Gary Harley – Preview – 26.12.21

Race 1 – TAB Venue Mode Maiden Plate 2000m 

Chilko Lake has been runner up in her last two starts at Newcastle and Scone. She was only beaten a length on this track on October 25. The filly steps up to the longer trip here and she will race on pace. 

Tailoring is racing well and Abenaki has a chance. 

Selections:  9- Chilko Lake  2- Tailoring  8- Abenaki  

Race 2 – Des Edser Memorial Maiden Plate 1200m 

Starmoss has not raced since October but he had a recent hit out in a Randwick barrier trial. He wasn’t far away in a stronger race than this on the Newcastle track on October 2. The rails barrier is a positive. 

Nayziair came from last when a fast finishing fourth on this track last start and Wilderness Star was placed on this track last start. 

Selections:  6- Starmoss  5- Nayziair  10- Wilderness Star 

Race 3 – New Zealand Bloodstock 3YO Maiden Plate 1200m 

The Godolphin filly Minouche debuted on a heavy track at Canterbury on December 10, and her run was an eye catcher. She was last to leave the barrier and she stormed home to finish second. The filly will appreciate the spacious track and the soft draw. 

Costly is undefeated in two recent trials and will probably lead.  

Fenton resumes and run well when 2 lengths away last start at Newcastle in June. 

Selections:  7- Minouche  1- Costly  3- Fenton 

Race 4 – Sharp Office F&M Maiden Plate 1350m 

Wealthofknowledge has been runner up in her only two starts and she deserves to break through. She came from well back when a fast finishing second on the Newcastle track on November 28. Last start on December 13 on the Beaumont track she was beaten a nose after hitting the front at the 100. 

Estonia has been runner up in her past three starts and Edgewise was placed twice last prep. 

Selections:  12- Wealthofknoweldge  7- Estonia  6- Edgewise 

Race 5 – Australian Bloodstock CG&E Maiden Plate 1350m 

Gulf Of Panama was a well backed favourite when runner up at Warwick Farm on December 1. He has drawn well and winkers go on and the longer trip is ideal. 

Hundred Proof led and was run down late at Hawkesbury last start while Auzstar is ready to win. 

Selections:  5- Gulf Of Panama  7- Hundred Proof  1- Auzstar 

Race 6 – Hellbent@ Yarraman Park F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1350m 

Tycoon Hallie last raced on October 2 when she caught the eye with a fast finishing third at Newcastle. She was narrowly beaten on the Kensington track in March and she won a Hawkesbury Maiden in August. She has had a recent trial and has drawn nicely. 

Lady Proisir is on debut in this country and she won her only start at New Zealand. 

Air Of Alsace won first up at Kembla. 

Selections:  3- Tycoon Hallie  7- Lady Proisir  4- Air Of Alsace 

Race 7- The Prince Of Merewether Benchmark 64 Handicap 1350m 

Loch Lomond has been placed on the Kensington track and at Canterbury in recent starts. He drops in class here and Dylan Gibbons will claim 2 kilograms. He has been settling back in recent starts but he is a strong finisher. 

Rejoiced is unbeaten in two starts and Mihocek has his foot on the till. 

Selections:  1- Loch Lomond  8- Rejoiced  12- Mihocek