Gary Harley – Preview – 30.10.23

Race 1- Hungerford Hill Wines Maiden Handicap 1350m

Magic Shot was an unlucky third, second run in a race at Tamworth recently. He was back in the second half of the field three wide, no cover before storming home. He will love the longer trip.

Rebellion Style has been runner up in three of five starts and One More Thing has a place chance.

Selections:        5- Magic Shot 1- Rebellion Style          4- One More Thing


Race 2 – Coastline Pools & Spa Class 1 Handicap 1150m

Deceive was very impressive in winning first up at Hawkesbury. She has good record and has been placed in stronger fields and has a lovely barrier.

Kiribati is second up after a close fourth at Kembla first up.

World Alliance won his only start at Muswellbrook in June and he has been close up in two recent trials.

Selections:        3- Deceive        5- Kiribati                     4- World Alliance


Race 3 – New Era Technology Maiden Plate 1150m

Solutionist has finished down the track in two starts in December and March, but she resumes after an easy trial win on this track a month ago. Dylan Gibbons will ride her, and she has the speed to take up a good position.

In My Dreams finished third on the course proper here first up when an odds-on favourite and she will be hard to beat.

Dotti On Time can improve with the gear changes.

Selections:        11- Solutionist 7- In My Dreams          2- Dotti On Time


Race 4 – The Prince Of Merewether Maiden Plate 1150m

Bangetta had very good form last prep and she resumes after a nice trial. She finished third in the Miss Finland at Muswellbrook on debut and was runner up to the boom filly Miricle Of Love at Doomben in May. Last start in June she was beaten 3 lengths in a Listed race at Eagle Farm.

Figment is first up after two good trials and Little Bit Flash has been placed in both starts.

Selections:        5- Bangetta      7- Figment       10- Little Bit Flash


Race 5 – Allied The Careful Movers Maiden Plate 1150m

Magnatear was unexpended in a recent Gosford trial win, and he is ready to win first up. His last start was at Wyong in June when a close third as a $2.20 favourite.

Rum Diary is first up and has finished close up in two recent trials when under no pressure.

Portmanteau is a first starter which was narrowly beaten in a recent Warwick Farm trial.

Selections:        3- Magnatear   9- Rum Diary    4- Portmanteau


Race 6 – TAB Cessnock Cup 2100m

This is a very open race.

Silvakia has always promised and from barrier one with Jean Van Overmier the mare should sit back off the speed. Both her wins have been on soft tracks, and she was placed in a similar field at Gosford two starts back,

Into The Oblivion mixes his form but is well placed here and Apache Bell is capable.

Selections:        6- Silvakia        8- Into The Oblivion     2- Apache Bell


Race 7 – Horsepower Feeds & Supplements Benchmark 58 1350m

Barkerloo was very impressive winning a Provincial Maiden on the Newcastle course proper last start on October 17/ the filly has no speed but is a very strong finisher and the long straight gives here time to wind up.

If Trendy Lass runs she is a definite threat. She held on okay when beaten 3 lengths after a 20-month spell on the course proper on October 10.

Legal Challenge was placed at Nowra last start.

Selections:        6- Bakerloo      4- Trendy Lass 1- Legal Challenge


Race 8 – Ken Maher Memorial Benchmark 58 1500m

Due Diligence is first up, and his Queensland and Northern Rivers form us okay. He was place dat the gold Coast in June and won at Beaudesert in July. Bullock rides and she hasn’t been extended in recent trials.

Seething Seb is the class runner and resumes after a nice trial and Chelsea Amanda has a place chance.

Selections:        3- Due Diligence          1- Seething Seb            10- Chelsea Amanda