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Australian Racing: Never Sorry to prove stubborn opponent

There are four meetings set to take place on Tuesday with a soft 5 surface expected at all three turf meetings.

Race 4 Newcastle

Never Sorry @ 3.60

Race 6 Bathurst

River Rocket @ 6.00

Race 2 Pakenham Synthetic

Masonry @ 1.95

Never for Newcastle success 

The fourth race on the Newcastle card is an interesting 1200m Class 1 handicap.

Divine Vicky looks likely to jump as favourite having shown good form in her three starts to date for trainer Matthew Smith.

The filly gained plenty of experience in barrier trails prior to making a successful debut on a good 4 track over 1200m at Kembla Grange back in May.

Freshened following that effort two third-place finishes have followed with the most recent of those coming on a good 4 track when racing at Benchmark 64 level at Newcastle earlier this month.

The draw could have been kinder here however and NEVER SORRY is preferred on this occasion.

The pick represents the in-form Kris Lees stable with the handler boasting a 19% strike-rate (13/68) in the last 30 days.

The daughter of No Nay Never showed good form in her first spell placing twice from four starts prior to delivering a half-length success in an 1100m maiden at Port Macquarie in January.

The three-year-old confirmed that she likes soft ground with a success on a soft 5 surface on that occasion and she has placed on two of her three subsequent outings.

The most recent of those saw the selection deliver a second place finish when racing first up in a 1200m Class 1 handicap at Gosford earlier this month.

Jockey Dylan Gibbons, on board here rode her for the first time that day and the pair look capable of going one better here. 

Rocket for Bathurst success 

Stepping out of maiden company Mosgold is likely to have her supporters ahead of the penultimate race on Bathurst’s seven race card.

The race in question is a 1300m Benchmark 58 handicap event with the Tash Burleigh-trained filly set to jump from barrier 12.

The filly showed up well when placing in maiden races at Nowra last month and duly broke through for an impressive six length success in a 1200m maiden at Goulburn on 7th July.

A wide alley is a concern here and with that in mind it may pay to look elsewhere for the winner. 

RIVER ROCKET is preferred in this contest having shown winning form already this spell when delivering a two length victory over 1300m on a good 4 track at Orange in February.

That effort came when racing at this Benchmark 58 level and he caught the eye when a length second in an 1118m Benchmark 58 handicap at Dubbo earlier this month.

Freshened prior to that effort jockey Cobi Vitler should have options with regards tactics here and looks capable of steering the six-year-old to a seventh career success. 

Masonry to break maiden 

Trainer Peter Moody saddles MASONRY in the second at Pakenham Synthetic and the gelding looks capable of registering his first victory at the third time of asking.

The race concerned is a 1200m maiden event with a field of 13 set to go to post. 

The pick debuted with a third place finish over 1235m in a Geelong maiden held on a wet track last month.

The youngster raced from off the pace that day but a change of tactics to racing prominently appeared no issue when a length second over this course and distance earlier this month.

Thomas Stockdale’s mount has had a gelding operation since that course second and with a good alley four off the rail Masonry looks up to registering his first victory. 

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