Newcastle Preview Saturday 4-5-19

Race 1- Starr Facility Services Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2365m

Miss Moana drops in class after finishing mid-field in the Group 1 Australian Oaks. She was an impressive winner over this track in October. She is well weighted under the set weight condition.

Watch The Cat was narrowly beaten at Hawkesbury two starts back and Little Arnie was run down late at Kembla last start.


5- Miss Moana

3- Watch The Cat

6- Little Arnie

Race 2- T’Gallant Maiden Handicap 1400m

Highjacker was slow out and came from last when placed at Kembla first up recently. He raced well at Kembla last prep and he races best where there is a long straight.

Bandersnatch was scratched at Wyong Thursday to run here and he has raced in stronger fields in his only two starts.

Pellicle is first up and could fill a place.


1- Highjacker

4- Bandersnatch

5- Pellicle

Race 3- Reward Hospitality Comcater CG&E Maiden Plate 1200m

Cry Of Achilles was run down late in his only start here in February. He was narrowly beaten at Hawkesbury two starts back and this is a winnable race for him.

Resolving To Win has failed in his only two starts but his recent trials suggest he will run well.

Dansk Havn has been placed in his past two starts at Port Macquarie and he has a chance.


4- Cry Of Achilles

8- Resolving To Win

5- Dansk Havn

Race 4- Senpos Point of Sale F&M Maiden Plate 1200m

Magnolia Power found the 900 too short first up on this track recently. She has been sparingly raced and had excuses when beaten half a length at Canterbury two months ago. The longer trip gives her time to settle.

Bride Of Vengeance has been racing okay on this track and Benfica Maid was narrowly beaten here in October.

5- Magnolia Power

3- Bride Of Vengeance

2- Benfica Maid

Race 5- Gallagher Insurance Brokers Newcastle Nobbys Benchmark 70 Handicap 1900m

Lady Evelyn was stiff last start at Randwick when she flashed home when the split came 250 metres out. She was beaten less then a length in that run and she won a 1900 metre event at Rosehill in September.

Zoffany’s Lad has a reluctance to go past the leaders in races and this is his first run at 1900m.

Shadow Flight won well here last start.

3- Lady Evelyn

2- Zoffany’s Lad

1- Shadow Flight

Race 6 XXXX Gold Maiden Handicap 900m

Rocketing To Win was in the market when he failed in his only start at Randwick on Boxing Day. He has had two recent trials and is in a top stable.

Oakfield Gettem won a recent trail at the Beaumont Track and she is bred for speed

Dawn Under was on the speed when placed here last start


5- Rocketing To Win

3- Oakfield Gettem

7- Dawn Under



Race 7- DFK Crosbie CG&E Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m

Rhythmic Pulse has a good record and will test this lot. He has had three runs this prep – for wins at Port Macquarie and Scone and a close second at Gosford on Anzac Day. He is a front runner, but this is his first run past 1100m.

Bergen bolted in on debut at Kembla recently.

Disgraceful is consistent and he will appreciate the long straight.

6- Rhythmic Pulse

4- Bergen

2- Disgraceful

Race 8- Bidfood F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m

Red Chandelier is well weighted after the claim and is in great form. She was a Warwick Farm winner three starts back and she was only beaten three quarters of a length on the Kensington Track last start.

Stella Sea Sun is very smart as her record suggests and despite the big weight she will give a good sight.

Franquare is best of the others


1- Red Chandelier

2- Stella Sea Sun

4- Franquare