Kembla and Taree are the meetings where we have identified a few serious chances that look well placed and will prove hard to beat. Our top pick was nailed on the line last start and will be out to atone for that narrow defeat on today’s winnable race.
Kembla is racing on a Good 4 with the rail True.
Taree is racing on a Good 3 with the rail +5m Entire Circuit.
Lightly-raced gelding BISQUE looked good when defeating Fabulosa by 1.5 lengths on this track last start and can make it successive victories here today. Will be rock hard fit third-up and looks to have found the right race to go back-to-back. Sticking with him.
1st: No2 BISQUE 2nd: No3 Invincible Lad; 3rd: No4 All Ours; 4th: No7 Grand Theft Auto
Looks a perfect race for CHEAT’M to make it successive victories here today. Led and proved too good when defeating Old Triest at Coffs Harbour a fortnight back and will strip fitter here today. Has drawn well and the small field does suit. Key player.
1st: No4 CHEAT’M 2nd: No1 Mr Snowman; 3rd: No2 Fear Factor; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No5 Second Island
KATGULLY RED (BEST BET) will be looking to atone for his narrow defeat to Miss Faith at Wyong last start and looks to have the perfect race for that to happen here today. Has drawn to get the run of the race and has won at his only attempt on the track. Looks a major player.
1st: No1 KATGULLY RED 2nd: No3 Kelvinside; 3rd: No6 Suo Jure; 4th: No4 Marrock
Sticking with the Bjorn Baker-trained SPENCER (NEXT BEST BET) who gave his rivals a galloping lesson when winning by 4.5 lengths at Canberra last start. Led and never looked like getting beat and will be the one they will need to run down here today. Has drawn well and sure to be in this for a long way. The one to beat.
1st: No4 SPENCER 2nd: No2 So Spirited; 3rd: No7 Laszlo; 4th: No6 Burden Of Proof
Despite drawing wide, MARATHON looks well-placed to take out the final event of the program at Taree today. Well beaten by the Smartedge at Canterbury last start but will appreciate this class drop here today. Did win well at Scone back in June and we expect him to be very competitive here today. Sticking with him.
1st: No2 MARATHON 2nd: No3 Go Benny; 3rd: No6 Mister Smartee; 4th: No1 Abohar