Gary Harley – Preview – 13.11.21

Race 1- NZB Airfreight Max Lees Classic 900m

Uncorked is a filly which impressed with a nice Randwick barrier trial win on October 29. She has genuine speed and she was strong to the line in the trial.

Vancouvers Crown was slow away before winning a Warwick Farm trial and Russian Conquest has trialled okay.

Selections:    9- Uncorked             4- Vancouvers Crown      8- Russian Conquest


Race 2- Te Akau NZ-Australia-Singapore Benchmark 78 Handicap 1600m

Sacred Command was unlucky when badly held up in the straight at Canterbury last start. He was narrowly beaten on the Kensington track two starts back and three starts back won at Goulburn. Tommy Berry rides the horse for the first time.

Ma And Pa is a leader and he has won all four starts this prep.

Cisco Bay races well fresh.

Selections: 10- Sacred Command       2- Ma And Pa          1- Cisco Bay


Race 3- TAB Highway Handicap 1300m

Ceasefire has a good record with three wins from six starts. He hit the front in the straight when run down late in a TAB Highway at Rosehill on October 30. He has drawn okay and the 3 kilogram claim brings him into race.

Casino Kid came from near last when fifth in a Rosehill Highway last start and Testator Silens has won two of three starts.

Selections: 2- Ceasfire      5- Casino Kid           18- Testator Silens


Race 4- Sage Painting Midway Benchmark 72 Handicap 1600m

Harvey’s Way is a promising three year old with two wins and a third from three starts. He has very good form on this track where he finished strong to win over 1400 on October 30.

Cream Rises had no luck in the Four Pillars last start and he will appreciate the big track.

Tampering was beaten less than two lengths in the Four Pillars and he has a good second up record.

Selections: 13- Harvey’s Way     8- Cream Rises        4- Tampering


Race 5- Alf Kneebone Trans-Tasman Trophy Benchmark 88 Handicap 1850m

Mightybell gave away a huge start when beaten less than two lengths at Rosehill on October 30. He has been impressive in winning his two previous starts on metropolitan tracks.

Love Tap drops in class and he will appreciate the longer trip.

Lord Ardmore was an easy Rosehill winner last start.

Selections: 3- Mightybell 1- Love Tap 4- Lord Ardmore


Race 6- Visit Karaka 2022 The Beauford 2300m

Shared Ambition will benefit from a 3 kilogram claim for Dylan Gibbons. He has been racing well in Group races and he was only beaten a head by Think It Over in the Group 2 Hill Stakes.

The Victorian Kings Charisma has only had two starts in Australia and he is a solid stayer.

Kiss The Bride is ready to win after two recent placings.

Selections: 1- Shared Ambition 4- Kings Charisma 3- Kiss The Bride


Race 7- New Zealand Bloodstock NJC 3yo Spring Stakes 1600m

Local three year old Contributingfactor is talented and has won three of five starts he is unbeaten in two starts on this track and he runs a strong mile. He has good wet track from and Tim Clark rides him for the first time.

Dufresne was runner up in the Four Pillars and will be hard to beat while Festival Dancer is up in class but has won her past three starts.

Selections:    6- Contributingfactor        1- Dufresne 10- Festival Dancer


Race 8- The Hunter – 1300m

The European import Top Ranked has been heavily backed in his first Australian start. He hasn’t started since July and he is unbeaten in five first up runs. All six of his wins have been over 1600 metres but he could sprint well fresh.

Lost And Running has outstanding form with a two length fourth in the Everest and a close second in the Classique Legend.

Bandersnatch is first up but won two on the trot before a spell.

Selections; 2- Top Ranked           1- Lost And Running          5- Bandersnatch


Race 9- PFD Foods Services F&M Benchmark 78 Handicap 1400m

Fashchanel is ready to win after two runs this prep and she was only two lengths from the winner in the Group 2 Hot Danish last start. The mare has drawn perfectly and she has led in three of her lats five starts. The apprentice Laura Lafferty claims 3 kilograms.

Norwegian Bliss is unbeaten in three starts and he is on her home track.

Grande Rumore won a recent trail.

Selections: 3- Fashchanel            11- Norwegian Bliss            7- Grande Rumore


Race 10- Hunter Valley premium Meats T-Bone Steaks Benchmark 88 Handicap 1300m

Gravina is knocking on the door after close placings in all three starts at Randwick this prep. He is a strong finisher and from the soft draw McDonald may ride him close.

Edit is a back marker but has a good turn of foot and he will love the long straight.

Katalin hit the line to win at Rosehill first up.

Selections- 6- Gravina      8- Edit            12- Katalin