The $50,000 Hudson Homes Town Plate (1350m) is the feature race on the seven race program at Wyong on Wednesday. Gosford-trained gelding Invincible George is well placed after an impressive second up win at Hawkesbury on November 15. The Kylie Gavenlock trained five year old has the fine record of four wins and two seconds from nine starts. Invincible George produces his best when fresh with his four wins being first or second up. The inform Tim Clark rode the gelding at Hawkesbury and he retains the ride.
Chris Waller’s Nothing Box resumes with Kerrin Mc Evoy aboard and he is a big threat. Three of his four wins have been on metropolitan tracks and he won a recent 1200 metre Warwick Farm trial in fine style.
RACE 1 OPENSHORE PTY LTD CLASS 1 1000M
Montreal resumes here on the back of a recent Randwick trial win. He was impressive when successful on debut at Hawkesbury thirteen months ago and two weeks later he started favourite at Rosehill when beaten two lengths by pipeline. Montreal has led in both starts.
He’s Blessed wasn’t beaten far first up at Kembla and Yeas And Nays will be fitter second up.
SELECTIONS: 1 MONTREAL 2 HE’S BLESSED 3 YEAS AND NAYS
RACE 2 GO TRAIN INDUSTRY CLASS 1 & MAIDEN 2100M
Seine Net has had four starts this preparation for a win and three placings. She was narrowly beaten in a strong race over the Gosford ‘mile’ last start. She steps up to 2100 metres for the first time but that should not be a problem.
Merican is fitter after two encouraging runs this prep at Goulburn and he should run well.
Geegeeaye is consistent and could fill a place in the small field.
SELECTIONS: 5 SEINE NET 6 MERICAN 3 GEEGEEAYE
RACE 3 POTTERS FLOORING METRO & PROVINCIAL MAIDEN 1600M
This is a winnable race for Enlightened Boy after two close-up runs at Newcastle and Wyong this prep. He was only beaten 1.8 lengths at Wyong over 1350 metres last start and third up over the 1600m is ideal.
Teahupo’o is a staying bred four year old which wasn’t beaten far on debut over 1400 metres at Kembla. He will appreciate the 1600 metre trip.
Royal Patriot has performed okay in both starts.
SELECTIONS: 3 ENLIGHTENED BOY 2 TEAHUPO’O 5 ROYAL PATRIOT
RACE 4 WYONG EQUINE CLINIC MAIDEN 1350M
Choice Harvest has been placed in both starts this prep and this is a nice race for him. Two starts back he was beaten less than a length by the smart Intuition at Gosford and last start at Kembla he was less than half a length from the winner.
Thrilled has finished second in his past three starts and is a big player in this.
We Love Rugby can fill a place.
SELECTIONS: 2 CHOICE HARVEST 4 THRILLED 8 WE LOVE RUGBY
RACE 5 GUARDIAN PARTNERS MAIDEN 1200M
Spencer is first up on the back of an impressive trial. He was beaten 4 ½ length’s in the listed Dulcify last start and he finished close up in races at Newcastle and Hawkesbury in September.
Stablemate Zabeel’s Choice is a first starter which has won her past three trials.
The Patrician has been placed in four of his five starts and went okay first up.
SELECTIONS: 2 SPENCER 6 ZABEEL’S CHOICE 1 THE PATRICIAN
RACE 6 HUDSON HOMES TOWN PLATE 1350M
Invincible George loves to be fresh and he hasn’t raced since a Hawkesbury win a month ago. He has a good record with four wins and two seconds from nine starts. Invincible George likes to drift back and he will run on strong.
Nothing Box resumes after a Warwick Farm trial win and he could sprint well fresh. He was racing over 2000 metres before a spell and three of his four wins have been on metropolitan tracks.
Live To Dream disappointed first up but he has won three with two seconds from seven starts and could improve.
SELECTIONS: 2 INVINCIBLE GEORGE 1 NOTHING BOX 5 LIVE TO DREAM
RACE 7 MDA BUILT/DIVERSE BUILDING BENCHMARK 65 1600M
Cajetan has raced very well this campaign and he ticks all the boxes here. He hit the line hard to win first up at Gosford and then was brave when runner up to Unforgotten at Rosehill.
Graciousness broke through for her first win at Kembla on December 2 and she has a chance.
Maddison Avenue has been placed in her last two starts in the city and must be respected.
SELECTIONS: 2 CAJETAN 6 GRACIOUSNESS 4 MADDISON AVENUE
1 MONTREAL – CLASS ABOVE THESE
2 HE’S BLESSED – NOT FAR AWAY 1ST UP
3 YEAS AND NAYS – SPEEDY & FITTER THIS TIME
4 FULL OF BEANS – GOOD COUNTRY WIN
5 SEINE NET – BIG DROP IN CLASS
6 MERICAN – WANTS THIS TRIP
3 GEEGEEAYE – ALWAYS RUNNING ON
1 EYOTA – NOT OUT OF THIS
3 ENLIGHTENED BOY – READY TO WIN
2 TEAHUPO’O – DEBUT RUN WAS GOOD ENOUGH
5 ROYAL PATRIOT – NOT FAR OFF BOTH STARTS
4 ICE EMPEROR – PLACE
2 CHOICE HARVEST – KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
4 THRILLED – FORM HARD TO FAULT
8 WE LOVE RUGBY – LAST RUN HER BEST
1 ART OF MORE – DOWN IN CLASS
2 SPENCER – SOUND FORM BEFORE BREAK. TRIALLED GOOD
6 ZABEEL’S CHOICE – UNBEATEN 3 TRIALS
1 THE PATRICIAN – PLACED 4 OF 5
4 CYBER INTERVENTION – 1ST START.NICE RECENT TRIAL
2 INVINCIBLE GEORGE – WAS VERY GOOD 1ST UP
1 NOTHING BOX – GOES WELL 1ST UP
5 LIVE TO DREAM – FORGET LAST RUN
9 YOUR WITNESS – EXTRA TRIP IN HIS FAVOR
2 CAJETAN – IN TOP FORM
6 GRACIOUSNESS – LAST 2 RUNS HER BEST
4 MADDISON AVENUE – CITY PLACINGS LAST 2 RUNS
1 KORODON – NEVER FAR AWAY