Racing & Sports expert selections.
RACE 1 - I'M MADELINE (6) wasn't far away two back at Ballina when finishing second. Has found the maiden win elusive but has found the frame on six occasions. Rates highly on best figures and is worth considering. APPLE CIDER (1) faded last time to finish tenth over 1400m at Coffs Harbour after showing good early speed. Expected to be in this for a long way. Don't dismiss. FULL SCREEN (2) has been his own worst enemy, when settling a long way back in running and leaving himself with too much to do. Can settle closer to the action from the low draw this time. Could prove tough to hold out. SHALAA SPIRIT (8) next best.
RACE 2 - DOUBLE QUICK (1) dug deep to record a deserved maiden win at the latest. Drawn favourably and gets in well at the weights with the 3kg claimer engaged. Can play a major role again. OCEAN SHORES (3) turned in an eye-catching finish last start at Murwillumbah hen just missing the frame in fourth. Best figures measure up nicely. Expected to run well. MINISTER GARRETT (8) and IBERIAN RULER (7) next best.
RACE 3 - VETOED (2) showed good early toe when resuming at the latest but just lacked a fitness edge. Strips fitter and is a second up winner. Can give this a big shake. NARNIA (1) wound up strongly but just failed to pick up the winner when fresh from a spell last start at Grafton. Should tighten right up following that outing. Suitably placed so anticipating a big run again. FILTHY RICH (3) fell a lip shy of his second career win last start at Tabulam. Tougher this time but gets plenty of weight off his back and has run well here at this venue. Big chance with his regular rider sticking. WONDERLAND STAR (6) recorded a strong maiden win at Ballina last time. Sparingly raced and has more to offer. Looks well placed and she is definitely worth including.
RACE 4 - CHANGE THE DATE (2) pushed forward last time and boxed on to finish a neck away in second over 1200m at Coffs Harbour. In a suitable race and can find the winner's circle. KAYTEE SUNNYLINE (9) is a three-year-old Real Steel filly stepping out on debut for Daiki Chujo. Showed promising signs in her most recent trial when working nicely into the placings in-between runners. Drawn low and is expected to make a bright start. Her stablemate KAYTEE BOLD (8) is a Pride Of Dubai filly also stepping out on debut and only finished a breath away from her in the trial. Have to consider. TECTONIC PLATE (1) was no match for the winner fresh but still did a good job to hold on to a minor placing at Murwillumbah. Likely improver who warrants some thought.
RACE 5 - GEE BEE ESS (4) was doing her best work late last start to get up for second over 1200m at Murwillumbah. Expected to be there at the business end. BABAYKA (3) won at this track two starts ago but was below his best at a more recent appearance. Is yet to be beaten in two starts here. Nicely placed to turn things around. UNO MOON (2) and PANUARA BOY (1) next best.
RACE 6 - BURDEKIN (1) knuckled down strongly to get within a head of the winner in third last start over 1100m at Murwillumbah. Should be winding up late again. MY DOG DIESEL (16) is ready to win after he just missed last time, beaten a nose into second at Warwick after being in contention all the way. Facing a tougher assignment but he is worth serious consideration. SPEED MAP (5) has been knocking on the door this prep but has just struggled to land the winning blow. Has run well over this trip without scoring and gets his chance to break a long run of outs. Can also make a case for BRAVE INSTINCTION (9) on best figures. Keep safe.
RACE 7 - FIRSTLUV (1) couldn't have been more impressive first up last start when she scored dominantly at Ballina. Open to plenty of improvement and is clearly the one they have to beat. BACKSEAT PROMISE (2) was no match for the tear-away winner last start after lifting strongly to score two runs back. Ticking along nicely this time and boasts a handy record at this venue. Can give this a big shake. ZATTASTAR (15) returned in nice order at Gatton when closing off nicely into the placings. Likely improver that warrants plenty of thought. QUICK ENUFF (13) will be doing her best work late. Keep safe.