J Scott The Inside Word

OAMARU HRC, Wednesday, January 11

Race 6: KOWHAI MONARCH (11, Samantha Ottley), UR 1, 30m, 2600m std: “Fresh-up with no trials and the field has got stronger with Williamsons’ runners in there. He will improve with run.”

Race 7: AYMAR (8, Samantha Ottley), mob. 2000m: “Has draw wide enough to be a pain but is racing good.”

Race 10: BEST DEFENCE (4, Samantha Ottley), mob. 2600m: “Looking for luck.”

NELSON HRC, Friday, January 13

Race 4: SPOOKY (1), mob. 2400m: “Has arrived from Auckland to Nelson so I haven’t seen the horse. Wayne (Higgs) has just bought him but an each-way chance.”

Race 10: ZENA MAC (4), 2400m std: “Retired.”