Race 1- Peter Doyle Memorial Class 1 & Maiden Plate 1880m
Lovetheinvasion has her first start on her home track after solid form elsewhere. She is an on pacer and was runner up at Taree and Muswellbrook in recent starts. She was a solid fourth in a better field that this at Wyong two runs back.
Rock The Bells is a winner here and he has been placed in his past three starts.
Caesars Palace bolted in with a Goulburn Maiden last start.
Selections: 7- Lovetheinvasion 3- Rock The Bells 2- Caesars Palace
Race 2- Sharp Office Maiden Handicap 1200m
Sally Jean is on debut after two nice trials recently. She ran on nicely when narrowly beaten in a Randwick trial on May 3. On April 20 she was again narrowly beaten in a Randwick trial. She has drawn well and the in-form apprentice claims 1.5 kg.
I’m Gunna Cashew is on debut but has trialled okay while Edgewise’s only trial was good.
Selections: 2- Sally Jean 1- I’m Gunna Cashew 6- Edgewise
Race 3- New Zealand Bloodstock CG&E Maiden Handicap 1200m
Coal Crusher has been runner up in all three starts. The colt was narrowly beaten in a Newcastle Maiden on April 15. Second up he was beaten a length at Hawksbury and last start on May 15 he was again beaten a length at Kembla. He has drawn well and top apprentice Tyler Schiller claims 2kgs.
King High was never on the track when beaten 4 lengths on debut, however he won a trial by 5 lengths before his debut run.
Razment had no luck at Newcastle on debut.
Selections 1- Coal Crusher 4- King High 3- Razment
Race 4- Hungerford Hill 2yo Maiden Plate 900m
Compassionate is a speedy filly on debut after two impressive trials. She was never off the bit when nailed on the line in a recent Newcastle trial. She was an easy Newcastle trial winner on April 19. The filly has the rails barrier and the Kiwi lady Alysha Collett has the mount.
Wheel was placed at Newcastle in his only race start on April 22. He was won a trial since at Hawkesbury.
Bitcoin Baby was strong late in a recent trial.
Selections: 6- Compassionate 3- Wheel 5- Bitcoin Baby
Race 5- TAB Venue Mode Conditional Benchmark 68 Hcp 1880m
Onemore Sapphire was an easy winner second up on this track on April 15. He had no luck last start when trapped three wide with no cover at Newcastle. He is a very fit horse, has drawn well and Aaron Bullock has the mount. If there is rain, he loves a wet track.
Point Counterpoint has had two starts here for a win and a second and is a last start winner on this track.
Antilles has good Canberra form and could fill a place.
Selections: 1- Onemore Sapphire 3- Point Counterpoint 2- Antilles
Race 6- OAS Technology Benchmark 64 Handicap 900m
Gidgee Guy is a smart short course sprinter with good form at Newcastle. He has had seven starts at Newcastle for a win and five placings. Over the 900m trip he has three wins and eight placings. He has no speed but can unleash a good turn of foot. He was beaten a length at Newcastle last start.
Rifles is fast on his day and Patagonian will be running on.
Selections: 6- Gidgee Guy 3- Rifles 8- Patagonian
Race 7- Yarraman Park F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m
Nikau is a 3yo Godolphin filly who has won one of three starts. After a last start Kembla win on April 17, she was hard held in a recent Hawkesbury trial. She gets back in her races but she has a powerful finish and the long straight is ideal.
Egyptian Missile has good country form and Indigenous was heavily backed when a last start Newcastle Maiden winner.
Selections: 7- Nikau 2- Egyptian Missile 8- Indigenous
Race 8- SUEZ CG&E Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m
Theo Legion’s first up run at Newcastle when beaten 1 1/2L was an eye catcher. He came from near last three wide with no cover over 900m. His country form last preparation was very good.
Too Good To Be Tru is unbeaten this prep and has a chance while Blazing Sunrise’s trials have been okay.
Selections: 11- Theo Legion 6- Too Good To Be Tru 1- Blazing Sunrise