By Gary Harley
Punters who backed The Towers when he threw a race away in his only start should back up at Wyong on Tuesday. On the back of an easy Warwick Farm trial win The Towers was a heavily backed favourite on debut at Muswellbrook on May 4. He was travelling like a winner approaching the home turn when he ran to the outside fence and was restrained out of the race. Ordered to trial by Stewards, The Towers looked good in a recent Randwick trial coming from way back to finish a close second. The gelding will carry 55.5kg after the claim for Jean Van Overmeire.
RACE 1 (TOUKLEY GOLF CLUB 3YO MAIDEN, 1350M): The Towers ($4.40 on TAB fixed odds) is talented and he comes off the back of a strong trial performance at Randwick. He threw the race away when in a winning position in his only start and he is well weighted after the claim. Rakhish ($1.60 favourite) was nailed on the line in his only start at Hawkesbury in December and he has had two trials. Dancing Phryne ($6.50) has been placed in her two starts this prep.
SELECTIONS: 2 THE TOWERS, 1 RAKHISH, 5 DANCING PHRYNE
RACE 2 (WYONG RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB GROUP MAIDEN, 2100M): I Arize ($2.40 fav) has been placed in three of his four starts and this is a winnable race. He ran on well when placed over 1600m at Newcastle last start. Whitney’s Star ($4) is racing well with recent 1600m placings at Gosford and Wyong. She races on the speed. Augusta In April ($3.20) has a place chance.
SELECTIONS: 3 I ARIZE, 9 WHITNEY’S STAR, 2 AUGUSTA IN APRIL
RACE 3 (THE DOYLO MAIDEN PLATE, 1000M): Humboldt ($3.50) was disappointing in two starts in Victoria but in the Godolphin Sydney stable now he showed good speed to win a recent Warwick Farm trial. Mandalong Nicko ($2.90 fav) is honest and has been placed at both starts. Silly Sally ($5) is making her debut and won a Hawkesbury trial last year.
SELECTIONS: 2 HUMBOLDT, 4 MANDALONG NICKO, 9 SILLY SALLY
RACE 4 (MUNMORAH UNITED BOWLING CLUB 2YO MAIDEN, 1300M): Whiteley ($2.60 fav) was run down on the post first-up at Warwick Farm on May 9. He drops sharply in class and he only has to produce his last performance to win. Grand Challenge ($9) gets back but runs on strong. Helaku ($5.50) comes from the powerful Snowden camp and has been trialling well enough to be a threat here.
SELECTIONS: 9 WHITELEY, 2 GRAND CHALLENGE, 3 HELAKU
RACE 5 (NORAH HEAD SPORTIES CLASS 4, 1600M): I Am Awesome ($2.90) steps up in class after an impressive first-up win at Muswellbrook on May 4. She was slowly away and came from well back to win on the post. The mare will appreciate the longer trip and Avdulla has the mount. Sleepwalker ($4.80) can improve on his last start failure. Strome ($2.40 fav) has won three of her past four starts and looks nicely placed in this.
SELECTIONS: 6 I AM AWESOME, 1 SLEEPWALKER, 2 STROME
RACE 6 (CLUB TOUKLEY RSL CLASS 1, 1600M): Play ($5.50) failed to run the longer trip at Newcastle last start and she will appreciate the mile around Wyong. The filly won well at Newcastle first-up and she was unlucky when placed on that track two starts back. Uncle Rodriguez ($3.80) was stiff when runner-up on this track last start after his rider lost an iron at the 100 metres. Beauty Kanas ($4.80) is never far away.
SELECTIONS: 7 PLAY, 1 UNCLE RODRIGUEZ, 3 BEAUTY KANAS
RACE 7 (WYONG GOLF CLUB BENCHMARK 68, 1350M): Tennessee Hussy ($4.20) has a good chance after a strong finishing fourth at Warwick Farm on May 16. The mare races well on this track and she will be at her top third-up. Your Witness ($3.70 fav) was good when placed first-up at Newcastle and he has a good second-up record. Bochy ($6) has a stack of ability and look for a bold first-up run.
SELECTIONS: 9 TENNESSEE HUSSY, 8 YOUR WITNESS, 4 BOCHY
RACE 8 (THE ENTRANCE LEAGUES CLUB CLASS 1, 1200M): Oxford Angel ($3 fav) has a tricky draw but she is smart. She raced clear in the straight to win first-up on this track recently and she has the speed to overcome the wide draw. Military Academy’s ($6) Hawkesbury form is first class and he is a big threat from the rails barrier. Katgully Red ($7) had no luck when a close third at Scone during the Carnival.
SELECTIONS: 9 OXFORD ANGEL, 3 MILITARY ACADEMY, 10 KATGULLY RED
GARY HARLEY’S LATE MAIL
2 THE TOWERS – FORGET ONLY START. TRIALLED WELL
1 RAKHISH – NAILED ON THE LINE ONLY START
5 DANCING PHRYNE – KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
3 FUDGEWEDGE – PLACE
3 I ARIZE – LONGER TRIP SUITS
9 WHITNEY’S STAR – HAS FOOT ON THE TILL
2 AUGUSTA IN APRIL – 13 STARTS 9 PLACINGS
6 EVERLY GIRL - CAN IMPROVE HERE
2 HUMBOLDT – NICE TRIAL WIN
4 MANDALONG NICKO – IMPROVING EACH RUN
9 SILLY SALLY – TRIALLED OK AT HAWKESBURY
8 ACHIEVED – DEBUT, NICE R'WICK TRIAL
9 WHITELEY – LED WHEN NOSED OUT FIRST UP
2 GRAND CHALLENGE – BACK MARKER WITH A CHANCE
3 HELAKU – FROM POWERFUL STABLE, WATCH
15 MISS EARTH – LAST RUN FULL OF MERIT
6 I AM AWESOME – HUGE WIN LAST START
1 SLEEPWALKER – RACES WELL HERE
2 STROME – WON 3 OF LAST 4
7 STAR OF THE RING – BETTER RUN LAST START
7 PLAY – BETTER PLACED THIS DISTANCE
1 UNCLE RODRIGUEZ – BIT STIFF LAST START
3 BEAUTY KANAS – NEVER FAR AWAY
4 AFRICAN RAINBOW – PLACE
9 TENNESSEE HUSSY – STRONG FINISH LAST START
8 YOUR WITNESS – BIG RUN 1ST UP
2 CHOICE HARVEST – UNBEATEN THIS TRACK
4 BOCHY – TALENTED AND WILL RUN WELL FRESH
9 OXFORD ANGEL – EASY WIN 1ST UP. TALENTED
3 MILITARY ACADEMY – HAWKESBURY FORM 1ST CLASS
10 KATGULLY RED – SHOULD BE UNBEATEN
6 SPRING CREEK STAR – SPEEDY. CHANCE