Leading Hunter Valley trainer Mark Callaghan is set for a big night at Newcastle Paceway on Saturday with several leading chances.
The Morriset-based horseman has five winning chances highlighted by polemarker Johnny White in race 5 - the first leg of the Quaddie.
Johnny White has had two runs for Callaghan since coming from New Zealand and both runs were full of merit.
The horse was luckless at Newcastle at his Australian debut when clear late (from three-back on the inside) to rattle home and run third to Our Sequel.
He then ventured to Menangle and ran home well from last, although beaten 50m, when fourth to Balraj which ran an Australasian 3-y-o record of 1:49.1 on Tuesday.
With noted speedsters drawn on his outside Johnny White shouldn't settle too far from the leaders and the 2030m is right up his alley.
He will only need clean air in the run home to finish over the top of his rivals.
Callaghan's other horse to follow tonight are Courageous Dancer (Race 1), Glenn Ford (R3), London Delight (R4) and Glen Innes Boy (R6).
Newcastle harness comment August 10 - by Paul Micallef
JOHNNY WHITE (Mark Callaghan): Luckless at Aust debut then doing best work late 51m 4th Balraj (1:49.1) Menangle Aug 6. Winner ran 3yo Australasian record. Strong claims.
CANT EXPLAIN IT (Glenn Bull): Has failed 4 times from bad draws since successive wins here in solid fashion. Versatile and distance suits but class may test here.
IM MAJOR HARRY (Peter Hedges): Led for home after run of race but collared very late 1/2 neck 2nd Mondooley Heaven (1:56) mile here last week. Include in all multiples.
MOONLIGHT CRUISER (Neville Greenwood): Led for at long odds and landed 1:57.5 mile win here beating Glenn Ford by 2m. This is much harder.
LIUKIN (Melanie Elder): Fast beginner with early options this trip. Led 3m 3rd Blue Blazer (1:55.8) here last week. $5000 claimer with 22 wins to his credit. Rated to win as a NR92 which is way above his rivals.
FLIGHT OFFICER (Shannon Lindsay): Former Victorian who ran 28m 8th Art I Special Bankstown Aug 2 at first run for stable. Unplaced past 14 starts.
MISTA TAPTOE LOMBO (Geoff Dorn): Back in good form with latest midfield trail 3m 2nd Blue Blazer Aug 3. Flashed home late last time. Each-way.
SUR LE FEU (Greg Brown): Not raced since 3 pegs for 1:54.9 mile win here Jun 8 beating Return Ace. Game type suited this distance. Could work his way to the lead and always hard to run down.
DAWN MAGIC (Darren Elder): Placed only once in past 13 starts which makes him hard to recommend.
WHO KILLED KENNY (Danny Mackney): Had run of race 7m 8th Return Ace (1:58.5) mile here Jul 13. Hard horse to follow and tested from wide alley.
STYX VIXEN (Glenn Bull): Was 4 pegs and held up last time behind Blue Blazer and rates on previous run when chased leader/winner 9m 2nd to Always Flashing (1:55.6) here Jul 29. Threat.
NOWORRIES (Neville Greenwood): Maiden placed once in 13 starts. Well beaten in recent outings and looking elsewhere.
PONDEROSA ANDREW (Anthony Priestley): Not disgraced twice since breaking maiden at 33rd start in 1:57.4 mile win here Jul 20 beating Open The Valve. Place.
MAYWYN TOUGH (Jeffrey Andrews): Placed 4 of past 5 starts here. Led and gave hotpot a fright when 3m 2nd Ananais in 1:56.9 here Jul 29. Hard to beat with a repeat performance.
PRIVATE SECTOR (Roy Roots Jnr): Disappointing twice from back row draws since following speed 3pegs 26m 2nd Battle Chimes (1:56.4) here Jul 15. May lift here.
EAGLE UNO (Barry Miller): Plodding type. Enjoyed run of race when 5m 3rd Mister Finnigan (1:57.5) here Aug 3. Battled on well last time and can place again.
GLEN INNES BOY (Mark Callaghan): Surrendered lead to winner and gave odds-on fav a fright with 1/2 neck 2nd Mister Finnigan Aug 3. Big chance to break maiden here.
MINI CAM (Danny Mackney): Former Queenslander which is the winner of 6 races but failed to flatter in 4 runs for stable. Prefer others.
ONLY WHEN I PLAY (Darren Reay): Resumed for new stable and settled 5 pegs from pole 22m 9th Ananais here Jul 29. Has job ahead here.
CMON CHARLIE (Peter Neilson): Not won here in 22 starts. Looked winner in straight before 9m 6th Sandy Lochinvar (1:57.8) mile here Aug 3. Needs luck.
OUR CHANCE TODREAM (Dennis Lindsay): Not won in 23 starts this season but recent efforts have been handy, latest 8m 5th Sandy Lochinvar Aug 3. Draw hurts.
RUNAWAY JOLT (Bevan Pringle): Unplaced all 7 runs this season on this track and awkwardly drawn here. Hard to recommend.
GOLOVKIN (Peter Hedges): Always handy and battled on 7m 4th Sandy Lochinvar Aug 3. Can follow through here and sneak a place.
MISS RIVIERA BELLE (Adam Francis): Former top grade mare struggling to find best. Has won 5 from 6 here but not won in 19 starts this season and prefer others.
GOTTASHOPEARLY (Jake Mitchell): Mixes his form but strong front running stayer who finds suitable race here. Look for a bold showing.
DESTINY WARRIOR (Jake Mitchell): Behind leader 5m 4th Mondooley Heaven (1:56) here last week. Looks safely held against these.
BLACK SILHOUETTE (Samuel Dimarco): Flying 4yo mare. Was $1.70 and led in 56.1 first half then collared late 7m 5th Dynamic Archie (1:53.7) last week. Distance a worry.
MY CHACHINGCHACHING (Roy Roots Jnr): Former top class pacer. First run in nearly 2 years was 5 pegs 10m 4th Robbiewillmakeit 2030m here Jul 27. Strips fitter and will make his presence felt.
EXTERMINATE (Michael Osborn): Led/won Menangle mile then charged home late from 4 pegs 3m 3rd Dynamic Archie Aug 3. Versatile and will love this trip. Hard to beat.
WATCHFUL LADY (KerryAnn Morris): 12 start maiden but has been racing well in much stronger company. Was 1m 3rd Feels Lika Winner (1:57.9) here 2 runs back. P
SUNNY TOWN (Robin Snr Hosking): Unplaced first 7 starts then behind leader 1/2 head win Rippin Good Feelin at Tamworth 1:02.6 mile Jul 25. This is much harder.
BLU MOON (Norm Aboud): Without cover in fast run race over 2030m 44m 6th La Perla Bella (1:58.3) here Jul 29. Go better with an easier run. May place.
HASLER (Darren Reay): Broke first-up and tailed off La Perla Bella Jul 29. Best of 4 only starts last prep was 1m 2nd Toanui Spirit here Feb 23. Later.
WITHOUTDOUBT (David Brown): Unraced For A Reason gelding. Best of 3 trials was latest 2m 3rd Iris Stride (2:00.1) Menangle (4strs) Jul 29. Hit the line strongly in 28.6 closing quarter. Should go well.
HES THE WARRIOR (Roy Roots Jnr): Only run in NZ was 4th Copperfield (1:58.8) Addington Feb 1. Raced greenly in winning both trials here. Has loads of potential and big run expected.
THE MACH ARMY (David Brown): Raced 4 pegs debut photo 2nd Major Statement (2:01.7) here Jul 15 then outclassed 42m 7th Max Power (1:56.3) Jul 27. Go better here.
MISTER ARMSTRONG (Wayne Dimech): Experienced youngster. Worked to lead and win Bankstown 2140m Aug 2. Versatile and placed only start here to Magnifico To Watch. Strong claims.