Newcastle - Race 2 1:50pm AEDT
Ligulate hit the line strongly to finish fourth at Randwick last start and this race is a genuine drop in quality. On exposed form, he has a genuine edge over the rest of this field and he does map to get a lovely run in transit with Glyn Schofield in the saddle. This is his chance to return to winning form.
Newcastle - Race 6 4:15pm AEDT
Steamboat Sally has only recorded the one race win, but she is a filly that does have ability and has form around some quality horses. She has raced well fresh in the past and Glyn Schofield really should be able to control the race on her in the early stages of this contest. She is a good bet in what is an open race.
Townsville - Race 4 3.12pm AEDT
Salesman has developed into a consistent galloper and he can make a winning return to the races at Townsville. He maps to get the run of the race right on the speed and he has won his only previous start at Townsville. His best form gives him an edge over the rest of this field and he can make a winning return to the races.
Benalla - Race 5 3:30pm AEDT
It has been a while between race starts for Rarer Than Rubies, but she is a filly that does have some upside. Last preparation, she recorded an impressive win at Wodonga and she wasn’t disgraced at Rosehill Gardens. She makes her own luck right on the speed and she can make a winning return to the races.