Rail Position: True entire course.
Track Condition: Dead 4.
Factors: Tough day, sting out of the track should ensure a perfect racing surface. Apprentice Maija Vance looks great value at $16 in the jockey challenge.
Wraps are big on Tip Top Tiger after impressive trial win, big hope here if runs up to that, but not at the shorts. Craiglea Cruz was very honest before a break. Epsilon showed speed for nice win on debut SC.
Numbers: 1ew, 5, 6, 7.
Flying Home should have won last start, up in grade here, should be in the mix. Break The Ice and Sam’s Town are racing well. Mukadddamah Son nice win latest, class rise.
Numbers: 3, 4, 8, 5.
Achievements appears to be getting back to best and looks the one to beat. Patties Mate honest, query on the 1500m and is nine-year-old. What Happenedhenry freshened after Millions, this trip more to liking.
Numbers: 3, 5, 4, 7.
Sydney visitor Ferocimo looks nicely placed. Whitesails consistent, but N River’s horses find it hard to win here. Arctic should get the right run and sting out of track a bonus. My Private Dancer should lead and carries postage stamp. Manicero goes OK, weight and alley against.
Numbers: 5, 16, 10, 15.
Sookie is super consistent sting out of track will suit and only a couple of dangers here. Major Mike impressive in two wins easier grade, handy type could measure up. Trakstar resumes goes well fresh and up to these.
Numbers: 4x, 5, 2, 1.
Tricky race, few down in class, but face big weight rise. Jugahlation falls into that category, but back
to 1200m can give a sight. Vintage Moss won well last two, up in weight and definite risk here. Bribie broke through midweek, harder but win would not surprise. Stablemate Pellegrini is new here, Kiwi form OK, monitor betting.
Numbers: 4ew, 1, 7, 3.
Azzaland should be close to peak now and nicely weighted with claim. Better Than Ready is class runner and should be too good. Leealan showed something when last in work, fitter for one run from a long break, definite for exotics. Shafeeq can do
better after first-up run.
Numbers: 7, 1, 4, 11/15.
Dusty Gold fitter for two runs since a break. Prost struggled to make ground under big weight latest, claims here and good second-up record. Write Cheek nicely weighted with claim. Viking Heart yet to win this track, but racing well. Volkhere on speed runner should get the gun run. Longshoreman ran on well ls, consistent and the one to beat.
Numbers: 3ew, 2, 1, 11.