The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACEDAY PREVIEW - with MATT JONES


Let’s trust the com­bi­na­tion of an ex­cel­lent trial, top sta­ble and very good jockey to get 11. Sei Stella off to a win­ning start to her ca­reer. 12. Tof­fey Miss has the ad­van­tage of one start and will take plenty of im­prove­ment from that. She’ll be strong late. 4. Flight Com­man­der tri­alled well for this and is a big player.

Bet­ting strat­egy: Sei Stella win


3. Lit­tle Naive ran a nice race last time and a re­peat of that per­for­mance will see her hard to beat. 1. Plucky Ge­orge gets out to a more suit­able dis­tance. If 11. Le­ica Bita Magic is closer on the turn and doesn’t have to run past the whole field like last time he’s a hope. 12. Mate­ship may still be try­ing to break his maiden at start 32 but he has been good at his two runs this time in. 9. Hurry Up Harry is a dan­ger third-up.

Bet­ting strat­egy: Le­ica Bita Magic win


7. Edge Of Man­hat­tan has had 10 sec­onds from 18 starts so he’s got to be worth some thought. 6. Waiting For A Mate has shown prom­ise and can go to the next level and win. 10. Star Of Ser­ena ran on well on de­but over 1000m and the step up in trip should suit. 12. Amelda is well-placed here.

Bet­ting strat­egy: Amelda win


6. Mosh Vain won’t have to make a tough three­wide run to­day and can do bet­ter than his fourth last time. 14. Nothin’ Like Harry got beaten in a photo on de­but but showed a good turn of foot. The wide gate means 1. Arthur Por­rit should push for the lead again. Was su­per in run­ning them off their feet to win last time.

Bet­ting strat­egy: Nothin’ Like Harry win


2. Just A Bul­let has the speed to lead and he’ll have to cross the field from a wide gate so a lot will de­pend on how much work he has to do to get there. 4. Vin­nie Vega loves 1000m and ex­pect a more for­ward show­ing than last start. 5. Won­der­bolt should look to come off the heels off a run­ner. If 7. I’m Imo­gen runs, should be ready to go af­ter two good tri­als.

Bet­ting strat­egy: Vin­nie Vega win


6. Go Get ‘Em got too far back last start and if he’s within strik­ing dis­tance to­day he can swoop past and win. 7. Il­lyr­ian has been rac­ing well and ex­pect another bold show­ing from the Cowra Cup win­ner. 3. City Of Kirk­wall should win if he takes his place in the field (he’s nom­i­nated in mul­ti­ple races).

Bet­ting strat­egy: City Of Kirk­wall win


1. Class Clown should fire over a suit­able trip. 2. Bu­lala only has to run out a strong 1400m to be in the fin­ish. 12. O’ So Hazy is un­beaten at the track from three starts. It’s been a sharp rise for 9. Sup­plyz­ing but these are the types of horses who can win these qual­i­fiers. If 17. De­liv­ered gets a run, I think he could just come out a win­ner af­ter run­ning well in much bet­ter com­pany than this. Bet­ting strat­egy: De­liv­ered win if he runs. If not, O’ So Hazy


1. Gangstar’s Curse’s form at the end of last preparation wasn’t great but he flies fresh so watch him. If 2. Hal­l­i­day Road finds a length he can win this race. 3. Takooka­cod loves Wagga Wagga and has solid city form be­hind her so nat­u­rally she’ll ap­pre­ci­ate this drop in grade. 5. Wed­nes­day War­rior is another down in grade and it’s gen­er­ally the best form to look at in these races. 7. Mov­ing On Up looks like a promis­ing horse and will go close although up in grade.

Bet­ting strat­egy: Takooka­cod win

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