Good, even fields at Newcastle all day, but in this race, it looks a match between two. LEGENDOFOZ is impeccably bred. His dad, Fastnet Rock, was a smart racehorse who has blossomed into a champion stallion while his mum, Princess Coup, was a Group 1 winner. In two starts to date, he has shown a lot of talent. Will get back to midfield with the other main hope, Preferito, out in front, then he will unleash late and I think he will swamp the leader at the finish. Good race coming up.
This mare SURPRISE HERO may be pretty smart. If so this could be right up her alley. Drew wide and had to go back to last in maiden grade last start at Geelong and just unleashed to win drawing away. Drawn a little wide here again but it isn’t a massive leap up in class. Fitter now too and should be charging home.
Tip: SURPRISE HERO
If form counts for anything then this bush galloper WEAVE looks about the best placed runner anywhere in Australia today. He’s a legitimate BM 70 horse and is in this 3rd up after a beacon-flashing run last start for 2nd in a stronger grade. Will settled mid field and with the weight relief for in form apprentice Chris Caserta, he just looks to finish way too strongly for these.