Kembla Grange for our Saturday provincial meeting here in NSW. We have eight races on the card here, with small fields coming to the fore again. The rail is out 4m and the track will be good.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1 - 3,6 - 3,4 - 1,2,4
Wide Play: 1,4 - 1,3,6 - 1,3,4 - 1,2,3,4
BEST BET: R1 – 2. STONEBROOK
Next Best Bet: R5 – 1. AANVOERDER
Best Roughie: R2 – 8. MARCO THE SMUCK
No2 STONEBROOK (BEST BET) comes out of quite a good race on debut and won that in good fashion. He was really well backed there and gave them a galloping lesson. He has come back now and has had two trials in super impressive fashion, from gate 2 Sadler should take up the speed and dominate the race.
No3 CEDARWOOD won the maiden in impressive fashion and gets a soft run of it.
No5 ALLIED POWER has trialled well coming into the fresh run here.
No4 KNIGHTHOOD has changed stables since the last preparation and has more ability than the form card reads.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 ALLIED POWER
No1 RAISE AN ARMY looks to have come back an improved horse this time in with a barnstorming finish first-up from a spell, up to a mile suits.
No2 SHAOLIN KUNGFU has finished off in good order in the last two runs, he has had a lot of chances and gets one more here.
No8 MARCO THE SMUCK (BEST ROUGHIE) comes to a mile on debut here and has been trialing up well enough coming in and should be respected.
No7 GOOD THOUGHTS finds a weak enough race on debut and has been trialing well coming into this.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 MARCO THE SMUCK
No3 YEAH BRAVO gets a good run of the race here and has been working up to this. This is a very bad race and if he is ever going to win one again, this is it.
No1 ARROWS DESTINY drops back from benchmark level to a Class 1 and has been going quite well as of late, this looks to be his race.
No5 SPEEDWAY won well two starts back and followed that up with a good run at here, up to 2000m suits and she may be an Oaks filly.
No8 PELLEGRINA has been working her way towards the 2000m and may well be another one on the way to the Oaks.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 PELLEGRINA
No8 MISTY LAD comes out of a good race on debut and pulled up with an issue fresh. The trial since that run was quite good and he looks hard to beat.
No10 MISS DEMI has been trialing quite well coming into the fresh run here, if she can overcome gate 13 she will be in the finish.
No11 ORGANZA brings solid enough form to this race and gets quite a soft run from gate 1 fresh.
No12 SHIRAZZLE finished off in good order on debut in a race which should hold up quite well and gets a good run from gate 2.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 ORGANZA
No1 AANVOERDER (NEXT BEST BET) should be much fitter second-up from a spell here, she didn’t have the best of luck fresh / it wasn’t the best of rides. She now finds a weaker race here and gets in well with the claim for JVO and it wouldn’t shock me if he dominates the race on her.
No4 ZA ZI BA drops well in grade here after a solid enough run last start and looks a chance.
No3 BUGEISHA has been going well enough as of late and gets a soft run of it here.
No2 OUR BELISA has trialled well coming into a fresh run here and should be respected.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 BUGEISHA
No6 MOSS TRIP has been working well towards a race such as this and just missed last start. From gate 1 she gets a perfect run and looks hard to beat.
No3 KIRINI resumes here and wasn’t too bad last start in the QLD Derby. The trials have been good enough coming in.
No1 DASHLEY DUBH looks to take up the speed here and given the way he won last start, he could well do the same again.
No9 STAR BRIGHT was good enough first-up and the step up to 1400m second-up from a spell has a chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 KIRINI
No3 ICON OF DUBAI was quite good fresh in a very good race coming into this. From gate 3 he gets a good run and up to 1400m suits.
No4 SAN MARCO has been going ok enough as of late and the step up to 1400m here is suitable.
No1 HAIL THE HERO was quite good fresh in a race which has already held up form wise and up to 1400m should be suited.
No5 HUANGSHAN gets blinkers on for the debut run here and has been going well enough at the trials.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 HUANGSHAN
No4 FLYING was quite good on debut and hit the line in good time. Now up to the 1400m she should run well here.
No2 KRYSTAL was good enough fresh and brings solid enough form to this race and should run well.
No1 BABE IN BOOTS comes out of a good enough race last start and the 1400m should be suitable.
No3 PALMATEER was very good on debut in a race that will hold up form wise. She is brilliantly bred and should appreciate more distance.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 KRYSTAL