Rail Position: True
Track Condition: Good 3.
Factors: Rain about and this track has been known to deteriorate pretty quickly. Best Bet: Buffering (Race 7). Best Value: Dusty Gold (Race 4). No Value: Hooked (race 2). Jockey Challenge: Hoping Chris Munce/Ric McMahon ($9) will be right amongst the winners today.
Excellantes is class runner, good second-up record, but plenty of weight. Mr Favulous is speedster, in well with claim and will be in the mix for a long way. I’m Cool rattled home last start, honest and no weight. Halle Rocks can run, first go this way of going.
Numbers: 10, 7, 1, 5.
Hooked has been impressive winner last two starts, alley slight concern. Betting best guide for former Kiwi Villanova and first starter Into The Red, who had early support. Octane Flyer suited this trip after rattling home to win latest.
Numbers: 1, 3, 4, 6.
Tough race. Flying Jet got a long way back latest and made ground late. Cuddlesome had no luck last start, better suited here. Hidden Kisses ran well when resuming, fitter now. Show Affection can improve over this trip. Alcancia ran on latest, on 7-day back-up, chances improve if track conditions worsen, which it will.
Numbers: 6ew, 9, 3, 2.
Wraps on Kiwi Waterford, wide gate no help. Less Is More here for longer races, should run on. Black Cash will race on the speed and be there for a long way. Dusty Gold should be close to peak now and goes well here.
Numbers: 6, 7, 9, 4.
Kiwi Survived has won five of seven and looks the one to beat in ordinary betting race.
Numbers: 7, 3, 9, 13.
Margins hit form at right time, this toughest test to date. Sysmo ran well in Sydney latest, consistent. Dolly Dolly nice effort last start, will appreciate step up in distance. Quintessential had good carnival here last year, class mare.
Numbers: 8, 11, 3, 14.
Just how this track is playing could be an influence to the result. If Buffering runs up to his latest run he is definitely the one to beat, but things could go against him. There is plenty of speed drawn inside him with Rain Affair and Sea Siren and Better Than Ready will be flashing home and could pick them up, but could be Stradbroke favourite after this run. Your Song is also a nice three-year-old.
Numbers: 1, 7, 2, 8.
Longshoreman resumes, goes well fresh and suited if track favouring backmarkers. Mishani Warrior fitter for first-up run, nice weight drop. Doubtfilly struggling to find form, third-up can improve. Sookie is smart filly resuming, one of the main chances. Someday resumes, in the money eight of nine starts. Rocker fitter for first-up run definite hope, but alley against.
Numbers: 6, 16, 19, 2.