Factors: Rail out 8 metres could make it tough for backmarkers. Track good 3, but is rock hard and plenty of horses will jar up.
Race 1: Octane Flyer is the one to beat again after super win on debut. Greytfilly made up plenty of ground on debut and might be closer from the good gate.
Numbers: 1, 11, 5, 7.
Race 2: Tahitian Black looks nicely placed here, down in weight and meeting mediocre opposition. Dee Bee Nine won well latest on soft track, leads or gets the gun run from the alley. Spot The Rock is well in with the claim. Fast Lover will be running on.
Numbers: 7, 5, 3, 6.
Race 3: Markout won well in easier grade Gold Coast, big weight drop here, huge odds for exotics. Run Royal Run had a nice run in transit when last start winner, not sure hard surface will suit and risk at short odds. Rare Subject was trapped wide early,
went forward and did well to battle on strongly behind RRR last start, great value at around $8 pre-post.
Numbers: 10ewx, 4, 5, 6.
Race 4: Theft weighted very well with with the claim and can turn the tables on Funtantes, who was strong last start and the one to beat again. Morning Captain fitter, but have doubts on this firm surface. Boys On Tour and Celtic Dancer will run on, but
might find these too nippy.
Numbers: 4x, 2, 3, 1.
Race 5: Would have liked to see a claimer on Lady Colours, she should be peaking, big ask with 59kgs, but capable and rail position will make it tough for Gibberer. Allknight Saint took time to wind up in that race, but got to the line well. Dansal is nice filly resuming. Qfighter won well latest, class and distance rise?
Numbers: 9ew, 1, 3, 8.
Race 6: Sea Marvista had his birthday last start, when everything fell into place, tougher here. Side To Side races well here and nice effort latest. Santo De Lago hit the line as good as anything last start, will be closer today from good alley and the one to beat. Bang On should be peaking, in well with claim.
Numbers: 4, 8, 7, 11.
Race 7: D’Jet trapped deep latest, tired, not knocked around. Fitter and up to 1350m? If pattern suits on pacers will be hard to run down. Mr Orient suited by extra trip, one of the main chances. Beseech racing well, claim helps. Flying Jet, month between runs, consistent and chance in tough race. Poste Restante best horse in the race, others may be too slick now.
Numbers: 1, 3, 9, 2.
Race 8: Comahni fought on latest, racing well. Requested is fitter for this and has been money pre-post. Rhapsodic ran out of her skin latest, tougher here. Forget By Choice went around latest, when skirted the outside fence all the way, improvement would not surprise. Western Shadow up in grade after game win GC. Rapid Leica Dane yet to win here in 12.
Numbers: 6, 5, 7, 9.