Ritchie the richest

07 October 2022 | HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO
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Captain Ritchie

Captain Ritchie

Newcastle Breeders Challenge heat winner Captain Ritchie is the highest ranked two-year-old for the series heading into the semi-finals on October 15. 

The Paul Fitzpatrick-trained gelding rated 1:57.1 to win his qualifier on September 30. 

Captain Ritchie has pocketed $100,699 in stakes this debut season giving him the top position in the Breeders Challenge rankings. 

Meanwhile, Major Delight is the highest-ranking two-year-old filly after winning her qualifier at Riverina Paceway last week. 

Racing returns to Riverina Paceway and Newcastle today as well as Bathurst.

 

The iForm best bets for Friday:

Newcastle best bet 

Race 6: Four Star Lincoln (4)

Could have their measure following a brave defeat here last.

Newcastle next best 

Race 3: Ad Maiora (9)

Handy performance after a checkered passage last time and makes her presence felt.

Around the tracks

Wagga best bet

Race 8: Scared Stiff (2)

Impressive chasing down a smart one last time.  Can go on with it here.

Bathurst best bet

Race 4: Mister Quirk (4)

Should find the front and from there is likely to be too classy.

Play the exotics

The Newcastle quaddie

Race 5: 2-9

Race 6: 4-7-3

Race 7: 3-10-8-5

Race 8: 4-2-1-5

$96 for 100%

 

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