Newitt hoping for Warrnambool Cup track upgrade

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Jockey Craig Newitt is hoping for a track upgrade to help the chances of Observational in the Listed $200,000 Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup (2350m) at Warrnambool on Thursday.

Jockey Craig Newitt takes over the reins on Observational, above, in the Warrnambool Cup at Warrnambool. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jockey Craig Newitt takes over the reins on Observational, above, in the Warrnambool Cup at Warrnambool. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The three day annual Warrnambool Carnival is well under way with day two on Wednesday seeing the running of the Listed $150,000 Wangoon Handicap (1200m) on a heavy 8 track.

While the track is still rated in the heavy range, Newitt is hoping the surface can improved for Warrnambool Cup Race Day to boost the chances of Observational whose only wet track experience has been a win and a second from three attempts on a soft track.

“Our biggest concern was whether he would get through the genuine heavy track because he’s never really been on it, but the way the track looks at the moment, it doesn’t look that bad,” Newitt told AAP.

“So I’d expect him to be very hard to beat.

“I think there’s only two or three chances in the race.

“I think there’s quite a few making up the numbers but my bloke will be genuinely hard to beat.”

Newitt takes over the reins from the suspended Tom Sadler who rode  the six year old to victory last start for his father, trainer John Sadler, in the Group 3 $150,000 Le Pine Funerals Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on April 15.

Observational is chasing a hat trick of wins in the Warrnambool Cup after winning the Listed $150,000 Golden Mile (1600m) at Bendigo on April 1 at his previous start with Newitt on board.

Newitt had been originally booked to ride the David Brideoake trained Self Sense in the Warrnambool Cup but the Street Sense gelding was sidelined with an injury leaving the top Melbourne jockey available when John Sadler offered him the mount on Observational.

“So I was left without a ride but then Johnny rang me and told me Tom had been suspended,” Newitt said.

“So it was a good pick-up for me.”

Observational has the task of carrying the top weight of 60kg in the Warrnambool Cup and is likely to take up a position in the back half of the field from barrier nine.

The Darren Weir trained High Church, with Damian Lane in the saddle, heads the market order for the Warrnambool Cup at $3.20 with Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Observational at $4.40 and Craig Williams’ mount Grey Lion at $7.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. offering niche podcasts

    We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site provided us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done a formidable process and our entire
    group shall be thankful to you.

  2. James Frazer Mann

    My coder is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on several
    websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to another
    platform. I have heard great things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

  3. diagnostics automobile

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude!
    Thanks, However I am encountering troubles with your RSS.
    I don’t know why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS
    problems? Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond?

  4. car look

    When someone writes an post he/she maintains the idea of a user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it.
    So that’s why this article is great. Thanks!

  5. car gas saving

    I really like what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve included you
    guys to my blogroll.

  6. loan application

    Hi there to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of this blog; this web site consists of awesome and genuinely good material designed for visitors.

  7. agapecare.net

    At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, after having my
    breakfast coming again to read other news.

  8. cable service

    Hello everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this
    web site, and paragraph is really fruitful in support of me,
    keep up posting such articles or reviews.

  9. travel experience

    Outstanding post however , I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject?

    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
    Thank you!

  10. innovative security service

    I’m no longer certain where you’re getting your info,
    but great topic. I must spend a while studying more or figuring out more.
    Thank you for excellent information I used to be in search of this
    information for my mission.

  11. home security services

    I’m excited to discover this website. I wanted to thank you for ones time due to this wonderful read!!
    I definitely appreciated every bit of it and I have you book-marked to see new information on your

  12. Grady

    This info is invaluable. When can I find out more?

  13. education loans

    Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice whilst you amend your
    web site, how can i subscribe for a weblog web site?

    The account helped me a appropriate deal. I were a little bit acquainted of this
    your broadcast provided bright transparent idea

  14. car look

    Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that will
    make the most important changes. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Soon

    It’s very easy to find out any topic on net as compared to books, as I
    found this paragraph at this web site.

  16. exhaust system

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!
    Very useful info particularly the last part :) I care for such info much.
    I was seeking this certain information for a very long time.

    Thank you and best of luck.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.