Gary Harley – Preview- 11.01.24
Race 1 – Lees Racing Provincial 2&3yo Maiden Plate 900m
Toyger has had many chances placed in four of nine starts but he is pretty quick, and the shorter trip is a positive. He has been placed in three of five starts on this track over the short course and he has a positive barrier. Alysha Collett who is enjoying a successful season rides the three-year-old for the first time.
Octavian Treasure is very fast and was beaten a nose at Hawkesbury on debut before being unplaced at Gosford last start.
Gidday Gidday is on debut after two recent trial wins.
Selections: 4- Toyger 8- Octavian Treasure 5- Gidday Gidday
Race 2 – Horsepower Feeds And Supplements 4yo & Up E&G Maiden Handicap 1400m
Stanczyk has been placed in five of six starts. He finished fast from well back when a close third first up at Gosford on New Years Eve. He has raced well second up and Aaron Bullock rides him again.
Euromaster is ready to win after two starts. He was last early when beaten 1.6 lengths at Kembla in September and last start he was runner up to subsequent winner Give Me Joy at Wyong on December 23.
Sovereign Dane can improve second up.
Selections: 1- Stanczyk 2- Euromaster 3- Sovereign Dane
Race 3 – NZB Karaka Yearling Sales Jan 28 4yo & Up Mares Maiden Handicap 1400m
Dunaloce can improve sharply here with blinkers and a tongue tie going on. She came from interstate to Nathan Doyle and first up the mare had no luck when third at Newcastle after being three wide with no cover. She tailed off last start at Gosford but was an easy trial winner at Wyong since.
Parabellum has had three starts for three placings in Victoria and she resumes after two trials.
All Too Rosey ran on nicely when runner up at Muswellbrook last start.
Selections: 7- Dunaloce 1- Parabellum 5- All Too Rosey
Race 4 – Yarraman Park Stud Super Maiden Plate 1200m
Hanau and Xidaki went across the line together when placed at Randwick first up. Hanau came from near last on the turn and would have won if he didn’t race greenly. He has raced well in all three race starts.
Xidaki has only had two starts for two close placings and he draws a nice barrier.
Seton Hall has been a close second in both starts on this track earlier this year and he went okay at Hawkesbury last start in September.
Selections: 4- Hanau 7- Xidaki 2- Seton Hall
Race 5 – Davali TBS Classic Yearlings Benchmark 64 Handicap 900m
Shako has only had two starts and both were on this track over 900 metres. He was narrowly beaten here on June 3 in a strong 2yo Maiden. On June 24 he was on the speed when he won a 2yo Maiden. He was never off the bit in two trials at Rosehill and Warwick Farm recently.
Troika was impressive in a recent trial win at Warwick Farm and in both wins he has won by big spaces.
Mon Pierre won two at Muswellbrook before a spell and he won a recent Warwick Farm trial.
Selections: 10- Shako 4- Troika 2- Mon Pierre
Race 6 – Coastline Pool & Spa Midway Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m
King’s Duty is worth another chance after a disappointing effort second up when he was a well beaten fourth on the Beaumont track recently. He was run down late when a close second on the Beaumont track first up behind Sydney Bowler, one of the favorites for Saturdays Magic Millions Guineas.
Take Me To Church had been trialing well before he came from near last to win on debut on the Beaumont track on Boxing Day.
Piraeus has a horror draw but he is well weighted with the claim.
Selections: 5- Kings Duty 8- Take Me To Church 1- Piraeus
Race 7 – Hungerford Hill Wines Benchmark 64 Handicap 1500m
Super has won six races on this track, and he showed glimpses of his best win when runner up at Wyong last start. He has won on this track over this trip and Zac Wadick’s 3kg claim is gold. It is his fourth start this preparation and he should be at his top.
The Waller pair Unusual Legacy and Love Child will be the favorites, and both have only raced once. Unusual Legacy won a maiden at Otaki before being transferred to Waller in December. Nash Rawiller never let him go in a recent trial and the fact that Nash is coming for the one ride is significant.
Love Child bolted in on debut on the Beaumont track in her only start on Boxing Day.
Selections: 1- Super 5- Unusual Legacy 13- Love Child