J Scott The Inside Word

NZ METRO TC, Thursday, December 8

Race 4: GLENFERRIE CLASSIC (9, Laura McKay), 2600m std: “Bonus win when she got a bit of luck last week but won well. If she backs up and gets into race at the right time she’s a winning chance again.”

Race 5: AYMAR (6, Samantha Ottley) & ZENA MAC (9, Wayne Higgs), mob. 1950m: “Both are only in because the club asked for horses to race.”

“Aymar was a bit disappointing at Oamaru but back to the all-weather she’s a chance.”

“Zena Mac will desperately need the run.”

AUCKLAND TC, Friday, December 9
The Bus, the 2YO half-brother to Saveapatrol in the Mark Jones stable, who makes his race debut at Auckland on Friday night.

The Bus, the 2YO half-brother by Art Major to Saveapatrol, who makes his race debut at Auckland on Friday night.

Race 1: THE BUS (1, Mark), mob. 1700m: “Still learning but is drawn to follow the markers and a good chance.”


Race 5: DELIGHTFUL MEMPHIS (7, Blair Orange), mob. 2200m: “Drawn wide again as we knew she would but it will be good experience for her that way round. She seems well and with luck is a strong chance.”


Race 7: ROCKER BAND (7, Samantha Ottley), mob. 2200m: “Barry (Purdon) has her going super and if we can run second to Dream About Me we’d be stoked.”


Outside drive


Race 3: AMERICAN PRINCESS (9), mob. 2200m: “A pick-up drive from Ken and Tony Barron. She’s been solid in her trials but looking for luck from the draw, first-up, that way round.”

FORBURY PARK TC, Friday, December 9

Race 6: KOWHAI WHIZ (9, Laura McKay), 1, 40m, 2700m std: “Shame we have to travel to Forbury to get a suitable race but he is always competitive there.”