Gary Harley – Preview- 21.08.21

Race 1- Sharp Office Maiden Plate – 1880m

Bay Of Kiel has only had three starts and her last run on the Kensington track was her best. The filly settled second last in the 1550m 2yo Maiden and after a slight hold up at the 200m she raced home to go down by half a length. This longer trip is ideal.

Moremi has been placed in both starts this prep and Contract Signed is racing well.

Selections:    12-Bay Of Kiel          9- Moremi     7- Contract Signed

Race 2 – Yarraman Park Maiden Plate 900m

Governor has speed to burn and the colt has drawn perfectly over the short course. He raced too keen when he faded after leading into the straight in his only start on the Kensington track on July 21. He has won a Rosehill trial since.

Choix De La Mer failed on debut here two weeks back, but she can improve sharply over this shorter trip.

Dreamline has a place chance.

Selections:    8- Governor             11- Choix De La Mer         2- Dreamline

Race 3- Rarity Wholesale Maiden Handicap 1400m

Pie Party’s debut run on this track on August 7 was an eye catcher. She was a long way back over the 1200m and she stormed home to go down by a neck. The extra 200m is a positive and Reece Jones claims 2kg.

The Denzel resumes after two placings on the Kensington track in February and he has had two trials.

Ma And Pa resumes after a nice trial win.

Selections:    8- Pie Party   1- The Denzel          2- Ma And Pa

Race 4- Reward Hospitality Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Berruti is knocking on the door after finishing runner-up in three of his past four starts. All three of those runs have been on the spacious track at Scone and he has a good record at Newcastle. His last run at Scone was an eye catcher as he stormed home to miss by a neck. Dylan Gibbons’ 3kg claim is a positive.

Why Wouldn’t You is chasing a hat-trick and General Soleil is ready to win.

Selections –  6- Berruti       5- Why Wouldn’t You        8- General Soleil

Race 5- Hungerford Hill Benchmark 68 Handicap 1250m

Son Of Sampson is having a good preparation with two wins and six placings from eight starts. He was impressive in a strong win on this track last start and he has a good barrier. Reece Jones who rode him last start again claims 2kg.

The Drake mixes his form, but he was at his best when a fast-finishing winner during the Grafton Carnival.

Mr Polar will be on the speed from the rails barrier and he has a 3kg claim.

Selections: 4- Son of Sampson 3- The Drake 1- Mr Polar

Race 6- Charlestown Square Maiden Handicap 1250m

Head Legislator is knocking on the door after being runner up in five of his seven starts. He has had two starts this preparation and last start at Kembla on August 1 he finished fast to only fail by a head. He has drawn okay and this is a winnable race.

Amathuba was nailed late when second on debut on this track on August 7, and the rails barrier is an advantage.

All Machiavellian raced greenly first up when placed at Kembla and can improve.

Selections:    1- Head Legislator             8- Amathuba          4- All Machiavellian

Race 7- Australian Bloodstock Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Mystic Rebel had very good form in her first prep and she is the one to beat. The mare was beaten a head on debut on the Kensington track on July 7 then she bolted in with a Kembla Maiden on July 22. Last start on the Kensington track she was 3 ½ lengths from the winner after racing keen and shifting a plate.

Born To Play came from last when a close second on this track last start.

Agent Of Chaos was an easy first up winner at Kembla and was placed at Eagle Farm last start.

Selections:    4- Mystic Rebel                   6- Born To Play        12-Agent Of Chaos