Gary Harley – Preview – 24.04.24

Race 1 – Living Turf Maiden Plate 1890m

Royal Standard is crying out for this trip, and he could upset the favourite Heaven Bound. Royal Standard made up many lengths when third on the heavy track over the mile at Gosford last start and he will appreciate the long straight.

Heaven Bound has been placed in four of eight starts and drops sharply in class while Ana Carolina had no luck last start.

Selections:       6- Royal Standard                     8- Heaven Bound                     7- Ana Carolina

Race 2 – Hungerford Hill Wines Maiden Handicap 900m

Curl Curl has been placed in three of four starts and has been narrowly beaten coming from well back in two Newcastle starts. He normally gets back and storms home, however he led in an easy trial win recently at Newcastle.

Zoubaby is on debut after good trial form and Rainbow Goddess has sound form.

Selections:       1- Curl Curl                10- Zoubaby               5- Rainbow Goddess

Race 3 – New Era Technology 2YO Maiden Plate 900m

Voile is very quick and led all the way to win a recent Warwick Farm trial. She was beaten less then three lengths first up at Canterbury on January 5 but has not raced since.

Glorioso has been placed in all three starts but has an adverse barrier.

Moonraker won a recent Randwick trial.

Selections:       11- Voile                      7- Glorioso                  2- Moonraker

 Race 4 – NZB Karaka 20 June Sale Maiden Handicap 1400m

Taipan Legend wasn’t on his best behavior when he failed at Gosford last start. Two starts back he was runner up in a strong Hawkesbury Maiden on March 28. He draws well and the shorter trip is in his favor.

Jared protested unsuccessfully when runner up at Wyong last start while Determination can improve.

Selections:       1- Taipan Legend                     4- Jared                       3- Determination

Race 5 – Jim & Maria Callinan Anniversaries Conditional Benchmark 68 Handicap 1500m

Gago came from last in a big field when beaten three lengths on this track last start. He came from well back to win at Wyong two starts back and he has a positive barrier.

Sailor looked good winning here last start and he again has a 3kg allowance.

General Soho resumes and he has won two races here.

Selections:       3- Gago                       1- Sailor                       2- General Soho

Race 6 – Lees Racing Provincial Benchmark 64 Handicap 1890m

Trajectile is a promising stayer on trial for the Queensland Oaks. She bolted in with a Newcastle Maiden on April 6 and the filly will relish the longer trip.

Joint Mission has good recent Kembla form and is a threat while So Sleek has solid Victorian form.

Selections:       9- Trajectile                  8- Joint Mission                       2- So Sleek

Race 7 – Sharp Office Maiden Plate 1250m

Rubi’s Serve has been runner up in her only two starts and she has speed. The well performed Empress Of Wonder only beat her by half a length on this track on April 13. Ash Morgan, enjoying a great season, has the mount.

Mogul Monarch was a distant second on debut and expect improvement.

Madame Society is on debut and is bred to be smart.

Selections:       10- Rubi’s Serve           12- Mogul Monarch               9- Madame Society

Race 8 – The Prince Of Merewether Midway Class 1 Handicap 1250m

Inquisitive Legend is very quick, and she led all the way to win here first up on April 3. This is the same trip and Schiller is coming to ride her.

Lulumon won well on this track last start and is in good form while Extreme Spirit is first up but has won a recent trial.

Selections:       9- Inquisitive Legend     3- Lulumon                   1- Extreme Spirit