Race 1- Aspire Mortgage & Finance Class 1 Maiden Plate 2330m
Layla Of Monaco has ben racing in good form at Kembla. The mare came from a mile back when she won a 1600 metre Kembla Maiden two starts back, she was narrowly beaten over 2000 meters at her most recent.
Chenin Blanc will appreciate the trip while Zakspeed will fill a place.
Selections: 3- Layla Of Monaco 6- Chenin Blanc 9- Zakspeed
Race 2- Aspire Investments Maiden Plate 900m.
The Godolphin filly Bastaki has had two starts for two seconds. She has not raced since June but has benefitted from two recent trials. On January 19, the filly led all the way under a hold to win a Gosford barrier trial.
Big Happiness had no luck when an unplaced favourite first up at Scone recently.
Bright Eyed Girl was an easy trial winner at Gosford.
Selections : 3- Bastaki 1- Big Happiness 5- Bright Eyed Girl
Race 3 – Aspire Business Advisory & Coaching Class 1 Handicap 1200m
Cadenabbia resumes on the back of two recent trials and he had good metropolitan form last prep. He raced twice on metropolitan tracks for a close second on the Kensington track in August and a win in September. He won a recent barrier trial at Rosehill.
The Mistral was impressive winning on debut at Muswellbrook recently and Dreaming Of Gold is very consistent.
Selections : 1- Cadenabbia 6- The Mistral 5- Dreaming of Gold
Race 4 – Aspire Insurance CG&E Maiden Handicap 1400m
Pay Me is a first starter from the Newnham stable and he is well placed in this field. He won a Randwick trial on January 7 and he wasn’t far away in a recent Randwick trial on January 21.
The Dark Knight has been runner up in his past two starts and Apex has a place chance.
Selections : 1- Pay Me 5- The Dark Knight 6- Apex
Race 5 – Aspire Financial Planning Benchmark 64 Handicap 900m
The speedy Zeftabrook is first up after disappointing performances last preparation. On January 19, the filly led all the way to win a Gosford trial. She won the $200,000 Wellington Boot in April and the 900 metres and barrier one is a positive.
The Neon Knight has won three on the trot and is a big threat.
Snitzinnati has won two of five.
Selections : 5- Zeftabrook 4- The Neoon Knight 6- Snitzinnat
Race 6 – Aspire Equipment & Machinery Finance F&M Maiden Handicap 1400m
Willinga Panache had no luck when fourth first up at Kembla two weeks ago. She was placed twice at Canterbury in May and she has been placed second up.
Not A Choice was runner up at Canterbury on debut recently and Rubielie is racing well.
Selections : 2- Willinga Panache 1- Not A Choice 12- Rubielie
Race 7 – Aspire Accounting & Tax Class 1 Handicap 1500m
Ficheur has been crying out for a spacious track such as Newcastle and he is a good chance at odds. He flashed home when beaten two lengths first up over 100 at Wyong on January 2. He didn’t handle the Gosford track last start but his only win was on this track and the longer trip is ideal.
Deel Street is racing well and so is Zouly
Selections : 6- Fisheur 9- Deel Street 11- Zouly
Race 8 – Aspire Business & Financial Services Conditional Benchmark 68 Handicap 1300m
Favra has been unplaced in his two starts for his new stable however, look for a big improvement on his favourite track. He has a win and four placings from five starts at Newcastle. The blinkers come off and he will be storming home from the back.
Miss Sure Shot was two from three this prep and she has the rails barrier.
The veteran Isorich continues to race well.
Selections: 5- Favra 1- Miss Sure Shot 4- Isorich