Race 1 – SHARP OFFICE F&M BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP 1350M
Pinky is a lightly raced filly who resumed from a spell with an easy Scone win on December 9. She has a soft draw and will be strong late.
Powerful Peg has a tricky draw but is smart, and Arale is fitter and can improve.
Selections: 10- Pinky 4- Powerful Peg 3- Arale
Race 2 – HORSEPOWER PROVINCIAL 3YO MAIDEN PLATE 1200M
Chipper bolted in with a recent trial and is well placed under the set weight conditions. If he recaptured the form he displayed early in the year he will win.
Bespangled is trialing well and Overriding has won two recent trials.
Selections: 1- Chipper 6- Bespangled 9- Overriding
Race 3 – AUSTRALIAN BLOODSTOCK MAIDEN PLATE 2030M
Classic Deel was narrowly beaten at Canterbury last start, and this is a winnable race. She is bred to stay and has been building up to this trip.
Zimtopia has been placed in her last two starts and Mana Combat was unlucky last start.
Selections: 3- Classic Deel 6- Zimtopia 7- Mana Combat
Race 4 – KLOSTER MOTOR GROUP MIDWAY BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP 1150M
Zenti is very quick and has a good record. He won a Tamworth maiden by 7.5 lengths in August, and he was only beaten a length first up at Newcastle recently.
Oakfield Mahogany has been placed in both starts this preparation and Greenheart has a chance.
Selections: 9- Zenti 7- Oakfield Mahogany 1- Greenheart
Race 5 – DES EDSER MEMORIAL F&M MAIDEN PLATE 1350M
Gleefilly is knocking on the door after two creditable runs over shorter distances. Both starts she has come from well back to finish off nicely, and this longer trip is ideal.
Lady Percival’s had no luck last start and Oakfield Paperbark has a chance.
Selections: 8- Gleefilly 13- Lady Percival’s 2- Oakfield Paperbark
Race 6 – HIDDEN VALLEY YEARLINGS @ CLASSIC SALE CG&E MAIDEN PLATE 1350M
San Lucido resumes here, and he has had two recent trials. He has made up ground from well back in previous starts and has a good barrier and a top jockey.
Chain Of Gold has been placed in three of five starts this preparation and Frosbie is racing well.
Selections: 13- San Lucido 4- Chain Of Gold 5- Frosbie
Race 7 – THE PRINCE OF MEREWETHER CG&E BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP 1350M
Oakfield Triumph finished third in the Magic Millions 3&4yo at Wyong two weeks back and this is a huge drop in class.
Invictus Lad will appreciate this trip and Flashing Steel won well at Scone.
Selections: 4- Oakfield Triumph 9- Invictus Lad 8- Flashing Steel