With more rain throughout the week, we’re running on a Soft 6 at Newcastle.
Quaddie (Races – 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 7,8 / 2,7 / 3,5,6 / 3,10
Wide Play: 3,4,6,7,8 / 1,2,3,5,7,8 / 3,4,5,6,7,12 / 1,3,4,5,8,9,10 Best Bet – R8, No 10 L’elu
Next Best – R2, No10 Trojan Grey
Best Roughie – R1, No9 Retrospectively
Race 1 12:29pm CIVIL SYDNEY MAIDEN PLATE 2100m
No 11 LAMMA HILTON
No 4 PRINCE MORPHEUS
No 6 CALIFORNIA
Race 2 1:04pm MGA INSRUANCE MAIDEN PLATE 1150m
No 7 THE REVEREND DEMON
No 9 MISS EXPENSIVE
No 4 JADE’S SAGA
Race 3 1:39pm GWH BUILD MAIDEN HANDICAP 1250m
No 5 GHOSTLY
No 8 REVOLVER
No 7 ESCAPADO
Race 4 2:14pm LEAH JAY F&M CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1350m
No 2 FLEETEOR
No 3 MERI RANI
No 6 MISS FAITH
Race 5 2:54pm MINCO TECH AUSTRALIA MAIDEN HANDICAP 1350m
MY MISS PEDRILLE resumes and placed in a recent Randwick trial. Close up both runs in her first preparation and just needs even luck in-running from an awkward gate to be right in the finish.
GRINCHEUX has finished runner-up in two runs at Warwick Farm in first preparation. Seemingly didn't handle the heavy track when a beaten favourite here on debut. Set to improve sharply on a drier surface.
EXCITABLE placed at Wyong on debut in three runs in his first preparation. Had excuses resuming here last start and capable of improving sharply.
SELECTIONS: No7 GRAVITATE, No8 My Miss Pedrille, No3 Grincheux, No6 Excitable
Race 6 3:34pm HUNTER COATINGS CG&E CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1350m
EYE ON AMERICA just a run short when runner-up at Scone last start. Gets the chance to go one better with the run under his belt.
ARSONIST finished on the placegetters’ heels at Newcastle Beaumont resuming. Fitter here and the step up in distance suits.
CROSLEY HOTSHOT resumes and placed in a recent Randwick trial. Best over longer but can run a forward race fresh.
SELECTIONS: No2 TENORINO, No7 Eye On America, No3 Arsonist, No1 Crosley Hotshot
Race 7 4:14pm WINNER COMPUTERS BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1250m
BOWIE'S BABE hasn't missed a place in four runs this preparation. Down in grade on recent starts and gets the chance to return to the winners’ list.
MARMAN was ultra-consistent last preparation including a win here. Resumes without a trial to guide us but has to go in everything based on the last preparation.
ROCCO IN THE HOUSE has won two from three at this track and distance. In with a winnable weight after the claim and right in the mix again.
SELECTIONS: No3 SONATA SONG, No5 Bowie’s Babe, No6 Marman, No7 Rocco In The House
Race 8 4:54pm CUMI AUSTRALIA BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP 1150m
MATAGAMI is a former Darren Weir-trained gelding having first run for new stable. Victorian form looks solid enough for a race like this.
ARCHIBALD showed a return to form when runner-up at Muswellbrook last start. Just needs even luck in-running from the gate to be right in the finish again.
MAGIC QUIVER didn't see out the trip at Scone last start. Placed previous two this distance range and place prospects again.
SELECTIONS: No10 L’ELU, No3 Matagami, No1 Archibald, No7 Magic Quiver