Race-by-race preview and tips for Wyong on Thursday

Based on track being a likely Heavy 8 and rail out 3m

RACE 1 – 1.50PM MAIDEN PLATE (1350m):

With intermittent rain hanging around, we are likely to settle on a heavy rating. Behind two strong runs back at this track on soft ground over the same distance, tough four-year-old 2. Stay Wealthy is primed to break through. Yet to miss a place in four runs, and gets a senior metro rider going on for what looks a shade weaker race.

Wyong will host a seven-race meeting on Thursday.Credit:Fairfax Media

Dangers: Speaking of banging on the door, consistent filly 7. Estonia has been the bridesmaid in three runs this prep around the provincials, and gets a 3.5kg weight drop for this, with blinkers being added. Big gap to the rest headed by improving colt 5. Wizard Of Oz third-up; while the others are seemingly going around for practice.

How to play it: Stay Wealthy to win and quinella 2 and 7

Odds and Evens: Split

RACE 2 – 2.25PM CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE (2100m):

Modest staying field fits the bill for progressive provincial mare 6. Lady Redwood who travelled well and loomed to win last start before finding one stronger late. Previously had hit the line to beat all bar the winner on rain-affected ground, and she simply has more potential than the rest.

Dangers: Metro stallion 1. Conference will likely roll to the top over this longer trip, and try to repeat the dose from his maiden win 19 days ago when he fought them all off. Honest filly 4. Ironic Miss finished off well at big odds behind a handy stayer, and deep into this prep she’s desperate for a longer journey. Include improving three-year-old 8. On Bail in exotics.

How to play it: Lady Redwood to win

Odds and Evens: Split


Progressive three-year-old 6. Caboteur defied his double figure price first-up in metro company on a bog track, only run down late, and he went close at the provincials second-up last time.

Dangers: Another improving three-year-old 7. Chappelli was right behind the top selection on debut in that Canterbury race 13 days ago, and can be expected to improve further. Lightly raced four-year-old 4. Tailoring has progression on his side as well. Stuck on for a long way after being taken to the front here second-up. Likes wet ground, and should be right at his peak now. Liked the debut effort here from three-year-old 5. Aldrin who did his best work late, and the second horse from that race was the top selection in the opener.

Racing returns to Wyong on Thursday.Credit:Phil Carrick

How to play it: Caboteur to win and quinella 6 and 7

Odds and Evens: Split

RACE 4 – 3.40PM BENCHMARK 64 HCP (1600m):

Very keen on provincial four-year-old 3. Bak Da Man who has been held back since sweeping home for a dominant country BM 66 win in heavy ground four weeks ago. Capable of winning over much further, and is a superior wet tracker by Reliable Man.

Dangers: Honest eight-year-old 1. Tim’s Principal rarely runs a bad one, and drops back from two worthy closing efforts in deeper city grade, but again has to carry a big weight. Keep safe last-start maiden winner 7. Lord Winston; while local five-year-old 6. Schoona The Better can run into a place third-up after winning a weaker race nine days ago.

How to play it: Bak Da Man to win

Odds and Evens: Odds

RACE 5 – 4.20PM MAIDEN PLATE (1000m):

Potentially a good quality maiden, and stacks up nicely for progressive metro filly 11. Petulant who was heavily backed on debut at Hawkesbury in Class 1 company before being run down. Suited carrying only half kilo more under the set weight conditions.

Dangers: Big watch on four-year-old Sniztel stallion 1. Nasturtium who debuts off a forward heavy track metro trial, and is bred to thrive in the wet; while giant home track four-year-old 2. One Way Street is a key player drawn towards the inside behind a nice debut run when he dashed away and was only run down in the last few strides.

How to play it: Petulant to win

Odds and Evens: Odds

RACE 6 – 4.55PM BENCHMARK 64 HCP (1000m):

Staying at the short course, and there’s any number of chances, especially if the track has been downgraded. Metropolitan mare 2. Tudor Music gets a deserved class drop fourth-up from Saturday BM 78 grade, and is as reliable as any. Up sharply in weight but still not badly treated after the claim, and has a liking for rain-affected ground.

Dangers: Talented filly 7. Sachello must negate a wide barrier, but she was a convincing Class 1 winner before sticking on okay in much tougher metro company, and the winner of that race has since scored again. Smart mare 4. Embeller resumes behind two trials with the blinkers removed. Include in wider exotics Canberra mare 8. Honeysuckle Choice who bolted in a much weaker race at home on heavy ground 13 days ago; and provincial five-year-old 9. River Mac who finished best to win a similar race five weeks back.

How to play it: Tudor Music each way and box exacta 2,4,7

Odds and Evens: Split

RACE 7 – 5.35PM CLASS 1 HCP (1200m):

Lightly raced filly 9. Shalstar can make it two straight at only her third start. Flew home from a mile back at Muswellbrook, then ridden much closer and went home best to claim her maiden 19 days ago. Beautifully bred and destined to win better races.

Dangers: Big watch on metro three-year-old 2. Midori Beauty who returns via two trials from a fast-finishing debut win at Gosford nine weeks ago, and she has plenty of ability. Emerging three-year-old 6. Lohnraki came off a dominant country win on debut in heavy ground to finish hard into a place. This is tougher, but he’s on the rise and extra 200m suits. Included in exotics 3. Hasty Duchess resuming off two quiet trials; and 11. Winning Business who wasn’t far away third-up here in stronger grade.

How to play it: Shalstar to win and quinella 2 and 9

Odds and Evens: Split



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