Newcastle for our provincial meeting this Saturday and I must admit with the influx of racing we have upcoming, the fields are not too bad here. 8 races on the card, track seems to be playing better now. Rail true and we should be on good going.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 4,7 - 1 - 1 - 5,7
Wide Play: 2,3,4,7 - 1 - 1,2,3,5 - 5,7
BEST BET: R6 – 1. CALIFORNIA WISDOM
Next Best Bet: R3 - 3. CORMAC
Best Roughie: R1 – 6. MISTER ROSSA
No6 MISTER ROSSA (BEST ROUGHIE) will be over the odds here with some solid form at country tracks, he gets a soft run on the map and will be hard to beat.
No4 IVORYMAN has been going well enough as of late and the step up to 1850m suits him here.
No7 SKIFIELD brings the best SP profile to this race with flashing light runs recently, 1850m on the big track helps.
No1 DASHING SPECIAL has had enough chances for mine, as he looms up and doesn’t go on with it. The 2kg claim helps.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 MISTER ROSSA
No1 POETIC CHARMER brings the best form to this race, but he is starting to become a bit costly to punters. Blinkers on the first time may do the trick.
No3 SEKIYAMA well we got Glynned on debut, not at all sure what happened. This is a nice colt who will take benefit from the debut run.
No6 CHILLY CHA CHA was solid enough on debut and was really well backed there. She should improve over further here.
No4 ON PARADE found the line quite well on debut and I am not put off by the SP there, as the trials were not that bad
VALUE RUNNER: No4 ON PARADE
No3 CORMAC (NEXT BEST BET) has trialled in very nice order coming into the debut run here, and although the 1200m may be a touch short. I think his class can carry him a long way. The two trials have been brilliant and do not let the jock turn you off, he has plenty of ability.
No5 ECHO JET was well backed on debut at Bendigo, but nothing went right there. Forgive him.
No6 PERFECT STYLE has a good SP profile here, but for mine lacks a killer instinct. But has his chance again.
No8 THRILLED gets a good run of it on the map here and just missed last start, should run well again.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 ECHO JET
No8 WIDE SPREAD PANIC has been trialing in good order coming to the debut run, should jump and run them along here and be hard to beat.
No1 BIRDSONG well, what do we say about her, many a chance and has let us down. The trials have been fantastic.
No7 THINK ROSES will be finding the line better than anything here and the trials have been good.
No5 DAWN DAWN is very well bred and the trial in the lead up was quite good.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 THINK ROSES
No7 TINY TAJ was good enough when winning on debut, this isn’t too strong a Class 1 and should run well here.
No4 GRAVITATE comes out of a solid enough race last start and should run well yet again.
No2 LOMAZZO brings very good form into this race and on his home track will run well.
No3 GOOD WEATHER got the job done in good style when leading all the way last start and looks to do the same again.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 GRAVITATE
No1 CALIFORNIA WISDOM (BEST BET) even with the big weight should be taking care of this lot if he wants to have some sort of future. He just blew out late when chasing Istria home fresh, and now to 1600m suits second-up as does the claim for Heywood.
No3 SPINNING GOLD has been going ok enough as of late and should run well again.
No4 AURORA ROSE was good fresh, she looks the likely leader again here.
No7 THE IRON MAIDEN has a good enough record at the distance and will run well again.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 THE IRON MAIDEN
No1 DECEPTACON was good enough first-up from a spell and now comes into this second-up at his home track and should run well.
No3 SLEEPWALKER resumes here and will be finishing off hard.
No2 SEPAE back to the home track and 900m looks as if it will suit, as he was left in front last start.
No5 OAKFIELD TIME gets in well at the weights with the claim here and is a good 900m horse.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 SEPAE
No7 SUGAR BELLA was good in the first preparation winning two of three starts there. She has trialled in good order coming in and will run well.
No5 PRETTY FAST was a dominant winner first-up and should go close to doing the same again here.
No8 VINNIE POWER has the ability there and the run first-up was quite good and as all Thompson horses do, should improve second-up.
No4 SADHIKA resumes here and has not much fresh form to talk about, but the trials have been good.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 VINNIE POWER