NEWCASTLE - David Taggart
Race 7, No. 4 SAVATIANO
In the main race of the day the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket it's hard to go past this honest mare who runs all her best races early into her prep. Faced an unsuitable Soft 7 when resuming and gets back onto firmer footing here where she has won 4 races and will strip fitter for that recent run. Won't be far away in the run and she should be going close.
Race 8, No. 2 TIME AND AGAIN
Locally trained that never got through the going last start and deserves another chance as her form before that is very good for this. Draws perfect in two to get the run of the race and looks over the odds at $7.
ARARAT - Alex Marsh
Race 8, No. 3 ZOUMANOR
Will need bit of luck from the wide gate but has a good young hoop on and this is a massive drop in class to a bush BM58 from a BM78 second up at the Valley where he found the 1000m too sharp but wasn't disgraced. Trialled...