Newcastle for their big Newmarket Day with the winner gaining a free shot at the Doncaster Handicap next month should they so desire. Outside of that we have seven good races on what looks to be a good days racing. Rail true, track good.
QUADDIES (races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 1,10 - 4,5,6 - 2,10 - 2,11,12
Wide Play: 1,2,6,10 - 1,2,4,5,6,7,9 - 2,4,10 - 2,5,6,7,11,12,15
BEST BET: R3 – 1. KATHMANDU
Next Best Bet: R4 – 4. REX BELL
Best Roughie: R2 – 6. THE PROMISE
No6 DUVESSA is a brilliantly bred filly who comes out of a very good race on debut behind Manicure and Sasso Corbaro, the trials have been good.
No1 KING HEWITT has been trialing in imposing fashion leading into the debut run and needs to be respected.
No8 ROCK’N’ROLL MUSIC gets a soft run on the map here on debut and has trialled up well.
No7 LIVIA’S STORY closed off well on debut and should appreciate the step up to 1200m.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 ROCK’N’ROLL MUSIC
No8 SPORTY closed off well on debut and should appreciate the step up to the 1400m.
No6 THE PROMISE (BEST ROUGHIE) was quite good fresh running solid sectionals and will be better second-up.
No5 LORD ELLIOTT comes out of some good races in the first prep and has now been gelded, trials ok enough.
No2 THE MIST has his first start in Australia here and has been trialing up well enough.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 THE PROMISE
No1 KATHMANDU (BEST BET) looks set to breakthrough here bringing the best form and a strong SP profile to this event, now that he is fourth-up from the spell to the 1600m he looks to be perfectly set to win here.
No2 BUSKER’S BALLAD should be much fitter second-up at the mile.
No4 SO STRONG closed off well fresh and should appreciate the step to the mile.
No3 DELOS brings some strong form to this and has been trialing well.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 BUSKER’S BALLAD
No4 REX BELL (NEXT BEST BET) is the best rated horse in this race by 4kgs, he is a weighted certainty. This is a plain horrible race, he draws a soft gate (1) for Bowman and gets a perfect run just behind them and should be too strong.
No5 SIERRA NEGRA closed off well last start and will be suited to the 2300m.
No6 MOMENTUM TO WIN was a strong winner last start and is well suited here.
No7 TERWILLIKER steps up quickly in distance here, but brings good form to this.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 SIERRA NEGRA
No10 IN GOOD HEALTH comes out of a good race last week at Rosehill, the step to 1400m looks suitable.
No1 OSORNO should be much better suited up to the 1400m and gets the blinkers on here.
No5 SIGNORE FOX is drawn to get a soft run from gate 4 here and should appreciate the step up.
No2 LABURNUM did a very good job winning over 1350m on debut and looks a champagne horse already.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 SIGNORE FOX
No5 MISTER SEA WOLF resumes here, and I think I have just gotten over him getting rolled fresh last time in. He looks to be trying to sneak into a Doncaster and has the ability.
No4 SPECTROSCOPE never came up last time in and I am willing to forget that prep, this time last year he was dynamic winning two of three.
No6 LANCIATO has been running brilliant sectionals when winning the past two, he goes brilliant fresh and the Prized Icon / Endless Drama form is very good now.
No7 LIFE LESS ORDINARY has been brilliant in his two fresh runs in Australia, I expect the same here.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 LIFE LESS ORDINARY
No2 LATIN BOY went to a new level last time in winning four of five, all in fast time. The two trials have been good.
No10 TRUST ME will be well suited coming back to the 900m here fresh.
No4 COCKLES is a good short courser and gets a good run just in behind the speed here.
No1 ANECDOTE is the class of this field, and will sit off them and have last shot.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 COCKLES
No12 BRIGHT IDEA resumes here and comes through some very good form races in the first prep and has trialled well.
No11 SWEET DEAL brings Alizee form to this race, she took on some tough races last time in and this is much easier for her here.
No2 AANVOERDER brings quite a solid record to this race, she is a consistent mare who will run well fresh.
No5 TAWFIQ BOY has been in very consistent form this time in and needs to be given a chance yet again here.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 SWEET DEAL