Smartly-bred colt Deepfield’s Raine’s debut win got here as a surprise to the general public — aside from for champion jockey Glyn Schofield, who noticed it approaching the best way to the boundaries.
The grandson of one-time Staff 1 winner and 8 instances Staff 1 placegetter was once undesirable within the having a bet going off as a $31 likelihood at his first get started in an 1100m Hawkesbury maiden on December 15.
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Deepfield’s Raine drew barrier 8 of 9 that day had just one different horse in the back of him within the run, sweeping broad at the bend and with masses to do.
The colt balanced up on the 350m and let rip down the center of the monitor blazing his technique to victory extra like a $2 favorite than despised outsider.
“Glyn mentioned to me after the race that going round to the barrier that he was once considering ‘this horse simply feels nice’ and gave him just a little of a good really feel,’’ instructor Brad Widdup mentioned.
“He mentioned that from the minute he were given at the horse that he was once in reality pleased with him.
“The pony appears to be going the correct manner.
“He has had just a little of time between runs however he’s no longer a large heavy colt or anything else like that so it’s no longer going to fret him an excessive amount of.
“I feel he has were given just a little of upside. He’s reasonably a well-bred horse and he’s a pleasant sort so I’d be disillusioned if he didn’t run nicely once more.’’
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BEST BET: ISLANDS (Race 7, No. 10)
I’m Invincible part sister to Army Gal whose best win in six begins so far was once a booming 5,8-lengths win in a Kembla maiden ultimate prep. Has trialled rather well certainly.
NEXT BEST: MISS JAPAN (Race 3, No.5)
Daughter of Deep Affect and an American Grade 1 winner who was once doing absolute best paintings past due when 5th on debut. Steps to the mile nowadays which is a perfect state of affairs for the win.
VALUE BET: CARTE BLANCHE (Race 1 No.5)
Became in an encouraging first marketing campaign which she kicked off with an overly shut 2nd to the to hand Godolphin galloper Jetski at Kembla. Seemed excellent in her trial lately.
Race 4: 5, 6.
Race 5: 2, 5.
Race 6: 5, 10.
Race 7: 10.
JOCKEY TO FOLLOW
CHRISTIAN REITH is the jockey to apply, his brother in regulation Brad Widdup is the instructor to apply; they mix in Race 7 with Islands.
Widdup’s different horses headed to Gosford on Thursday are On line casino Prince mare Carte Blanche and the regally bred Islands who’s an I Am Invincible part sister to Army Gal who received the Magic Hundreds of thousands 2YO Vintage and Magic Hundreds of thousands 3YO Guineas.
Islands presentations no finish of herbal skill which belies her present CV of 1 win from six begins, albeit a booming close to six-length romp in a Kembla maiden within the wintry weather.
Islands, who has barrier one first-up within the Below The Southern Skies Handicap (1100m), ran an crowd pleasing fourth to to hand varieties Cradle Mountain and Omar in a Hawkesbury warmth on December 15.
“She has been a bit of bit difficult however I feel she has simply taken a very long time to mature and was once most probably thrown within the deep as a two-year-old,’’ Widdup mentioned.
“If she will be able to convey that trial sort to the races I’m positive she will be very, very aggressive.’’
Stablemate Carte Blanche in the meantime is likewise first-up within the Central Coast Maiden Plate (1100m) off an outstanding trial at Warwick Farm two weeks in the past.
“She was once a tad unfortunate ultimate time via however has come again in and trialled well,’’ Widdup mentioned.
“She was once going to run ultimate Sunday at Nowra however they were given referred to as of so I were given her into this race the place I feel she can be aggressive evidently,’’ Widdup mentioned.
Carte Blanche is confirmed ‘first-up’ judged on her debut at Kembla on September 14 ultimate 12 months the place she completed an in depth 2nd to Trekking’s part brother Jetski.
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Carte Blanche confirmed glimpses of skill at her first marketing campaign which consisted of 3 begins and importantly kicked off on an excellent word with an in depth 2nd to the to hand Jetski at Kembla. Seemed excellent when she completed fourth in a Warwick Farm trial ultimate month. Tawaret is winless after 14 begins however she has been runner-up six instances together with at Rosehill to Rover and once more at Canterbury ultimate get started. Might be her day nowadays. Acoustic made up many lengths first-up at this identical monitor/distance.
Guess: Carte Blanche win, exacta/quinella 5,7, field trifecta 1,5,7
Judicator resumed as a gelding in a Wyong 1600m Magnificence 2 and glued on rather well from on pace to complete 0.33. The Gerald Ryan skilled galloper will indisputably strip healthier for the day trip and he seems to be able for the 1900m right away. Onemoreforpluck hasn’t received in 19 begins however she has positioned seven instances. Has 2kg off nowadays for the in-form Tom Sherry. Will probably be robust past due. Tochi will have to be outstanding from the outset and has run fourth right here over 2100m.
Guess: Judicator win, exacta Four to overcome 9
Omit Japan is a blue blood of global stature being by means of Deep Affect out of a mare who received a Grade 1 in the United States. The Freedman brother skilled mare was once doing her absolute best paintings on debut when a ultimate 5th over 1350m at the Beaumont monitor on Boxing Day. Mile nowadays is absolute best for her. Extraordinary Attraction has run some excellent races in higher corporate than all these. Best overwhelmed 1.3-lengths in a 1400m race ultimate get started on the town. Prince Of Arragon is having his first get started the brand new strong (Richard and Michael Freedman) nowadays and is an eye.
Guess: Omit Japan win, exacta Five to overcome 6
Physician New york was once flying house as same old when he completed an overly shut 2nd in a Magnificence 2 over the 1600m at Wyong on January 5. The Jason Coyle skilled gray is prone to get again once more nowadays however he has a formidable end. Positioned to merit right here. Peace Of Thoughts is invariably thereabouts on the finish of her races, she got here from in the back of to complete fourth in a mile race at Kembla 9 days in the past and appears able to top nowadays third-up. Black Famous person Bowie and Dannevirke Lad are each ultimate get started winners.
Guess: Physician New york win, quinella 5,6
Tereka is a Joe Satisfaction skilled Pierro mare resuming off some very, really easy trials however the entirety she has finished on raceday issues to a ahead appearing right here in a beneficial summer season opening to her new marketing campaign. Tereka ran an attention grabbing race on debut on the town and was once sure in her 5 next appearances. Deepfield’s Raine received extra like a $2 favorite than the $31 shot he was once when he looped the sector to attain on debut. Great colt. Social Smile can get into a great place and can stick on.
Guess: Tereka win, exacta Five to overcome 2
Divine Means is a in the community skilled filly bred by means of Bob Lapointe. She has positioned at two of her 4 begins together with when coming from manner off the velocity to complete a neck 2nd in a 1000m maiden at Taree. Makes authentic each-way enchantment right here. Captain Solo is a primary starter by means of the staying sire Jakkalberry skilled by means of Kris Lees and with Tommy Berry to experience. Trialled in the back of a next debut winner so bears looking at. Gerwig has had a checkered begin to her occupation however she might be the blowout at giant odds right here.
Guess: Divine Means win, Gerwig position
Islands is a rather well bred I Am Invincible part sister to Army Gal resuming off a really nice trial. She ran in some excellent races ultimate prep and was once a booming 5.8-lengths maiden winner at Kembla so can pull out a large one. Drawn one so will have to get a beneficial run in transit. Perigord got here from ultimate of the 10 to complete 1.4-lengths 0.33 right here in a 1000m Benchmark 64 first-u for the brand new camp. Daredevil ran some great past due splits at Kembla within the wake of his emphatic win at the Beaumont monitor. Snitzagirl has claims in a excellent race.
Guess: Islands win