Track: Dead 4
Factors: Track should be in great order and provide an even playing field. Several nice horses, with an eye for the winter carnival, resuming. Confident that Anthony Allen can have a good day and he is value at $6.50 in the jockey challenge. Brad Stewart has a handful of rides, but all have some hope and $35 is overs for mine.
Looks a race in two. Grey Countess chased home Agitate last start and everything points to a similar result here.
Numbers: 1,2, 9, 10.
Non betting race. Secret Garden won well latest, rises 4kgs here. Handsome can improve on better surface. Volkhere steps up to 2200m for first time, which is a big query. None fitter than Break The Ice, who should give a sight.
Numbers: 3, 2, 1, 5.
Epic Terra had soft sectionals when won latest, chance again if gets own way in front. Transporter having third run back, up to a mile now, looks suited. Erinsea finished off well Newcastle last start, extra trip suits. Gold Shears ran improved race GC, can improve.
Numbers: 1, 4, 8, 5.
Chandra fitter for two runs back, winner track and distance. Epic caught the eye last start with fast finishing effort, extra distance a plus, alley a concern. Black Cash is consistent, poorly weighted. Write cheek should get a nice run and be hitting the line. Holdmetight made quick rise since Mdn win, thought she had her chance last start, under the odds.
Numbers: 3, 6, 8, 9.
Margins had no luck last start, can improve here and one to beat. Discreet came from well back latest, when found
runs at right time, will be closer from good gate. Starstreamed fitter for one run back, goes well second-up. Bymonashee scored well latest, up in weight and wide draw a worry. Top Of The Rock in the mix from better draw than
Numbers: 11ewx, 13, 15, 3.
Tricky race, several nice horses resuming. Rocker returns after long lay-off, looked good in two soft trials. The Ringmaster has ability and has good record fresh. Memorable Moment showed ability when last in work, trialled strongly twice. Assimilator very well bred and unbeaten in five starts in the north, respect. Aquatorial resumes, has good first-up record.
Numbers: 2, 1, 10, 13.
Prost should have won last start, gets his chance to atone here. Skating On Ice disappointed last start GC, improvement would not surprise. Achievements not far away latest, inconsistent but can improve.
Numbers: 9x, 7, 14, 2.
Three nice horses look to have the edge on the rest. Doubtfilly is classy, resumes here and deserves respect. Seeking More showed ability when last in work, has trialled and ready for big first-up run. Tiger Dimejan scored good win
last start, will be handy and in the mix. Eureke Dazzler and Joint initiative trialled well at EF.
Numbers: 4, 5, 1, 14.