J Scott The Inside Word

NZ METRO TC, Friday, December 14

Race 4: MICHELLE (14, Mark), 2000m std: “Racing good and hard off back row over 2000m but if she behaves she is a chance.”

Race 5: BARRETT (1, Samantha Ottley) & ROCKAHULA JOE (3, Mark), mob. 1980m: “Barrett is racing honestly. This is a strong maiden field but gets his chance from the draw.”

“Rockahula Joe is fresh-up and will benefit from the run. It’s a nice field but his work has been ok.”

Race 9: SI SI SENOR (1, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1980m: “Gets the draw to take short cuts and an upset place chance fresh-up.”

Mark’s Outside drive

Race 3: DIVINIA BELLEZZA (7), mob. 2600m: “Has been battling away in hard races. Looking for luck from the draw.”

RANGIORA HRC (GRASS), Sunday, December 16

Race 1: KOWHAI SUNDOWN (18, Mark), 2600m std: “Not as happy as I had been with him so looking for luck from the draw.”

Race 7: LETS HUSTLE (12, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1950m: “Gets in a suitable race on the grass and an upset hope.”

Race 10: QUEENOFDANCE (7, Samantha Ottley), 1950m std: “Up in grade but her two starts have been good so a place chance.”

Race 11: ROCK N JOY (5, Laura McKay) & SMOKE N REACTOR (6, Samantha Ottley), 1950m std: “Rock N Joy was unlucky last week but I wouldn’t know what she would have done if she did gap the gap. The short distance stand on grass suits her.”

“Some N Reactor was shocking last week but got over-racing. Seems good and looks good winning hope.”

Race 12: NAIYA FRANCO (14, Mark), mob. 1950m: “Fresh-up and drawn in the carpark so looking for luck.”