Rail: Out 2.5 metres 1000-400; true remainder.
Track: Slow 7.
Factors: Rail out, track could be shifty so watch for bias. Best bet: Better Than Ready (Race 7). Best Roughie: Catalonia (Race 5), Risk: Discreet (Race 5).
Heater worked home latest. Epic had all the favours ls very consistent. Prost only plugged ls, down in grade. Assimilator unbeaten in six starts, should lead, 1400m a query. Skating Away chases three straight, racing well.
Numbers: 7, 4, 1, 6.
Epic Terra honest, has plenty weight here and tends to overrace. Beseech ran well ls, down in weight and should be close to peak. Steep better for first-up run. Alcancia and Caellum been around the money, both in the mix Caellum slight edge for mine.
Numbers: 5, 4, 2, 10.
Vienna Queen hit the line well to win Doomben, should take improvement from that. Londehero resumes showed ability before a break, wide alley only concern. Octane Flyer no luck from wide gate
latest, gets his chance here.
Numbers: 1, 7, 2, 6.
Dazzle Us won well last two, chance in tricky race. Volkhere good win latest, up in grade, but nice weight drop. Mukaddamah Son doing everything right, carries weight well, the one to beat
again. Markout, tough stayer strong on the line latest.
Numbers: 2, 8, 7, 9.
Vis A Tergo fitter for two runs, can improve. Sparkling Sound steps up from midweek win in heavy going. Catalonia had no luck in town then won SC, good value here. Discreet super consistent, steps
up to the mile for the first time is definite query.
Numbers: 5ew, 1, 2, 13.
Margins bolted in last start, drops 3kgs but this much harder. Transporter will race on the speed, in super form. Poste Restante resumes, has a touch of class and races well fresh.
Numbers: 6, 4, 13, 9.
Better Than Ready freshened since great run in Grp 1 Newmarket. Not wound up for this but should still be too good. Seeking More and Rocky King best of the rest.
Numbers: 1, 4, 2, 8.
River Lad in career best form, will get back so chances influenced by how track (bias) playing. Famous Seamus freshed after fair Sydney form. Biggles resumes, trialled well good record first-up.
Signified did not have a lot of luck latest. Metallurgical ran well when resuming, fitter and one of the
Numbers: 19, 18, 7, 2.
Flying Jet disappointed last start, improvement would not surprise. Black Magic unwound strong finish to win ls, promising type. Emmale had forget run in Sydney ls, did not get cleat at any stage, on seven day back-up but was only track gallop.
Numbers: 6, 13, 2, 15.