Newcastle Preview – Tuesday 28 May 2019

Race 1- EGroup Protective Services Maiden Plate 1500m

Smart Decision gets her chance to break through here with Tommy Berry aboard. She will appreciate the spacious track and longer trip. The blinkers go on for the first time.

Disco Mo drops sharply in class and he is a threat and Autumn Rain has a place chance.


8- Smart Decision

2- Disco Mo

6- Autumn Rain

Race 2- EGroup Events Australia Class 1 Handicap 1500m

Statuequely led all the way and bolted in at Kembla a week ago. She was runner up on debut on this track on May 7. The filly is expected to lead, and she will take some catching.

One Fire Beach was held up on the home turn when narrowly beaten at Warwick Farm last start.

Take To Heart should have won last start.


3- Statuequely

5- One Fire Beach

6- Take To Heart

Race 3- EGroup Electronics Class 1 Handicap 1860m

Fast Train has his foot on the till after placings at Kembla and Newcastle recently. He was nailed on the line over 2000 metres at Kembla lasts tart. He was beaten less than a length in a much stronger race on this track on April 27.

Our Fun was held up in the early straight when close up at Wyong recently and she bolted in at Kembla two starts back.

Ritmico has a place chance.

1- Fast Train

4- Our Fun

3- Ritmico

Race 4- Vital Hospitality Group Maiden Plate 900m

Southern Romance is first up after a recent quiet trail. She was a close second on this track in November and she will unwind down the long straight.

This Is So hit the line hard when runner up on debut at Kembla recently and will be hard to beat.

Exoplanet wasn’t far away at Canterbury last start in January and she has trailed since.


8- Southern Romance

1- This Is So

7- Exoplanet

Race 5- Vital Security Group Maiden Plate 900m

This is a great clash between two smart two year olds Covert Ops was beaten a head by Dubious in the breeders plate in September. He missed the start when a close fourth on the Kensington track on May 4. He has a wide barrier, but he has natural speed if it is decided to go forward.

Enforcement has bolted in with two recent trials and has the rails barrier. He can lead or be ridden off the speed.

Iconic Star has a place chance.


6- Covert Ops

7- Enforcement

11- Iconic Star

Race 6- EGroup Security Class 2 Handicap 900m

Titkkitala has speed and has the rails barrier and a 3-kilogram claim. He led all the way to win by a big space at Armidale last start. He was placed in a strong race at Canterbury three starts back.

Gimme Shelter made up good ground when beaten less than a length here three starts back and his run at the Scone Carnival was full of merit.

Valeria led all the way to win a trial by 7 lengths two months ago and she hasn’t been seen since.


2- Tikkitala

10- Gimme Shelter

3- Valeria

Race 7- Concierge One Conditional Benchmark 70 Handicap 1400m

Time Raid had no luck when beaten two lengths at Warwick Farm last start. He was runner up in three starts before that run and he is a winner on this track.

Pat’s Nipper has good country form and should race well on the big track.

Sniponet is an on pacer with solid form and was placed here in April.


4- Time Raid

11- Pat’s Nipper

2- Sniponet