Selections based on a good track
Race 1 – 1:50PM HRC MOTEL 2YO MAIDEN PLATE (1000 METRES)
5. Diddle Dumpling is a well-bred filly on debut here. She’s had two trials at this track and finished second in the first of them in October before winning the latest earlier this month. She looks a ready-made type and should be right in the thick of things from the outset.
Dangers: 1. Blue Illusion started favourite on debut and failed, then ran third at Rosehill before resuming from a spell with a down-the-track Randwick effort. He’ll find this easier. 4. Diamond Firetail is a first starter and she had looked good in two trials. She should run well here. 6. Drifting is a filly on debut on the back of two good trials and she should be primed to run well.
How to play it: Diddle Dumpling to win.
Race 2 – 2:25PM WORKERS LIFESTYLE GROUP F&M BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
1. Countyourblessings had solid form around her before she resumed from a spell and justified a short quote to score a strong win at Goulburn. She’s drawn ideally in this to get the run of the race and she should take a power of beating again.
Dangers: 2. Koby Girl led and did the job well to score on debut at Wyong and should give plenty of cheek again in this. 4. Manhattan’s won a maiden at this track and has a solid enough overall record to be rated a leading contender. 6. Impressiero tackled Midway grade last time out and is not out of this.
How to play it: Countyourblessings to win.
Race 3 – 3:05PM ASCEND TROPHIES MIDWAY 4YO&UP MAIDEN HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
4. Extremely Frilly has only had three starts, but she’s performed well enough in each of them to be rated a leading chance in this. She ran second on debut at Gosford and despite missing a place in both subsequent runs, she’s shown enough to indicate she has ability. She’s had two trials leading into this.
Dangers: 2. Layin’ Four has finished second in three of her latest four starts at Moruya, Kembla Grange and Gosford and she only needs to repeat those efforts to be rates a top chance here. 6. Black Tiara has been placed in two of her six starts and has performed well in two trials leading into this. 9. Hongkong Harmony is still a maiden, but has run well in the past and must be respected in this grade.
How to play it: Extremely Frilly to win.
Race 4 – 3:40PM XXXX GOLD MAIDEN PLATE (1400 METRES)
2. Godzilla is lightly raced with seven starts to his name and he’s shown plenty of talent. He’s been placed in two of those starts and has performed well in city and provincial grade. He resumes here on the back of two solid trials and from the good barrier he gets his chance to break through.
Dangers: 7. Side Show has been placed in four of his six starts, including two thirds on the Kensington track at Randwick in his latest two runs. He has the talent to give this a shake. 4. Kotaishi is on debut, but has a solid ground of trials for this. 1. Magic Leprechaun is ready to peak in this and warrants thought.
How to play it: Godzilla to win.