8-race card here at Warwick Farm and we’re running on a Soft 5.
QUADDIES (Races: 5-6-7-8)
SKINNY PLAY: 1,3,5 / 2,3,7 / 1,3,6 / 6,7,11
WIDE PLAY: 1,3,5,7,8 / 2,3,5,6,7 / 1,3,5,6,7 / 6,7,10,11,12
Best Bet – R4 or R1, No 3 or 1 respectively, High Mist Next Best Bet– R8, No6 Choice We Had
Best Roughie – R5, No5 Anytime Baby
R1 1.05pm MCGRATH ESTATE AGENTS HANDICAP 1600m
VELADERO resumed with a strong maiden win over 1400m at Hawkesbury. Looks more than capable of handling the step up to midweek city grade and gets a soft run from the inside gate.
BRIDLE LANE scored a tough win at first 1600m winning a maiden at Goulburn last start. That proven ability over the trip will carry her a long way here.
UBATUBA did a good job to win his maiden at Wyong. Quick jump to the mile but still plenty of scope for improvement.
SELECTIONS: No1 HIGH MIST, No3 Veladero, No2 Ubatuba, No4 Bridle Lane
VALUE RUNNER: No4 Bridle Lane
R2 1.40pm TAB HANDICAP 1400m
SPARKLE finished her race off nicely when runner-up at Canterbury resuming. All the better for the run and the step up in distance a plus.
CROSS STITCH hit the line strongly when placed at Kembla on debut. All the better for the experience and looks right up to midweek city grade.
ZENALICIOUS has improved at each of her three runs to date, culminating in a Canterbury third last time out. Gets the chance to win a race from an ideal gate.
SELECTIONS: No1 SAVVAN, No2 Sparkle, No3 Cross Stitch, No6 Zenalicious
VALUE RUNNER: No7 Red Heat
R3 2.15pm RANVET’S SALKAVITE HANDICAP 1400m
DRACHENFELS runner-up both runs to date. Ready to win stepping up in distance from an ideal gate.
SHOW 'EM unlucky at Kembla on debut before being slow away at Wyong last start when never really in the race. Just needs an even getaway to be a threat here.
Market watch on the first starter with COMIN' THROUGH after a nice trial.
SELECTIONS: No2 MILITARY MACHINE, No1 Drachenfels, No9 Show ‘em, No4 Comin’ Through
VALUE RUNNER: No7 Eight Over
R4 2.50pm SCHWEPPES HANDICAP 1600m
SELECTIONS: No3 HIGH MIST, No5 She Brings, No6 Silom Road, No1 Pianissimo
VALUE RUNNER: No9 Sungine
R5 3.25pm TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP 2400m
STANDOUBT is chasing back-to-back victories after a Canberra win last start. Harder here, but at least a place chance with James McDonald in the saddle.
ANYTIME BABY (ROUGHIE) won successive races at Bathurst and Newcastle Beaumont before finishing down the track at Hawkesbury last start. Makes her own luck on speed and can run a race if left alone in front.
MARGARITA RUSH was a runner-up here two runs back and had plenty on a benchmark 55 field at Nowra last start. Needs a wet track but would be right in the mix if conditions suit.
SELECTIONS: No1 KANJI, No3 Standoubt, No5 Anytime Baby, No7 Margarita Rush
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Anytime Baby.
R6 4.05pm #THERACES HANDICAP 1000m
HOT HIT resumes without a trial but placed all three runs last preparation including placings at Canterbury and Randwick. Fresh form is good enough to play a part here.
MISS LIFFEY is a promising filly with an excellent record at this trip. Didn't run the journey out at Moruya last start. Right up to a midweek race in town over the short course.
AEGEAN SEA resumes and has trialled well on two occasions leading into this. Placed at Hawkesbury resuming last time in and definite place prospects fresh here.
SELECTIONS: No2 ARISE AUGUSTUS, No3 Hot Hit, No7 Miss Liffey, No6 Aegean Sea
VALUE RUNNER: No5 Lion Couchant
R7 4.40pm PRO-RIDE HANDICAP 1400m
CHLOE'S COMET has won two of last four and placed here last start. Makes her own luck on speed and expected to be right in the finish again from an ideal gate.
COUNTESS MARINOV has had a change of stables. Placed at Sandown last start and overall Melbourne form looks solid enough for a race like this.
KATSWIRI placed at Sandown on debut before winning a maiden at Geelong on the synthetic surface. Have to respect the Hawkes stable’s decision to head to Sydney.
SELECTIONS: No1 FANTASIZE, No3 Chloe’s Comet, No6 Countess Marinov, No5 Katswiri
VALUE RUNNER: No7 Reiby Rampart
R8 5.15pm TAB REWARDS HANDICAP 1300m
SELECTIONS: No6 CHOICE WE HAD, No7 Top Me Up, No11 Miami Dade, No12 Shout To The Top
VALUE RUNNER: No10 Fair Call