Gary Harley – Preview – 10.10.23

Race 1 – PFD Food Services 3YO Maiden Handicap 900m

Grand Larceny will be an odds-on favourite, and the colt has genuine speed. He had his only start at Bendigo on September 14 when he was favourite in a 1000m maiden where he led and was run down late. Zac Lloyd rides and the 900m is ideal.

Copper Satin has won two recent trials and Little Bit Flash was never on the track when narrowly beaten at Scone on debut recently.

Selections:        2 – Grand Larceny       4 – Copper Satin          6 – Little Bit Flash


Race 2 – Australian Bloodstock Benchmark 64 Handicap 1850m

Allapercanto is a promising stayer, and she has been impressive in both race starts. On debut at Kembla on August 26 she came from a long way back when runner up in a 1200m maiden. Last start she was last at the 400m before overpowering the opposition to win a 1400m maiden at Newcastle on September 15. The filly has the rails barrier, and the longer trip won’t be a problem.

Go Troppo was narrowly beaten in a Randwick Midway last start and will be hard to beat while Angelical has won five of ten.

Selections:       8 – Allapercanto                       2 – Go Troppo 1 – Angelical


Race 3 – Living Turf Provincial Maiden Handicap 1600m

Hasty Honey drops sharply in class, and she should break through here. She was beaten less than six lengths in the Group 1 Flight Stakes at Randwick last start. The filly was only beaten 1.9 lengths at Kembla two starts back, and on debut at the Scone Cup Carnival she was only 1.39 lengths from the winner in the Listed Woodlands.

Red Cobra was unlucky at Wyong last start and Daytona Gal came from last when narrowly beaten at Hawkesbury two starts back.

Selections:        8 – Hasty Honey           4- Red Cobra   7- Daytona Gal


Race 4 – Lees Racing F&M Class 1 Handicap 1300m

Trendy Lass is a smart mare resuming from a long spell, but she is well placed here and has barrier one and Tyler Schiller. On debut at Scone in January last year she bolted in with a 2-year-old event when backed from $1.70 to $1.40. She hasn’t raced since failing in the 2022 Sweet Embrace but has had two recent trials.

Smokin’ Crazy will be fitter after a solid second at Scone first up while Just Gisella is racing well.

Selections:        3- Trendy Lass 1- Smokin’ Crazy          4- Just Gisella


Race 5 – Coastline Pool & Spa CG&E Class 1 Handicap 1300m

Solar System had no luck when trapped three wide no cover when beaten a length at Wyong last start. He was an easy Wyong winner in August and has the speed to overcome the wide draw.

It’sacircus won well at Kembla on debut recently and Let’s Try is in career best form.

Selections:         8- Solar System           7- It’sacircus    1- Let’s Try


Race 6 – Hellbent @ Yarraman Park 4YO & Up Maiden Plate 1300m

There There deserves a win after three runner-up performances in her last four starts. The mare is an on pacer, and she was only .26 of a length behind Pereille on the Kensington track in July. She wasn’t far away at Hawkesbury in her two recent starts.

Chartwell resumes after two good placings at Wyong and on the Kensington earlier this year while Narrative has a place chance.

Selections:        13- There There           2- Chartwell                12- Narrative


Race 7 – Allied The Careful Movers Midway Benchmark 68 Handicap 1500m

Picko Rocks is in good form this preparation with two wins and a second from four starts. Last start on this track he came from well back when narrowly beaten over 1400m and he draws okay.

Two Up was impressive in an easy win on this track last start and The Seven Seas is ready to win

Selections:         1- Picko Rocks             6- Two Up        4- The Seven Seas