Gary Harley – Preview – 05.02.22

Race 1- Tozer Air & Electrical Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2350m

Promising stayer Forever You steps up to the longer trip after an easy Maiden win at Kembla over 2000m on a heavy track last start. The European bred mare has had three starts and has been impressive in all three. She is a stout stayer and the longer trip won’t be a problem.

Finnman was an easy Taree winner last start and Oakfield Pinto has a place chance.

Selections:    6- Forever You        1- Finnman                2- Oakfield Pinto


Race 2 – Tozer Air & Electrical F&M Maiden Handicap 1400m

Ruinart is a talented filly crying out for this trip and the long straight. She finished strongly when runner up first up at Canterbury on January 21 on a soft track. The filly has drawn well and she had no luck last start.

Kouklara has been placed in five of eight starts and is the main threat while Lamplady can improve.

Selections:    2- Ruinart      1- Kouklara              3- Lamplady


Race 3- Tozer Air & Electrical Benchmark 64 Handicap 900m

Fleet Air Arm is unbeaten after two easy wins twelve months ago. The 4yo’s wins have been at Port Macquarie and Scone, the latter on a soft track. He was unextended in an easy Newcastle trial win recently and Dylan Gibbons has ridden him in both wins and two recent trials.

Bengalla Bay is very quick and is a last start Muswellbrook winner who has good wet track form.

Barney Rabble bolted in with a Newcastle Maiden last start.

Selections: 3- Fleet Air Arm         4- Bengalla Bay      6- Barney Rabble


Race 4- Tozer Air & Electrical Maiden Plate 900m

Said Hanrahan is on debut after two trial wins in October and January. In the last trial at Warwick Farm on January 20, the filly led clearly and was eased down late. That trial was on a soft track and the runner up has been narrowly beaten in a Newcastle race recently.

Super Bright has impressed in two trials and Island Lass has speed.

Selections:  9- Said Hanrahan    10- Super Bright      8- Island Lass

Race 5 – Tozer Air & Electrical CG&E Maiden Handicap 1400m

Wolfburn is second up after being unplaced when well backed at Canterbury on January 21. He was placed in strong fields at Gosford and Hawkesbury last preparation and he won two trials before his first up run.

Rapid Reload has drawn well and the 1400m is more suitable and Notabadbuy won a recent trial.

Selections:    6- Wolfburn              1- Rapid Reload                 7- Notabadbuy


Race 6 – Tozer Air & Electrical Class 1 Handicap 1250m

Flying Crazy was only beaten 1 ¼ lengths in a very strong Saturday metropolitan race first up on January 22. He had good form during the winter including Kensington Maiden win and placings at Hawkesbury and on the Kensington track. He has a soft draw and he will appreciate this trip.

Galierro is trialling well and has solid form while Starboreta is racing well.

Selections:   1- Flying Crazy        13- Galierro              6- Starboreta


Race 7 – Tozer Air & Electrical Class 1 Handicap 1500m

Adulting resumed from a 12 month spell with an easy win on a soft track at Newcastle on January 19. She was racing away in the closing stages and she will be even fitter this time. A firmer track may also be more suitable.

Ellenmac came from last to win on debut here on January 19 and Yardstick was an easy trial winner recently.

Selections:    10- Adulting             11- Ellenmac           1- Yardstick

Race 8 – Tozer Air & Electrical Conditional Benchmark 68 Handicap 1400m

Steplee has had four starts for 2 wins and a second and he needs the long Newcastle straight to unwind. Both wins were by 3 ½ and 1 ½ lengths respectively and he had no luck first up at Rosehill recently when trapped wide with no cover.

Byron is a last start winner on this track and Defeat was placed first up.

Selections:   4- Steplee     2- Byron         3- Defeat