Newcastle for our Thursday meeting in the Sydney region, we have eight races on the card here with nice enough fields throughout the day, track is currently rated in the soft and with no rain expected in the leadup, we may well get to good going. Rail is +7.5 the circumference.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 2,4 - 4 - 3,4,5 - 2,6
Wide Play: 2,4,5,6 - 4,7,9 - 3,4,5,9 - 2,3,5,6
BEST BET: R4 – 2. BLAZERAY
Next Best Bet: R6 – 4. ENFIELD OPP
Best Roughie: R2 – 7. SACRED EDGE
No2 CLASSIC THOUGHTS got the job done in good style last start running good enough time when winning and should go on with it.
No6 TORNADO GAL
No3 LOPE DE LOPE
VALUE RUNNER: No6 TORNADO GAL
No7 SACRED EDGE (BEST ROUGHIE) steps up in grade here, but closed off well last start, and gets a good run from gate 3 and Collett on suits.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 SACRED EDGE
No9 SENT FROM ABOVE has been trialing well leading into the debut run and looks to get a good run off the speed here and should finish off over the top of them.
No11 SET TO SIZZLE
VALUE RUNNER: No3 PAMPLEMOUSSE
No2 BLAZERAY (BEST BET) comes out of some utterly brilliant form coming into this, with form around Overshare, Addictive Nature, Overshare, Gold Standard. That is some of the better 3yo group-class form in the country right now and the trial was great. Should be winning.
No4 MY ZEBRINKA
No5 WANT TO BOLT
VALUE RUNNER: No5 WANT TO BOLT
No2 SWAFFHAM BULBECK got lucky when winning the maiden last start, but the win is on the board and he can improve second-up.
No4 ENFIELD OPP (NEXT BEST BET) has been gelded coming into this preparation and has trialled well leading into this, blinkers on = big intent to win fresh.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 OMINECA
No4 JACK’S BAR can't knock his form after winning two in a row at Taree and has trialled well since his last race 37 days ago.
No9 DARBIES BLUGIRL
VALUE RUNNER: No3 ESCHARA
No2 BATTLE FURY comes out of a good enough race first-up where the form has stood up and should improve second-up.
No3 NEW HORIZONS
VALUE RUNNER: No3 NEW HORIZONS