Rail: Out 2m from the 800m-375m; Remainder True.
Track Condition: Good 3.
Factors: Apprentices appear as though they will dominate this meeting, although Tim Bell looks a good hope at $5 in jockey challenge. Small fields will bring backmarkers right into play.
Flying Jet is the one to beat after impressive win last start, similar weight and good barrier. Granzella also racing well and could prove hard to run down if she gets cheap sectionals.
Forget Massuri’s last start, she was too far back, then she was winding up but had no where to go in the straight, great each-way hope.
Numbers: 3ew, 7 , 1, 2.
A lot of these raced each other last start.
Platinum State won the race with big weight, claim here brings in well again. Trakstar probably should have won last start, slow away then wide throughout and was still able to hit the line, the extra 200m should not trouble. Antarctic Dream also ran on strongly and the mile will suit. On speed runners Crocodile Dancer and Accidental are a risk for mine at the mile.
Numbers: 2x, 3, 1, 5.
Usual suspects staying race, stay out.
If you must, Attica and They Won’t Last racing well. Eureka Jack promised plenty,
yet to deliver.
Numbers: 4, 5, 2, 8.
Cryon can run well, he raced wide throughout last start and still battled on strongly in a tougher field. Lone Assassin led and kept going Toowoomba, harder now, up to these if can maintain form, but short odds not inviting. Marculoo is nice horse, but might need the run. Dr Barnard was good effort last start.
Numbers: 5, 7, 2, 1.
Jet Style rises five kgs on last start win, when had one gate and everything made to order. In the mix in tricky race. Arado can be slow to muster early if he gets out of the gates well he is right in this, last start much better than looks on paper trip should suit. Rapid Leica Dane close to peak now. Solebid honest and winner here.
Numbers: 5ew, 9, 10, 1.
Ordinary Open sprint field.
The Sixties is honest and rarely runs a bad race here. Haizum will be thereabouts, not sure can see out a strong 1200m. Miss Imagica fitter for one run from a break, has ability
and can perform second-up. Too Many Reds too short, but has to go in on weakness
of rivals alone. Jabiru...............Dreaming.
Numbers: 2, 4, 6, 8.
Lucky Luna should get the gun run and be right in the mix. Bold Glance ready for the 1600m, but but 58kg is huge impost, everything has to go his way to win. Grey Assignment needs a little luck early from bad draw, racing well and will be in the finish. Hour Of Peril likes the mile and close to another win, got home well latest. Satch disappointed latest, but
can improve with featherweight.
Numbers: 6, 3, 1, 7.
Good Hunting back to the mile here, if bias favouring on speed runners his chances improve greatly. Dorchester got too far back last start, steps up to the mile, which should suit. Damn Good Idea made up plenty of ground latest, first go this track, but should get the gun run from one alley.
Numbers: 6/4, 10, 9.