Newcastle Preview - Saturday 23 December

22.12.17

Race 1 DJ Brooke Evers @ Boxing Day 2360m

Lady Montoya has a great chance of notching up a hat trick of victories. The mare bolted in at Newcastle two starts back and she came from well back to win at Scone last week.

Aurora Rose was well beaten by Lady Montoya on December 3 but she is a danger because of a 6-kilogram weight swing in her favour.

Bella Galeano wasn’t beaten far at Warwick Farm last start and she has a chance.

Selections

4 Lady Montoya

2 Aurora Rose

1 Bella Galeano

 

Race 2 Cobond Maiden Handicap 1600m

Korma will appreciate the 1600 metres after he was an eye catching second at Kembla over 1400 first up. He should enjoy a coz run from the rails barrier.

Starvino was run down late on debut on this track on December 9 and he will be fitter.

Pierino was disappointing when fourth here recently but he can improve here.

Selections

1 Korma

2 Starvino

3 Pierino

 

Race 3 Hit106.9 Boxing Day Races Class 2 1600m

Regine was very impressive in beating two subsequent winners last start. She is a progressive mare who won at the Sunshine Coast by a big space in May. She is well weighted in this race and can win again.

Spring Creek Star has been narrowly beaten in his past two starts on this track. He is an on-pace runner and may lead these.

Sensacova has had two runs from a spell and she gets to her favourite trip today.

Selections

7 Regine

2 Spring Creek Star

4 Sensacova

 

Race 4 Australia Wide Roofing Maiden 900m

Ibanez is due for a change of luck after 9 placings from 13 starts. She has been runner up in two Newcastle runs and this is a very winnable race for her.

Zegota is a speedy filly who was nailed on the post over this trip last start.

Cozursmart has a place chance.

Selections

4 Ibanez

9 Zegota

2 Cozursmart

 

Race 5 Coca Cola Class 2 900m

Puppet Master posted near record time in winning his Maiden on this track two weeks ago. The colt has blistering speed and he should overcome a sharp rise in class.

All Carisma is pretty smart and his two runs this prep have been full of merit.

Christmas Cheer is ready to win again and he cannot be underestimated.

Selections

2 Puppet Master

1 All Carisma

3 Christmas Cheer

 

Race 6 Iron Jack Maiden Plate 1200m

Psittacine is trialling well and he has come up with the rails barrier for his debut run. His trainer is a master at having them ready to win first up.

Vineyard is another first starter with sound trail form and he has been set for a first up win.

Thrilled has been placed twice on this track and must be considered.

Selections

4 Psittacine

9 Vineyard

8 Thrilled

 

Race 7 Tyrrell’s Wines Benchmark 60 1200m

Cash Strapped has been runner up in both starts this prep. He has drawn well and will race on the speed. The extra trip is more to his liking.

I Can Hear Music is racing well on the track and he will be strong late.

Crafty Tycoon is first up but is trialling okay.

Selections

5 Cash Strapped

3 I Can Hear Music

1 Crafty Tycoon

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