Gary Harley – Preview – 09.04.22

Race 1- Pacific Brick Paving Metro & Prov Maiden Handicap 1400m

Definitely Maybe is knocking on the door after being runner up in two of three starts. The filly was narrowly beaten in both starts and she went okay in a recent trial.

Mum’s The Boss resumes from a spell after a nice trial and Baltic Coast has placed twice in England.

Selections:    3- Definitely Maybe           6- Mum’s The Boss              1- Baltic Coast


Race 2 – Shed Boss Hunter Maiden Handicap 1890m

Spitfire has his foot on the till after a close second on this track nine days ago. The gelding has placed in four of six starts this preparation. He has very good heavy track form and the 3yo races on the pace.

Senza Dubbio is bred to appreciate a wet track and the longer trip is ideal.

Cranach Dreaming has good form on heavy tracks on the North Coast.

Selections: 1- Spitfire         2- Senza Dubbio     7- Cranach Dreaming


Race 3 – QUBE Electrical Benchmark 64 Handicap 1890m

Dr. Evil is at his best on heavy tracks and he is in career best form. Two starts back he came from last on the turn in a big field at Goulburn to win running away. Last start on this track he stormed home from midfield to go down by half a length. He is a winner at Newcastle and he has a 1 ½kg claim.

Bill Peyto was nailed on the post last start on this track and Chappelli will be fitter.

Selections:    6- Dr. Evil       5- Bill Peyto             8- Chappelli


Race 4 – NAC Services CG&E Maiden Plate 1200m

Hold On Honey started favourite when runner up at Warwick Farm three weeks ago on a heavy track. He has placed in two of four starts and he has led or raced in second place in all four. The 3yo is well placed with Dylan Gibbons’ 2kg claim.

Gwan So is an import, placed in five of seven starts while Pacific Force was runner up on the Beaumont track on debut recently.

Selections:    6- Hold On Honey              5- Gwan So              9- Pacific Force


Race 5 – Palmieri Conveyancing Conditional Benchmark 68 Handicap 1200m

Pleading was beaten a long way when runner up, first up on this track on March 26. However, she is talented with a record of 4 wins and 2 seconds from 6 starts. She has won on a heavy track and she will appreciate the 2kg claim.

Mosht Up is a mudlark backing up from a strong win at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Major Murphy races well here and has good heavy track form.

Selections:    4- Pleading 2- Mosht Up             3- Major Murphy


Race 6 – Mark Hughes Foundation F&M Maiden Plate 1200m

Fearnought resumes after a lovely quiet trial at Rosehill on a heavy track. She was placed on a heavy track at Canterbury in November and the long straight is in her favour.

Atoine was placed at Canterbury first up and Hinchinjive was narrowly beaten here last start.

Selections:    7- Fearnought         11- Atoine    8- Hinchinjive


Race 7 – Burwood Inn Class 1 Handicap 1200m

Miss Hoff bolted in first up over the Albury Cup Carnival. She won by three lengths with something in hand. The filly has drawn the outside barrier but with the rail out there will only be eleven runners and she has speed.

Why Big Bry has a win and a second in his two NSW starts and he races on the speed.

Royal Ballet is first up but is talented.

Selections:    10- Miss Hoff             1- Why Big Bry         11- Royal Ballet


Race 8 – Australian Bloodstock Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Norman overcame difficulties to win on debut on this track on March 26. He raced three wide with no cover and overraced early and midrace. It was a tough win and he pulled up lame.

Jimmy’s Dream has good heavy track form and has a win and nine placings form eleven starts.

Titled Tycoon’s only two wins have been on this track.

Selections: 8- Norman      7- Jimmy’s Dream              1- Titled Tycoon