Gary Harley – Preview – 25.02.23

Race 1- Master Builders Association Provincial 3YO & Up Maiden Handicap 900m

Lazulite is on debut after an all the way trial win on the Beaumont track. The three-year-old, bred and owned by Gerry Harvey is very quick and has drawn nicely. Ash Morgan trialled her and rides on Saturday.

Jo Jo Sun has speed and placed here in June while Breadcrumbs has a place chance.

Selections:           3- Lazulite                            1- Jo Jo Sun                         5- Breadcrumbs


Race 2 – MBIB 2YO Maiden Plate 900m

Wooloowin is highly regarded by the stable and she makes her debut on Saturday. She looked good in winning a recent Beaumont trial and she will win better races than this.

Legolas led when narrowly beaten here in a good race two weeks back and Curl Curl has trialled okay.

Selections:           10- Wooloowin                 3- Legolas                            2- Curl Curl


Race 3 – Newcastle Master Builders Apprentices Class 1 Handicap 1500m

Estilete is knocking on the door after two recent placings. The filly was only beaten a length at Warwick Farm last start after racing on the speed. First up, she was narrowly beaten at Goulburn.

The Replicant will be hard to beat after two fast finishing placings at Kembla and Hawkesbury.

Avebury won well at Kembla last start, and she has raced okay on this track.

Selections:           4- Estilete                            2- The Replicant                                3- Avebury


Race 4 – Coastline Cleaning & Maintenance F&M Maiden Handicap 1400m

Petersham is a talented filly having her second race start. At her only start the filly came from last to get within a neck of the winner on this track. The longer trip is ideal.

Zakiyya is fitter third up and should run well, while Monopoly Girl went okay on debut.

Selections:           1- Petersham                     5- Zakiyya                            3- Monopoly Girl


Race 5- Buildcert CG&E Maiden Handicap 1400m

Clear Choice has only had one start when beaten two lengths at Warwick Farm. He was green in that run and will appreciate the longer trip.

Meet Me In Bondi bolted in with a recent trial and Olivia’s Spirit is racing well.

Selections:           2- Clear Choice                 9- Meet Me In Bondi                       5- Olivia’s Spirit


Race 6 – Harvey Norman Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Theo Legion failed last start, but the shorter trip plus Brad Rawiller replacing an apprentice is a big factor. This horse has won two races on this track and if given an easy time up front could be hard to run down.

Two Up is going well enough to win this and Flying Witness could run well first up.

Selections:           4- Theo Legion                   2- Two Up                            5- Flying Witness


Race 7- NHS Midway Class 1 & Maiden Plate 1850m

Jolted is ready to fire now she goes up to 1850m. She made up many lengths when a length fourth over 1550m at Canterbury second up. The long straight and spacious track is the key.

Zambrero was runner up behind a smart horse on this track last start and Alfano has a chance.

Selections:           10- Jolted                           2- Zambrero                       1- Alfano


Race 8 – Master Builders Association Benchmark 68 Handicap 900m

Alicia Roma is very quick and was run down on the post here last start. The mare has had six starts for two wins and four placings. She has the speed to burn them off from the outside barrier.

Fleet Air Arm has trialled well, and Markwell Dreamer has a chance.

Selections:           5- Alicia Roma                   2- Fleet Air Arm                                 7- Markwell Dreamer