By Gary Harley
Locally trained five-year-old Jaytees placed in nine of eleven starts should break through in the 2 Flies Runner Up Gabe Rivett Maiden Plate (1600 metres) at Saturday’s Wyong race meeting.
The gelding was placed in seven of nine when trained last year by Gerald Ryan. Jaytees is now trained by Tracey Bartley and the Wyong trainer has given him two starts in strong fields and he has been runner up in both starts.
On September 19, Jaytees ran the smart Zorocat to a head over 900 metres at Newcastle. On October 8 he was run down late by the talented Never Second over 1100 metres at Gosford.
Jaytees is very fast and has drawn nicely on Saturday.
RACE 1 RYAN’S METAL ROOFING MAIDEN HANDICAP 1350M
Prince Invincible has good recent form for this race and he has raced well on this track. Two runs back he was narrowly beaten by subsequent Kensington winner El Buena on this track. Last start he was runner up to a smart one at Kembla.
Ralph’s Folly has been placed in two of four starts and he is on his home track.
Finally Realise has been placed in two of his past three starts.
SELECTIONS: 2 PRINCE INVINCIBLE, 1 RALPH’S FOLLY, 6 FINALLY REALISE.
RACE 2 BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT WYONG MAIDEN HANDICAP 1600M
She’s Justified was only beaten a length at Nowra last start after running on from well back. She was a close fourth at Goulburn two starts back and she will appreciate the mile.
Hibiscus was only a length from the winner on debut at Kembla recently and Winston Blue can improve.
SELECTIONS: 7 SHE’S JUSTIFIED, 4 HIBISCUS, 2 WINSTON BLUE.
RACE 3 2 FLIES PUNTERS CLUB NSW CLASS 1 & MAIDEN PLATE 2100M
The Godolphin filly La Sagra has put the writing on the wall with close recent placings. She was beaten a long head over 1900 at Gosford on October 8 and last start she came from last when beaten half a head over 2000 at Kembla. She has barrier one and only 55 kilograms.
Kippax has been racing well on country tracks and has won over 2200 while Prospero is in good form.
SELECTIONS: 9 LA SAGRA, 3 KIPPAX, 4 PROSPERO.
RACE 4 2 FLIES CHAMPION RYAN MARTIN MAIDEN HANDICAP 1350M
Mollycoddle deserves a change of luck after being placed in three of six starts. The filly was first up at Gosford a month ago when runner up to Falcon. Before a spell she was placed twice at Hawkesbury and she has drawn perfectly.
Moremi is on debut after a nice trial and Oakfield Romance has placed in her past two starts.
SELECTIONS: 8 MOLLYCODDLE, 4 MOREMI, 9 OAKFIELD ROMANCE.
RACE 5 2 FLIES RUNNER UP GABE RIVETT MAIDEN PLATE 1000M
Jaytees is a fast gelding in good form for new trainer Tracey Bartley. The five year old was placed seven of nine for Gerald Ryan before being runner up for his new trainer. He has been runner up in smart fields in his two starts this prep.
Stoical hasn’t raced or trialled since a close fourth at Newcastle in April and he was an odds on favourite on debut at Sandown in February.
Impulsive Tycoon has trialled nicely.
SELECTIONS: 2 JAYTEES, 5 STOICAL, 4 IMPULSIVE TYCOON.
RACE 6 2 FLIES QUEENSLAND CREW B/M 64 HANDICAP 1000M
Invincible Kiss has found a winnable race here. The mare has had two starts this prep and she was runner up in both starts. She was beaten a length by the unbeaten Never Talk at Newcastle on October 17 before a length second behind the speedy Hibiscus Lady at Gosford on October 29.
Bat Pad won well last start at Newcastle and Absolutely Foxy can improve.
SELECTIONS: 3 INVINCIBLE KISS, 10 BAT PAD, 8 ABSOLUTELY FOXY.
RACE 7 2 FLIES LIFE MEMBERS B/M 68 HANDICAP 1350M
Foxborough is first up and is clearly the class horse. She won the Wagga Guineas in May and she was narrowly beaten in the Grafton Guineas in July. She has had a couple of quiet trials and has won first up.
Oakfield Target is ready to run well after a couple of close fourths recently.
Atherton can lead and races well here.
SELECTIONS: 2 FOXBOROUGH, 9 OAKFIELD TARGET, 4 ATHERTON.
RACE 8 L.J. HOOKER BUDGEWOI CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1350M
General Dubai is speedy and is having a good preparation. He led all the way to win at Newcastle two runs back and then he finished fourth on the same track last start. He has barrier one and could prove difficult to run down.
Divine Eleven is first up and can sprint well fresh while Supertanker is racing well.
SELECTIONS: 4 GENERAL DUBAI, 1 DIVINE ELEVEN, 8 SUPERTANKER.
2 PRINCE INVINCIBLE – KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
1 RALPH’S FOLLY – 1ST START HOME TRACK. CAN WIN
6 FINALLY REALISE – RUNNER UP 2 OF LAST 3
3 GRAZIE – PLACE
7 SHE’S JUSTIFIED – NOT FAR AWAY LAST TWO
4 HIBISCUS – DEBUT RUN AT KEMBLA. GOOD ENOUGH
2 WINSTON BLUE – EXPECT IMPROVEMENT
1 DHAKURI – THIS TRIP SUITABLE
9 LA SAGRA – HAS FOOT ON TILL
3 KIPPAX – FITTER NOW. WON OVER 2200
4 PROSPERO – IN CAREER BEST FORM
6 KIKIKAPOW – RUNNER UP LAST 2
8 MOLLYCODDLE – WENT GOOD 1ST UP. PLACED 3 OF 6
4 MOREMI – ON DEBUT NICE TRIAL
9 OAKFIELD ROMANCE – PLACED 13 OF 20. RACING WELL
12 DON’T RECALL – BOTH RUNS THIS PREP. GOOD ENOUGH
2 JAYTEES – PUT WRITING ON WALL LAST TWO
5 STOICAL – HASN’T RACED SINCE APRIL. BIG WATCH
4 IMPULSIVE TYCOON – 1ST UP. NICE TRIAL
7 MISS DIOR – WON RECENT TRIAL. HAS RACED WELL HERE.
3 INVINCIBLE KISS – RUNNER UP BETTER FIELDS RECENTLY
10 BAT PAD – LOOKED GOOD AT NEWCASTLE
8 ABSOLUTELY FOXY – WON ONLY RUN HERE
7 ZETA’S ROCKET – LIKES THIS TRACK
2 FOXBOROUGH – CLASS RUNNER. SHOULD WIN
9 OAKFIELD TARGET – NOT FAR AWAY LAST TWO
4 ATHERTON – GOOD FORM THIS TRACK THIS PREP
6 MY BLUE JEANS – PLACE
4 GENERAL DUBAI – LIKELY LEADER. HARD TO BEAT
1 DIVINE ELEVEN – RESUMES. GOOD FORM LAST PREP
8 SUPERTANKER – FORM HARD TO FAULT
9 ROSE SAUVAGE – COUNTRY FORM OK