Rail Position: Out 6m, entire circuit
Track Condition: Soft 5
Fascinating affair. COHERENCE is with Darren Weir, been placed two from two and Brad Rawiller rides. That equation is very hard to pass. MORE THAN EVER was impressive 2nd on debut then spelled. Looks well placed here while SCIPIO was 5th similar race last start and is ready to pounce. Watch market.
FINE DANE looks to improve off a smart 3rd when resuming last start at Caulfield in a much, much better grade of race. Has speed and fight and looks perfectly placed in this race. BEAUTY on the other hand, resumes here but is undefeated. Has speed but maiden win where she led all way was against a much easier field. GREAT DUCHESS is showing talent and won maiden last start. Faces hardest test but is on the improve.
Tip: FINE DANE
This maiden galloper LORD CANFORD is slow but in a strong staying stable. Has only plodded home finishing behind placegetters past few but should be fit enough to run a better race here at odds. MR KARDASHIAN is another slow staying type. He’s had just 3 runs and has improved each one, last start 5th this grade at Geelong. So is there and ready to pounce. MADAM STOWELL has already shown good form this grade placing at her past 3. Surely is due a win and this maps nicely.
Tip: MADAM STOWELL
SILENT ROAR is bred to be good by the same sire as Winx and he does have some talent. Only win to date was in maiden this track, trip and rider and last start was strong 2nd in BM 64. Has good claims. EATON is down in grade but needs to be as past few runs have been average. Place show. SUBRAISE on the other hand won maiden 2 starts back and solid enough 4th this grade next run getting home well from the back. Harder here but is talented and trip suits.
Tip: SILENT ROAR
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The top two in the betting, ONE MORE TRY and MISS COOLANGATTA, have both been heavily backed overnight. And both are last start winners – One More Try resuming from a spell and flashing home in BM 65 to win drawing away over 1520m. While Miss Coolangatta was on pace all way to clean up a BM 64 field at Moonee Valley. She’s back in trip but she looks like an improving staying type so gets the nod here. Good field.
Tip: MISS COOLANGATTA
PARSIFUL has big weight and is 2nd up but did win 2 on the bounce when last in work and does have talent. ESHTIRAAK looked much better first up last start when 3rd. Gets 2kg claim and rates highly. Former Sydney horse RINGERDINGDING is the play though. At the bottom of the weights here following an unlucky run at first Melbourne way of racing, last start when strong 2nd. Might brain these.
There are some handy up and coming stayers here. MR SHERIDAN one of them. Form in better company was excellent prior to complete flop this grade last start. If you overlook that run, he’s the one to beat. TRULY HIGH is yet another promising staying type with Darren Weir who is coming along perfectly. Rising through the grades and is holding his own in good fashion. Big show. NOT AN AMBITURNER raced 3 times and all 3 runs have been good. Up in class here but form is strong.
Tip: TRULY HIGH
BRAVO TANGO hit line well first up when 3rd and run was most encouraging. Tough draw here but he looks back to his best and that means he’s a big show. INDIAN THUNDER isn’t racing all that well but stable can get them turned on just like that so have in numbers. SMOKIN’ BELLA is another not putting of late but is suited here and despite bad draw, should run boldly.