Track: Slow 6.
Factors: Rail true, fast lane where? Rain about and thunderstorms predicted, so track could deteriorate. Best Bet: Dannyme (Race 4). Best Value: Lady Colours (Race 8). No Value: Theft (Race 7). Roughie: King Of The Forest (Race 1).
Usual suspects going to slug it out again. King Of The Forest worked home well to win in easier company after sound run this grade and 2400 is a plus. Mukaddamah Son is super fit and handles wet. Pirate Bay ran well latest.
Numbers: 6, 2, 3.
Dogs were barking Pinch River on debut and won accordingly. Unless there is a well hidden smokey the Pinch River should win again.
Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 9.
Tear It Up has run two good races since resuming and this looks tailor made. La Tikka Rosa was impressive winner last start, back in distance and up in weight but still the one to beat again. Nuptse resumes, has ability, but may need this. Lohan should be hitting the line.
Numbers: 3, 8, 5, 4.
Dienekes will probably lead from the wide gate, hard to run down, especially if on-speed bias. Dannyme racing consistently and should get the gun run here. Showmethemoney gets back, but will be running on. Dansal inconsistent but trip should suit.
Numbers: 4x, 5, 2, 7.
Tough race. Billy Aucash down in grade and aided by claim brings in well. Gold Cape not disgraced this grade before provincial win, wet a plus. A Tad Apart consistent in weaker grade. Playaction should get a cushy run. Master Avatar has nice weight drop with partial claim.
Numbers: 4ew, 3, 7, 5.
Couple of former nice juveniles resuming in Going Going Gone and Rudy, who was winner here before a spell. Epsilon was first-up winner and looks up to these. Missing page won in easier company last couple, fitness edge. Dalton won well with big weight latest, claim brings in nicely. Vienna Queen has big drop in class.
Numbers: 1, 4, 3, 9.
Theft will look the winner at some stage, but yet to win beyond 1200m is big query. However, nothing there to pressure, which will help him see it out. Essington hit the line well last couple, after tardy starts, can win if jumps with them. Fillydelphia should be reaching peak now after two runs from a spell, well up to this if right.
Numbers: 8, 2, 7, 12.
Tax Evader failed to run up to trial form when resuming, cut out of the track helps and can improve. Divine City was too far back latest, but hit the line strongly. Lady Colours was far from disgraced last start, battled on strongly after making a long run. Rock Academy was costly failure last start, deserves another chance.
Numbers: 3/10, 1, 2, 13.