Gary Harley – Preview – 18.03.21

Race 1 – Coastline Pools & Spas Maiden Handicap 900m

Gravity Zero is on debut from the Waller stable and the filly comes off a nice recent trial at Rosehill. She went to the line under no pressure when runner up to Star Cherie in the trial and the winner was an easy winner at Gosford on Saturday.

Excelness is fast and she was runner up at Port Macquarie in her only start.

Silver Lass will appreciate the short course.

Selections:     5- Gravity Zero        4- Excelness             9- Silver Lass


Race 2 – Jennings Print Class 1 Handicap 1600m

Legend Has It was impressive in a strong finishing win on this track on March 5. He has got no speed and trainer Les Bridge has elected to run him on tracks with long straights in all five starts. His last three runs have been at Newcastle where he has had a win and a placing.

Duais was a winner here in early December and Real Peace was placed in a $1Million race in October.

Selections:     3- Legend Has It       2- Duais        1- Real Peace


Race 3 – Macka’s Sand & Soil 3YO & Up Maiden Plate 1200m

The unraced Kiwi three-year-old Waihaha Falls has his first start with James McDonald aboard. ‘JMac’ rode the gelding when he came from a long last to finish third in a recent 1000 metre trial at Hawkesbury.

Torinda had no luck when checked twice in running at Kembla last start.

Luminoso was beaten less than a length second up on this track on March 5.

Selections:    5- Waihaha Falls      2- Torinda     3- Luminoso


Race 4 – Minder Cloud Services 3YO & Up Maiden Handicap 1400m

Earl Of Sandwich was narrowly beaten first up at Wyong on March 9 and the more spacious track is more suitable. He has the rails barrier and a top jockey and if his form warrants. He may have a shot at the Queensland Derby in the Winter.

Curioso has been placed in three of his past four starts.

Californian was run down late on debut.


Selections: 1- Earl Of Sandwich               8- Curioso     5- California


Race 5 – Avid PM 2YO Maiden Plate 1200m

Testimonial’s only three starts have been in Group and Listed events. She was only beaten 1.2 lengths in the Group 2 Riesling at Randwick on March 6. The filly was 1.7 lengths from the winner in the Lonhro on February 6.

Oblique has been placed in his only two starts and he wasn’t far away at Kembla on March 2.

In The Blink can fill a place despite an adverse barrier.

Selections:     13- Testimonial       5- Oblique    11- In the Blink


Race 6 – Reward Hospitality CG&E Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200m

Mr. Mozart stormed home from midfield to win a Warwick Farm 2 Year-old running away on March 3. He takes on the older horses here but is very promising and ‘JMac’ rides.

Local colt Rustic Steel had a hard luck story first up at Kembla on March 2. A short-priced favourite, he had a chequered path in the straight and finished two lengths from the winner.

Acoustix resumes and he has raced well in better company.

Selections:     6- Mr. Mozart          3- Rustic Steel          2-Acoustix


Race 7 – Rarity Wholesale F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200m

All Hallows Eve is a promising filly with two wins and a second from four starts. She bolted in ahead of a subsequent winner on this track three weeks ago. The filly was unlucky first up at Gosford.

So Far Away got a long way back at Newcastle last start before storming home. She was unlucky.

Bellevue Star resumes and she raced well in a Black type race in May.

Selections:     2- All Hallows Eve     6- So Far Away        1- Bellevue Star


Race 8 – TAB Venue Mode Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Members Only has only had two starts both on this track. He was beaten half a length on debut here on February 20. Last start he raced away to win easily on March 5. Both starts have been on rain affected tracks and he has a perfect draw.

Sammy was runner up first up at Canterbury on February 26 and he will be hard to beat on his home track.

Marnix was stiff last start at Warwick Farm.

Selections:     5- Members Only     4- Sammy      3- Marnix