|Where||Scone Race Club – 434 Bunnan Rd, Scone NSW 2337|
|When||Monday, November 20, 2023|
|First Race||1:15pm AEDT|
Scone Race Club sets the stage for a massive eight-part program on Monday afternoon to kick off the new week of racing. The rail is out +5m between the 800m marker to winning post, while the remainder of the rail will sit in the true position. The weather looks testing for race-day with a strong chance of rain, so prepare for a downgrade into the Soft range at some stage. The opening race is scheduled for 1:15pm AEDT.
Best Bet at Scone: Bangetta
Bangetta was able to crack the maiden on resumption at this course on October 30 and was an impressive winner despite what the small margin may suggest. She had plenty left in the tank, as the daughter of Hellbent flashed by her rivals over the 1150m journey, powering away to score. The 1300m second-up should be no issue for the Kris Lees-trained filly, and with Dylan Gibbons electing to stick, we’re confident Bangetta has too much ability for BM58 company.
Race 3 – #7 Bangetta (6)
3yo Filly | T: Kris Lees | J: Dylan Gibbons (58.5kg)
Next Best at Scone: Ferro Vero
Ferro Vero returns from a 162-day spell on Monday afternoon and brings some strong maiden form to this 1000m contest. The son of Real Steel was narrowly defeated by the likes of Ashfall and Congregation, both of which have gone on to compete in Group level races throughout their respective three-year-olds campaigns. His trials have been terrific, and with a well utilised claim by apprentice jockey Braith Nock, Ferro Vero should find himself knocking off that maiden tag.
Race 2 – #1 Ferro Verro (5)
3yo Gelding | T: Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich | J: Braith Nock (a2kg) (60kg)
Best Value at Scone: Rockbarton Icon
Rockbarton Icon is dual accepted in two races at Scone, and we’re more than happy to back him in whichever race he heads to. We’re hoping the son of Prized Icon heads to the mile contest, however, with the three-year-old crying out for a trip. He’s been finishing off gamely over 1400m but has a nasty tendency to be slowly away. The 1600m won’t fix his barrier manners but may be offset with barrier one allowing the David Atkins-trained galloper to hold a position. The +2000 with online bookmakers seems overs provided he runs here, so he warrants an each-way ticket.
Race 4 – #15 Rockbarton Icon (1)
3yo Gelding | T: David Atkins | J: Not Notified (55kg)
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Monday, November 20, 2023