Cessnock for their big Jungle Juice Cup day, biggest meeting of the year out this way and we have 8 good races on the card here. R Thompson is usually the man to follow here. Track good – usually suits on pacers and rail true.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 3,4 - 1,2,4 - 1,2 - 1
Wide Play: 1,3,4,7 - 1,2,4 - 1,2,4,6 - 1,4
BEST BET: R1 – 1. AMARE.
Next Best Bet: R8 – 1. EXCELAMOUR
Best Roughie: R6 – 1. PRINCE DYLAN
No1 AMARE (BEST BET) looks to have been well set up here for the fresh run after two strong trials coming into this. Jockey booking isn’t a worry for me, as she gets the job done for K Lees out wide when he needs her. She has shown speed and looks the one here.
No7 PENFOLD having the first start for the new stable, has trialled well coming into this.
No8 RUBEL resumes here and you always need to respect Angela Davies
No10 TYCOON STREET was good enough on debut and finds R King here which should be respected.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 PENFOLD
No8 AFRICAN GUY has been trialing in good order coming into the debut run here and has been doing so in ripping time. HTB!
No7 UNCLE SAM comes out of some ok races as of late and has to be given a chance coming back to country level.
No9 HILFIGER has been going just ok, but you need to respect K Lees when he sends one around.
No6 TALE OF EIGHT has speed and will look to use that to his advantage at this track which suits leaders.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 TALE OF EIGHT
No2 AZZIE’S READY comes out of some good races coming into this and has some speed and gets in well at the weights.
No3 KNOTTED has speed to burn and the form around him isn’t too bad and the claim suits.
No4 THE WASP resumes here and took on some good form races last time in and should be respected.
No6 MISS GIGI is in good form as of late and will need to jump quickly or she will get buried on the fence from gate 1.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 KNOTTED
No4 GREATER GOOD gets one last chance here, she is a good horse but is yet to show it on race day. The trial coming in was good.
No2 KULNURA has been trialing up well enough coming into the debut run here and gets a good run just behind them.
No1 ALVIN PURPLE was good on debut and the step up in distance here shouldn’t be an issue.
No5 DIAMOND AFIRE drops back from a good race at Kembla last start and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 GREATER GOOD
No3 PRINCE ROO is a winner at this track and distance two starts back and has been in quite good form as of late.
No4 TRIPLE HERO comes out of the race behind Prince Roo last start and have to respect that form line.
No7 COWBOY HOUR was a good winner at Nowra last start and this looks a logical next step.
No1 MOSAYTION found the line very well last start at Dubbo on a day where the on speed horses were suited.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 COWBOY LIAR
No1 PRINCE DYLAN (BEST ROUGHIE) won well last start at Hawkesbury and goes up well in weight here, but comes back to country level.
No2 NOSEY has been good at winning the last two runs and is the leader here, and will give them something to chase.
No4 MALZOOM will have to jump and run to be a chance from gate 16, but is a very fast horse.
No7 KAMEHAMEHA comes out of solid enough form as of late and Demarara could well be a group horse out of the last start.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 PRINCE DYLAN
No2 EPIC DAN has been going well enough as of late and finds a winnable race here, he brings good city form to this and looks hard to beat.
No1 AOMEN will have had one race in mind this time in and this is his grand final. Sylvester and RT together are hard to beat here.
No4 HAMMOON BOY was quite good last start and gets a good run on the map here from barrier 1.
No6 KANGURU has been going well enough as of late and comes out of some solid enough form races.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 AOMEN
No1 EXCELAMOUR (NEXT BEST BET) won the Inglis Challenge in the first preparation and brings to this some good form around some very nice horses. He has been trialing in very good order coming into this and could well be a moral come race time.
No4 MYAMBAT absolutely bolted up when winning the maiden last start and should run well again here.
No5 ISLAND GRANGE won well here last start and should run well again.
No2 SOJOURNIST brings solid enough provincial form coming into this and will run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 SOJOURNIST