Race 1 – Kloster Motor Group Benchmark 58 Handicap 2100m
Unzaga was an easy winner over this trip at Tamworth in November. The shorter trip didn’t suit last start and this is a winnable race.
Kyanite has been runner up in his past two starts on country tracks.
Every Effort has been placed twice over a mile at the provincials in December.
Selections: 2- Unzaga 7- Kyanite 5- Every Effort
Race 2 – Charlestown Square Class 3 Handicap 1350m
Mihocek is the class runner and is ready to win after two runs this preparation. Second up at Wyong recently he finished strongly when beaten a length. He draws well and Tom Sherry has the mount.
Exolay was a last start winner at Coffs Harbour and Stormy Pluck came from last to win at Muswellbrook.
Selections: 1- Mihocek 7- Exolay 9- Stormy Pluck
Race 3 – TAB Venue Mode CG&E Maiden Plate 1150m
King’s Duty is undefeated in three trials, the last at Wyong on Tuesday. He is a fast horse and has speed to burn. Mikayla Weir has ridden him in all three trials.
Troika resumes on the back of a nice trial and Lord Finland has a chance.
Selections: 3- Kings Duty 10 – Troika 4- Lord Finland
Race 4 – Reward Hospitality Class 1 Handicap 1150m
Lady Fraulein is a fast mare and from barrier one she can control the race. She has only recently joined the Doyle stable, and she bolted in at Taree last start.
Miss Violet is in career best form and Mills won well last start.
Selections: 4- Lady Fraulein 8- Miss Violet 9- Mills
Race 5 – Allied Moving Services F&M Maiden Plate 1150m
Rebel Love has good form for this race and the rails barrier is a positive. She was runner up on the course proper in early December after veering to the outside fence and throwing the race away. She has been placed in two of her three starts this preparation.
Klisha is on debut after a nice trial and Kokoshnik has trialed okay.
Selections: 12-Rebel Love 8 – Klisha 9 – Kokoshnik
Race 6 – PFD Foodservices Country Boosted Maiden Handicap 1350m
Harper’s Jewel was unlucky at Gunnedah last start after being trapped three wide with no cover during the race. She has drawn nicely and English jockey Georgia Dobie who has ridden her in both starts has the mount.
Call Me Louis has been placed In his last two starts and My Mate Cobber is ready to win.
Selections: 2- Harpers Jewell 1- Call Me Louis 3- My Mate Cobber
Race 7 – Hunter Valley Premium Meats Country Boosted Benchmark 58 Handicap 1150m
Boss Shelby has ben runner up in his past two starts at Scone and Gunnedah. He has only just missed in both starts, and this is a suitable race.
Remorseless resumes of a nice trial and Oblivion has a chance.
Selections: 3- Boss Shelby 1- Remorseless 5- Oblivion