T: Mick Price & Michael Kent /J: Mark Zahra (59kg)
Eye-catching run last start while resuming when 2nd at this level. So honest and such a quality galloper. Has been known to run handsomely while fresh and is 2nd up here. If he has matured and improved just one length on that run he’s the horse to beat. Never runs a bad race and is talented enough. His $6,517,000 in prize money supports that.
T: James Cummings / J:Blake Shinn (59kg)
Might be back in stunning manner. Came from the rear when a great 3rd in the 1400m Gr 1 Memsies last start while resuming. Was behind I’m Thunderstruck but was coming hard late. This will suit as he is a Gr 1 winner this trip. Has now won $4,500,755 in prize money. Watch market.
T: Danny O’Brien/ J: Damien Oliver (59kg)
Star Gr 1 victor from the west. Won the 1800m Gr 1 Kingston Town beating Western Empire before spell then relocating to Victoria. Resumed from spell with new trainer last start and hit the line hard when 4th to the in form Mr Brightside in the Gr 2 Sir Lawrence over 1400m last start. Fitter now, appreciates this trip more. Good show. Exciting to see him back.
T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/ J: Tim Clark (59kg)
Controversial star who stormed home to claim the coveted Gr 1 Stradbroke over 1400m in the winter then was spelled. Resumed in the Gr 1 Memsies and was 7th but should have won. Looks the one to beat here.
T: Danny O’Brien / J: Damian Lane (59kg)
Had the wind knocked out of his sails as they straightened up when resuming and down the track in the Gr 1 Winx stakes behind Anamoe. Can and needs to improve sharply here.
T: Danny O’Brien/ J: Jamie Mott (59kg)
Interesting galloper. Was 2nd in the Gr 1 Caulfield Stakes, then 2nd in the Gr 1 Caulfield Cup before spell. Made useful ground when 8th in the Memsies last start when resuming. Has won at this trip and will sit closer in the run than most of his rivals which is advantageous.
T:Danny O’Brien/ J:Damian Lane (59kg)
Looms large here. Given how the race will be run he should be forward and that will be telling late. Resumed with a good 5th in the Gr 1 Memsies last start and is a Gr 1 winner this trip. Have in your numbers.
T: Team Hawkes / J: Damien Thornton (59kg)
Classy stayer who resumes here. Has a Gr 1 placing over this trip but should be near last for most of this trip. Does have a new trainer but is yet to win first up from 6 attempts.