I really want to include RED KANI in my numbers here. Her debut run when 5th was a pretty fair effort and I think she runs considerably better here. But I’m all over SIFU to win the race. She just sat 3-wide all the wid last start. And on a track that doesn’t suit wide runners. She was on debut too, wobbled around the home bend but just hit the line like a smart horse in the making when balanced up, to end up 2nd. If she gets cover today, I think she can smash these. Will be having the quinella with Red Kanzi.
This race fascinates me. I respect the form shown thus far of YULONG BASE. He will be heavily backed as he’s in a strong stable and has placed 3 out of 3 times this grade. But I’m on the unraced 3YO filly DON’TFORGETMONICA. She is bred to stay so should get run off her feet early. But this is her home track and her trial last week was quite spectacular. She was 3rd after being very wide all the way. And she showed she can quicken. I will quinella them but Don’tforgetmonica might have good wheels.
This is a solid gathering for the Cup. I like GUNGA DIN. I think he might have come back better than ever and being 3rd up from a spell after a pair of runs in unsuitable races, he should be cherry ripe. He did win in town when last in work over 1800m so is a performer when right. Gets back and runs on very hard. Obviously, the rising bush star NIECES AND NEPHEWS who should get the run of the race from the inside draw, is the 2nd bet here for quinella players.