Track: Good 3.
Factors: The Matt Dunn stable is flying and holds a strong hand on the card. Best Bet: La Tikka Rosa (Race 3). Best Value: Friendly Dragon (Race 7). No Value: Vis A Tergo (Race 4). Cox Plate: Long John.
Race 1: Mainly first-starters, Runway Angel scored big win in Sunshine Coast trial, wins here if can repeat.
Numbers: 6, 1, 2.
Terrible race. Poste Restante and Volkhere best horses, but have been disappointing.
Numbers: 1, 2.
La Tikka Rosa working through the grades well, nicely weighted. Even with the claim The Storeman has plenty of weight, but very honest. Ervbefel will race in the speed could give sine cheek. Jopa broke through latest and has always shown something, but rarely produced.
Numbers: 6x, 5, 1, 3.
Vis A Tergo chases five straight, yet to win beyond 1200m so slight query. Platinum Mint is honest and should get the gun run here. Flinders Command up in grade but no weight, one for exotics. Flying Jet is fitter for first-up run, will be hitting the line.
Numbers: 1, 9, 3, 6.
Morning Captain raced well when resuming, has good second-up record. Phelan Ready is an enigma but should be running on. Qfighter racing well, needs speed early and should get it here. Audacious Spirit nice horse resuming, goes well fresh.
Numbers: 4, 3, 1, 8.
Arctic had support last start when close up, should be in the mix again. Primary Colour won well latest, this harder. Whataboutme should be close to peak now, likely improver.
Numbers: 7, 10, 2, 6.
Toughest race of the day. Londehero in super form, steps up to 1400m for first time with 59kg is a definite query. Flamboyer fitter for three runs, extra trip should suit. Friendly Dragon won over this trip last start, will be hitting the line again. Hopfgarten made up a lot of ground latest, back in distance here.
Numbers: 5ew, 4, 1, 3/9.
Venture On fitter for two runs, nicely weighted with the claim. Congo won well in midweek grade, lot tougher here. Vacallo racing well, nice effort latest. arado won well country latest, well weighted with claim. written Above All has nice weight drop.
Numbers: 9, 15, 11, 5.