Race 1 – Century 21 Aaron Walter Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2300m
Whatadilemma has been placed in four of his five starts and he only carries 55 kilograms. He has been placed in two Newcastle starts. Last start on this track he was only beaten .82 of a length.
Sonic The Hedgehog is racing well and Four O’clock Knock is in top form.
Selections: 8- Whatadilemma 2- Sonic The Hedgehog 3- Four O’clock Knock
Race 2 – Verve Partners Midway Maiden Plate 900m
Toyger was a brilliant trial winner at Muswellbrook recently. He has raced too keen in his only two starts however held up in the trial he unleashed in the straight. Bullock rides the gelding for the first time.
Mr Midnight looked good in a recent trial.
Martindale Dancer led all the way to win a recent trial.
Selections: 2- Toyger 1- Mr Midnight 6- Martindale Dancer
Race 3 – Insight Building Services Benchmark 64 Handicap 1250m
Overriding displayed above average talent in her first preparation. She won by a big space on debut before a close second next start. The filly was an easy winner of a recent trial.
Passistas has a good record and is capable of beating this field.
Golden Gate has good country form.
Selections: 5- Overriding 1- Passistas 2- Golden Gate
Race 4- Lambourne Partners Consulting Provincial Benchmark 68 Handicap 1850m
Kingstar Bullet caught the eye when a close third on this track last start. Three runs back he beat a better field at Tamworth, and he is a strong stayer.
New Republic likes this track and drops in class while Lady Superspy is improving.
Selections: 5- Kingstar Bullet 1- New Republic 6- Lady Superspy
Race 5 – QMF Constructions 3YO & Up Maiden Plate 1400m
Oriental Tycoon has had a stable change and with a record of 4 placings from five starts suggests he is ready to win. Three of his placings have been on Metropolitan tracks. He has drawn nicely and Bullock rides.
Louisville has good New Zealand form and trialled well.
Time Quest has good form.
Selections: 4- Oriental Tycoon 2- Louisville 6- Time Quest
Race 6- Farrelly Construction Services 3YO & Up Maiden Handicap 900m
Hot Sundae is very quick, and she resumes after a brilliant heat win. She has raced well in two Newcastle starts, and the short course is ideal.
November Rhythm has been placed in his past four starts and he won a recent trial.
Mon Pierre was run down late in his only start.
Selections: 5- Hot Sundae 2- November Rhythm 1- Mon Pierre
Race 7- Osbornlaw Benchmark 64 Handicap 900m
Wonderreach has two wins and a second from three starts. He won on debut at Newcastle in October and is a last start Nowra winner. He won a recent trial.
Fire And Ice is close to a win while Florida Sky went well last start.
Selections: 2- Wonderreach 7- Fire And Ice 4- Florida Sky
Race 8 – Team EST CG&E Benchmark 64 Handicap 1250m
Cloudland has won three of six with two placings. He raced well during the Provincial Championships, and he can race handy.
Super has won five races at Newcastle, and he is well placed after the claim.
Nosey Parker is chasing a hat trick.
Selections: 2- Cloudland 7- Super 6- Nosey Parker