|Newcastle Racecourse – 100 Darling St, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
|Saturday, November 18, 2023
Newcastle Racecourse is set to host an ultra-competitive 10-race program this Saturday, with The Hunter (1300m) headlining a card stacked with quality. The rail is in the true position for the entire circuit, and with only light showers expected in the lead-up, we’re expecting a surface no worse than a Soft 5. The opening race is set to get underway at 12:35pm AEDT.
Group 3 3YO Spring Stakes: Invincible Spy
We couldn’t get away from the favourite in the Group 3 3YO Spring Stakes (1600m) as Invincible Spy searches for his third-straight win of the preparation. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained colt has led his rivals every step of the way in both victories, with his latest catching the eye as the son of I Am Invincible cleared out by 1.6 lengths in Class 1 company. This is the toughest test to date for Invincible Spy, but with the front-running tactics utilised by Tim Clark, ths guy will look the winner a long way out.
3YO Spring Stakes
Race 7 –
3yo Colt | T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott | J: Tim Clark (56.5kg)
Best Bet at Newcastle: Tavi Time
Tavi Time had no luck when returning to the Kensington circuit at Randwick on November 1 and should’ve finished much closer than 2.6 lengths away. The four-year-old gelding was held up with 400m to run and on multiple occasions was forced to change course under Dylan Gibbons. It was no more than a glorified barrier trial for the son of Tavistock, and with a bit more room to run from barrier eight on Saturday, watch for Tavi Time to storm down the centre of the course in the penultimate.
Race 9 –
4yo Gelding | T: Kris Lees | J: Dylan Gibbons (55.5kg)
Next Best Bet: Canberra Legend
Canberra Legend was beaten first-up as a drifting favourite at Rosehill on November 4 but was a hard luck story throughout the 2000m journey. The former European galloper was wide without cover before pressing forward to sit outside the leader, spending too much petrol in the process. He showed plenty of tenacity, only beaten by two lengths on the wire, and with a much-appreciated step up in trip, we should see major improvement from this lightly raced three-year-old on his debut for new trainer Chris Waller.
Race 6 –
3yo Colt | T: Chris Waller | J: Tyler Schiller (53kg)
Best Value Bet: Efharisto
The opening race is a 900m scamper for the two-year-olds, and we’re happy to take a chance on the each-way price about Efharisto. She’s been trialling exceptionally for the James Cummings barn, with the latest jump-out a winning effort at Hawkesbury as the daughter of Blue Point was allowed to roll forward under her own steam. She can lead or take a sit from barrier two, and with Zac Lloyd in the saddle, we’ll leave it to him to make the winning move aboard Efharisto.
Race 1 –
2yo Filly | T: James Cummings | J: Zac Lloyd (54.5kg)
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Saturday, November 18, 2023