We’re running on a Soft 6 at Newcastle for this 8 race card. The rail is at the True position for the entire course.
Skinny Play: 1,2,3 / 1,8 / 2,3 / 4,5,6
Wide Play: 1,2,3,4,5 / 1,3,7,8,9 / 1,2,3,4,5,10,11,12 / 3,4,5,6,7,8,10
Best Bet: Race 5, No2, Fitou.
Next Best bet: Race 1, No7, Irithea
Best Roughie: Race 7, No12 Lord Disick
Race 1 1.05pm NBN NEWS F&M MAIDEN PLATE 1250m
No 8 LA CHATTE
No 1 ASTRAL MISS
No 3 SOPHIA’S CHARM
Race 2 1:40pm HUNTER JAGUAR CG&E MAIDEN PLATE 1250m
No 1 NU WA
No 5 THE BULL
No 12 VOLPE
Race 3 2:15pm MACKA’S AUSTRALIAN BLACK ANGUS BEEF 3YO HANDICAP 1300m
No 2 PEACOCK
No 3 CALABASAS
No 4 REVOLVER
Race 4 2:50pm HARRY MEYN FOUNDATION BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1200m
No 11 VANILOQUIO
No 3 HE’S OUR TOY BOY
No 4 BOWIE’S BABE
Race 5 3:25pm YARRAMAN PARK TIBBIE STAKES 1350m
SELECTIONS: No2 FITOU, No4 Replique, No3 No Pushover, No1 Savoureux
Race 6 4.05pm AUSTRALIAN BLOODSTOCK CAMERON HANDICAP 1350m
CHETWOOD unbeaten in two runs this preparation and gave nothing else a chance leading all the way at this trip at Rosehill last start. Toughest test to date but looks right up to the task.
HIS MAJESTY had a big win at Rosehill when resuming and anchored with the 61.5kg at Rosehill last start. Right in this down on the minimum.
SNOOPY close up all three runs this preparation. Right in this getting all the favours from the inside gate.
SELECTIONS: No1 LE ROMAIN, No8 Chetwood, No7 His Majesty, No9 Snoopy
Race 7 4:40pm XXXX GOLD NEWCASTLE CUP 2200m
SINGING is another import who has finished runner-up in both Australian starts. Ready to peak third-up and gets the chance to go one better.
LORD DISICK (Best Roughie) much improved run finishing on the placegetters’ heels in the Wyong Cup. Should be right at his peak and this looks a target race.
ORBEC hasn't been far from the winner both runs this preparation. Placed in this race third-up last campaign and definite place prospects again.
SELECTIONS: No2 SACRED MASTER, No3 Singing, No12 Lord Disick, No4 Orbec
Race 8 5:20pm SUEZ BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 2200m
RAINBOW PARK close up last two at Wyong and Randwick. Looking for the step up in distance and peaks fourth-up.
ANOTHER SNAPPY runner-up at Warwick Farm last time out at first go this distance range. In with a winnable weight after the claim and at least a place hope again.
GREAT ORATOR Gosford winner this distance range two runs back. Will keep plugging away and worth including in the wider exotics.
SELECTIONS: No5 MULINELLO, No6 Rainbow Park, No4 Another Snappy, No3 Great Orator