Scone preview: Best tips and race-by-race analysis for Saturday's races

By Brad Gray
Updated May 17 2024 - 11:40am, first published 11:00am
Ostraka is tipped to win Race 5, the KIA ORA 3 & 4YO Benchmark 72 Handicap over 1300m. Picture Bradley Photos
Ostraka is tipped to win Race 5, the KIA ORA 3 & 4YO Benchmark 72 Handicap over 1300m. Picture Bradley Photos

Race 1 - 11:05AM YALUMBA MIDWAY BENCHMARK 72 HANDICAP (1700m)

4. Magnatear was eight weeks between runs when winning at the midweeks last start. He rolled across to take up the running before holding off a couple of late charges. We'll get a look at the Wembanyama form reference on Friday at Scone. The four-year-old was there to be beaten but he stuck on strong at the finish. The way he was rallying through the line sets him up well out to 1700m now. He ran second in Midway company back in January behind Uzziah over the mile and was a touch unlucky in defeat. With only the nine career starts, the best is still yet to come. Like the wide gate for him too as he takes a while to get going early.

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