Gary Harley – Preview- 04.02.23

Race 1 – Happy 50th David Illingworth Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2300m

Tycoon Charger is a class above these and will be a short-priced favourite. He followed up a narrow defeat at Canterbury on New Years Day with a 5.85 lengths win at Scone on January 27.

About The Moon and Rapid Impact have place chances.

Selections:           2- Tycoon Charger                            3- About The Moon                         4- Rapid Impact


Race 2 – Porter Hire Australia Provincial Class 1 Handicap 1500m

Star Mission is racing well and has a soft draw. The mare was a close third on this track on December 3. She has since placed at Goulburn and Nowra before finishing midfield at Randwick last start.

Global Encounter came from last when beaten ½ length first up at Kembla and Street Candi won well at Wyong.

Selections:           5- Star Mission                 2- Global Encounter                        8- Street Candi


Race 3 – Brian Sheeley Memorial Maiden Handicap 1500m

Esky caught the eye first up on the Beaumont track when a fast finishing second on Boxing Day. He has failed since at Warwick Farm but he placed in a strong race at Gosford on August 26.

Marigold’s Dream had no luck in his second start at Goulburn and Cheval Savant has trialled okay.

Selections:           8- Esky                 6- Marigold’s Dream                       2- Cheval Savant


Race 4 – Ryan Ansell Investment Solutions Maiden Plate 900m

Satin And Silk is also an acceptor at Randwick however if she runs here, she looks the winner. In her only start in the Group 3 Gimcrack she finished three lengths from the winner. The filly is trialling well and has barrier one.

Gaylebeck has been runner up on this track in all three starts and draws well.

Iamadancer is on debut and has trialled okay.

Selections:           9- Satin And Silk                                6- Gaylebeck                      8- Iamadancer


Race 5 – Montgomery Homes Benchmark 64 Handicap 900m

Alicia Roma is very quick and has a good record of two wins and three placings from five starts. She draws nicely and bolted in first up at Canberra.

Procrastinator won two on the trot on this track before a spell and Aspen Chase has a chance.

Selections:           9- Alicia Roma                    1- Procrastinator                              4- Aspen Chase


Race 6- Porter Equipment Australia Midway Maiden Handicap 1300m

Ovoid put the writing on the wall with a close second at Kembla second up on January 21. He has placed four of ten starts and has the speed to take advantage of the rail’s barrier.

River Tamar is trialling well and was a close third at Hawkesbury before a spell.

Petersham is on debut after a nice trial.

Selections:           10- Ovoid                             9- River Tamar                   8- Petersham


Race 7 – RAIS Super Class 1 Handicap 1300m

Hawaii Five Oh is a potential group performer resuming from a spell. He was placed in Listed company at Rosehill in September and his last trial in top company was impressive.  He has a soft draw.

Major Beel had good form in two states last preparation and will sprint well fresh.

Lisztomania has very good form.

Selections:           1- Hawaii Five Oh                             2- Major Beel                     3- Lisztomania


Race 8 – Container Traders Conditional Benchmark 68 Handicap 1400m

Jumeirah Beach is promising and has the rails barrier. He won two on the trot on country tracks before a spell and he looked good in a recent Warwick Farm trial.

Mihocek has his foot on the till and likes this track while Mirror Queen won three from four last preparation.

Selections:           8- Jumeirah Beach                           9- Mihocek                          6- Mirror Queen