Lots of chances here with a couple backed overnight including BELLEOFTHEHUNTER and SWISS DIVA. I just can’t go past the form shown thus far of Belleofthehunter. She’s had two starts this campaign, both in better class than this and she has run brilliantly in both. She has not been your typical short course racer as she drops back and runs on but given she is super fit now, I would not be at all surprised if she drove to the lead early and just ran away from them. Very keen on her. Quinella them.
I want to believe second up syndrome was responsible for DEPTH THAT VARIES having a low key performance last start. It was, to be fair, at Randwick but he just didn’t run on at all. Previous to that in a Cl 3 like this is, he was last for home in a field of 12, yet sprouted wings here at his home track and went under by a head. Should be fitter now and being on his home track is a huge help. NERETVA has talent enough too and can be right there. Will be my quinella.
Tip: DEPTH THAT VARIES
I know this is a rise in grade for WE KNOW SO but I like the cut of her jib. In a maiden last start over this trip she led all the way and won impressively. That was second up and just her 6th start in two years. Looks supremely fit now and drawn to suit. Can repeat the dose.