Gary Harley – Preview – 06.02.24

Race 1 – Sharp Office Class 1 & Maiden Plate 1900m

Fioprospero races well on this track where he has had three starts. He came from well back when a runaway winner in a 1400m Maiden on this track on November 21. He was placed in a 1500m here on January 11 and last start the gelding stepped up to 1850m here when a closing fourth.

Doraskaya is in good form with a Kembla win and a second behind a smart horse on this track on January 27.

Community won well on this track last start, and he is in career best form.

Selections:        4 – Fioprospero            5 – Doraskaya  1 – Community


Race 2 – New Era Technology Country Boosted Maiden Handicap 1200m

Know Thyself is on debut and he was given a very quiet trial at Muswellbrook on January 10. He won trials at Muswellbrook and Scone on August 17 and September 6. He draws nicely and Aaron Bullock will ride.

Takemine has been around the placings in all three starts and he should have finished closer at Gilgandra last start.

The Git Up was runner up in two of three country starts recently.

Selections:        1 – Know Thyself          4 – Takemine               5 – The Git Up


Race 3 – Horsepower Feeds & Supplements CG&E Benchmark 58 Handicap 1200m

Crop Duster has turned in two eye catching performances in his last two starts. At Muswellbrook on January 4 he came from second last on the turn when third .25 of a length from the winner. Last start at Coffs Harbour he was last on the turn in a field of twelve when again placed, .66 of a length from the winner.

Smoke On The Water won on debut at Gunnedah recently and Canny Prospect is a last start Dubbo winner.

Selections:        2 – Crop Duster           8 – Smoke On The Water         9 – Canny Prospect


Race 4 – Davali TBS Classic Yearlings F&M Benchmark 58 Handicap 1200m

If Spirit Of Storm runs, she is the one to beat. The mare was impressive in winning a 900m Maiden coming from second last on this track on November 26. Had no luck last start at Gosford when beaten 1.83 lengths after being three wide no cover back in the field.

Off Da Hizzle needs to improve but her second placing at Gosford three starts back was good enough.

Crimson Bonnet has had two starts for a Moree win and a Gunnedah placing.

Selections:        1 – Spirit Of Storm       4- Off Da Hizzle           6 – Crimson Bonnet


Race 5 – New Zealand Bloodstock Country Boosted Class 1 Handicap 1400m

My Riviera’s two starts have been full of merit. She came from midfield to win on debut at Tamworth on Christmas Eve. Last start at Muswellbrook the mare was run down late by a smart horse and beaten a nose. She draws wide but has speed.

Night Fighter has good country form with an easy Tamworth win then a strong Scone placing last start.

Avoid Me has a place chance.

Selections:        5 – My Riviera              1 – Night Fighter          11 – Avoid Me


Race 6 – Coastline Pools & Spa Maiden Plate 1400m

Kris Lees has two good chances in an open race. Perri Lass had no luck when beaten 1.48 lengths first up at Scone on January 21. She was last when they jumped, and she ran into traffic in the closing stages before going over the line under a hold.

Divine Note clashed with Perri Lass at Scone and there was a length between them over the line. He was back in the field with Perri Lass halfway down the straight.

Lucky Force is quick and was narrowly beaten at Wyong two starts back.

Selections:        11 – Perri Lass              3 – Divine Note            1 – Lucky Force


Race 7 – Lees Racing Benchmark 66 Handicap 1400m

Ollie’s Secret was never on the track first up at Randwick recently. However last preparation he was narrowly beaten in a Rosehill Highway on September 9. He was a winner on this track in July and the rails barrier is gold.

Cape Byron’s first up win at Wyong was outstanding and he will appreciate the long straight.

Gardenzio has been runner up in his past two starts and has speed.

Selections:        4 – Ollie’s Secret          8 – Cape Byron            7 – Gardenzio