Gary Harley – Preview – 04.05.23

Race 1 – Prosperity Advisors Group Provincial Maiden Handicap 1300m

Stars And Bars has had two starts since a long spell and he is ready to win. He was unlucky second up at Hawkesbury recently when beaten .34 of a length. He was caught three wide with no cover during the run and just kept coming.

First starter Felonious should run well and Monfiducia had good form last preparation.

Selections:        3- Stars And Bars          1- Felonious                 8- Monfiducia


Race 2 – Brave Smash @ Yarraman Park F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Seany’s Girl won well first up at Goulburn and wasn’t far away in subsequent starts at Kembla and Wyong. Last preparation she was runner up at Newcastle and Hawkesbury.

Bowery Breeze has placed twice recently at Hawkesbury and Warwick Farm.

Gendarmerie is second up after winning two on the trot last preparation.

Selections:        7- Seany’s Girl 4- Bowery Breeze                      2- Gendarmerie


Race 3 – Horsepower Feeds And Supplements CG&E Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Super is a track specialist with five wins at Newcastle. He’s a back marker but has a powerful finish. Two starts back he came from well back to win on this track, and he was last in a big field last start here before storming home for a close fourth.

Catapult finished a length behind Super last start, and You’re Game is a last start winner.

Selections:        2- Super           6- Catapult                  7- You’re Game


Race 4 – Sharp Office Maiden Plate 1200m

Bespangled has been placed twice in stronger fields and she has barrier one and Jason Collett. The filly was third, two lengths from the winner on the Kensington track on March 8. She trialled nicely on this track on April 26.

Magnatear is on debut and is trialling well, while Leandra was placed at Canterbury in December.

Selections:        7- Bespangled 5- Magnatear               10- Leandra


Race 5- New Era Technology Maiden Plate 1850m

Ocean Honour was held up at a vital stage when beaten a neck at Wyong last start. He will appreciate the longer trip.

Stablemate Genetic Freak has been narrowly beaten in his past two starts at Warwick Farm and Hawkesbury.

Likewise, Whatadilemma has been placed in his past two starts at Warwick Farm and Hawkesbury.

Selections:        2- Ocean Honour        1- Genetic Freak          6- Whatadilemma


Race 6 – Kloster Motor Group Midway Benchmark 64 Handicap 1850m

By Nine has been placed in two of his past three starts this preparation, and he hit the line hard when beaten a nose at Canberra last start. Three runs back he was .31 of a length from the winner.

Desi Emperor won well at Mudgee last start and Commander Bell came from last to win at Wyong two weeks back.

Selections:        2- By Nine                    4- Desi Emperor                       6- Commander Bell


Race 7 – New Zealand Bloodstock Maiden Handicap 1500m

Skit ‘N’ Skat’s only start was at Kembla when he started favourite and was beaten 1.3 lengths when runner up on a heavy track. It will be a firm track on Thursday and expect a big improvement.

Dawla came from a long way back when placed on this track on April 22.

Tot Of Rum has been placed in all three starts.

Selections:        1- Skit “N’ Skat            6-Dawla           7- Tot Of Rum


Race 8 – The Prince Of Merewether benchmark 64 Handicap 900m

The lightly raced Amnesty can run well from her favourable draw. She won first up at Mornington in October before being run down on the same track. She placed behind Private Eye in a recent trial.

Florida Sky and Markwell Dreamer are the main threats.

Selections:        10- Amnesty                 3- Florida Sky              1- Markwell Dreamer.