Newcastle for the Saturday provincial meeting in NSW. How the track plays is going to be an issue for me here, as they got out wide last meeting and it really chopped out. Rail out 9m and the track currently soft.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 8,9 - 2 - 2,4,7 - 3,6
Wide Play: 3,9,8 - 1,2,4 - 2,4,7,8 - 2,3,6
BEST BET: R1 – 5. PRETTY FAST
Next Best Bet: R6 – 2. ENVY OF ALL
Best Roughie: R8 – 2. SEASONAL
No5 PRETTY FAST (BEST BET) comes into this off the back of two very good trials, the last of which she ran very good time and went away to win the trial by three-lengths. You have to look at her runs during the Brisbane Carnival which are quite good and she should be winning this.
No7 HEAT HAZE has been trialing up in good order coming into the run and gets a good run of it from gate 1.
No1 ON PARADE has been trialing in the typical Waller fashion coming into the debut run here and should go well.
No4 CHINA GALE comes out of some good races in the first preparation and has trialled well.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ON PARADE
No1 LOMAZZO has been in good form this time in with two good placings from both runs. He gets a good run from barrier 4 and should be in the finish.
No8 REKINDLED FORCE was a strong winner on debut in pretty fast time late there, this is a big step up, but he should jump and run them along here.
No3 BEND IT LIKE BENNY was carved up on pace last start in a race dominated by back markers. He has only won one race but placed 12 other times.
No2 GOLD TORQUE is a winner first-up in the past, and has been trialing up well enough.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 BEND IT LIKE BENNY
No2 WALLANGARRA was a good winner last start at Port Macquarie, this isn’t much stronger than that and the 1850m only suits him more so.
No1 VICTIME DE L’AMOUR has been building up towards this and gets a good jockey change here.
No3 WILD ABOUT HER comes out of a good race last start albeit a maiden at Canterbury. The form should hold up well.
No4 ALL TOO GOOD is next best in a race which drops away quickly.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 WILD ABOUT HER
No1 ANTONIO’S PRIDE finds a horrible race here and is the horse with the least convictions here.
No3 FENCOURT should appreciate getting to the 2350m here
No7 MADAM JUROR has been building up to this and has been going quite well.
No4 GEEGEEAYE comes out of a good enough race last start and should run well.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 FENCOURT
No9 VALERIA has been trialing up in really good order coming into the debut run and from gate 1 he should run well.
No8 SPARKLING FACET has trialled well coming into a debut run, Bjorn has his team going well right now and all runners should be respected.
No3 GOLLY MISS SOLLY was quite good on debut and gets a soft run here from barrier 2.
No7 KYOKO comes out of a good race on debut behind Floird and Ataraxia and has trialled well coming in.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 GOLLY MISS GOLLY
No2 ENVY OF ALL (NEXT BEST BET) comes out of a very fast run race first-up behind Demarara at Rosehill. 1200m back to 900m is a touch of an issue for mine, but she has had three weeks since the fresh run and I am not one to doubt K Lees, of her form she should be winning this.
No1 ALL STAND has been going quite well this time in and should run well again.
No4 BON AMIS has been quite good at winning both starts and should run well fresh.
No6 JUNGLIZED resumes here and comes out of good races at the first preparation.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 ALL STAND
No4 KANDY was quite good when winning on debut in quite slick time. The step up in grade should be no issue at all.
No7 I AM SPECIAL was a good winner at Canberra in fast time. From gate 9 she will jump and run along here and give them something to catch.
No2 MUNJAI has been trialing in good fashion leading into the fresh run here and brings good form to this.
No8 LIBERTINE MISS was a good winner last start and the form around her isn’t too bad for a race like this.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 MUNJAI
No 6 CALIFORNIA WISDOM has been going quite well at the trials coming into the fresh run here and brings good form into this.
No 3 ISTRIA has been very good in both runs this time in and up to 1400m third-up looks set to peak.
No2 SEASONAL (BEST ROUGHIE) is quite good horse around the 1400m distance range and has been in solid form as of late.
No7 SOLO HEART resumes here and comes out of some solid form last time in.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 SEASONAL