Gary Harley – Preview – 26.09.2023

Race 1 – Coastline Pool & Spa CG&E Maiden Plate 1150m

Head Of The Herd resumes from a spell after being runner up in two recent Randwick trials. The Snitzel colt ran on strongly from midfield in his most recent trial.  The Waterhouse-Bott stable have had a great start to the season and Head Of The Herd has the rails barrier.

Written Silk is on debut and is trialing well, and Invincible Whip is bred to be smart.

Selections:       7 – Head Of The Herd 9 – Written Silk             8 – Invincible Whip

Race 2 – Australian Bloodstock Country Boosted Class 1 Handicap 1200m

Hellcibell has had two starts both at Scone and has been heavily backed in both. The mare ran on strongly when runner up on August 21 then last start, she was a $1.28 chance when she led all the way to beat a subsequent winner. Mitchell Bell rode her last start, and he retains the mount.

Extra Smart has solid Hunter Valley form and Dylan Gibbons rides, while Tesaura had good Queensland form last year.

Selections:        4 – Hellcibell                 1 – Extra Smart             2 – Tesaura

Race 3 – Davali Thoroughbreds Country Boosted Maiden Handicap 1350m

Press The Pedal was gutsy first up at Scone when placed after racing three wide throughout in a much stronger race. He must overcome a very wide barrier, but he has the best form, and the apprentice claims 1½ kilograms.

Selvam is yet to win in 33 starts but he was only beaten a length on this track in August.

Ausbred Yahoo can improve on her first up run.

Selections:        1 – Press The Pedal                  10- Selvam                   4 – Ausbred Yahoo

Race 4 – The Lawn Shed Benchmark 58 Handicap 2130m

Got An Inspiration looks the winner after an impressive placing in a Class 1 on Newcastle Cup Day. He was first up over 1850m, and he indicated that the longer trip will be more suitable. He was an easy winner over this trip in June.

The Paul Perry pair Myeyesadoreyou and Into The Oblivion were placed in the same race last Saturday and both should run well.

Selections:        4 – Got An Inspiration  3 – Myeyesadoreyou    2 – Into The Oblivion

Race 5 – Kloster Motor Group Benchmark 58 Handicap 1300m

Beetson overcame a wide run to win easily at Tuncurry first up. He was narrowly beaten in his only run on this track in March, and he was a close fourth in a much better race at Wyong in April. He draws well and Koby Jennings has the mount.

Tamar is first up, and he won a Maiden on the course proper last preparation.

Velvet Haze is fitter for a first up Scone placing.

Selections:        3 – Beetson                  1 – Tamar                    4 – Velvet Haze

Race 6 – New Zealand Bloodstock F&M Maiden Plate 1150m

Alot A Lip will be favourite after being placed in her only start at Hawkesbury on September 2. The filly had very good trial form prior to her debut run in which she was heavily backed and led.

Amberina has been placed in four of her past five starts, and Inseine Lover won a recent trial impressively.

Selections:        7 – Alot A Lip                2 – Amberina               9 – Inseine Lover

Race 7 – New Era Technology Benchmark 58 Handicap 1150m

Fine Vintage resumed from a spell to win narrowly at Scone on September 5. He won at Orange before a spell, and he won a Muswellbrook trial before the first up win.

Dylan’s Lad bolted in at Mudgee recently, and he has since had a quiet trial at Rosehill.

Successful is first up and she won a recent Rosehill trial.

Selections:        2 – Fine Vintage           6 – Dylan’s Lad            11 – Successful