Gary Harley – Herald – 26.12.21

Newcastle trained filly Wealthofknowledge was runner up in her only two starts is ready to atone in the Sharp Office Maiden Plate at the Newcastle Jockey Clubs Boxing Day meeting on the Beaumont track.

The inform Nathan Doyle trains the filly and Lee Magorrian has the mount. On debut on the Newcastle course proper on November 28 she was near the tail of the field at the top of the straight before storming home to fail by 1 ½ lengths. That was a heavy track and last start on the Beaumont track Wealthofknowledge was beaten a nose on a good 4 track.

The Capitalist filly has a tricky draw but the race is restricted to twelve starters. Doyle who has trained 26 winners in less than five months of the current season has three others racing on Saturday. The trio is Diamond Tipped in the Des Edser Memorial Maiden Plate 1200m. Pad Thai contests the New Zealand Bloodstock Maiden Plate 1200m and Single Crown in The Prince Of Merewether Benchmark 64 Handicap 1350m. The former Victorian Single Crown has the best chance.

Rosehill three year old Gulf Of Panama is a standout in the 1350 metre Australian Bloodstock Maiden Plate. The son of Lonhro was trialling well before his only start at Warwick Farm on December 1 and he finished 1 ¼ lengths from the winner. Gulf Of Panama had a nice trail behind the leaders and he raced up to challenge them in the straight but was outgunned. He will be fitter for the run and has a soft draw.

The James Cummings filly Minouche is ready to win after a fast finishing second on debut at Canterbury on December 10. The 3 year old was a clear last out of the barrier and she was well back in the home turn. The filly flashed home but was outgunned by the winner. She will contest the New Zealand Bloodstock Maiden Plate 1200m and she will appreciate the spacious track.

Kris Lees talented gelding Loch Lamond will benefit from local apprentice Dylan Gibbons 2 kilogram allowance when he runs in the final event the 1350 metre Benchmark 64 Handicap. The Kiwi bred turned in an eye catcher when he came from well back to finish third on the Kensington track last start. The barrier is a negative but he has the talented jockey to overcome the barrier.

The Boxing Day meeting is full of quality but if you cannot get to the track because of the restrictions you can watch the action on the SKY Racing Network.