Gary Harley – Preview – 05.03.21

Race 1- Australian Bloodstock Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2300m

Chenin Blanc is knocking on the door after placings in her last three starts at Goulburn, Newcastle and Scone. She made a long searching run from the tail of the field when beaten a length on this track on February 6 before a close second at Goulburn.

Flash Panther came from last to win an 1850 metre Maiden on this track two starts back.

Singapura is close to a win.

Selections:    8- Chenin Blanc     3- Flash Panther      9- Singapura

Race 2- New Zealand Bloodstock Maiden Plate 1200m

Green Flash is on debut after a close second in a recent Canterbury trial. The colt had plenty in reserve and that was his third trial. He is trained by Chris Waller and he has a lovely barrier and James McDonald has the mount.

Immaculacy has good trial form and Bullet Hero has been gelded since his only start on this track in October.

Selections:    5- Green Flash         6- Immaculacy       4- Bullet Hero

Race 3- Sharp Electronics Group Maiden Plate 1600m

Legend Has It had excuses when midfield on this track last start when pulling up lame. In his two starts prior he was placed although well beaten at Newcastle and Kembla. All three runs have been on wet tracks and a big improvement on a good 4 is expected.

Stonehenge was run down late at Goulburn and he has a chance.

Gateaux wasn’t far away on debut at Canberra.

Selections:    1- Legend Has It     5- Stonehenge        7- Gateaux

Race 4- Simtrack 3YO & Up Maiden Handicap 1400m

Vanilla Sky’s eagerly awaited debut has arrived. The filly has outstanding trial form which includes two easy wins and a length second to Mount Fuji. On January 27 she led all the way unextended at Rosehill. Tommy Berry rides her from a nice barrier.

Members Only was narrowly beaten on debut here on February 20 and the longer trip is ideal.

Parochial has a place chance.

Selections:    4- Vanilla Sky           1- Members Only   3- Parochial


Race 5- Kam- Cool Refrigeration Posthaste Benchmark 78 Handicap 900m

Mr. Polar hit the ground running and bolted in over this course last Saturday. He can mix his form and be difficult to ride but he was allowed to run along last Saturday. He has a perfect draw.

Invincible Kiss is pretty quick and has been placed in her last two Canterbury starts.

Ballistic Moon came from last to win a weaker race here last start.

Selections:    5- Mr. Polar               2- Invincible Kiss      6- Ballistic Moon

Race 6- Bella Group Services Beaumont Handicap 1400m

Gymnastics is a promising Godolphin filly which made up good ground late on debut at Newcastle two weeks ago. She was only beaten half a length on and she will appreciate the longer trip and long straight. This is potential Oaks filly next season.

Tea Leaves second up run at Wyong was an eye catcher and the colt will love the roomy track.

Gulf Of Thailand could fill a place.

Selections:    7- Gymnastics         1- Tea Leaves                      3- Gulf Of Thailand

Race 7- Suez Newcastle Newmarket Handicap 1400m

Cascadian is the winner of just under $1 Million and is the class runner. He was beaten a long head in the Group 1 Cantala at Flemington in October. He finished fourth in the Group 1 Memsie in August and he resumes after a hard held trial win a week ago. He has barrier one and McDonald aboard.

Bottega was beaten 2.8 lengths by Colette in the Golden Eagle in October and he resumes after a nice trial.

Gem Song in his first run for 15 months caught the eye with a close fourth in the Southern Cross.

Selections:    1- Cascadian          8- Bottega                2- Gem Song

Race 8- Novocastrian Electrical F&M benchmark 64 Handicap 1200m

So Far Away has her foot on the till after a close third on this track two weeks ago. She was an easy Hawkesbury winner before a spell.

Never Second has a win and a second from two starts and Hasty Duchess has good Kembla form.

Selections:    3- So Far Away        5- Never Second                6- Hasty Duchess