Newcastle for Saturday provincial racing in Sydney we have smallish fields on offer today but eight competitive races. It will be interesting to see how the track plays off the break. Rail is +6 and the track is currently soft but should get to good.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 8,9 - 2,4,5 - 1,2 - 1
Wide Play: 7,8,9 - 2,4,5,6 - 1,2,5 - 1,5,6
BEST BET: R3 – 8. PROGRESSION
Next Best Bet: R4 – 5. SPEEDWAY
Best Roughie: R8 – 5. PROANE
No2 HAIL THE HERO has been good in both runs this time in and is getting very close to winning a race. He gets a good run from gate 3 and is hard to beat.
No5 RESONARE was good enough first-up in a good form race and should improve second-up here.
No1 ECHO KING pulled up with an issue first-up. His barrier trials were ok enough and he should improve.
No3 IVORYMAN has trialled well enough coming into the fresh run here and brings ok enough form to this.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ECHO KING
No1 BON EQUUS comes into this off a win last start, but has to carry the big weight here which shouldn’t be an issue as he is a big horse.
No4 HAPPY PARTNER was good in the same race as Bon Equus last start and the step up in distance suits.
No3 HUSONIQUE comes into this off two strong wins at country level, even though this is a step his form is good.
No6 I’M BULLETPROOF gets in with no weight here after carrying the 60.5kgs last start and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 HAPPY PARTNER
No8 PROGRESSION (BEST BET) has trialled in brilliant fashion leading into the debut run. She did the job easily enough there and it was in good time. Being by All Too Hard she is probably going to be better as the trips get longer, her mum was very good sprinter and she looks to be smart.
No6 CLASSIFY has trialled well coming into the debut run and looks to be a nice horse.
No2 PERFECT STYLE is a very fast horse and looks to be going well at the trials.
No1 FABA was solid enough on debut and should run well again.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 PERFECT STYLE
No5 SPEEDWAY (NEXT BEST BET) comes back to the 1600m here which is going to be much more suitable than the 2000m last start where she just didn’t seem to run out the trip there. Being out of a Redoute’s Choice mare the 1600m is as far as she wants it and strikes a weak race.
No3 SURJIN won well last start and comes from good form. 1600m suits.
No1 FANTASTIC MAN gets in with a good claim here for Heywood and should improve second-up.
No2 HIERARCHAL has been going well enough and gets into this race well.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 FANTASTIC MAN
No8 EXTREME MEASURE has been trialing well coming into the debut run here and looks hard to beat.
No9 HEAT HAZE gets a soft run on the map here, just in behind the speed and should run well on debut.
No7 THRILLED has trialled well coming into this and comes out of some very good form races.
No6 THE DRAKE hast trialled in strong order coming into this and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No 7 THRILLED
No1 FLYING ROSE comes out of a good race on debut and the step up to 1400m should improve.
No4 LONGMU has been going well enough this time in and the claim for Heywood helps.
No5 ORGANZA should appreciate the softer going here off breeding and getting out to 1400m suits.
No6 ELYSIA gets the blinkers on for the debut run here and the trials weren’t too bad.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 LONGMU
No1 DLYAN’S DYNASTY bolted in at a short quote last start and comes out of some good form races and the claim helps.
No2 GRIMOIRE comes out of a good race last start in which the form has held up and should run well second-up.
No5 ALLIED POWER comes out of that same race as Grimoire last start and peaked on the run about 200m out and should improve.
No4 STRADANCE backs up quickly here and found the line well enough there.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 STRADANCE
No1 ON THE SPOT won well last start and looks to be ready to fulfil that promise that he had early days. He should be winning again.
No5 PROANE (BEST ROUGHIE) should improve here now that he has joined the new stable and has a chance.
No6 CLEVANICC has been going quite well this time in and finds a winnable race here down in grade.
No2 FOXY HOUSEWIFE comes out of a good race first-up and the 1400m looks suitable.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 PROANE