Gary Harley – Preview – 29.01.22

Race 1 – The Prince Of Merewether Maiden Plate 900m

Why Doubt had good city form earlier this year and has had two recent trials to prepare for the first up run. She was beaten three quarters of a length on the Kensington track in March and was a length and a quarter from the winner on the same track in August.

Amathuba has been placed in all three starts and Prudish finished mid field on this track in her only start.

Selections:    8- Why Doubt          5- Amathuba          6- Prudish

Race 2 – Harry’s 30th Birthday Maiden handicap 1300m

Nullifly is knocking on the door after two second placings in her last two starts. She was beaten a length in a strong maiden on this track two starts back and was beaten a length in a good form race at Wyong. She has drawn perfectly.

Gigantic resumes after a quiet trial and My Turn Astern was placed at Gosford last start.

Selections:    8- Nullifly       6- Gigantic 5- My Turn Astern

Race 3 – Kloster Motor Group Maiden Plate 1500.

Mirror One has his foot on the till after a close second on the Beaumont track last start. He loomed up to win inside the 200 but wanted to lay in and went down by less than a length. Grant Buckley rides again from a perfect draw.

Grecian Lass was placed at Taree last start and has a chance while Ocean Shores trialled okay.

Selections:    3- Mirror One           7- Grecian Lass       5- Ocean Shores

Race 4 – TAB Venue Mode Benchmark 68 Handicap 1600m

Fenech will benefit from a 3kg claim and is ready to win. He was narrowly beaten at Wyong last start and he draws well. He has won 4 of 11 and will be on pace. Nikau won well on the Beaumont track two starts back and Clear Blonde won well last start.

Selections:    1- Fenech     3- Nikau        6- Clear Blonde

Race 5- New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka 2022 Yearling Sale Benchmark 64 1850m

Lovetheinvasion races well on the home track and could lead this field. She led all the way to win over this trip on this track on December 18. The mare was only beaten a length at Warwick Farm on December 1.

Sacramento Joe is a promising stayer resuming after a quiet trial but could run well.

Prospero won the Tuncurry Cup in December and he has a chance.

Selections: 5- Lovetheinvasion   3- Sacramento Joe           1- Prospero

Race 6 – Australian Bloodstock Maiden Plate 1850.

Royal Court disappointed in his second race start at Gosford two weeks ago but expect an improvement on the spacious Newcastle track. His debut run at Gosford on New Years Eve was an eye catcher. The 1850 metres trip is ideal.

Flying Witness has been placed in three of four starts this prep and she has drawn well.

Amarantz has a place chance

Selections:    6- Royal Court         10- Flying Witness               9- Amarantz

Race 7- Allied Moving Services Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Star Dynasty has raced without luck in two starts since a spell. Both runs were at Gosford where she was smashed in the straight when a close fourth on New Year’s Eve and last start she was held up in the straight when second in a strong race on January 14.

Rebel Country won two starts ago before a spell and Nitride likes this track.

Selections: 5- Star Dynasty          3- Rebel Country    2- Nitride

Race 8- Sharp Office Benchmark 68 Handicap 1200m

Sinba resumes after a lengthy spell and with 54kgs on his back he will be hard to beat. On debut on this track in July the 3 year old came from last to win a Maiden by 2 lengths. His only two subsequent starts resulted in a Gosford placing and a close fourth at Rosehill. He has had two recent trials.

Leave Me Some and Hard Landing will run well.

Selections: 13- Sinba         6- Leave Me Some            1- Hard Landing