J Scott The Inside Word

NZ METRO TC, Thursday, December 6

Race 2: KOWHAI SUNDOWN (8, Mark), mob. 1980m: “Back to mobile should help. It’s a nice field but an each-way chance.”

Race 5: SMOKE N REACTOR (4, Sheree Tomlinson), mob. 2600m: “Better last start but 2600n and luck in the running is a concern.”

Outside drive

Race 6: IDLE MOOSE (10), mob. 2600m: “If they go hard it should suit but tricky draw and needs luck in a good field.”

FORBURY PARK TC, Friday, December 7

Race 5: QUEENOFDANCE (1, Samantha Ottley), 2700m std: “Good win fresh-up and seems good since, so won’t be far away.”

Race 6: MICHELLE (3, Sheree Tomlinson), 2200m std: “First time off the unruly but if she trots all the way is a good winning chance.”

Race 7: LETS HUSTLE (1, Laura McKay), mob. 2700m: “Drawn to make his own luck and a good chance.”

NZ METRO TC, Saturday, December 8

Race 1: SIOUX PRINCESS (11, UR 2, Laura McKay), mob. 1980m: “Has a lot to learn and can make mistakes so take on trust.”

Race 2: BARRETT (3, Mark), mob. 1980m: “Racing honest but needs luck.”

Outside drives

Race 4: SWEET MARYLOU (11), 2400m std: “Tough ask from the draw.”

Race 5: DREAMY DAMIEN (4), mob. 1980m: “Might be better on the all-weather and an outside place chance.”

AKAROA TC, Sunday, December 9

Race 8: ROCK N JOY (11, Laura McKay), mob. 2000m: “Went terrible last week but good prior on grass so an upset place chance.”