Gary Harley – Preview – 09.03.2023

Race 1 – Jennings Print Maiden Plate 900m

Mellissa is a fast filly resuming after finishing down the track at Hawkesbury in October. She led by 6 lengths in a recent Randwick trial before being eased down win easily. She has a soft draw an the 900m is ideal.

Lazulite is also quick, and she missed the start on debut when she was placed on this track on February 25.

Breadcrumbs has been placed in four of seven starts.

Selections: 9- Melissa     8- Lazulite            6- Breadcrumbs


Race 2 – Australian Bloodstock Midway Maiden Handicap 1300m

Villa Tino was well backed when runner up in a similar race on this track on February 25. The colt reunites with Dylan Gibbons and he draws well enough to take up a position.

Ambassadors is knocking on the door after a close placing at Wyong last start while Mystic Diva has a chance.

Selections: 10- Villa Tino               2- Ambassadors                7- Mystic Diva


Race 3 – Vale Robert “Puddy” Davies Maiden Plate 1500m

Crazy Russian had no luck when beaten 1.5 lengths after being held up to the 200m at Kembla last start. He was beaten a length in his only other two starts at Goulburn and Kembla.

Yet He Moves wasn’t far away on debut after coming from last and he will be fitter this time.

Kokoshnik is ready to improve.

Selections – 5- Crazy Russian        7- Yet He Moves               11- Kokoshnik


Race 4 – Hunter Valley Meats CG&E Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200m

Nitride has a big weight but he is clearly the best horse and is good value. He has won three with three placings on this track and he has a positive draw and top jockey.

Cool Jakey won well on debut recently and Strombus was placed first up.

Selections : 1- Nitride     2- Cool Jakey      5- Strombus


Race 5- Avid Project Management F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200m

Secaution won easily first up at Warwick Farm after racing on the speed. She failed on this track in October however, since a spell the filly had impressed in trials and confirmed she was much better this trip on race day.

Kimura resumes and before a spell she won two on the trot on this track.

Emerald Cut looked good winning at Gosford on debut.

Selections: 4- Secaution                 3- Kimura             10- Emerald Cut


Race 6- Hellbent @ Yarraman Park Posthaste Benchmark 78 Handicap 900m

Alicia Roma is a fast mare with a good record. She has had seven starts for three wins and four placings and on this track she has a win and a second from two starts. Last start the mare bolted in over this trip.

Markwell Dreamer is due for a change of luck after being runner up in his last four starts.

Flora is in career best form.

Selections: 2- Alicia Roma             6- Markwell Dreamer     3- Flora


Race 7 – Polytrack Provincial-Midway Championship Qualifier 1400m

Contributingfactor should have finished closer at Rosehill last start when beaten 1.76 lengths. He is ready to win third up and he has won three from six on this track.

Geo is first up but he is trialing well and races well on this track.

Acquitted has a good first up record and has had two recent trials.

Sebrenco went well first up and is a winner here.

Selections: 1- Contributingfactor               4-Geo    2- Acquitted


Race 8 – The Prince Of Merewether Provincial Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Par Five has been disappointing however he can improve in this field. He led all the way to win at Wyong three starts back. It is his first run at 1400m.

Putt For Dough is having a good prep with two recent wins and Rocstar Boy has been placed in his last two starts.

Selections: 10- Par Five                 2- Putt For Dough             3- Rocstar Boy