Nowra and Grafton is where we find our top selections today with our top pick All But Gone looking to atone for its last start narrow defeat in a very winnable event.
Nowra is racing on a Heavy 9 with the rail out 3m from the 1200m to 350m then cutaway.
Grafton is a Soft 5 with the rail out 3m Winning Post to 1600m, 3m 1200m to Winning Post.
Sticking with the top weight ADABOYCHARLIE to atone for his first-up defeat at Nowra when finding one better on the day. Beaten by 1.8 lengths when fresh after a torrid run and look for him to strip fitter second-up from a break and give this an almighty shake. Looks well placed. Stick with him.
1st: No1 ADABOYCHARLIE; 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No3 Privily; 3rd: No5 Jakes Purse; 4th: No2 Moralist
No2. KOTA FLYER
Sticking with last start winner KOTA FLYER to make it successive victories here today. Looked impressive when storming home to win by 1.5 lengths at Rockhampton before hitting the paddock for a three-month layoff. Key Player.
1st: No2 KOTA FLYER; 2nd: No6 Miss River Belle; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No1 Ayeteem; 4th: No3 Cheat’m
No2. SECRET DIAMOND
Despite being drawn wide, SECRET DIAMOND looks a serious chance and will be in this for a long way. Beaten by 1.2 lengths at Hawkesbury last start when backed from $11 into $7. Raced up on the speed that day from the good draw but from gate 11, expect her to go back and come at them with one big run. Win won’t shock.
1st: No2 SECRET DIAMOND; 2nd: No3 Radish; 3rd: No6 Blue Fiasco; 4th: No1 None So Bright
No3. ALL BUT GONE
Sticking with the D Lane gelding ALL BUT GONE that looked a touch unlucky at Canterbury last start and can atone for that defeat here today. Made up plenty of ground in the race won by Dalmatia Prince during the midweek metro event and this assignment is definitely no harder. Has placed over the track/distance and will be the one coming home strong. Rates well.
1st: No3 ALL BUT GONE; 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No1 Darci’s Affair; 3rd: No6 Loud Enough; 4th: No9 American Diva
No6. SUPER TICKETS
SUPER TICKETS was well beaten on debut at Wagga last start but will strip fitter and looks a serious chance to take out the final event of the program. Had to do plenty of work in leading last time out and only faded the final 100 metres, however, the winner (Belfast Bella) went enormous so it was a pretty strong maiden. Will strip fitter for this and should be in or near the lead again. Hard to beat.
1st: No6 SUPER TICKETS; 2nd: No2 Red Brocade; 3rd: No7 Miss Demi; 4th: No5 Sun And Heir