AUST. & NZ, Sept 19-22

J Scott The Inside Word

NEWCASTLE (NSW), Thursday, September 19

Race 1: MY DESIGN (4, Guy Chappie), mob. 2030m: “First-up in Oz, and a winning hope.”

Race 4: A GIFT FROM HEAVEN (8, Guy Chappie), mob. 1609m: “Is trialling up good and can win.”

Race 5: ROCK N JOY (5, Guy Chappie), mob. 2030m: “Is in a tough field and will need luck.”

Race 7: TAKARA TRUFFLE (7, Guy Chappie), mob. 2550m: “Fresh off after very long lay off, but won’t be far away.”

NZ METRO TC, Thursday, September 19

Race 3: SHE’S A DAGG (8, Samantha Ottley), mob. 2600m: “Has been disappointing so needs to improve.”

Willison, steps up in grade at Addington tonight and coming in fresh from his Gore win on August 10 .

Race 4: SIOUX PRINCESS (13, Samantha Ottley), UR, mob. 1980m: “no trials and doesn’t look as good as I would like, so take on trust.”

Race 5: JAMIES BAD BOY (12, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1980m: “Is up in grade after winning last week, so makes it tough.”

Race 9: WILLISON (6, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1980m: “Drawn wide and seems well but is here instead of a trial for experience so an each-way hope.”

OAMARU HRC, Sunday, September 22

Race 6: JAMIES BAD BOY (6, Korbyn Newman), mob. 2600m: “A rough upset chance.”