Jamie Lee-Lupton has four runners on her track Thursday. Pack leader is Tubthumping (r2), who was placed three from 3 last winter. Aquila Star (R3); holds most interest for me. A tricky draw but impressed in all 3 trials. Lupton is using boom apprentice Hazel Schofer.
BEST BRED: r4, UNBROKEN, O’Reilly out of a Queensland Oaks winner
GOOD VALUE; Great North Road r7: Trainer wanted his nephew (Parkes) to ride but he’s can’t make the weight. Chris Johnson booked instead.
BEST BET: r4, PIMLICO, trials win was terrific. A a miserable years, a resurgent Andrew Campbell has been talking up his team