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Neil Evans' Tips For Nowra (Monday)

By Neil Evans

Track Good 3 and rail out 3m from 1150m - 350m into a cut/away so should be predominantly on speed.

Race 1 CL1 HCP (1200m):

Good race for the girls to start. Like Warwick Farm mare 4. Dublin Diva off a flashing debut win at Bathurst when heavily backed.

Dangers: Hawkesbury filly 3. Holy Empress resumes off two trials, and was impressive in her only two runs last winter, beating a good maiden field at Goulburn second-up. Kembla-trained 1. Accoy who resumes and Randwick-based 2. Wimlah who was fair first up at Gosford are in the mix, but both have a liking for wet tracks.

How to play it: Dublin Diva to win.

Race 2 CL1 HCP (1200m):

Keen on Hawkesbury 5YO 1. Winch who hit the line hard from a mile back first-up at Kembla, and drops in grade for this from a nice draw.

Dangers: Hard to make a strong case for anything else, although expect Warwick Farm 4YO 6. Highton to be in the finish after working home nicely at Canberra second run back from a spell; while 2. Can Party who was okay in a BM 64 last start; and 4. Accountant who was outclassed in a CL2 at Taree; will both find this a little easier.

How to play it: Winch to win.

Winch's last start third at Kembla Gramge on February 9

Race 3 BM 58 HCP (1100m):

Looks a nice race for Canberra 5YO 3. Balonne who was hard in the market when working home from a long way back last start, and before that ran the smarter Critical Touch to 3.6 lens in a BM 65. Drawn to get the right trail one off the fence.

Dangers: Moruya 6YO 1. Malachi Crunch will appreciate coming back to this company after chasing home city class Laburnum at Kembla. Local 3YO 6. Greyt Weekend resumed with a strong maiden win from the front at Moruya before just found a Kembla CL2 a little tough. Include consistent placegetter 5. Halliday Road from a low draw in exotics.

How to play it: Balonne to win and quinella 1 and 3.

Race 4 CL2 HCP (1600m):

Despite carrying his biggest weight so far, promising Warwick Farm 4YO 1. Baanone can make it three straight. Pounced late to win his maiden two runs back at Canberra before again flying home late to land this track last. Will go back from a wider gate and be saved for one big run.

Dangers: Sapphire Coast 4YO 3. Garros flopped last start, but previous form up to CL3 was good enough to be in the finish here; while liked the run of 5. Taqueda in a good CL4 last start this track, beaten only 1.3 lens behind a nice horse. Draws the fence, but up significantly in weight.

How to play it: Baanone to win.

Race 5 MAIDEN HCP (1600m):

Open battle this. Local 3YO filly 3. All Tiara has found the line nicely in two runs back over shorter trips and the mile appeals third-up.

Dangers: Well bred filly and first starter 4. Catalanic (Medaglia D'oro x Catalan Bay by Rock Of Gibraltar) hails from the new Warwick Farm base of leading Victorian trainer Ciaron Maher. Has had three trials winning the latest when pushed out all the way from the front so forward enough for a mile debut. Kembla-trained 4YO 6. Ephesian has been placed in last three and gets nice weight relief; while Warwick Farm mare 5. Cloudless Sky is still a maiden after 19 runs, but placed nine times and another who will appreciate finally getting to this distance. Randwick filly 7. Saluting To Win did little resuming over 1400m at Kembla, but watch for big improvement.

How to play it: All Tiara to win and box first four 3-4-5-6-7.

All Tiara runs fourth at Kembla Grange on February 9

Race 6 BM 58 HCP (1400m):

Warwick Farm 3YO 1. Horn is consistent and ready for this trip from a nice draw.

Dangers: Another 3YO 2. Magic Wu jumped from 1200m to 1600m last start and comes back in class so much better placed. Warwick Farm mare 4. Pulang Pula jumped to a mile this track last start and didn't finish far behind smart Baanone who races earlier on the card. Braidwood-trained 3. Mucker is a consistent country performer around this grade from an under-rated stable. Moruya filly 7. Sarzana is worthy in exotic tickets.

How to play it: 1. Horn to win & first 4: 1/2-3-4-7

Race 7 C, G & E MAIDEN PLATE (1100m):

Promising Rosehill 3YO 7. Bondi Boy has trialled well and was scratched from Hawkesbury to be saved for this.

Dangers: Warwick Farm 3YO 8. Eokalio is third-up from a nice barrier; while debutant 2. Against The Tide (Dane Shadow x Red Ivory by Ivory Way) trialled well at Kembla but is drawn wide for debut.

How to play it: Bondi Boy to win.

Race 8 F & M MAIDEN PLATE (1100m):

Nicely-bred Rosehill filly 9. Mojito (Uncle Mo x My Cookie Monster by Not A Single Doubt) has trialled well and looks primed for debut.

Dangers: Big watch on two Randwick fillies from leading stables 4. Amami and first starter 5. Exrocka (Shamexpress x New Age Rocka by Fastnet Rock) who have spent plenty of time at the trials.

How to play it: Mojito to win.

All the fields, form and replays for Monday's meeting at Nowra

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