Greg Polson previews Beaumont Newcastle Saturday

Greg Polson - Saturday August 26

A Gosford maiden on August 17 holds the key to our best bets at the Beaumont Newcastle circuit on Saturday with the second and third horses holding the interest.

There's a weather warning for one of Greg Polson's best bets at Beaumont.

The race was won by the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Longreach who headed to Gosford in search of a confidence boosting win after four metropolitan runs including a runner-up finish at Warwick Farm on December 28.

The race certainly looks stronger than the average provincial maiden which augers well for the prospects of the second and third horses Our Royal Egyptian and Storm Force at Beaumont on Saturday.

The Bjorn Baker-trained Our Royal Egyptian will be having his seventh career start in the Minco Tech Australia Maiden Plate (1150m) after finishing in the placings on four occasions including runner-up finishes at Gosford at both runs this time in.

Our Royal Egyptian had no luck at Gosford resuming as a $1.80 favourite on July 29 racing wide without cover on speed finding the front at the 200m mark however he was vulnerable after working in the run with Boston Light wearing him down late.

Our Royal Egyptian led at Gosford last start but was run down late with Longreach prevailing and once again there was a significant margin to the third horse.

It's just a case of connections finding the right race for Our Royal Egyptian and I'm confident they have found it on Saturday.

It's a similar story for the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes-trained Storm Force who lines up in the Hunter Coatings Maiden Handicap (1350m) after finishing in the placings in his five career starts to date including a Canterbury third in his first preparation and placings at Beaumont and Gosford in his two starts this campaign.

Storm Force finished third to Osborne Bulls at Beaumont when resuming on July 27 and the winner has since won again to add merit to the form.

Storm Force raced like he was looking for a step up in distance when third to Longreach and Our Royal Egyptian last start. and he gets his chance to record a maiden win stepping up in distance third-up on Saturday.

Stallion Parade
More Reading...
Widden Stud Expand into Victoria
The world’s oldest family-owned and run thoroughbred stud farm, Widden Stud is set to write a new chapter in 2021 with a well-considered expansion plan into the Victorian marketplace.
Sires With Winners - Thursday February 25
Here is the full list of 45 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Inglis Premier Breednet First Season Galleries
Breednet’s first season gallery page of sires represented at Inglis Premier is a must visit and a great chance to check out the four yearlings on offer by boom first season sire Almanzor (Fr) as well as the first youngsters for Victorian based Impending and Highland Reel (IRE), who are the most represented first season sires at the sale.
Breednet Premier Coverage - What's Not in the Catalogue
There is absolutely no trick to buying a horse at the 2021 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale - The four session auction kicks off at 10am on Sunday and features over 800 yearlings which, based on last year’s figures, range in price from $725,000 to $6,000.
Deep Field Sprinter Wins HK Bonus
Progressive Deep Field sprinter Sky Field graduated to Class One company at Happy Valley on Wednesday evening earning a lucrative bonus for connections.
Don’t miss out, be a mate and nominate
The deadline for nominating your colleague, employee, partner, friend - or anyone at all – for the thoroughbred industry’s most coveted staff awards is fast approaching.
One To Watch - Wyong
There would be precious few tougher winning debuts than that made by the striking Street Boss (USA) filly Siege over 1100m at Wyong on Thursday.
Inglis Digital Reaches $100million Milestone
A gross of $2.17 million in the February (Late) Online Sale has seen the Inglis Digital platform reach a historical milestone of $100 million in total turnover since its launch in May 2017.
Two Bays Farm Sold Debut 2YO Winner
At the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale last year, Two Bays Farm sold a strapping Reward for Effort colt in the Showcase session for $155,000 and he made a winning debut at Kilmore on Thursday for the John Salanitri stable.
Group I Success for Run Fox Run
Five year-old Australian Foxwedge mare Run Fox Run has long promised to win a Group I in South Africa and  she achieved the feat at Kenilworth on Saturday with a blazing victory in the Group I Cape Flying Championship (1000m).