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It's another packed day of racing across Australia on Saturday
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Australian Racing: Newcastle prepares to watch Johnny go

There are three meetings due to take place on Tuesday including a provincial fixture at Newcastle.

Race 6 Newcastle 

Geewiz Johnny @ 7/1

Race 3 Wagga 

Do This All Day @ 11/1

Race 6 Hamilton 

Rich Memories @ 4/1

Johnny for Newcastle glory 

Newcastle stages an intriguing seven race card with the sixth contests of particular interest. 

The race is a 1200m Benchmark 64 contest with a Good 4 track expected and Cheerful Legend has drawn a wide barrier but is likley to start favourite for trainer Nathan Doyle. 

He has won at a higher level in the past, in a Benchmark 70 event over this trip at Mornington and also scored in handicap company in his first spell racing and registered a fourth in a Group 2 event. 

However, that Mornington triumph came nearly 16 months ago but he delivered a promising fifth in a Benchmark 72 event over this trip at Canterbury when racing first up earlier this month. 

Notably, he was beaten at this level on his final start last spell and looks opposable in this event. 

Geewiz Johnny broke his maiden over 1000m on a soft 7 surface at Port Macquarie back in October and has shown that quicker surfaces are no issue in finishing placed on good 4 tracks on his last two starts. 

The first of those came in a Benchmark 64 event when narrowly beaten into second at Gosford. That Gosford effort came over 1100m but the extra distance appeared no issue over 1200m at the same track last month. 

Handler Gregory McFarlane's charge is well drawn three off the rail here and looks capable of registering a second career win with Glyn Schofield up.

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Day to score for Seib 

The third at Wagga is an 1800m Benchmark 66 contest and Race Against Time looks likely to have his supporters for the Ron Stubbs and Josh Richards team, having won twice over this trip already this spell. 

The second of those triumphs came at Benchmark 58 level on a soft 7 track at Horsham in October and he has performed well on two of his three subsequent starts including when runner-up over 2000m here. 

That effort came at Benchmark 66 level and he chases a third win in five starts at this distance but could be outdone by Do This All Day.

The pick suffered a heavy defeat, as has been the case in the past when racing first up over 1300m at Moruya last month. 

However, he took a step forward when subsequently beaten by less than a length over 1400m at Gundagai. Racing at Benchmark 66 level that day, the son of Not A Single Doubt has won over 2100m in the past. 

Do This All Day is expected to strip fitter for those two efforts with any pre-race softening of the ground a positive. 

He represents a trainer in Danielle Seib who boasts a 45% strike-rate (5/11) in the last 12 months and with Hannah Williams, victory could beckon.

Memories for Hamilton success 

The sixth race at Hamilton plays host to Tuesday's third selection, with the race a 1400m Benchmark 58 event with a good 4 surface forecast. 

Both Striking Plans and Katering are expected to have their supporters but each could have had kinder draws, having drawn barriers 14 and nine, respectively. 

Peter Chow's Rich Memories has shown solid form in three of his four starts this spell, with the pick breaking his maiden in impressive fashion over 1200m at Casterton in November. 

That triumph came on a heavy 10 surface and proved that he handles quicker ground when a close second over 1300m at Stawell earlier this month. 

He tackles a similar event, a Benchmark 58 contest here, and having placed over this 1400m trip in the past, looks up to providing jockey Jarrod Fry with a winner.

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