Whiteley was unlucky not to break his maiden first-up this time and he is primed for a successful second-up run at Wyong this afternoon. The Sebring colt trialled well in the lead-up to his return two weeks ago and took up the running in the 1200m sprint at Warwick Farm, before just being pipped in the final strides of the race by Royal Celebration. He’ll have taken plenty of improvement from that run and this does look to be a step back in class.
Play failed to fire at Newcastle last time out, but she is a filly with plenty of ability and can atone at Wyong this afternoon. The daughter of Sepoy was a sharp first-up winner over 1200m in mid-April, before running into a decent field at Newcastle second-up and finishing third. A drop back to a mile looks ideal and she is drawn perfectly in barrier 3, with Blake Shinn in the saddle. She’ll take plenty of beating.
Choice Harvest is a horse that has shown great ability through his short racing career so far, and he looks ideally placed for a return to winning form at Wyong this afternoon. The Choisir gelding has twice contested a race over this course and distance and on both occasions, was a smart winner. He’s sure to have taken plenty of benefit from a first-up run for fifth at Hawkesbury and the increase in trip is ideal. He represents outstanding value at his current price.
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Bon For Glory has been racing fairly without returning to winning form this time in and she looks over the odds at his current price at Geelong this afternoon. The Bon Hoffa mare ran a smart second at Benalla three starts back and has since finished mid-pack in a pair of mid-week sprinters. She gets a big weight relief here and is drawn ideally.