Gary Harley – Preview – 26.02.22

Race 1: Sharp Office 3YO & Up Maiden Handicap 900m

So Sassy has never been placed in nine starts but this is a winnable race. She was on speed all the way when beaten 2 lengths on this track two weeks ago. She has drawn well and has a 2kg claim.

Vesuvio will be fitter and Aspen Chase could fill a place.

Selections:    8 So Sassy     9- Vesuvio    1- Aspen Chase


Race 2: MyBig Conditional Benchmark 68 Handicap 900m

Head On Up resumes and she had good form last preparation. She has had 2 wins and 7 placings from 12 starts. She won a Gosford Class 1 in August and was twice placed in Brisbane before a spell. The mare has the rails barrier and has trialled nicely.

Upside is quick and so is Bengalla Bay.

Selections:    3- Head On Up       8- Upside      6- Bengalla Bay


Race 3: MBA GTP 2YO Maiden Plate 900m

Belriah drops sharply in class after finishing 3.8 lengths from the winner in the Kirkham Plate. He resumes after a lovely trial and draws perfectly.

Ferrari Man was an easy trial winner recently and Eurydice went okay here first up.

Selections:    7- Belriah       3- Ferrari Man          10- Eurydice


Race 4: Sage Painting Maiden Handicap 1500m

Chris Waller can dominate this race with the three favourites. Galifianakis was narrowly beaten on this track on debut recently and he will appreciate the longer trip.

Inuwashi has placed in both starts and will run well while Scat’s Surfer Girl was placed last start.

Selections:    2- Galifianakis         3- Inuwashi   9- Scat’s Surfer Girl


Race 5: Buildcert Maiden Plate 1250m

Kipsbay was run down late at Warwick Farm last start in a good field. He has speed and a soft draw, and this is a drop in class. He was only beaten half a length at Canterbury a week before Christmas.

Ticket To Anywhere had good form last preparation and he won a recent trial.

Hasalake has been placed in six of seven starts.

Selections:    5- Kipsbay    8- Ticket To Anywhere      10- Hasalake


Race 6: Mates In Construction Class 1 Handicap 1200m

Highly Ambitious has drawn wide however, she has good form and has a 2kg claim. The filly was an impressive winner on this track in June and she was narrowly beaten first up at Hawkesbury recently.

Legend Rules has a win and three placings this preparation and Son Of Sangio has a chance.

Selections:    6- Highly Ambitious            1- Legend Rules      8- Son Of Sangio


Race 7: Master Builders Insurance Brokers Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Lekvarte is heading to the ATC Oaks and she was very good winning at Wyong first up. Before a spell she overcame a wide run to win impressively on this track.

Field Legend resumes after a Canterbury win in November.

I’m Divine bolted in at Hawkesbury three weeks ago.

Selections:    3- Lekvarte               2- Field Legend      8 – I’m Divine


Race 8: Master Builders Hunter Division Class 1 Handicap 1600m

Tycoon Hallie is consistent, and she has been placed in both starts on this track. She was narrowly beaten on the Beaumont track first up and was a strong finishing third on this track last start.

All England and Ellenmac are the main threats.

Selections:    7- Tycoon Hallie      1- All England          10- Ellenmac