J Scott The Inside Word

AUCKLAND TC, Friday, October 16

Race 8: ROCKER BAND (3, Samantha Ottley), 2700m std: “Good first-up run up there and Barry (Purdon) seems happy with her, so an each-way chance.”

NZ METRO TC, Friday, October 16

Mark’s outside drives

Race 4: FLYINGMASTERWILLIAMS (11) mob. 2600m: “Fought solidly first-up (4th) on the grass at Motukarara. Outside place if he keeps improving.”

Race 6: DREAMY DAMIEN (2), mob. 1950m: “Drawn to go forward and an upset chance.”

METHVEN TC, Sunday, October 16

Race 2: MANINTHEMIRROR (4, Samantha Ottley), mob. 2300m: “Good run first-up but this is a step up for him. Drawn to go forward and an each-way show.”

Race 10: ZENA MAC (8, Samantha Ottley), mob. 2300m: “Battling lately and needs luck from the draw.”

GORE HRC, Sunday, October 16

Race 4: ARIADNE LAVRA (4, Brent Barclay), 2200m std: “I’m pretty happy with her and if she steps safe I think it will take a good one to beat her.”