ORGANZA - Street Cry filly Organza puts an unbeaten 1400m record on the line when she chases her third career win in the Tatama Pty Ltd Class 2 Handicap (1400m). Finishing on the placegetters heels at Canterbury, Newcastle and Kembla at her first three career starts, Organza hit her straps when stepped up to 1400m winning a Newcastle maiden on October 7 before spelling and returning a winner in a fillies and mares benchmark 72 handicap at the same track on April 28. The fourth horse has since won to add merit to the last start win and Organza doesn’t look badly treated with 1.5kg more tackling class two provincial company. Organza looks capable of winning metropolitan races but reckon there is one more provincial win in her.
SEINE NET - After two solid placings at her first two runs this preparation Seine Net is ready to win third-up in the Anytime Fitness Albion Park & Shellharbour Benchmark 67 Handicap (1600m). Another daughter of Street Cry, Seine Net hit her straps last preparation when she raced over distances 1500m and longer winning a Hawkesbury maiden over 1500m on November 9 and a set-weight class one over 2100m at Wyong on December 13 with the two wins separated by a close second over the Gosford mile. Seine Net has been in the placings at Newcastle and Wyong in her two runs this preparation over shorter journeys with the step up to 1600m giving her the chance to return to the winner’s list. It’s worth noting the Hawkesbury maiden win was third-up last preparation when Seine Net won by a big space, over five-lengths in fact, doubt the margin will be as significant on Thursday but confident she will be winning and is the best of the day.
SIR MAGIC - The Angela Davies-trained Sir Magic looks well placed in the Goodwin Kenny Benchmark 65 Handicap despite being asked to shoulder 61.5kg after the 1.5kg claim for apprentice Chris Williams. A winner of four races and a genuine provincial class horse with three of the victories coming on the provincial circuit it is worth noting Sir Magic’s only start away from the provincials resulted in a four-length maiden win at Muswellbrook. Sir Magic will be second-up on Tuesday after having a chequered path in the straight at Gosford resuming and the gelding is twice a winner at the same stage of a preparation. Perfectly drawn in barrier one and back to country grade, Sir Magic looks set to give Davies her first Tamworth winner.
CORDONED -Despite returning from a 124-day spell, a last start Canterbury win for the Kris Lees-trained Cordoned is the stand out form reference for the Hydra Hose Class 3 Handicap (1000m). A four-year-old son of Lonhro, Cordoned won a Benchmark 70 handicap at Canterbury on January 10 over 1100m on a soft (5) track before heading to the spelling paddocks. The Canterbury win was Cordoned’s second victory last preparation after winning his maiden at Gosford resuming from a spell accounting for the Kim Waugh-trained Newsflash who won two of his four subsequent runs and finished second in the Provincial Championships Final at Randwick. Cordoned has the benefit of two trials leading into his return to racing and is in with a winnable weight after the claim for Louise Day. If the support comes in betting movements through the day, Cordoned looks set to start punters off on a winning note.
SLEEPWALKER - Kim Waugh’s sole runner at Taree on Tuesday is Sleepwalker who will benefit from the 1.5kg claim for apprentice Chris Williams in the Mid Coast Automotive Group Benchmark 65 Handicap (1400m). A lightly raced six-year-old son of Dreamscape, Sleepwalker has won three races and finished in the placings on five occasions from his 12 career starts and it is worth noting nine of those 12 starts were at provincial venues with the three runs on country tracks yielding wins at Taree and Port Macquarie and the remaining country run resulting in a Taree placing. Sleepwalker looks better than a country grade horse for mine and rates as the day’s best bet peaking third-up.