J Scott The Inside Word

AUCKLAND TC, Friday, May 3

Race 4: PLUTONIUM LADY (5, Maurice McKendry) & LULU LE MANS (SCR), mob. 1700m: “Plutonium Lady is going to make a nice filly next season but from draw has very little show with the Purdon fillies drawn two and three.”

NZ METRO TC, Friday, May 3

Race 1: EYRE I GO (4, Mark), mob. 1980m: “No luck at Timaru and strong each-way chance.”

Race 2: ROCKAHULA JOE (5, Mark) & IMMORTAL CHANGE (12, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1980m: “Rockahula Joe has been disappointing so gets a chance to improve.”

“The draw might not be a bad thing for Immortal Change and she’s an each-way show.”

Race 3: MICHELLE (14, Mark), 2600m std: “Is racing below her best.”

Uptown Lady, looking for luck at the Addington twilight meeting on Friday.

Race 5: SIOUX PRINCESS (14, Mark), mob. 1980m: “Is badly graded and hard off the unruly so needs luck and bring good manners to the track.”

Race 7: UPTOWN LADY (8, Mark) & QUEENOFDANCE (9, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1980m: “The draw hurts for Uptown Lady but she gets in a winnable race.”

“Queenofdance is killed by the draw so looking for luck.”

Race 8: NAIYA FRANCO (3, Stephen McNally) & SMOKE N REACTOR (4, Laura McKay), mob. 1980m: “Naiya Franco is slaughtered in the points system for the race so making up numbers.”

“Smoke N Reactor is the same as Naiya Franco. Just slaughtered in points spread for the race.”

Mark’s outside drive

Race 11: ROCKNROLL ROD (5), mob. 1980m: “Ran a good second at Auckland in March, so should be competitive.”

NEWCASTLE (NSW), Friday, May 3

Race 1: ROCK N JOY (8, Guy Chappie), mob. 2030m: “Good win first-up and shows how well placed they are in Oz. She will find it tough from the draw but still a chance.”

Race 6: A GIFT FROM HEAVEN (5, Guy Chappie), mob. 2550m: “Racing in a tough field so looking for luck.”