Gary Harley – Preview Cessnock 02.06.20

Race 1 – Iron Jack Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2125m

Prince Camelot strikes a suitable trip for the first time this preparation and he should be too classy for this field. He has a good record over this trip with a win and two placings. The boom apprentice Tom Sherry rides but he has lost his country claim.

The Borough has always shown staying promise and should fill a place while Loves A Hit had no luck last start.


2- Prince Camelot

10 – The Borough

6 – Loves A Hit

Race 2 – Wine Country Motor Inn CG&E Class 1 Handicap 1150m

Rifles has a big weight but is a class above this field. His last two runs have resulted in a 4½ length win at Wyong and a last start placing on that track. He was narrowly beaten in a hot open trial at Gosford recently.

Intimidating went well enough first up at Scone to be given an each-way chance.

Legend Of Oz is capable of running on into a place.


1 – Rifles

2 – Intimidating

3 – Legend Of Oz

Race 3 – Hunter Valley Premium Meats Maiden Plate 1350m

Daltoro struck a smart horse when placed at Scone on debut on May 15. He had been trialling well before that run and this is a hefty drop in class. He raced greenly at Scone and the experience would have done him good.

Lovely Spirit failed in her only start in January and then she won a recent trial at Randwick.

Upside ran on well when placed at Tamworth last start.


1 – Daltoro

10 – Lovely Spirit

3 – Upside

Race 4 – Cessnock Advertiser Maiden Plate 1350m

Most Welcome will be an odds-on favourite and he ticks all the boxes. He was placed at Canterbury on debut in July last year. After a spell he resumed with a very close second at Kembla on May 16. He has a lovely barrier and has speed.

Roman Candle continues to race well and Kyanite can run a place.


5- – Most Welcome

7 – Roman Candle

3 – Kyanite

Race 5- Long May We Play Class 3 Handicap 1350m

Constanzia has won three from eight and she bolted in first up at Tuncurry on May 16. She won successive races at Muswellbrook and Scone in November and she has won two from three over this trip.

Zem Factor won at Parkes last start and she was a Kembla winner November.

Joy For Us overcame difficulties to win at Port Macquarie last start.


8 – Constanzia

5- Zem Factor

4 – Joy For Us

Race 6 – Hungerford Hill Wines Benchmark 58 Handicap 1570m

The First Ring travelled to Queanbeyan to lead all the way last start on May 17. He was run down late at Canberra on April 24 and he has an ideal barrier. He has a huge weight but should lead and prove difficult to run down.

Kareno bolted in at Queanbeyan last start and she will be hard to beat.

She’s Sureel was an easy winner at Muswellbrook last start.


1 – The First Ring

4- Kareno

8 – She’s Sureel

Race 7 – Cessnock Leagues Club Benchmark 66 Handicap 1150m

Kosciusko is a speedy gelding which was run down late at Hawkesbury on May 21. He was only beaten a length by Isorich on the Kensington track three starts back. He loves a soft track and his racing pattern is suitable for Cessnock.

Revenire has good recent metropolitan form

Yulong Monoceros stormed home to win with a big weight at Quirindi on May 11.


1 – Kosciusko

2 – Revenire

9 – Yulong Monoceros

Race 8 – East Cessnock Bowling Club F&M Class 1 Handicap 1150m

April Storm finished well to win a Kembla Maiden in her second start on May 16. She finished fourth in her only other start at Newcastle on May 2. She has a wide draw but has speed.

Intricately had no luck last start and can improve sharply while She’s Unusual has a chance.


1 – April Storm

6 – Intricately

8 – She’s Unusual