Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews the Newcastle meeting this afternoon, with horse racing tips and analysis for 3 selected races. Good luck, punters!


There is an odds-on pop in this called GEISEL. And probably rightly so having placed several times at this level at the provincials no less. Resumes here and did win a trial impressively last week. So, yeah all the money is justified. But while I think he has a super chance I also think the 2YO, SENSATIONABULL will run over him late. This bloke’s only start was in a strong midweek 2YO when beaten 5 lengths. This is 350m further which should suit too. Quinella them.


Nearly a year ago, the money came and Jay Mac rode when MEMBER’S ONLY bolted a maiden in at this track. It was his second start in. race and he immediately looked city grade. Then when a hot fav something happened and he failed to finish. Everyone was mystified. Three weeks later he race again, and couldn’t keep off finishing tailed off. Something was wrong. He went for a spell, and last start here, he ran on gamely to grab 3rd over 1250m. Super fit now, looks over his dramas and the soft track suits.LONELY POWER has talent too. Quinella them.

Tip: MEMBERS ONLY @ $4.40

Barriers and weight allowances are big things in racing.We all know that. So I’m on the $26 chance VANILLA SKY here. I think she has no option but to jump and go from this gate. Jocks will see that and she will cross in front. She is 3rd up here, is very fit and I see her leading all the way, especially with the 3kg apprentice allowance to help. FIELD WIRI has been backed overnight so that’s the quinella.

Tip: VANILLA SKY @ $26