RACE 1 – NATIONWIDE SUPER CLASS 2 HANDICAP 900M
Miss Eimar is chasing a hattrick after comfortable wins at Scone and Taree. She will have a nice sit behind the leaders from the rails barrier and she is strong late over short courses.
Gidgee Guy was narrowly beaten at Cessnock last start after being ridden off the pace.
No Doubt Acracker looked good winning at Muswellbrook.
5 Miss Eimar
4 Gidgee Guy
7 No Doubt Acraker
RACE 2 – PEDENS HOTEL BENCHMARK 58 1200M
Oakfield General resumes and he races well on this track. He finished fourth behind Girl Tuesday last start in September and he was a winner on this track in August.
Survey’s Legacy was only beaten three lengths at Canterbury last start and she was a Tuncurry winner first up.
Di’s Diamond is always a chance in this class.
1 Oakfield General
5 Survey’s Legacy
2 Di’s Diamond
RACE 3 – CESSNOCK ADVERTISER CLASS 1 1200M
Gumshoe has the best form and he has the rails barrier and a 4-kilogram claim. He has a win and three placings from four starts including a 2 ½ length placing on the Kensington track two starts back he won a Port Macquarie Maiden by close on 5 lengths.
Penny Dreadful hasn’t been far away in her two starts this prep and she will run well.
Pluck And Lucky has a place chance.
7 Penny Dreadful
3 Pluck And Lucky
RACE 4 – YARRAMAN PARK BENCHMARK 66 1400M
More Chilli has never been out of a place in seven starts and he is well placed here. He is a winner in his only start on this track and he wasn’t far away in a strong race at Scone last start.
General Artie has a big weight, but he had the same weight when close up at Scone last start.
Rouge Runner always puts in and has a chance.
2 More Chilli
1 General Artie
6 Rouge Runner
Race 5 – Cessnock Leagues Club Maiden Plate 900m
Hard Reality has been placed in three of his five starts and this is a winnable race. He was placed when favourite at Cessnock last start and he went okay in a much classier race than this on this track in early December.
Last Ace resumes and in her only start was a distant second when an odds-on favourite at Port Macquarie in October.
Xiaoli’s Ying has a place chance.
1 Hard Reality
7 Last Ace
12 Xiaoli’s Ying
RACE 6 – EAST CESSNOCK BOWLING CLUB MAIDEN 1200M
Commander bell was placed at Gosford first up and was beaten less than a length. He has since had a quiet trail at Wyong and he has raced much better company on the Provincials.
Raay Of Time was run down and finished second in her only start at Taree in August and she trialled okay recently.
Ta Chanson has genuine speed and will give a sight.
2 Commander Bell
4 Raay Of Time
3 Ta Chanson
RACE 7- SENPOS POINT OF SALE CLASS 1 1600M
Holy Reign won a provincial Maiden at Kembla last start and he looks too classy for these. He finished second 2 ½ lengths behind Girl Tuesday on this track in August.
Itz Lily won easily at Taree on debut then finished second at Cessnock last start.
Rock ‘em Sock ‘em was very unlucky at Cessnock last stat.
1 Holy Reign
4 Itz Lily
5 Rock Em Sock Em