Rail in the True Position and Good 4 track condition will provide a slight on pace bias.
Race 1 2YO MAIDEN SW (800m)
The 2 Year Old’s will go very quick here over the 800m, Marc Quinn trained filly 12. Sylvias Memory debuts off two very impressive trial wins at Randwick & Coffs Harbour, in the latest trial over 800m she jumped straight to the front and was never tested to the line winning by over 4 lengths.
Dangers: Locally trained 6. In A Step ran well at big odds at her first career start at the track and distance jumping straight to the lead and getting run down late, with the race experience and improvement from that run she will be fighting out the finish.
How to play it: Sylvias Mother to WIN and 12 & 6 Quinella
Race 2 3YO+ MAIDEN SW (1000m)
The Kris Lee’s trained 3. Paulo looks primed to break its maiden here over 1000m, was slowly away over 800m at the track last start and made up many lengths late to finish within a length of the winner, out to 1000m here looks ideal and from barrier 6 should get a lovely run just off the speed.
Dangers: 15. Miss Bang looks a much-improved galloper following its trial over 1010m at Murwillumbah where she jumped quick from the gates and cruised to the line under a hold. 6. Bills Gift will improve sharply off its first up run at the track over 800m where she was hitting the line well late.
How to play it: Paulo to WIN
Race 3 MAIDEN HCP (1300m)
Hinchinbrook filly 7. Materiality debuted over 1100m at Coffs Harbour hitting the line well after hitting a flat spot at the top of the straight, the step up to 1300m here looks ideal and from barrier 2 should get a lovely run just off the speed.
Dangers: 4. Zouki has been running well this preparation without winning, last start was held up most of the straight before getting out late running through the line over 1400m, step back in distance looks ideal and gets a great run behind the speed. 2. Atyaaf put in an improved run over 1205m at Lismore last start making up many lengths late and the step up in distance suits.
How to play it: Materiality to WIN
Race 4 F & M BM58 HCP (1300m)
A big field of fillies and mares over the 1300m with many chances, have settled on 3. Ruby Two Shoes at each way odds who comes here off nice win at Inverall over 1200m where the mare had to sustain a wide sprint from the 400m finishing powerfully over the top of the field, there is plenty of early speed in the race and she will be able to settle midfield and be saved for one run at them late.
Dangers: Lightly raced Newcastle trained 4. Londinium could be a big improver here second up staying at the 1300m, has won second up and with improvement from the run should be running on late. The local 14. Danishki ran well first up at the track and distance last start sitting up on the pace and should have the speed to come across from the wide barrier and give a good sight.
How to play it: Ruby Two Shoes EACH WAY
Race 5 E & G BM58 (1300m)
Big Field of entires and gelding to tackle the 1300m here, hard to go past 2. San Marco who looks perfectly placed here up in distance off two good runs at the track over the 1000m, hit a flat spot last start at the top of the straight but once balanced up hit the line very well late.
Dangers: 1. Curley Mac gets back to a preferred distance after settling too far back in the field last start over 1205m and recording some quick late sectionals late, settles closer to the speed here. 13. Grenache one at odds that could run a race stepping up in distance.
How to play it: San Marco to WIN
Race 6 OPEN HCP (1200m)
Grafton trained 9. Tarbert steps up to Open grade for the first time and should handle it well coming off three very consistent runs including last start at the track over 1300m where he just couldn’t reel in the leader off a slow tempo, back to 1200m is ideal and from barrier 6 should be able to find a nice position just off the speed and finish over the top of them late.
Dangers: 1. Jexerlent looks to peak here third up off a spell after two consistent runs at Newcastle and Wyong. Paul Smith trained Ferniehirst has shown potential throughout its career and if the mare is close to her best she will be running well first up here.
How to play it: Tarbert to WIN
Race 7 BM58 HCP (1600m)
6yo gelding 1. Call The Captain returned to form last start at Ballina leading over 1410m and with general improvement from that run should run out a strong 1600m here, there is a lack of early speed in the race and from barrier 10 should be able to cross the field easily and control the tempo and be hard to run down.
Dangers: 5. Spirit Of Husson is ultra-fit leading into this and stays at the 1600m, will be up on the speed and fighting out the finish, Gold Coast-trained 2. Prince Of Husson steps up to an ideal trip here and was hitting the line well last start late at Lismore after losing a plate during the run.
How to play it: Call The Captain EACH WAY
BEST BETS: Race 3 – 7. Materiality & Race 6 – Tarbert
BEST EACH WAY: Race 7 – 1. Call The Captain
Supplied by Racing NSW.
Full form and race replays available at racingnsw.com.au