Newcastle - Race 1 12:10pm AEDT
No. 6 Lady Superspy
A more patient ride could prove the trick to Lady Superspy’s chances in her third run back.
The Exosphere mare was ridden forward before weakening badly over 1500m at Muswellbrook earlier in the month, a forgive effort with the tempo clearly against her that day.
She was held up badly first-up at Scone and just needs to save something for late to be a chance here.
Newcastle - Race 3 1:25pm AEDT
No. 3 Shuri
Shuri looks ready for 1500m coming off a dominant win on debut at Taree a few weeks ago.
Kris Lees’ mare was enormous in the finish, finding the front out of the turn to kick clear and win by an arrogant 4.5 length margin.
That form has been franked with one of the place getters going on to win her next start, and with Dylan Gibbons engaged again from a soft gate, I can’t find any reason why the pair won’t be winning.
Newcastle - Race 4 2:05pm AEDT
No. 3 Call Me Louis
Call Me Louis finds the money more often than not, placing in six of his nine career starts to date.
He’s spent time racing in town at Rosehill, recently beaten just over a length after being caught three-wide, no cover in transit.
The son of Spieth won here at Newcastle over 1400m three runs back, while it helps knowing he handles all going. If he can find clear running room from the wide gate, he should be right in this.
Newcastle - Race 7 3:55pm AEDT
No. 5 Divine Vicky
Divine Vicky was second to Eagle’s Nest on the Kenso track to begin the month, form that holds up nicely after that same mare went on to win well at Rosehill 10 days later.
The daughter of So You Think has been racing consistently all prep, winning fresh at Scone in just her fourth career start.
Ashley Morgan was responsible for her maiden win earlier in the year, and from the nice soft gate, we should see the pair find cover early and likely prove hard to hold out.