J Scott The Inside Word

TIMARU HRC, Wednesday, January 16

Race 4: MICHELLE (6, Sheree Tomlinson), 2000m std: “Manners were good and raced good down south. A strong each-way chance providing she begins well over the short trip.”

Mark’s outside drive

Race 6: BOULTS ON FIRE (9), 1, 20m, 2600m std: “Wasn’t too far away after being forced wide turning for home at Oamaru and drops in grade, so could upset.”

MARLBOROUGH HRC, Friday, January 18

Race 6: LETS HUSTLE (14, Samantha Ottley) & ROCK N JOY (15, Laura McKay), mob. 1850m: “Both raced well on the grass over the West Coast circuit, but looking for the right luck from tough draws.”