By Gary Harley
Local mare Enamour can end a frustrating run of minor placings when she contests the opening event the De Bortoli Wines Maiden Plate (1100 metres) at the Wyong race meeting on Sunday.
The Tracey Bartley trained four-year-old has been placed in seven of thirteen starts including her last four at Muswellbrook (2) Taree and Wyong. The Kiwi bred mare has speed to burn and she will carry 54 kilograms after Reece Jones 3-kilogram claim.
Mark Newnham’s three-year-old Nearly Fine is a standout in the Jim Beam Maiden Handicap (1350 metres). He has been placed in four if his five starts and he was narrowly beaten first up at Kembla recently.
RACE 1 DE BORTOLI WINES MAIDEN PLATE 1100m
Enamour is a speedy mare placed in seven of thirteen starts. She has been placed in her last four starts and in three starts on this track she has been placed twice. Enamour will carry 54 kilograms after the claim.
Giselle Anne races well on this track while Fighting Duck has trialled okay.
SELECTIONS: 4 ENAMOUR 6 GISELLE ANNE 5 FIGHTING DUCK
RACE 2 GREAT NORTHERN ON TAP CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1100m
Belieber bolted in on this track in November and he followed up with a close second on the Kensington track. He is now in a new stable and he won a recent trial by five lengths.
Hurt Money won first up at Hawkesbury in early December and the colt was beaten less than a length at Canterbury last start.
Numbers Game won his only start on this track in August.
SELECTIONS: 1 BELIEBER 2 HURT MONEY 3 NUMBERS GAME
RACE 3 JIM BEAM MAIDEN HANDICAP 1350m
Nearly Fine has placed in four of five starts and he will be a short priced favourite. He was a close second first up at Kembla on January 9 and prior to a spell he was very close in starts at Hawkesbury, Newcastle and Kembla. He has a 2-kilogram claim.
Egao finished fourth in her only start at Canterbury on New Years Day and she had good trial form.
Dizzy Dawn has a place chance.
SELECTIONS: 1 NEARLY FINE 3 EGAO 6 DIZZY DAWN
RACE 4 RYANS METAL ROOFING MAIDEN PLATE 1600m
Desert Flame is knocking on the door and is well placed under the set weight conditions. She was only beaten half a length on this track on December 10. In early January she was a close fourth here and last start she was placed at Warwick Farm.
Stockist ran on well second up and she will appreciate the ‘mile’.
Right Bower has a place chance.
SELECTIONS: 11 DESERT FLAME 9 STOCKIST 13 RIGHT BOWER
RACE 5 ROYAL HOTEL WYONG BM 64 HANDICAP 2100m
So United is a front running stayer with good form. He led all the way to win a 1550 metre Canterbury Maiden on November 27. Last start he was nailed on the line when a close second over 2000 metres at Kembla.
Prince Camelot races well on this track and showed a glimpse of form last start.
All Things is always a chance in this type of race.
SELECTIONS: 1 SO UNITED 6 PRINCE CAMELOT 2 ALL THINGS
RACE 6 TEAM THOROUGHBRED NSW REHOMING HORSES BM 64 1600m
Dinado made up good ground over this trip at Gosford last start. She was a close fourth over 1400 at Hawkesbury on December 13. On January 15 the mare had a quiet trial at Rosehill.
Red Hot Chillypins will be running on strong and she is winner on this track.
Lexi’s Choice has been placed in her last two starts.
SELECTIONS: 5 DINADO 6 RED HOT CHILLYPINS 11 LEXI’S CHOICE
RACE 7 WYONGS NEXT RACEDAY FEBRUARY 25 BM64 1000m
Mr Polar has been placed in his past two starts at Gosford and Newcastle and he won a nice race at Muswellbrook on November 27. He has a 3-kilogram claim.
My Ruby is a former South Australian with two wins from five starts and is now with Waller.
Proud Mia has won her past two starts at Albury and at the Sapphire Coast.
SELECTIONS: 1 MR POLAR 9 MY RUBY 3 PROUD MIA
4 ENAMOUR – SPEEDY. PLACED 7 OF 13
6 GISELLE ANNE – RACES WELL THIS TRACK
5 FIGHTING DUCK – 1ST START. TRIAL OK
3 TAIKUM – PLACE
1 BELIEBER – BOLTED IN ONLY START HERE
2 HURT MONEY – NAILED LATE LAST START
3 NUMBERS GAME – WON THIS TRACK ONLY START
7 STANDING BEAR – COUNTRY FORM OK
1 NEARLY FINE – CLASS ABOVE ON FORM
3 EGAO – MAIN THREAT TO THE FAVOURITE
6 DIZZY DAWN – ONLY 2 PLACINGS THIS TRACK
5 BIG ANGEL – CAPABLE OF IMPROVEMENT
11 DESERT FLAME – KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
9 STOCKIST – LAST RUN ENCOURAGING
13 RIGHT BOWER – WILL IMPROVE THIS FIELD
4 AUSBRED COOEE – PLACE
1 SO UNITED – FRONT RUNNER IN FORM
6 PRINCE CAMELOT – HAS GOOD FORM THIS TRACK
2 ALL THINGS – THIS TRIP IDEAL
4 SOUCHONG – WON 2 OF LAST 3 COUNTRY TRACKS
5 DINADO – STRONG FINISHER. READY
6 RED HOT CHILLYPINS – NOT FAR AWAY 1ST UP
11 LEXI’S CHOICE – NARROWLY BEATEN. LAST 2 STARTS
7 ALWAYS SURE – WON 2 OF 4. EASY WIN LAST TIME
1 MR POLAR – HAS FOOT ON THE TILL
9 MY RUBY – READY TO FIRE FOR NEW STABLE
3 PROUD MIA – CHASING A HAT TRICK OF WINS
4 KYO – SPEEDY & CAN IMPROVE