Harley’s Last Word
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WYONG PREVIEW by Gary Harley
Exciting Snitzel three-year-old Bojack ($1.50 favourite on TAB) makes his second racetrack appearance when he steps out in the 1350m Class 1 Handicap at the Wyong race meeting on Thursday.
Raced by a group that includes John Messara and Gai Waterhouse and trained by Gai and Adrian Bott, Bojack had outstanding barrier trial form before a brilliant debut win at Gosford on February 4.
He has speed to burn and he ran the opposition off their legs. Tim Clark trialled Bojack, rode him at Gosford and he has the mount on Thursday.
Kim Waugh’s 2yo The Bullring ($3.90) had no luck on debut at Scone on February 16 and he could atone in the 1300m 2yo Maiden Plate.
He was taken back to last from the wide barrier at Scone and made good ground over the 1000m. The longer trip is ideal and he has the home track advantage.
RACE 1, JIM BEAM CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE, 2100M: Just A Jedi ($2.40 fav) is up in class but he is a promising stayer. He raced away with a 1600m Gosford maiden last start and he has raced well on this track. What A Girl ($3.50) ran on well at her first run over a trip at Kembla last start and Karauna ($4.40) won well at Gosford.
SELECTIONS: 3 JUST A JEDI, 4 WHAT A GIRL, 6 KARAUNA
RACE 2, SKY RACING METRO & MAIDEN PLATE, 1350M: Lady Of Luxury ($2.30 fav) finished down the course when favourite at Randwick last start, however, she was checked twice in running and had no luck. She was narrowly beaten at Randwick two starts back. Vanilla Sky ($5) is on debut after smart trial wins while California Cible’s ($4.40) trials have been good.
SELECTIONS: 8 LADY OF LUXURY, 10 VANILLA SKY, 2 CALIFORNIA CIBLE
RACE 3, DE BORTOLI WINES 2YO MAIDEN PLATE, 1300M: The Bullring had good trial form and he had no luck on debut at Scone recently. The extra trip is ideal and Jason Collett rides on the horses home track.
Wilsons Prom has solid city form and he will be hard to beat while Gin Martini is trialling well.
SELECTIONS: 7 THE BULLRING 8 WILSONS PROM 9 GIN MARTINI
RACE 4 GREAT NORTHERN ON TAP MAIDEN HANDICAP 1100M
Zain’s Girl has had four starts for three placings and she resumes here after two recent trial wins. She has drawn well and has genuine speed and the in firm combination of Newnham and Parr.
Siege is on debut and trialled okay while Russbuss will be fitter this time.
SELECTIONS: 3 ZAIN’S GIRL 7 SIEGE 10 RUSSBUSS
RACE 5 BOOK NOW POLYTRACK PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WYONG MARCH 27 CLASS 1 1350M
Seleque was impressive in an all the way first up win at Warwick Farm on February 10. The filly had good form in her first prep with placings at Warwick farm, Newcastle and Hawkesbury.
Rosie Riveter led all the way in her only start at Hawkesbury and she has the rails barrier.
Jeanne D’arc had no luck first up at Gosford.
SELECTIONS: 1 SELEQUE 7 ROSIE RIVETER 3 JEANNE D’ARC
RACE 6 CANADIAN CLUB MAIDEN 1200M
Impressive Lass is knocking on the door after three solid performances this prep. She was narrowly beaten second up at Gosford before a close fourth at Warwick Farm last start.
Jadida was a heavily backed favourite when beaten a couple of lengths on debut at Hawkesbury recently.
Hialoa has a place chance.
SELECTIONS: 3 IMPRESSIVE LASS 4 JADIDA 9 HIALOA
RACE 7 TAB.COM.AU BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP 1100M
Parachuter was never far away in her only three starts in the spring. She won a Nowra Maiden in August and finished a close fourth at Wyong and Gosford. The filly has won two recent trials at Warwick Farm and Hawkesbury.
Bastaki is very fast and held on to win at Newcastle first up.
Barossa Rosa has won two of her last three.
SELECTIONS: 14 PARACHUTER 10 BASTAKI 2 BAROSSA ROSA
RACE 8 WYONG’S NEXT RACEDAY MARCH 9 CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1350M
Bojack has brilliant speed and he bolted in on debut at Gosford recently. He has outstanding trial form prior to his first start.
Tectonicus has very good form in his first prep with a win and three placings. He has had two recent trials.
Nordicus has a place chance.
SELECTIONS: 3 BOJACK 2 TECTONICUS 1 NORDICUS
3 JUST A JEDI – BOLTED IN LAST START
4 WHAT A GIRL – HIT LINE HARD, 1ST RUN THIS TRIP
6 KARAUNA – IN CAREER BEST FORM
7 SINGAPURA – PLACE
8 LADY OF LUXURY – NO LUCK LAST START
10 VANILLA SKY – EASY TRIAL WINS
2 CALIFORNIA CIBLE – RESUMING. TRIALLING WELL
3 LE VIZIR – 1ST UP. EASY ROSEHILL TRIAL WIN
7 THE BULLRING – WILL APPRECIATE THIS TRIP
8 WILSONS PROM – PLACED 3 OF 5. BIG PLAYER
9 GIN MARTINI – 1ST START. IMPRESSIVE TRIALS
3 GULF OF THAILAND – PLACE
3 ZAIN’S GIRL – WAS GOOD LAST PREP. WON 2 TRIALS
7 SIEGE – ON DEBUT, NICE TRIAL
10 RUSSBUSS – LED AT GOSFORD 1ST UP. CHANCE
12 INITIATION – PLACE
1 SELEQUE – HAS GOOD RECORD. ALL WAY WIN 1ST UP
7 ROSIE RIVETER – EASY WIN ONLY START
3 JEANNE D’ARC – NO LUCK 1ST UP
5 BARGAIN – FITTER THIS TIME
3 IMPRESSIVE LASS – RACING WELL ONE TO BEAT
4 JADIDA – HEAVILY BACKED 1ST UP. CAN IMPROVE
9 HIALOA – TRIAL FORM OK
7 YUMI – DROPS IN CLASS
14 PARACHUTER – RACE FORM OK. WON 2 TRIALS
10 BASTAKI – VERY FAST. GOOD RECORD
2 BAROSSA ROSA – WON 2 OF LAST 3
5 MIDLAND – QLD FORM OK. WATCH
3 BOJACK – BRILLIANT WIN ON DEBUT
2 TECTONICUS – COULD SPRINT WELL FRESH
1 NORDICUS – HAS THE ABILITY
4 SPANISH FIGHTER – GOOD WIN 1ST UP