against / the margin.
No1 STORM FORCE has trialled well coming into the first-up run, but the stable’s current form is worrying.
No4 INNATLEY has been going ok enough at the trials, but the Snowdens can hide them.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 OSBORNE FALLS
No4 SHEER ROCKS
No7 SASSO CORBARO
No1 COOL DUDE AUSBRED
VALUE RUNNER: No6 ESKHARA
No1 VINCERO (BEST BET) looks better placed here than the race he was in on Wednesday at Canterbury. He gets Avdulla here too and comes out of a good race last start. The wide open spaces of the track are going to suit and he can finish right over them.
No2 SASKIA ROSE has trialled well coming into the fresh run and could pop up at odds.
No6 NOT SURPRISING has trialled well coming in and won its maiden well last start.
No3 SURVEY’S LEGACY looks to be next best and is going only ok.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 NOT SURPRISING
No1 METAMORPHIC scratched from a race on Tuesday in preference for this. This race looks to be weaker than that and from gate 1 he gets a perfect run and looks the one to beat.
No2 DAMAGING resumed with a good run at Hawkesbury and should be improved second-up here.
No4 CALIFORNIAGRANDCRU on debut here looks to be well placed by the Snowdens, he gets good weight relief being a 2yo against older horses.
No7 TRIUMPH STAR comes out of good races in the first prep and has trialled well coming in.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 CALIFORNIAGRANDCRU
No1 DEADLY SHADOW
No3 EASTERN PARADISE
No5 LILY’S LITTLE GIRL
VALUE RUNNER: No2 KAILENNY
No3 WHAT COULD BE
No11 BETTER BE GOOD
VALUE RUNNER: No11 BETTER BE GOOD