J Scott The Inside Word

WESTPORT TC, Thursday, December 26

Race 3: SMART CAESAR (11), 2000m std: “Went good first-up Forbury without luck. Qualified from a stand start,  so should be a good chance providing we get away ok from the draw in that.”

Outside drives

Race 2: BEST BONES (1), 2600m std: “Broke when I drove her last season. Has some gear chances so looking for improvement with those.”

Race 4: SUNRISE INVASION (4), 2600m std: “Second-stringer for Ian Cameron so looking for luck.”

Race 10: JOHNNY MICK (11), 2600m std: “Likes grass track racing. Should have a chance if we begin ok.”

ASHBURTON TC, Thursday, December 26

Race 1: GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME (4, Craig Thornley), mob. 1609m: “Trialled nice at Motukarara. Should have an each-way chance with the right luck.”

Race 3: ROCK TILL YOU DROP (3, Anthony Butt), 2400m std: “He’s going well. Should be a strong each-way chance.”