IF Josh Adams can gain on veteran stayer Packen at Scone on Friday, it would indicate as substantially to the proficient younger jockey as any attribute stakes good results.
Packen, the difficult 10-yr-aged gelding, is lining up in the Benchmark 66 Showcase Handicap (2200m), his very first start out considering that the modern passing of his previous coach, Brian Jenkinson.
“It would indicate a good deal to me if I can gain on Packen,’’ Adams stated.
“I really should have received on the horse two starts off back again. I choose duty for that decline.
“I rode him way too ‘pretty’ and I acquired caught powering a few. Luck did not go my way.
“When we went previous the write-up, I imagined ‘we really should have won’. I was determined to gain on Packen as I understood Brian was not very well so I was really dissatisfied with myself just after that race.’’
RAY THOMAS’S Greatest BETS
Greatest Guess: COLLISION (Race five, No. two)
Has not raced considering that placing two strong operates with each other very last November, together with a next at Port Macquarie. He’s resuming in this article but has amazed in two modern barrier trials. Drawn the rails and really should get just about every probability.
Upcoming Greatest: ELABORATE (Race one, No. one)
Settled on the pace and fought challenging to the line when crushed considerably less than a size into 3rd powering Peyton Put at Taree. Elaborate will choose advancement from the operate, will respect acquiring out to 1400m and is very well drawn.
Greatest Benefit: ATTILA (Race six, No. five)
Has been enhanced by two operates from a spell, together with his aggressive energy at Coffs Harbour when 3rd to Gripped above 1000m. He’s making up a constant race report and has the inside of barrier, though primary rival Grasp Magic Al is out huge.
Race five: two,seven,10.
Race six: one,four,five.
Race seven: one,three,five,eight.
Race eight: one,three,five,six.
JOCKEY TO Observe
GREG RYAN has an fantastic e book of 8 rides at Scone, all of them in the market place. His very best successful prospects surface to be Acraman (race a person), Arugula (a few), Collision (5) and Triple Option (7).
Coach TO Observe
SUE GRILLS has fantastic prospects in 5 races, together with Elusive Valley (race a person), Kadarchi (two), Attila (6) and Arleta (8).
SCROLL DOWN FOR RAY’S Prolonged PREVIEW & Guidelines
Packen is now qualified by Jenkinson’s son, Gerard, and Adams thinks the stayer will respect acquiring back again out in length on Friday.
Adams is also linking with the in-sort sprinter Grasp Magic Al in the Benchmark 58 Showcase Handicap (1200m). The Luke Hilton-qualified Grasp Magic Al has received each his starts off considering that resuming from a spell, successful his maiden at Port Macquarie then backing that up with a sturdy energy to rating at Taree.
“He is likely definitely ‘enormous’ this horse,’’ Adams stated. “I assume he is a horse that needed self-assurance due to the fact he has been all over the cash without successful.
“But he arrived out of his Port Macquarie gain and was even better at Taree. He experienced a major pounds that working day and acquired stopped midway down the straight when we experienced to examine.
“Generally when they have a major pounds, they do not decide on up as very well as he did and be way too fantastic for them. He is racing truly very well and really should go near once again.’’
Adams has a complete e book of eights rides at Scone, together with 4 for main coach Sue Grills — Elusive Valley (race a person), Kadarchi (race two), Assurity (race 7) and Arleta (race 8).
“I’ve only just lately begun executing a little bit of driving for Sue — she is a amazing coach,’’ Adams stated. “When you are on her horses, then you know you are on fantastic prospects.
“Elusive Valley is there to operate truly very well as the even bigger observe will go well with him, though Kadarchi ran second to Titus at his very last start out prior to a spell and that is sturdy sort for this race.’’
Adams stated Assurity really should be prepared to strengthen just after modern racing, though Arleta seems to be to be a person of the jockey’s very best rides at the Scone assembly.
Coach Rod Northam has secured Adams to trip Athena’s Voice in the Course two Showcase Handicap (1600m).
Adams has by no means been on the back again of Athena’s Voice’s prior to but he understands her very well, owning ridden in the exact race the mare received at Muswellbrook before this preparing.
“I try to remember Athena’s Voice arrived from very last and sprinted previous us to gain, she went really very well that working day,’’ Adams stated. “She does get back again in her races but she finishes rapid. I’m hoping for a little bit of early pace due to the fact if there is a fantastic tempo she is surely a successful probability.’’
Adams also rides the Brett Thompson-qualified Courageous King in the Showcase Maiden (1200m).
Inside of MAIL WITH RAY THOMAS
RACE one (12.25pm)
one. Elaborate is poised to split his maiden in this article. Sound energy very first-up when 3rd powering Peyton Put at Taree sets him up properly for this race. Drawn flawlessly and only requirements to tackle the rain-impacted ailments. He is out of a Palace Songs and the the vast majority of the breed get pleasure from damp tracks. five. Elusive Valley arrived from very well back again on the flip to just miss out on a area at Moree. two. Delete is racing very well and four. Louisiana Guy is a fantastic probability.
BETTING Technique: ELABORATE to gain.
RACE two (1pm)
12. Craig’s My Boy has led for residence each starts off at Tamworth above 1000m, ending a debut next to the useful Dame Kiri and then powering Akeelah. He’s stays at 1000m and has once again drawn very well. Completely ready to gain. five. Olifants is resuming but he has a lot of normal pace and has 2 times been positioned at the provincials. four. Kadarchi can dash very well fresh new and I be expecting 13. In Fantastic Well being will uncover this substantially less difficult and can operate an enhanced race.
BETTING Technique: CRAIG’S MY BOY to gain Box trifecta four,five,12,13
RACE three (one.35pm)
If one. Arugula backs up in this article, he will be really challenging to defeat. He defeat a intelligent style in Panzerfaust at Scone very last Sunday, continuing his really constant sort this preparing. Untested on major tracks but continue to fees as the a person to defeat. five. Hermosa Reward attacked the line to gain very well at Kempsey, six. Athena’s Voice will get back again in her races but has a highly effective complete, though three. Not For Export will be aggressive.
BETTING Technique: ARUGULA to gain, saver on ATHENA’S VOICE.
RACE four (two.10pm)
two. Slice The Mustard is back again in her correct quality in this article just after failing in the Grafton Cup. She scored successive wins at Tamworth at her preceding two starts off, together with a runaway energy above the 2100m system. three. Confront Like Thunder is racing very well with out successful but she will get a good deal of ticks in this article. one. Husonique was also outclassed in the Grafton Cup but satisfies Slice The Mustard three.5kg much better at the weights in this article for remaining crushed virtually 4 lengths by her a few starts off back again. four. Packen is an every-way probability.
BETTING Technique: Slice THE MUSTARD to gain but have some thing every-way on PACKEN.
RACE five (two.50pm)
two. Collision formed very well in his only two starts off late very last yr, together with a aggressive energy on a major observe. He’s trialled properly at Newcastle just lately, has the inside of gate and Greg Ryan — there is tons in his favour. seven. Magic Ray gave give coach Todd Howlett a quinella in this article as he was strong very first-up at Tamworth and will strengthen. 10. Nardini Tune confirmed assure in her debut preparing with successive seconds at Tamworth and Armidale very last summer time but is resuming with out an formal barrier demo but this is a really winnable race.
BETTING Technique: Quinella two,seven
RACE six (three.25pm)
five. Attila has formed very well in two operates considering that resuming and seems to be very well positioned in this article. He will get 2kg off primary rival Grasp Magic Al and is drawn to get the gun operate. one. Grasp Magic Al is in occupation-very best sort, scoring successive wins at Port Macquarie and Taree considering that resuming. He shouldered a major pounds and responded really very well underneath force very last start out to rating with authority. He is a small awkwardly drawn and coming back again somewhat in excursion. three. Royal Villa is an every-way contender.
BETTING Technique: ATILLA to gain Quinella one,five
RACE seven (four.05pm)
A lot of prospects but five. Rockatorio has by no means been racing much better and will go near once again. He has received 2 times and ran next 4 periods in 6 starts off this marketing campaign and really should get just about every probability from his fantastic attract. eight. Triple Option is the question runner. He was very well crushed at Kembla very first-up but will strengthen sharply. This is continue to contact quick for him but will be ending strongly. one. Loud Ample is back again in his correct quality in this article and will be in the complete, though three. Turcotte is a probability.
BETTING Technique: ROCKATORIO every way, view betting moves on TRIPLE Option.
RACE eight (four.40pm)
three. Empress Matilda begun favorite at Canterbury two starts off back again when down the observe powering Unwise then she unsuccessful once again at Gosford. She has experienced a adjust of stables and this is a sizeable fall in quality. seven. Lookin’ Alive romped in very first-up at Tamworth in June, one. Golden Legacy is one more useful sprinter with really fantastic fresh new sort, and five. Arleta is a area probability.