Newcastle Preview - Saturday 20 October

18.10.18

RACE 1 NEWCASTLE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES MAIDEN PLATE 2340M

Miss Moana got too far back over the 1600 at Goulburn but made good ground from the turn to go down by 3 ½ lengths. She was narrowly beaten at Wyong two starts back and she was a close second on debut on this track in July. It was a big jump from 1600 to 2340 however she is bred on stout staying lines.

Power From Within has been placed four times over this trip and she is consistent.

Arlington Magic has a place chance.

Selections:

8 Miss Moana

7 Power From Within

4 Arlington

 

RACE 2 CENTRAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT GROUP MAIDEN PLATE 900M

Destiny’s Choice has been placed in four of his eleven starts and is well placed in this field. He will probably trail the speed from his good barrier and he was placed on in his only start on this track.

Khitaamy resumes and last prep he was runner up at Wyong and Cessnock over the short courses.

Royal Swagger is on debut after winning a recent trial on the Beaumont track.

Selections:

1 Destiny’s Choice

4 Khitaamy

5 Royal Swagger

 

RACE 3 COLLABORATIVE CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS CLASS 2 HANDICAP 900M

Venture Capital is a short course specialist and she has had four starts over 900 for a win and two placings. He was run down late over 1000 metres at Wyong last start and was narrowly beaten on this track two starts back.

Jack’s Image was placed in strong company in his last start over 900 on this track three months ago. He is a back marker but relishes the long straight.

American Salute was unlucky last start at Canberra and he has never been out of a place in four starts.

Selections:

4 Venture Capital

2 Jack’s Image

3 American Salute

 

RACE 4 JOANNE MCLEAN MEMORIAL BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP 1880M

Chief Kidder has been placed in three of his last five starts and he was run down late over 1900 at Canterbury in August. He has excuses last start when he was very slowly away, and he has been placed three times over this trip.

Fuji Fury is unbeaten in two starts at Coffs Harbour and Taree and the longer trip won’t be a problem.

So You Merge went okay last start and this is her third run back.

Selections:

3 Chief Kidder

7 Fuji Fury

5 So You Merge

 

RACE 5 MAYFIELD EX-SERVICES CLUB 3YO MAIDEN HANDICAP 1200M

Picaro resumes on the back off a quiet trial. he had very good form last prep for a race of this quality. He was two lengths from the winner at Canterbury last start in June and he was beaten three lengths by VRC Derby Aspirant Dealmaker two starts back.

Newstead is on debut after running on well in a recent trial and Restrained has trialled well.

Selections:

1 Picaro

3 Newstead

4 Restrained

 

RACE 6 AUTO ONE WARNERS BAY BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP 1400M

Kulnura has a good country record with three wins and two placings from eight starts. He is an on-pace runner and his best for is over 1400 metres. He over raced at Rosehill last start and this is a significant drop in class.

Roy’s Command was slow away when a strong finishing fourth at Muswellbrook first up. He raced well at Newcastle second up last prep.

Princess Pattern should’ve finished closer last start and likes it soft.

Selections:

2 Kulnura

7 Roy’s Command

8 Princess Pattern

 

RACE 7 IMPACT BUILDING NEWCASTLE NOBBYS BENCHMARK 70 HANDICAP 1200M

Playard resumes on the back of an easy Rosehill trial win. He was placed at Scone, Gosford and Hawkesbury last prep and he was only beaten a head by Group placegetter Savatiano on Scone Cup day in May.

Kotinos loves this track where he has three wins and a second. He is a front runner and fights hard.

Kopite has a big weight, but she was very impressive winning the Port Macquarie Sprint on Cup day.

Selections:

5 Playard

3 Kotinos

1 Kopite

 

RACE 8 RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NORTHERN NSW BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP 1200M

Readycatgo was heavily backed when beaten 3 ½ lengths first up at Gosford when held up at the top of the straight. Last prep she overcame a tough run to win a Kembla Maiden and she was placed at a strong race at Gosford.

Radical Impact was placed on this track last start and he has won seven races over this trip.

Alliterate is well placed and she has a chance.

Selections:

2 Readycatgo

5 Radical Impact

4 Alliterate

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