Gary Harley – Preview – 13.04.24

Race 1 – Lambourne Consulting Midway Maiden Handicap 1850m

Impunity will be a long odds-on favourite and clearly has the best form. He has been runner up in his last two starts both at Newcastle.

Stay Tuned and Khant Fail have place chances.

Selections:        2- Impunity                   8- Stay Tuned               5- Khant Fail


Race 2 – Verve Partners Benchmark 64 Handicap 2300m

Olympic Theatre is unbeaten over the 2300m trip and is a winner at Newcastle. He is fitter now and has a 2kg claim.

Parabellum has won here and is a last start Hawkesbury winner while Nyota can improve.

Selections:        1- Olympic Theatre                  4- Parabellum             5- Nyota


Race 3 – Century 21 Aaron Walter Super Maiden Handicap 1500m

Ohtani flashed home for a close second on the Kensington track last start and has drawn nicely.

Doradus ran on into the placings at Warwick Farm first up while Justice Served was run down late on debut at Goulburn.

Selections:       5- Ohtani                    1- Doradus                   2- Justice Served


Race 4 – QMF Construction CG&E Maiden Plate 1200m

Je Reve has been placed in three of four starts and has genuine speed. He is very consistent and is well weighted with the 2kg claim.

The New Sinatra has been placed in all three starts and he will race handy while Sturty went well first up.

Selections:       4- Je Reve                   8- The New Sinatra                  7- Sturty


Race 5 – Farrelly Construction Services Provincial Class 1 Handicap 1200m

Rapt resumes after a nice trial and in previous preparations was runner up at Warwick Farm and Gosford. Rapt was an easy winer at Taree in October.

Spirit Of Storm had no luck last start and Critical is in a new stable after a Geelong win in January last year.

Selections:        5- Rapt                         6- Spirit Of Storm                    4- Critical


Race 6 – Insight Building Services F&M Maiden Plate 1200m

Empress Of Wonder has solid black type form and she was placed first up at Wyong. The rails barrier and the claim are both positives.

Khaznah has been placed in all three starts and had speed to burn while Fling, who is on debut has trialled okay.

Selections:       2- Empress Of Wonder                        6- Khaznah                  3- Fling


Race 7 – Team EST Benchmark 68 Handicap 1200m

Left Field was very impressive in an easy win on this track first up. She is unbeaten on this track in two starts and is well weighted after the claim.

Let’s Try is trialing well and has a good record while Setteveli will improve on the first up run.

Selections:        5- Left Field                  2- Let’s Try                   3- Setteveli


Race 8 – Osbornlaw Benchmark 68 Handicap 1200m

Remember Jack is very talented and the step up in trip is ideal. His run when narrowly beaten at Scone second up was superb and he had no luck at Randwick first up.

O’Tycoon was held up for a run on the Kensington track last start and is well placed here while Jaex drops sharply in class.

Selections:        1- Remember Jack                  2- O’Tycoon               9- Jaex


Race 9 – Lambourne Partners Merewether Mile Benchmark 68 Handicap 1600m

Diabelli has been placed in five of his past six starts and has a good barrier. On this track he has a win and two placings from three starts.

Allhallowtide is a last start winner and Owari has won his last two at Kembla.

Selections:        7- Diabelli                    3- Allhallowtide                        2- Owari