Newcastle Preview – Gary Harley – 03.09.19

Race 1 The $1M Hunter – November 16 Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2335 Metres

Imported Stayer Urbino will be all the rage after finishing a close second in his first Australian start on this track on August 15. That was his first start for ten months and he looked above himself in the mounting yard. He will appreciate the longer trip and obviously he will be fitter.

Nautibernie is hard to catch but her last run was her best for some time.

Taroba could fill a place at big odds.

Selections 9 Urbino                         4 Nautibernie                    7 Taroba


Race 2 Coastline Pools & Spas CG&E Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200 Metres

Versetto is second-up after a long spell and he is well placed in this field. He was only beaten a length first up at Canterbury recently after being slowly away. His only win was second up and he had drawn well.

Pandano was outclassed in the Randwick Up And Coming first up but this is a huge drop in class and he bolted in on debut on the Beaumont track in January.

Starismo could run into a place.

Selections 3 Versetto                     7 Pandano                          4 Starismo


Race 3 Sharp Electronics Group F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200 Metres

Got Your Six is a well performed mare with speed to burn. Earlier this year she was runner up in three starts behind Trope, Classique Legend and Fasika. In her last start on April 13 she was an easy winner at Newcastle. Got Your Six has had two recent trials.

Kedah came from last to win at Gosford last start and she will benefit with the claim.

Fanciful Dream has good country form.

Selections 5 Got your six                               2 Kedah                               8 Fanciful Dream


Race 4 Red Funnel 3YO Maiden Plate 900 Metres

Smart filly Giselle Anne resumes after two good trials. She was beaten three quarters of a length in the Group 3 Widden in February and she went okay in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace in March.

Peaks only New South Wales start on this track on August 15 was an eye catcher when he came from last to go down narrowly.

Cool World finished strong when runner up over this course last meeting and he has drawn nicely.

Selections 8 Giselle Anne                              5 Peak                                  1 Cool World


Race 5 Easy Payroll Global CG&E Maiden Plate 1300 metres

Brandenburg is resuming after a couple of nice trials. He was placed in his only two starts at Hawkesbury in April. He should have a cosy run off the speed from his favourable draw and he is a strong finisher.

Corporal has had two runs at Newcastle for two seconds and he was narrowly beaten first up here three weeks ago.

Live Music is on debut after an impressive trial.

Selections 8 Brandenburg                            1 Corporal                           12 Live Music


Race 6 Rewards Hospitality Maiden Handicap 1500 Metres

Aytobe is ready to win after four placings. He was narrowly beaten last start on this track and he was placed at Warwick Farm two starts back. He runs on strong and well appreciate the 1500 metre trip.

Estroverto has his hoof on the till after two runs this prep. He was only beaten a length by a smart one at Hawkesbury last start.

Pahang had no luck last start.

Selections 2 Aytobe                                        5 Estroverto                       6 Pahang


Race 7 Hungerford Hill Wines Maiden Plate 1300 Metres

Tepario had to overcome difficulties when a half-length second first up on this track on August 15. She was held up at the top of the straight and checked at the 300 before running on strong.

Foxborough was placed in three of her four starts last prep and she won a trial easily recently.

Fling was placed in the VRC Sires in March and she has a chance.

Seletions 4 Tepario                                          9 Foxborough                    8 Fling


Race 8 Sage Painting class 2 Handicap 1400 Metre

Calabasas has had two starts after a 22-month spell and is just about ready to fire. He was only beaten three-quarters of a length at Canterbury first up then finished midfield at Canterbury.

Golden Hits was run down late at Kembla recently and he was placed in his previous starts.

Stratacheva is running well and is a place chance.

Selections 1 Calabasas                                   2 Golden Hits                     12 Stratcheva