Race 1- The Hunter – November 12 F&M Benchmark 58 Handicap (1350m)
Rockbarton Ruby has put the writing on the wall with two fast finishing runs at Newcastle and Scone recently. She has no speed but can unwind late and Ashley Morgan, back from overseas has the mount.
Opito Ballerina bolted in at Nowra first up and she has drawn well, and Myeyesadoreyou can run well first up.
Selections: 4- Rockbarton Ruby 7- Opito Ballerina 6- Myeyesadoreyou
Race 2- Charlestown Square F&M Maiden Handicap (1200m)
Misty Dreams has had a change of stable and is trialing well. The mare was impressive in winning a recent trial and she has a nice, soft draw. Former Queensland apprentice Jai Williams who has joined the Kim Waugh stable will claim 2kgs.
Echo Sunshine won a recent Randwick trial and Glowing Gold has a chance.
Selections: 1- Misty Dreams 2- Echo Sunshine 6- Glowing Gold
Race 3 – Coastline Pools F&M Maiden Handicap (1200m)
Centre Bounce wasn’t beaten far when fourth on debut at Newcastle on October 11. She went into the race after a Rosehill trial win, and she was well backed.
Star Mistress has had several trials and won a Randwick trial, and Mauricette’s first up run at Muswellbrook was an eye catcher.
Selections: 6- Centre Bounce 7- Star Mistress 1- Mauricette
Race 4 – Ken Maher 101st Birthday CG&E Maiden Handicap (1200m)
Karedada had very good trial form before his first up run at Newcastle recently. He missed the start by two lengths before running on over the short course, and he will appreciate the 1200m.
Cosmic Legend is on debut after a couple of nice trials while The Hungarian has talent.
Selections: 4: Karedada 2- Cosmic Legend 1- the Hungarian
Race 5 – Allied Moving Services Country Boosted Maiden Handicap (1350m)
Binkou came from last in the straight when beaten 2 lengths on debut at Port Macquarie on October 7. He will appreciate the longer trip and a wet track won’t be a problem.
Golden Button was narrowly beaten at Port Macquarie last start while Holly Road is ready to win.
Selections: 3- Binkou 1- Golden Button 5- Holly Road
Race 6 – Hunter Valley Premium Meats Cessnock Cup (2100m)
Left Reeling is a staying bred four-year-old with a solid record. She is enjoying a successful preparation and races well on wet tracks.
Our Candidate is racing well but has a huge weight while Dragon Dream and Mydeel are emerging stayers.
Selections: 6- Left Reeling 1- Our Candidate 5- Dragon Dream
Race 7 – PFD Foodservice Country Boosted Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200m)
Dolly Jayne resumes here after a Scone trial win. Before a spell, the filly came from way back when beaten a nose at Scone on June 27. She has a nice barrier and top jockey Mitchell Bell rides.
Sammiballerina was narrowly beaten at Hawkesbury last start.
Milingimbi has speed and draws well.
Selections: 11- Dolly Jayne 8- Sammiballerina 7- Milingimbi
Race 8 – Rarity Wholesale Class 1 Handicap (1150m)
Rubigal has very good heavy track form and is enjoying a good preparation. She was placed first up at Wyong before an easy Tuncurry win on a heavy 10. She trialled nicely at Warwick Farm two weeks ago.
News From Paris came from well back to win on debut at Goulburn recently.
Cheval De Course led all the way to win on the Newcastle track on debut recently.
Selections: 5- Rubigal 6- News From Paris 3- Cheval De Course
Race 9 – Kloster Motor Group CG&E Benchmark 58 Handicap (1350m)
Trumpster had no luck when held up twice on the Newcastle track last start. He had been placed in his previous three starts.
Tiva Bay was impressive in a first up Port Macquarie win and his form last preparation was good.
Lonely Power’s two wins have been on wet tracks.
Selections: 7- Trumpster 4- Tiva Bay 2- Lonely Power