NZ METRO TC, Aug 19-GORE HRC, Aug 21

J Scott The Inside Word

NZ METRO TC, Friday, August 19

Race 7: KOWHAI MONARCH (9, Samantha Ottley), UR 2, 10m, 2600m std: “Raced good in the Super Series Final and a chance again with the right luck.”

Race 8: CROFT BAY (7, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1950m: “Did well off 20m last start. Won good in front over 1950m two starts ago and back on the front row he’s probably my best chance but its a good field.”

Race 10: ZENA MAC (12, Wayne Higgs), 15m, 2000m std: “Could reach a place with the right luck.”

GORE HRC, Sunday, August 21

Race 8: NICAEA FRANCO (5, Craig Thornley), 2200m std: “Showed some of her dam’s strength on debut but up in grade and first stand start down there this week. Seems sensible though. A chance providing she steps away cleanly.”