Jason Witham highlights his selections from New South Wales every Thurs-Sat.

Friday, 6 December


1- 1/4/2/5 HINCHBEAST 

* showed incredible speed on debut , and held on for terrific victory
* Jockey H Bowman remarked he didn’t know how fast he was going 
* Time in the race was quicker than a benchmark 64 later in the day 
* Fitter , better for the experience, and looks to  be a serious horse

2- 5/8/3/1 FRENZIED 

* won the famous Bong Bong Cup last start when fresh , fitter now 
* More upside than rivals here in a very tough race 
* Progressed well in first prep , and looks to have come back well since spell 
* Nash Rawiller a key riding engagement 

3- 1/5/7/4 GUNGADIN 

* hit the line powerfully last start when back in distance 
* Up to 9 furlongs here is perfect 
* Impressive win at Canberra over a mile 3 starts ago 
* Progressive type with Nash Rawiller taking the reins 

4-  1/3/5/7 FUN FACT

* much improved run last start when doing best work late 
* Up to mile and a quarter ideal here 3rd run of spell 
* Group 3 winner in Queensland last prep over the carnival 
* Crucially, maps to lead here , where most of his wins have come 

5- 1/8/6/11 BOBBY DEE

* ran a solid race 1st up , condition just giving out late , fitter now 
* Suited by the step up in distance 
* Competitive at Group level in New Zealand earlier in career 
* Can roll along in front and with apprentice claim prove hard to run past 

6- 4/5/6/7 WORD FOR WORD 

* smart mare resuming off an impressive trial 
* 2nd in successive listed races in Queensland last prep 
* Won well 1st up last prep over this trip 
* Good draw , top jockey , Waller stable 

7- 7/4/3/5 TANIKO

* Resumes after 3 quiet trials , has a terrific 1st up record 
* Placed in harder grade behind the smart Bon Amis last prep , a good form line 
* Tommy Berry has a great association with this mare 
* All 5 of her wins over this trip 

8- 9/3/1/4 BURNING CROWN 

* Abundantly talented gelding just starting to fulfil his potential 
* Broke track record 2 starts ago , then beat the smart Leviathan last start 
* Races best when able to lead, this race sets up well for him
* Gets in with a light weight from a good draw 

9- 14/4/1/3 SPENCER

* excellent win over this track and distance last start
* Goes up in grade but drops significantly in weight , over 17 pounds 
* Maps to get a cosy run , should have the last shot at them
* Fitness peaks here 3rd run of spell 


Value Play R7 #7 TANIKO

DOUBLE (1 and 2)

DOUBLE (8 and 9)

R6: 4,5
R7: 7,4,3,5
R8: 9,3
R9: 14,4,1,3,2

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