J Scott The Inside Word

RIVERTON TC, Saturday, October 29

Race 5: ARIADNE LAVRA (6, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1700m: “I am pretty happy with her and Barron’s horse (Terracotta) from one over 1700m will be very hard to beat but I do have bit of time for my filly and think she is a big show.”

KAIKOURA TC, Sunday, October 30

Race 3: ZENA MAC (1, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1900m: “Drawn to take the shortest way round and an upset place chance.”

Race 6: RUTHLESS SUCCESS (3, Laura McKay), mob. 1900m: “Drawn to go forward, lead and be an each-way chance.”

KAIKOURA TC, Monday, October 31

Race 2: MANINTHEMIRROR (8, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1900m: “Scratching of fav (Smiling Sophie) helps but the draw is bad. He’s going well and a winning hope.”

Race 5: KOWHAI WHIZ (9, Samantha Ottley), 1, 30m, 2400m std: “In a tough grade and hard off handicap but has got good manners and can place.”

Outside drive

Race 8: TORRID BROMAC (4), 2400m std: “I drove him for Regan at the Rangiora trials on Wednesday. He’s good from a stand start and going well but its a strong field.”