Two race meetings in NSW on Tuesday - one is up north at the beautiful Scone racecourse.
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Rail: is out 3m all way
Track condition: soft 5
But the track hasn't had any rain for past two days and is drying out in the warmish weather.
It's not the strongest meeting in the world but we can still find a winner or two.
For the Jock's Challenge, I like Greg Ryan.
Race 3 - 2:35PM $20,000 SHALAA @ ARROWFIELD STUD 3YO MAIDEN PLATE (900 METRES)
The unraced SKIRTING took control of a city trial recently and burnt them all. If she jumps I suggest she will go forward and because this isn't overly strong, she may pinch it on the turn and hang tough to win.
Race 5 - 3:50PM $20,000 HORSEPOWER BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
It's a myth to suggest that all horses are inconvenienced by wide gates. STRATHAIRD is out in 16 today but because he is very fast early, that may be advantageous on this soft track. And he likes it a bit wet too. I think he pings from out wide, cosses the field at a furious pace and when they are all weary in the stretch, he hangs on the stronfest at big odds.
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