Race 1 – TLE CG&E Maiden Handicap 1200m
Blueblood Garrison resumes here after being gelded. He was narrowly beaten on debut in a strong race at Warwick Farm last year. He was then spelled and after three unplaced runs last prep, was sent to the paddock. Garrison won a recent barrier trial by 5 ½ lengths.
Stormy Rock bolted in with a recent Rosehill barrier trial and Brook Hill wasn’t far away on debut on this track
1 – Garrison
4 – Stormy Hill
3 – Brook Hill
Race 2 – TLE Celebrating 20 Years In Newcastle 2YO Maiden Plate 900m
Meadow Land is a promising colt from the Lees camp and resumes on the back of two nice trials. The speedy colt was heavily backed on debut at Gosford in February and he was runner up to the smart Harmonium. He has not been off the bridle in both trials and the short course is ideal.
Time For Peace is knocking on the door after four placings from six starts and she is a speedster.
Britain went okay first up and has a place chance.
3 – Meadow Land
9 – Time For Peace
1 – Britain
Race 3 – New Zealand Bloodstock Benchmark 64 Handicap 900m
This is a very open race with many chances. Snitzagirl ran on strongly when beaten two lengths over this course two starts back. He was then runner up at Goulburn on April 26.
Bengalla Bay is very quick and he was placed in his last two at Newcastle and Tamworth.
Mr Grumpy races well here and has drawn well.
7 – Snitzagirl
5 – Bengalla Bay
1 – Mr Grumpy
Race 4 – Australian Bloodstock Maiden Plate 2360m
Another tough one but The Borough is ready to win after recent placings at Wyong and Muswellbrook. In his first run over a staying trip he was runner up at Wyong last start, albeit seven lengths from the first horse. The winner, Crown Affair was a tearaway leader and ran them into the ground on the wet track. It was a field of 14 and The Borough beat the rest.
Gunaluva was favourite in the Wyong race and got back with mud splattering in his face. He will go a lot better here.
Lisitsa has a place chance.
4 – The Borough
3 – Gunaluva
8 – Lisitsa
Race 5 – Sharp Electronics Group Cond. Benchmark 70 Handicap 1895m
She’s So Savvy is a promising stayer which stepped up to the 1875 metre trip on this track last start. She put up a super performance to win after missing the start and coming from last in a big field on the home turn. She is unbeaten in two starts at Newcastle.
Trust the Process has a good record and likes this track.
Control The Witness is ready to run well after three runs this prep.
9 – She’s So Savvy
6 – Trust the Process
5 – Control The Witness
Race 6 – Guardian Safety Solutions F&M Maiden Handicap 1200m
Le Gai Soleil has only had one start when beaten half a length in a strong race on New Years Eve. She resumes here and her last trial at Randwick was a beauty.
Pitjara came from way back when beaten less than a length on debut at Gosford on April 2. She was backed for a stack on this track on April 23 but she didn’t leave the barrier. The filly has trialled nicely since.
Split Not A Shock was less than a length from the winner on debut at Canterbury.
4 – Le Gai Soleil
7 – Pitjara
2 – Split Not A Shock
Race 7 – Hungerford Hill Wines CG&E Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m
Live The Moment was very good first up when beaten half a length in a good race at Warwick Farm on April 29. He has good Metropolitan form last prep and he has good second up form.
Aytobe was unlucky on this track last start and he was a close second here two starts back.
Cubix always puts in and has a win and three placings from his last four starts.
2 – Live The Moment
4 – Aytobe
5 – Cubix
Race 8 – TAB – Long May We Play F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m
Joy And Mirth is talented but has a bad racing pattern. She normally drops back to last but her trainer said on Thursday with the good barrier and longer trip she will race closer. Her three runs this prep have been outstanding and she has raced well on this track.
Maisaa put the writing on the wall with a close second last start on this track.
Dame Kiri runs her best races on this track.
4 – Joy And Mirth
8 – Maisaa
9 – Dame Kiri