Gary Harley – Preview – 17.10.23

Race 1 – Master Builders Association Class 1 Handicap 900m

Confess Our Dreams will be at short odds and looks the winner. The filly was undefeated in two trials before a narrow win on debut over this course on September 30 and she draws okay.

Mr Trackside won well here first up before a solid fourth in stronger company over this course last start.

Recap can fill a place.

Selections:        7 – Confess Our Dreams          4 – Mr Trackside          6 – Recap


Race 2 – Living Turf CG&E Maiden Handicap 1400m

Godzilla has been disappointing since finishing fifth in the Pago Pago behind Golden Slipper winner Shinzo. He finished off well when a distant placing behind tearaway Candlelit first up at Kembla recently. He is well placed in this race.

Invincible Spy is a well-bred colt on debut and Summons wasn’t far away first up.

Selections:       3 – Godzilla                 5 – Invincible Spy         2 – Summons


Race 3 – Coastline Pool & Spa F&M Maiden Handicap 1400m

Alvina’s Luck has been placed in two of four starts and The Everest winning jockey Sam Clipperton has the mount. She caught the eye when she came from last to finish third at Gosford last start and the rails barrier is gold.

Tartana is racing well down south and Outcast Girl was narrowly beaten on this track before a spell.

Selections:        1 – Alvina’s Luck          3 – Tartana                  4 – Outcast Girl


Race 4 – Davali Thoroughbreds Provincial 3YO Maiden Handicap 1300m

Wild Flash has the rails barrier and is the one to beat. He led when runner up on debut on the Kensington track on September 6, but he was well beaten last start at Wyong when favourite.

Hard Pick can improve on recent form and Schiller rides while Irradiance was good when runner up at Goulburn last start.

Selections:         1 – Wild Flash             6 – Hard Pick               10 – Irradiance


Race 5 – Sharp Office Maiden Plate 1600m

Sekani has drawn the car park but is the best horse in the race. The colt has had three starts, with his last start at Warwick Farm his best. He came from near last to storm home and finish second 0.74 from the winner in a 1600m Maiden. Zac Lloyd has the mount.

His stablemate Uncle Mario has also drawn off the course, but he has Tyler Schiller and finished second in his only start at Newcastle.

Jurisprudence has been placed in both starts at Newcastle and Warwick Farm.

Selections:         11 – Sekani                 13 – Uncle Mario         7 – Jurisprudence


Race 6 – Allied The Careful Movers Class 1 & Maiden Plate 1850m

Marenaro bolted in over 1900m at Gosford last start and the Waller trained colt will be ridden by Tommy Berry. The colt has always shown staying promise and he will love this track. He bolted in at Gosford.

Unowho won a Warwick Farm Maiden last start and Koning is knocking on the door.

Selections:         5 – Marenaro              7 – Unowho                 12 – Koning


Race 7 – New Zealand Bloodstock Midway Benchmark 68 Handicap 1200m

Salisano has won three from four and has the rails barrier and is on her home track. She was $51 when she won on this track on September 30. Earlier in the year the mare won successive races at Orange and Bathurst.

Cholante had sound city form last preparation and is trialing well.

Toronomica won races at Canterbury and Kembla early in the year.

Selections:         8 – Salisano                9 – Cholante                2 – Toronomica


Race 8 – The Prince of Merewether Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Panic is very promising and has plenty in his favour with barrier three and Jason Collett. He has only had two starts, and on debut at Nowra on September 17 he was $1.50 and bolted in. Last start he hit the line strongly when placed on the Kensington track.

How’s It Kev went well when a close fourth first up on this track on September 30.

Galano was a Geelong winner two starts back.

Selections:         15 – Panic                  1 – How’s It Kev           12 – Galano