By Gary Harley
The powerhouse James Cummings – Godolphin team will send five of their stable to Saturday’s Wyong race meeting.
The Royal blue colours will be worn by Bollywood and Manseneta in the Happy 21st Patrick Darbin Maiden Plate (1350m). Bollywood has been placed in seven of her ten race starts has drawn nicely and will appreciate the longer trip.
Manseneta has been in the market in both starts but has been well beaten.
Recent debut winner Suave will represent Godolphin in the www.tab.com.au Class 1 Handicap (1350). He was backed from $5 into $1.75 when he fell in at Hawkesbury on October 24. He will have benefited from that run and he will test this lot.
Topweight Nindamos a last start Kembla winner can win again in the 1350 metre Great Northern On Tap Benchmark 70 Handicap. He has raced twice at Wyong for a win and a second.
Godolphin's three-year-old Mercury was a dual acceptor but Cummings has chosen the final event the De Bortoli Wines Maiden Plate (1000m) for the gelding to attempt a break through win. Mercury was only beaten a length in a strong race first up at Newcastle last start.
RACE 1: WYONG MAGIC MILLIONS DECEMBER 12 CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE (2100M)
Prince Camelot is a winner on the track over this distance and he gets a more suitable trip third up. His form in the winter was superior to any of his opposition could boast. Into The Oblivion has been disappointing but the longer trip could see a sharp improvement. Kaldero is a front runner with placings in two of his past three starts.
SELECTIONS: 4 PRINCE CAMELOT, 1 INTO THE OBLIVION, 2 KALDERO.
RACE 2: CHRISTMAS @ THE RACES DECEMBER 19 MAIDEN (1600M)
Haunting Spirit drops in class here and he will appreciate the shorter straight after being run down when fourth in a much stronger race at Newcastle last start. He attempted an all the way win when a close fourth at Goulburn two starts back. Mick An’ Nicks came from last when beaten two lengths at Hawkesbury last start and he wasn’t far away in his only other start at Goulburn.
Dancing Rachel is racing well enough to be a chance in this field.
SELECTIONS: 1 HAUNTING SPIRIT, 2 MICK AN’ NICKS, 5 DANCING RACHEL.
RACE 3: HAPPY 18TH SARAH DARBIN MAIDEN (1200M)
Frosty Rocks is a class above this field and he will be at short odds. The colt has been placed in three of his four starts at Canterbury and Randwick. He hasn’t raced since August but he has had two recent trials and went well in both. Stablemate Axe went okay last start at Hawkesbury and Samurai won a recent Rosehill trial.
SELECTIONS: 1 FROSTY ROCKS, 5 AXE, 3 SAMURAI.
RACE 4: HAPPY 21ST PATRICK DARBIN MAIDEN PLATE (1350M)
Flinders resumes here and will strike a firmer track after two heavy track runs in the winter. Last start in July he was placed at Warwick Farm on a heavy and he has had two recent trials.
Maisaa has been placed in four of her six starts and she was unlucky last start when never clear in the straight. Bollywood ran on well into third place at Kembla last start.
SELECTIONS: 3 FLINDERS, 8 MAISAA, 7 BOLLYWOOD.
RACE 5: WWW.TAB.COM.AU CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1350M)
Suave was heavily backed when he led throughout for a narrow win at Hawkesbury on debut recently. He will be fitter this time and will be hard to run down around this track. Romalette was caught wide without cover at Goulburn last start after a strong finishing second at Wyong. Go Fish Go is a winner at Wyong and wasn’t beaten far first up here recently.
SELECIONS: 2 SUAVE, 3 ROMALETTE, 1 GO FISH GO.
RACE 6: GOSFORD HOCKEY MENS HCPL PREMIERS 2019 B/M 64 (1000M)
Royal Eclipse is a fast filly with a very good record. In eight starts she has three wins and five placings. She was narrowly beaten at Cessnock last start after a wide run and she is well weighted after the claim. Happy Mo is unbeaten at Wyong and she resumes after a nice trial. Trust Me has a big weight but is the class runner.
SELECTIONS: 4 ROYAL ECLIPSE, 2 HAPPY MO, 1 TRUST ME.
RACE 7: GREAT NORTHERN ON TAP B/M 70 (1350M)
Nindamos has started twice on this track for a win and a second. He sat outside the leader last start at Kembla and was too strong. He will carry a similar weight and it is a winnable race. High Rush resumes after a solid trial and is a winner on the track. She has a good first up record. Monsieur Macron was narrowly beaten at Kembla last start.
SELECTIONS: 1 NINDAMOS, 3 HIGH RUSH, 4 MONSIEUR MACRON.
RACE 8: DE BORTOLI MAIDEN PLATE (1000M)
Diddles is a regally bred filly which finished second in the Gimcrack in September 2018. The filly struck a heavy track when she failed first up at Kembla. She has a wide barrier but has genuine speed. Rifles has been placed in his only two starts and he won a Wyong trial by 12 lengths recently. Mercury was only beaten a length in a strong Newcastle Maiden last start.
SELECTIONS: 10 DIDDLES, 1 RIFLES, 4 MERCURY.
4 PRINCE CAMELOT – RACES WELL THIS TRACK
1 INTO THE OBLIVION – READY TO IMPROVE THIS TRIP
2 KALDERO – FRONT RUNNER WITH A CHANCE
6 GUEST – PLACED LAST 5
1 HAUNTING SPIRIT – LIKELY LEADER. HARD TO RUN DOWN
2 MICK AN NICKS – NEVER FAR AWAY
5 DANCING RACHEL – STIFF TWO
7 SASSY EM – PLACE
1 FROSTY ROCKS – CLASS ABOVE THESE
5 AXE – IMPROVED LAST START
3 SAMURAI – WON RECENT TRIAL
4 ZOUNATE – 1ST START TRIALLING WELL
3 FLINDERS – CITY PLACING LAST START IN JULY
8 MAISAA – VERY UNLUCKY LAST START
7 BOLLYWOOD – PLACED 7 OF 10
5 MANSENETA – CAN IMPROVE
2 SUAVE – LED ALL WAY ONLY START
3 ROMALETTE – LOVES THIS TRACK
1 GO FISH GO – FITTER THIS TIME
5 OPINIONS – PLACE
4 ROYAL ECLIPSE – FAST FILLY. GREAT RECORD
2 HAPPY MO – UNBEATEN THIS TRACK
1 TRUST ME – BIG WEIGHT BUT CLASSY
5 CAN I ROCK – CAUGHT THE EYE 1ST UP
1 NINDAMOS – HAS GOOD FORM HERE
3 HIGH RUSH – LOOKED GOOD IN TRIAL
4 MONSIEUR MACRON – JUST MISSED LAST START
6 GRAND EXIT – TOP 4 CHANCE
10 DIDDLES – GROUP PLACED & SPEEDY
1 RIFLES – PLACED ONLY 2 STARTS. GOES WELL
4 NERCURY – LAST RUN GOOD
11 GREAT NEWS – UNBEATEN 2 TRIALS