As the old saying goes the show must go on. Despite the GBOTA taking over the operations of Unibet Gardens until December, the tracks flagship race; the Group Two Multicam Systems Black Top, has attracted five stellar heats that will be conducted tonight, with the tantalizing final held next week, handing over a mouth-watering $40,000 to the winner.
This year’s crop of talent again, shows the vast array of chasers New South Wales has to offer. Next week’s final program will prove a treat for Hunter Valley racing enthusiasts, as always proves a very popular event, with consistent crowd attendances.
Heat one kicks off at 6.08pm (EST).
- 1. Paua of Darkness – having first start at the track, has been inconsistent as of late, however is a winner of 22 races and will use all the advantages that come with the red rug.
- 2. Zipping Summah (J.Mackay) – looking for her fourth win from her past five starts, in the astute hands of Jason Mackay and has a huge motor with a 29.67 personal best.
- 3. Avondale Amor (R.Bell) – absolutely flying machine who has not been unplaced in all of her 9 starts. Has broke the 30 second barrier over this distance three times and has genuine early pace.
- 4. Electro Storm (M. Ferguson) – Very impressive on debut at the track last week clocking a blistering 29.73 all the way display. Awkwardly drawn this week but has the smarts to overcome the poor draw.
- 5. Fast Archer (C. Mullens) – only has the one start at the track back in January for a solid second in 29.68. Has been inconsistent of late and the middle draw could be a worry but has the ability.
- 6. My Signature (L. Sweetman) – looking for his third straight win after outstanding performances at Maitland (22.32) and Gosford (29.63). Despite the poor draw he has incredible early speed and a sizzling 29.57 pb at the track.
- 7. Scout’s Gold (J. Mcfarlane) – having his first start at the track after some solid wins including a fast 29.88 win at Wentworth Park last month. Has good early pace, however will need to be on his game to challenge these.
- 8. Scratched.
- 1. Zipping April (J. Mackay) – another star of the Mackay kennel and comes up with the suitable one box in this heat. Hasn’t been unplaced in her three starts at the track and has a flying 29.59 pb that will see her right in this.
- 2. Lord Rain (B. Keene) – has solid form at the track but has been a tad inconsistent of late and will need to be at his best to test this hot field.
- 3. Rashad (F. Hurst) – has lit up the WP circuit at his past few outings with a 29.88 pb. Having his first start at the track will prove interesting but has the ability to overcome his lack of early pace.
- 4. Amadeus Strikes (S. White) – in red hot form at present and has a huge motor that will help her overcome this field. She has recorded some outstanding performances at WP in recent weeks including a flying 29.79.
- 5. Kaiser King (J. Foley) – only had two starts at the track for a solid 29.95 performance. Will need to lift big time to match it with this field.
- 6. Ky’s Memory (P. Frendo) – has only had success up Appin Way and cannot recommend on his recent form.
- 7. Media Ban (R. Field) – having his first start at the track after some excellent performances at WP. Has genuine early speed, however will need to step up another gear to be competitive.
- 8. Splash About (P. Roderick) – has been very consistent at the track and racked up a solid 30.20 WP win a few weeks ago. Has good early speed and can overcome the wide draw to be competitive.
- 1. Zipping Joe (J. Mackay) – still a youngster having just four starts for two wins at the track. Coming off a flying 30.52 performance at Richmond and loves this track.
- 2. Scratched
- 3. John’s Joy (P. Honnery) – has been a very consistent chaser and recorded a flying 29.69 pb earlier this month at the track. Has been inconsistent early but his huge motor will help him test these.
- 4. Mexico City (M. Gatt) – in the kennel of a champion trainer and has really hit his strides as a top-notch performer. Set the WP circuit alight, clocking 29.58 and has put in two solid performances at this track including a 29.86 pb.
- 5. Mcslok (G.Robertson) – has good form at this track including a 29.83 pb. Been quite inconsistent lately so will need to lift.
- 6. Liberty Moon (B.Keene) – Recorded a solid 30.21 at the track a few weeks back but will need to find her best form to test this field.
- 7. Magic Santana (C. Arletos) – making his debut at the track after a good start to his racing career, recording some solid wins around the two turn circuits at Richmond and WP. Will need to improve greatly on his time standards.
- 8. Gaudi (S.White) – making his debut at the track and looking for his 5th straight win after some outstanding performances around the one and two turn circuits. Coming off a 30.25 win at WP, his blistering early speed should see this dog be a genuine threat.
- 1. Scratched.
- 2. Forrest (B. Tooth) – has been consistent at this track and does have a fast 29.84 performance that he recorded last month. Will need to use the suitable draw and step up to match these.
- 3. Black Rip (C. Arletos) – solid performer who is always up the front when it counts. Making his debut at the track, coming off a strong 30.18 all the way win at Dapto. Can test these.
- 4. Lucks Changed (P. Lagogiane) – only had the one start at this track for a solid second performance, clocking a flying 29.69. Coming off a blistering 29.67 win at WP last week and is a real contender to take out the series.
- 5. Scratched.
- 6. Tricky Terry (J. Mackay) – making his debut at the track for astute trainer, after some consistent performances at WP including a 29.88 pb. Can be risky early and will need to be on his best to overcome the draw, however has a huge motor.
- 7. Soaring Eagle (M. Burton) – making his debut at the track and has been inconsistent of late. Will need to lift.
- 8. Awesome Project (B. Canty) – very impressive on debut at the track last month, clocking a fast 29.70. In a flying kennel at present and will use the wide draw to perfection. Big danger.
- 1. Knocka Dior (W. Brown) – has been very inconsistent of late and hasn’t won since May. Will need to lift significantly to test these.
- 2. Minza Red One (C. Gatt) – has solid form of late including a 30.00 FFA win at WP. Only had two starts at this track and does have a favourable box draw to be competitive.
- 3. Zipping Willow (J. Mackay) – another Mackay superstar that can take out this entire series. Loves this track and is a specialist of the two turn circuit with a near record 29.33 pb, will give punters a real spectacle.
- 4. Billy Buzzard (D. Richardson) – has won 3 of his 4 starts at this track including a sizzling 29.62 pb. Will need to lift on recent form, but does have the ability to do so.
- 5. Edge (G. Barnett) – has regained the form that he began his career with after recording a scorching 29.51 at this track last year. Been consistent at WP of late and any signs of his previous form at this track will see him highly competitive.
- 6. Kobi Jay (R. Bell) – recorded solid form at WP over the past few weeks and has a blistering 29.47 pb at this track that was recorded last year. Loves this track and can be competitive at the finish.
- 7. Woods (M. Burton) – was very impressive on debut here last month, recording a fast 29.86. Will need to overcome the awkward draw to test these.
- 8. Young Clancy (N. Benhard) – really likes this track after recording three solid performances including a 29.71 pb. The obstacle will be the wide draw as he is slow early but can figure at the finish.