Wellington, Taree tips: No worries for Anxiety

A step up in distance looks ideal for an improving filly to put on a winning display. BEST BETS, INSIDE MAIL.

Form analyst Shayne O’Cass is confident stepping up to 1400m is no cause for concern for a three-year-old daughter of Manhattan Rain at Wellington while the wet track at Taree is ideal for Damien Lane’s gelding.

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Race 3, No. 5: ANXIETY

Turned in the best run of her career last start when coming from a long way off to finish a close third. Extra 100m on Tuesday can only assist.


Race 2, No. 3: EL’ PERRI

Nicconi filly from the prolific Rodney Northam stable who looked the part when she won her trial at Narromine on April 27. Drawn favourably.


Race 6, No. 6: JARNAMAGIC

Finished runner-up at her only three starts this time in. Gets his big chance to break the sequence thanks to a great barrier.


Race 5: 3,4,7

Race 6: 6,8

Race 7: 1,9

Race 8: 1,5


Reece Jones has a very handy book indeed and will take beating in the TAB Jockeys Challenge barring any scratchings on the day.




Has raced 15 times on good tracks for no wins but really is a changed horse when he gets the sting out which is crucial on Tuesday.


Race 4, No. 8: THUNDER KNOB

Marc Quinn trained colt who will appreciate this drop in grade from a decent run at Newcastle at only his second career start.


Race 3, No. 1: CASURINA

This grey has done enough to warrant respect in a race like this.



Charlton Park put a strong showing in the TAB Highway at Hawkesbury last start when passed late by one of Kody Nestors. The daughter of Tavistock had led throughout and won easily before that to kickstart a great campaign so far. Papa John stormed home to victory at Mudgee prior to his fast finishing third at Narromine. Up to 1400m is perfect for him. Harley Fat Boy has only won once in 14 starts but he has placed six times and is in the mix.

Bet: Charlton Park to win, exacta 4 to beat 3, box trifecta/First 4: Nos. 3,4,7,10


Jarmanagic is out to break a sequence of three seconds at three different tracks this preparation and can do so here given that he is blessed with a soft draw. Very fit and has never gone better. Slickster is the type of horse who can bob-up at odds when things go his way, Has won once over this track/distance but that is from seven attempts. Military Bay was an easy and predictable winner at the picnics last start. Deshawn hasn’t fared well with the draw.

Bet: Jarmanagic to win, Slickster to place, Daily Double 1st leg (6), 2nd leg (5)


Ginger’s Voice races in the dual Group 1 winner Sniper’s Bullet and while she has herself only managed just the one win in her nine starts, she is invariably competitive no matter where she goes and she has trialled very well indeed. Enamour has been a costly conveyance throughout her career but she has always been well placed; and this race looks no different. Lady Riz has won at the venue and is not without claims.

Bet: Ginger’s Voice to win, box trifecta 1,4,9,14


Knight Driver is a Clint Lundholm-trained filly who has done nothing wrong in her three starts consisting of a win, a second and a fourth. The daughter of Marboosha’s sire, Dream Ahead, resumes here at the scene of that all the way maiden win at the end of the last prep. Gattling Gun led and hung on for a narrow win at Narromine last time. Draw may be against him given his pattern but it’s not as though Knight Driver has a good one either. Disobedient has only won once but has some real depth to her form.

Bet: Knight Driver to win



Thunder Knob has run two creditable races despite finishing ninth and a distant fifth. Bear in mind that the fifth was at Newcastle and he held his ground reasonably well. Will find this more to his liking. Miss Twenty Twenty won a trial by almost 8-lengths prior to her first-up third at Port Mac which was fantastic really from where she was in the run. Must include from the good draw now. Percontation has placed at three of her five runs. Can figure.

Bet: Thunder Knob to win, quinella 8,11


Ferlaxing is a young up and comer from the Nathan Doyle camp who was runner-up on debut at Port Mac then went to Coffs 16-days alter and belted them on the Heavy 10 which obviously bodes well for his prospects on the ground. Stablemate Unwavering Faith is another lightly-raced three-year-old showing talent. She was good from off speed winning at Port over the 1500m so the trip is bang on for her on Tuesday. Ramsey’s Law is getting close again.

Bet: Ferlaxing to win, exacta 4 to beat 11


Confessed would have been close to a good thing has she not draw such a wide barrier but even so, her talent and potential has above most of these others by quite substantial margin provided she gets even luck. Being Naughty is the one to pounce if things go against the Lees’ visitor. This fellow won easily at Port and was quite good next time when he went to a Class 1. Midnight Magic has a few barrier issues but when she is on song, she can really charge.

Bet: Confessed to win or, if scratched, Being Naught to win and Midnight Music each-way


Thiswilldous has raced 15 times on good tracks and is yet run first or second. Contrast that with his record when it’s wet namely four wins on Soft and three placings from seven starts on Heavy. Sarah Elizabeth has always shown herself to be slightly above average. The Kim Waugh trained mare was more than a pass mark when she resumed at Port and has won of Soft. Dreaming Of Gold was beaten a little over a length and a half in the Provincial Qualifier at Hawkesbury.

Bet: Thiswilldous to win

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