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Race 1- Rarity Wholesale 3&4yo Benchmark 68 Handicap 1600m
Ting Tong resumes here after finishing 2.9 lengths from the winner in the Group 1 Queensland Derby. He has had two recent trials and the 1600m first up is ideal.
Communist has won two from four and he won well first up at Hawkesbury.
Cinque Torri was a last start Wyong winner.
Selections: 1- Ting Tong 7- Communist 2- Cinque Torri
Race 2 – Kloster Motor Group F&M Maiden Handicap 1400m
A Lot More Love has put the writing on the wall with two close seconds in her only starts this preparation. The filly was beaten a neck first up on the Kensington track on August 10, and last start she went down by a length when an odds-on favourite at Hawkesbury.
Condrieu is on debut after a nice trial at Canterbury and she draws nicely.
Pierossa is trialling well.
Selections: 7- A Lot More Love 1- Condrieu 9- Pierossa
Race 3 – Hunter Valley Premium Meats T-Bone Steaks Handicap CG&E Maiden Handicap 1400m
Makalu was beaten less than 2 lengths in a very strong Maiden on this track on August 30. The colt is pretty quick and has barrier one.
Summons failed on debut but has since trialled ok.
Pelsaert has had a number of starts but he can improve in this race.
Selections: 12- Makalu 7- Summons 3- Pelsaert
Race 4- New Era Technology Hurricane Handicap – Benchmark 78 900m
Washington Towers is very quick, has the coveted rails barrier and claiming apprentice Zac Lloyd has the mount. He led all the way to win here in May after he bolted in at Warwick Farm.
Shalstar resumes and has won three form four and comes off a nice trial win.
Ebhaar was a good Warwick Farm winner last start.
Selections: 2- Washington Towers 6- Shalstar 5- Ebhaar
Race 5 – GTS Lawnpride Australia Class 1 & Maiden Plate 1850m
Martini Crusader is in great form with a win and three seconds from four starts this preparation. He bolted in on this track three starts back and was a good thing beaten here two runs ago. He was checked on the home turn when runner up at Wyong on Cup Day.
Left Reeling has raced well in better company and McDonald has the mount.
Ra Ra Grandpa’s first up run was an eye catcher.
Selections: 4- Martini Crusader 11- Left Reeling 14- Ra Ra Grandpa
Race 6 – Sharp Office Newcastle Gold Cup 2300m
European import Durston was impressive in winning the Wyong Cup two weeks ago. He sat back and raced away in the straight. McDonald rides him again and he will appreciate the long straight.
Mankayan has won three from four starts this preparation and he will be hard to beat with Ben Melham aboard.
Born A King is in top form, and he will race on the speed.
Selections: 4- Durston 2- Mankayan 9- Born A King
Race 7 – Australian Bloodstock Cameron Handicap 1500m
Cross Talk has won five from eight and he is enjoying a very good campaign. He was placed in the Rowley Mile last start and in July he won two on the trot at Rosehill and Randwick. He has a great wet track record.
Old Flame was a last start Rosehill winner, and he has won four from eight.
Special Reward is the class runner with more than $1 Million in the bank and he won a recent trial.
Selections: 4- Cross Talk 9- Old Flame 1- Special Reward
Race 8 – Yarraman Park Tibbie Stakes 1400m
Icebath is a weighted special under the set weight conditions. She has won more than $4 million on the racetrack and loves a wet track. She was beaten less than a length in the Doncaster in April on heavy track. The mare has a nice barrier and McEvoy rides.
Katalin was very unluck in the Mona Lisa at Wyong and she is classy.
Le Villi was placed in the Queensland Oaks and is talented.
Selections: 3- Icebath 5- Katalin 6- Le Villi