J Scott The Inside Word

REEFTON TC, Friday, December 30

Race 6: PERISSA (11, Robbie Close), 2, 20m, 3200m std: “She comes in fresh to the circuit and goes good on the grass. With the right luck she’s a chance.”

Race 7: ROCKNROLL NEVIN (SCR) & ZENA MAC (12, Wayne Higgs), 2000m std: “Raced good at Westport but looking for luck from the draw.”

AUCKLAND TC, Saturday, December 31

Race 1: THE BUS (2, Tony Herlihy), mob. 1700m: “Is drawn to go forward and looking for an improved performance.”

Race 3: EYRE I COME (8, Blair Orange), UR 2, 20m, 2700m std: “Racing super and a strong winning chance.”

Race 4: REAL TORQUE (9, Tony Herlihy), mob. 2200m: “Having tie-up trouble but seems better and can upset.”

Race 5: DELIGHTFUL MEMPHIS (5, Blair Orange), mob. 2200m: “Seems as good as she has been but whether that’s good enough to beat Spanish Armada we’ll have to wait and see. We get our chance anyway.”

CENTRAL OTAGO TC, Monday, January 2

Ice Crusher, should be suited over 2000m at Omakau on Monday.

Race 4: ICE CRUSHER (3, Matt Anderson), mob. 2000m: “Good run last start. Is drawn to lead and be very hard to beat.”

Race 7: SENORITA MARGARITA (1, Blair Orange), 2600m std: “Stand start a question but is in the right field.”

Race 8: KOWHAI WHIZ (5, Blair Orange) & MASTER LAVROS (7, Mark), mob. 2600m:

“Kowhai Whiz is racing good and can place.”

“Master Lavros seems great and its a good race for him.”

Outside drives

Race 3: GALLEONS PLEASURE (8), mob. 2000m: “Did well after copping an early check first-up at Winton last Thursday but looking for luck from the outside draw.”

Race 9: TORRID BROMAC (5), mob. 2600m: “Went good and wasn’t far away on Boxing Day in a 2:54 run (2400m) at Ashburton. Should be hard to beat.”

Race 11: OUR QUINN (10), mob. 2000m: “Having his second race back after an eight-month layoff so likely improver. Rough place maybe.”