HYLAND RACE COLOURS PLATE Tips (Race 2)
Warwick Farm Roughie - Race 2 No. 2 Legal Challenge
In a wide-open affair via the second from Warwick Farm, this race does present some each-way contenders and off firstly a forgivable first campaign along with now three runs into a second preparation, Legal Challenge is in that category.
The son of Star Witness was competitive over five runs as an early three-year-old and while he did show some glimpses of potential, we didn't get to see him let down on some very testing surfaces and was three-wide the trip in his sole Provincial appearance, safely held by Harmony Rose (Group One Vinery Stakes favourite).
While they have been at the Provincials, all three outings this time in have had merit and well suited stepping up to this 1300m at Hawkesbury third-up, arguably should've won after being held-up at a key stage in the home straight with the wider alley being a positive on Wednesday.
PINATUBO NEW TO DARLEY HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Warwick Farm Best Bet - Race 4 No. 6 Blesk
This four-year-old is knocking on the door for a victory now third-up from a spell where after catching they eye late at Canterbury fresh behind the handy Equation (subsequent Canberra Guineas winner) was luckless last start at Randwick-Kensington over the 1400m.
Nothing went right for Blesk on that occasion, where after drawing a little wide, was eased back behind runners and checked when rounding the turn when attempting to take a tight gap, couldn't get that outside run at the 300m which ultimately cost him the race, getting out 100m later and just missing on the line.
Over a mile now and from barrier one, they don't need to be anywhere near as negative stepping up over this longer journey while they have made a jockey change for this Wednesday with British hoop Tom Marquand now taking the reins, who did ride a few winners for John O'Shea when visiting last autumn.
SKY RACING ACTIVE HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Warwick Farm Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 5 Super
Although he may be even more effective again once they to the mile, this gelding is much better placed on Wednesday stepping out to 1400m now third-up off a pair of good performances over sprint trips and is well down in class following his three-length defeat at Group Three level.
Contesting a 900m dash first-up, Super was quite competitive when making ground into fourth and again worked home well on March 10, while the form from that event has stood up with Order Of Command (runner-up to Eduardo in The Galaxy) and Wandabaa (third on that same Golden Slipper card in a Group Three) both being produced from that race.
The son of Snitzel worked sharply through the grades last spring, recording a winning hat-trick with the last of those coming in this grade over Spirit Ridge, a galloper who has subsequently won twice at Stakes level and with the 2kg Tom Sherry claim, he gets some relief in this contest.
XXXX HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)
Warwick Farm Value Bet - Race 8 No. 15 Rosie Riveter
This filly made an impressive debut at Hawkesbury when making the running at a fair clip before sprinting home in good time for a 1300m Maiden (33.53 last 600m) before contesting a Class 1 at Wyong on February 25.
Despite Rosie Riveter having every chance on that occasion as favourite and having to settle for second, she didn't look to let down on that Soft 6 surface while the freshen-up for Wednesday from Mark Newnham may be the key given she arrived to that debut assignment off one trial, which was four weeks prior to that February 9 attempt.
A half-sister to Group Three winner Generalife, this filly does now come up in grade to a Midweek 72 but plummets to the 54kg minimum for her trouble and drawing inside Absolute Legend along with Quiet Riot who'll be working from a wide gate, Rachel King can look for the early lead.