Cessnock Preview- 15-07-19

Race 1- Yarraman Park Benchmark 58 Handicap 900m

Manning Treasure is a smart short courser with all four wins over 1000 metres. He races well fresh and has speed to burn. The apprentice will claim 3 kilograms, so he is well weighted.

Mapili is in great form with a Muswellbrook win and a close second at Scone recently.

Snipex Abaa is a speedster and last start Quirindi winner.


1- Manning Treasure

2- Mapili

3- Snipex Abaa

Race 2- Sharp Electronics Group 2YO Maiden Handicap 900m

Frozen In Time is on debut after an easy Newcastle trial win. The filly led all the way to win the trial under a hold.

Showbound is a Kiwi bred colt in the Snowden stable. He has performed well in a couple of trials.

Fanciful Dream had no luck when placed at Muswellbrook.


8- Frozen In Time

5- Showbound

7- Fanciful Dream

Race 3- Hungerford Hill Wines Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2125m

Apache Junction had a tough run at Tamworth last start when runner up. He was caught three wide the trip last start and the inform Sam Clenton retains the mount.

Lucitor is an acceptor at Wyong on Saturday and if he runs here he will be hard to beat.

Reliansive is in good form and can stay.


2- Apache Junction

9- Lucitor

6- Reliansive

Race 4 -The Hunter @ Newcastle November 16 Maiden Handicap 1150m

Madam Lilthyia was nailed on the line after sitting outside the leader last start. She beat a subsequent winner last start and was a close second at Gosford last prep. The barrier is a negative.

Freedoms Fire was slow out last start when he failed at Muswellbrook. He was placed at Wyong two starts back.

Hard Lady ran on nicely in a recent trial.


2- Madam Lilthyia

6- Freedoms Fire

13- Hard Lady

Race 5 -Sage Painting Maiden Plate 1570m

Fashion Icon is a former West Australian filly which has been runner up in both starts for Kris Lees. She flashed home behind a smart filly first up at Muswellbrook. She again came from way back last start at Muswellbrook.

Emperor Arli can improve on recent form and so can Applicant


9- Fashion Icon

4- Emperor Arli

1- Applicant

Race 6- Cessnock Leagues Club Class 2 Handicap 1570m

Charlies Law has had three runs this prep and is ready to win. He was only beaten a length in a better field at Muswellbrook two starts back. He has barrier one and he should box seat.

Commander Bell is a last start Scone winner and he has drawn well.

Azarmin is lightly raced and could fill a place.


1- Charlies Law

4- Commander Bell

6- Azarmin

Race 7- East Cessnock Bowling Club Benchmark 58 Handicap 1350m

East Esplanade was placed at Newcastle last start. He led to well in the straight and drops in class here. He was only beaten a length by the smart Ruling Symbol at Newcastle three starts back.

Sheeran wasn’t far away at Muswellbrook last start and Di’s Diamond runs on strong.


3- East Esplanade

2- Sheeran

6- Di’s Diamond