J Scott The Inside Word

BANKS PENINSULA TC, Thursday, January 22

Race 4: BETTOR LUCK (17, Michelle Neilson), mob. 2000m: “Raced well at Nelson but back to a mobile and drawn terrible. Chance with luck.”

Race 6: ZAKSPATROL (10, Kimberly Butt), 2170m std: “Racing good and this suits him well. If he steps and stays handy he’ll be a strong chance.”

Race 10: TWICE THE DELIGHT (1, Kimberly Butt), mob. 2000m: “Paid the price for being slow away over 2000m last start. Better drawn but is a strong field. An each-way chance.”

MARLBOROUGH HRC, Friday, January 23

Race 3: ZENA MAC (3, Wayne Higgs) & CHAMPAGNE DREAMS (6, Blair Orange), mob. 2300m: “Zena Mac is racing honest and a place chance from draw.”

Charming Lavra, an upset chance in the Redwood Trot over 2300m at Marlborough on Friday.

Charming Lavra, an upset chance in the Redwood Trot over 2300m at Marlborough on Friday.

“Champagne Dreams put in a good effort last week and is my best winning chance.”

Race 4: CORINGA DELIGHT (4, Wayne Higgs), mob. 2300m: “Nice maiden up against Millies Creek, who has a massive wrap. I was slightly disappointed with her work on Wednesday but still good each-way value.”

Race 5: CHARMING LAVRA (7, Blair Orange) & KOWHAI SUNRISE (11, Mark), UR 2, 2300m std: “Charming Lavra made a mistake at Oamaru but her work has been good. The distance suits so could upset.”

“Kowhai Sunrise is racing great and if she does things right is a winning hope.”

Race 6: ASTRAPI (7, Mark), 2, 10m, 2300m std: “We all know what he’s like. If he does things right, he can place.”

Race 8: ROCKER BAND (8, Ricky May), mob. 2300m: “Had to win last start after super R May drive. This a step up and drawn bad but I do have a bit of time for her. With any luck she will be very hard to beat.”

Race 9: REKLAW SUPREME (1, Wayne Higgs), 2700m std: “Needs a soft trip and alot of luck to place.”

Race 11: ALL DELIGHT (11, Craig Thornley), mob. 2300m: “Racing honest but this is a strong field. Always a place chance.”

INVERCARGILL HRC, Saturday, January 24

Race 7: PERISSA (6, Michelle Neilson), mob. 1700m: “I drove her too pretty last start so she will go forward and be a good chance.”

Race 9: JOHNNY FOX (7, Blair Orange), 1, 20m, 3200m std: “Has turned the corner and is racing super. If he gets the right run they will know he is in the race.”