Racing & Sports expert selections.
RACE 1 - ENCANTADO (1) looked the winner first up at Canberra before being captured on the line. Was well below his best last time out at the same venue but can turn things around quickly third up. BOX OF CRACKERS (8) ran a bold race over this journey last start, racing on the pace and sticking on strongly to finish in second at this track. In the right race and is one of the big hopes. PHOTO MAN (2) went close to shedding the maiden tag on debut at Wagga and then followed it up with another solid effort. Danny Beasley reuniting is a positive. Can give this a shake. WHERE IS KEN (5) resumes. Showed positive signs in his debut prep and is expected to have come on during the break. Don't take lightly.
RACE 2 - NOLAN (3) returns a gelding in his stable debut for Peter Maher. Has had over a year between runs but a forward showing is anticipated on the back of a handy trial win in readiness. The booking of Nick Heywood reads favourably. Can make a bright return. SHOW SECRETS (7) is expected to progress nicely with a run under his belt. Doesn't need to improve much to be playing a major role. CHIHUAHUA (8) struggled to make an impact on debut at Wodonga. Has been kept fresh for this and the form out of the race has stuck up strongly in 42 days. In the mix. SUPERSTRUCK (13) next best.
RACE 3 - BURGUNDY GIRL (8) progressed nicely last time out after being in contention on the bend to score by a nose as favourite over 1460m at Queanbeyan. Has her share of ability. Hard to beat again in this suitable race. KEITH (9) was well fancied last time but found one better at Albury. Will appreciate the extra ground. One of the better chances. OLD GREGG (1) found the line nicely last start at Albury when finishing in the placings. Goes well over this journey and strips fitter third up. Right in the mix. LET'S SAY GRACE (11) next best.
RACE 4 - GOLD TRACKER (5) is due to win after just missing last time over 1200m at Cootamundra, finishing just a long neck from the winner in second. In-form four-year-old gelding. Gets his chance again here to play a major role. GRAND SASSY (9) was well below her best last start when resuming here. Gets weight relief and is expected to be a lot better with that run under her belt. Don't take lightly. COUNTY KILKENNY (2) settled well back last start and struggled to threaten, after producing a nice effort fresh here. Can bounce back quickly third up with Danny Beasley sticking. OVERRUN (7) next best.
RACE 5 - LITTLE BASHEBA (7) was a most impressive winner last time over 1400m at Albury when leading pillar-to-post. There's no reason not to stick with her. AND WE DANCED (1) resumes and makes her stable debut for Ben Brisbourne. Long time between drinks but looks to have come back in nice order on the back of some handy trial performances. 3kg claimer engaged aids with the big weight she has to carry. Can give this a big shake. Last start winner SUPERABUNDANT (3) also warrants consideration. Comes in on the fresh side but has kept the legs ticking over with a solid trial placing. LOUD (8) next best.
RACE 6 - DUCHY OF CORNWALL (5) is ready to make his return. Kicked off his career in great fashion here last time in when scoring with plenty up his sleeve. Didn't quite manage to replicate as the preparation progressed but is expected to have come on nicely during the break. The booking of Danny Beasley reads favourably. Bright return anticipated. GRAVY TRAIN MAGPIE (7) held on well to finish second last time out at Queanbeyan after leading for much of the way. Top-three hope. NATS ENOUGH (4) resumes and has scored fresh before. Is a three-time winner at this venue and rates highly on best figures. Don't take lightly. MR METRICS (2) is a likely improver second up. In the mix.
RACE 7 - CONTROVERSIAL MISS (7) hasn't taken a step wrong in her last two starts, scoring comfortably on both occasions. Boasts a handy record over this journey and expected to make another strong account of herself. Leading player. SHIPSTERN (8) was out of the money when resuming from a spell last start at Moe. Strips fitter and tackles an easier assignment. The booking of Danny Beasley is a big push for his chances. Can break a long run of outs. CALMER KARMA (12) hasn't been far off a win, the latest finishing fourth over 1200m at Canberra. Down in the weights this time. Well placed and should run well. GREEK TYCOON (6) resumes and can play a major role fresh.
RACE 8 - FILEETA (12) was too good for a maiden field last start over 900m at Corowa. Sparingly raced and has more to offer. Alysha Warren was in the saddle on that occasion and retains the mount. Serious contender again with the confidence high. DANCEENUFF (9) is a promising galloper who won at her last run before a break five months ago over 1200m at Wagga Riverside. Has never missed the frame when fresh from a spell in two starts. Has good early speed so should take up a forward position. Likely to feature. Can also make cases for JAY PEAK KITTEN (1) and the resuming INTENSE EFFORT (11).