The rail at Newcastle is out 5m for the entire circuit.
Quaddie (Races – 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 6 / 1,3 / 1,3,6 / 3
Wide Play: 1,5,6,10 / 1,2,3,4 / 1,2,3,6 / 2,3,5,7
Race 1 12:09pm MCCOLL ENGINEERING MAIDEN PLATE 2100m
No 1 PENA AJENA
No 3 TALKS THE TALK
No 4 ALREADY FLYING
Race 2 12:44pm SPECIALISED GEO CG&E MAIDEN PLATE 1250m
No 1 ARABIAN
No 4 PIANISSIMO
No 8 CALIFORNIA NIKE
Race 3 1:19pm METROLL 3YO MAIDEN HANDICAP 1150m
No 8 SINOPIA
No 4 POLAR STAR
No 5 RENOWN
Race 4 1:54pm JOCKEYS CELEBRATION DAY HUNTER STAYERS CUP BENCHMARK 67 HANDICAP 3200m
No 2 PARAGON
No 4 I’M TROUBLE
No 5 TUSCAN REIGN
Race 5 2:34pm ROBSON CIVIL PROJECTS F&M MAIDEN PLATE 1250m
BOB'S TICKET led and battled on well when runner-up here on debut. Gets the chance to go one better with the benefit of race experience.
WEAVERED kept chasing when runner-up at Newcastle on debut. Will be better for the experience and rates as one of the key chances.
VALENCAY was runner-up at the Gold Coast last start. Gets the chance to go one better stepping up in distance.
SELECTIONS: No 6 VERNIER, No1 Bob’s Ticket, No. 10 Weavered, No5 Valencay
Race 6 3:14pm WAMBO COAL CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1150m
BUON NATALE chasing back-to-back wins at this track and distance. Only a half kilo more here and a winning chance again from a good gate.
OCEAN TEMPEST wasn't far from the winner at Canterbury when resuming. Fitter here and rates as one of the key chances in this grade.
SEPTIMO won successive country races last preparation. Led and weakened at Gosford when resuming. Strips fitter and can place from a good gate.
SELECTIONS: No 3 CLEVEDON BAY, No1 Buon Natale, No2 Ocean Tempest, No4 Septimo
Race 7 3:54pm MULLANE MAINTENANCE CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1350m
BELRIDGE was ultra-consistent before breaking through for a maiden win on fifteenth career start last time. No surprise to see him go on with the job after a confidence boosting win.
POSITIVE PROBLEMS was a winner here resuming three runs back and runner-up in both runs since. Expected to be right in the finish again.
BAO ZHENG was an impressive Wyong winner at this trip at second career start. Still plenty of scope for improvement and looks capable of working through the grades.
SELECTIONS: No 1 LOMAZZO, No3 Belridge, No6 Positive Problems, No2 Bao Zheng
Race 8 4:34pm NEWCASTLE CYSTIC FIBROSIS BENCHMARK 70 HANDICAP 1350m
BERETTA was just a run short at Scone when resuming. All the better for the outing and placed in only run at this track and distance.
YOU ARE GOLDEN hit the line strongly to win at Mudgee last start. Still scope for improvement at third run back from a long spell and has won at Newcastle.
ME NO MARSH POTATO resumes on the back of a Wyong trial win. Won successive races at the beginning of her last campaign and looks ready to go fresh here.
SELECTIONS: No3 PACIFIC REIGN, No2 Beretta, No7 You Are Golden, No5 Me No Marsh Potato