Gary Harley – Preview – 02.12.23

Race 1 – All Metal Roofing 3YO Maiden Plate 900m

Ballet D ’Esprit is a fast filly but she pulled hard to the home turn when run down by a smart one in a Randwick trial recently. Has a nice barrier and has had three trials.

Hidden Mogul has had a number of trials and she just missed in her last trial.

Golden Cow has the bets form of those that have raced.

Selections:        3- Ballet D ’Esprit         5- Hidden Mogul          4- Golden Cow


Race 2 – Hobson Engineering Super Maiden 1600m

I Am Smiling is a blueblood which could develop into a handy stayer. This is her second start but she went okay in an unsuitable race in town last year. She will relish the tough mile.

Whatadilemma has been placed in six of seven starts and he will benefit from a close Kembla second first up.

Slipstreaming is ready to improve third up.

Selections:        4 – I Am Smiling            Whatadilemma            8- Slipstreaming


Race 3 – Newsure Insurance Midway Class 1 Handicap 1400m

Watch My Girl has speed and was run down on the line second up at Newcastle last start. The filly ran on strong to win at Gosford first up. The shorter trip is ideal and she draws a nice barrier.

Golden Pattern came form a mile back when a close second at Kembla first up and she was a Newcastle winner in May.

Boominartie has sound Victorian form and trialled okay.

Selections:        3- Watch My Girl         4- Gold Pattern            1- Boominartie


Race 4 – Cants Building & Newcastle Office Interiors Class 1 Handicap 900m

Willingale is in top form and is well weighted with 54.5 on her back. She won impressively at Newcatsle last start and she was narrowly beaten on this track two starts back.

Mr Extreme is first up after two trials but before he went to the paddock he was double figures when he won on this track in May.

Klum resumes here and her form was okay last prep.

Selections:        4- Willingale                1- Mr Extreme 6- Klum


Race 5 – UPunt Race Tips Provincial Benchmark 68 Handicap 1200m

Annulus is ready to win after two starts this prep. He was only beaten 1.32 lengths when midfield at Gosford second up and he races well on this track where he has a win and four placings. The inform Anna Ropa claims 3 kilograms.

Shotmaker is ready third up and his last two runs at Gosford have been okay.

Reggie’s Boy can improve third up.

Selections:        5- Annulus       1- Shotmaker               4- Reggies Boy


Race 6 – Happy Birthday Super Coop Maiden Plate 1200m

Restonica hasn’t raced since a fast finishing close second at Gosford in March. The colt was only between 2 lengths in a good 2 year old race on the Kensington track in February. He has had two recent trials and should run well.

Community was placed at Gosford, Wyong and Kembla last prep and he has trialled okay.

Fire Tribe was runner up at Gosford first up.

Selections:        5- Restonica                 1- Community              4- Fire Tribe


Race 7- Novatherm Benchmark 64 Handicap 1600m

Bakerloo is flying and he draws well however he normally goes back to last. He came from well back on this track on October 17 then he won on the Beaumont track on October 30. Last start he came from long last when beaten a nose at Scone.

Iverson is also in good form and has been placed in both starts on this track.

Scorched Land had 62.5 kilograms however Anna Ropa will claim 3 kilograms and he is the class runner.

Selections:        5- Bakerloo      3- Iverson         1- Scorched Land