Jason Witham highlights his selections in tonight's racing from NSW, Australia.

Friday, 20 September


1- 12/3/14/2 DEVIATE 

* Gets in nicely at weights with in form apprentice claim
* Won impressively after a let up fresh last prep 
* Relishes heavy ground 
* Good form around smart types last prep , well drawn today 

2- 6/1/2/11 LISDOONVARNA 

* Eye catching run fresh when really ran through the line , finishing 3rd
* Has won second up before 
* Very good record on heavy tracks 
* Well suited stepping up the extra furlong here 

3- 1/11/9/15 PENSKE

* Big drop in grade today after solid run fresh in group company
* Will make his own luck in front , bold front running type 
* Jockey Hyeronimus has won 2 of 3 on him 
* Loves the mile , won 4/7 this trip 

4- 1/2/3/5 LIBERTINI

* extremely smart filly , impossible to tip against 
* Up in distance and heavy track first time are queries , but she’s all class
* Expect Tommy Berry to take her to the front from wide draw and settle in front 
* Exacta with Anaheed who excels on heavy going

5- 5/7/10/12 KOLDING 

* never saw daylight in the straight when resuming, did best work late
* 4 wins in a row last prep culminating in Qld Guineas success , serious horse 
* Adaptable enough to sit anywhere in the field from wide draw 
* Scratched yesterday to be saved for today , untried on wet ground but bred to handle it 


* tricky race now there are several scratchings and all will be peaking in the Everest next month 
* This horse is fresh on the scene after very impressive trials 
* Looks to be something special this horse - big wraps from many in the industry 
* Maybe Redzel and Pierata will regress fractionally from top fresh runs 

7- 1/11/2/3 HAPPY CLAPPER 

* grand old stager always competitive at the highest level 
* Bridesmaid to Winx on many occasions 
* Fitter for great run fresh , suited up to pet distance at the mile
* Record on wet tracks is better than it looks on paper 

8- 11/16/4/12 COME PLAY WITH ME

* ex West Australian horse now with Chris Waller 
* Very impressive first run new stable behind the in form Wu Gok
* That was on heavy track , similar conditions here 
* Beat the horse that upset Mystic Journey 2 runs ago , looks to have a big future 

9- 2/7/1/9 YOU MAKE ME SMILE 

* Just pipped late last start after leading , fitness peaks now 
* Won 4th up last prep , also on heavy ground 
* 2 time winner at Randwick , drawn to get perfect run 
* Meets Greyworm better at weights today , can turn the tables 

Best Bet R8 #11 COME PLAY WITH ME 

Value Play R3 #1 PENSKE


R6: 6,3,2
R7: 1,11,2,3,8
R8: 11,16
R9: 2,7,1


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