BEST BET: Race 6 No 1 LARLABROOK
Looks hard to go past on his recent efforts and just loves racing on this track and distance. Unlucky last start when beaten by less than 2 lengths in a blanket finish and can atone for that defeat here today. Huge chance.
QUADDIE PICKS (races 5-6-7-8):
2,3,5,8 – 1,4,8,9 – 1,5,8,10 – 1,3,5,6
No6 TANGARRA EXPRESS Good effort at Cessnock a fortnight ago when coming home strong from the tail of the field to just fail by a length. Will be giving them a start but will be flying home late. Rated to win.
No7 THOMSON RIVER
No1 IMA BAKER Good win at Orange last start and can make it successful victories here today in this small field which suits. Has a great record on the track and won three times over the distance. Looks well placed and sure to be hard to beat.
No5 BEL ATTRAIT
No2 MAGIC OVER THE BAY
No6 BELOW THE BELT
*SCRATCHED* No6 OOCUMBA Lightly raced filly that looks well placed here today to get its much-deserved maiden victory. Placed at her two starts to date and drawn to get the run of the race here today. Very confident she will go close to winning.
No4 FADING MIST
*SCRATCHED* No2 JULIE MAGIC
No5 ONE INVINCIBLE CAT
No9 MURTALERT Drawn well here today and sure to be very competitive in this very winnable race. Gave them a start before coming home strongly to be beaten by 2.1 lengths on the track a fortnight ago. Win wont shock and could be at decent value.
No1 HIGH SKI
No2 THE RED CHEIF
No5 SHAOLIN SONG
No2 COMMANDATORE Up in grade but going on his win last start at Muswellbrook he will be in this for a long way. Settled mid field before coming home strong to get the bob on the line a fortnight ago. Drawn well, key player.
No3 OUR TAX RETURN
No8 DRAWN TO YOU
No5 RAGE AGAINST
No1 LARLABROOK (BEST BET) Looks hard to go past on his recent efforts and just loves racing on this track and distance. Unlucky last start when beaten by less than 2 lengths in a blanket finish and can atone for that defeat here today. Huge chance.
No4 SISTER JOY
No9 MAGIC GRACIE
No5 ISLAND GRANGE Ultra consistent mare that looks hard to beat going on her recent efforts to date. Huge run two starts back at Cessnock when beaten by a nose in a tight finish. Has the form and sure to be very competitive here today. Strongly fancied.
No8 TEMPT NOT
No 10 HAYDEN BOY
*SCRATCHED* No3 MAGIC BENETEAU Will strip fitter and looks hard to beat in the final event of the program here today. Very unlucky last start at Grafton when narrowly beaten by a short neck in a tight finish. Has some form around some handy gallopers. Hard to go past.
*SCRATCHED* No1 SMART ATTIRE
*SCRATCHED* No5 SAFETY PEG
No6 BONNIE SARE