Jeff Lloyd jumps onto the back of TRUCULENT in this and that may prove a winning move. The Kaphero gelding carried a big weight to land the chocolates at Ipswich then came to town on a Saturday in a tough BM 75 and from a wide gate, drove forward and was still there bobbing at the end running 3rd. This should be a length or two easier and looks the one they all have to beat.
Interesting race but if we are reading it correctly, it looks easy. One great lead as a punter in life is when you see a horse resume with an apprentice rider on board, then at its very next start, the top senior rider takes over. In the perfectly placed REYKJAVIK we get that today. Willy Pike takes over and this bloke, who likes to settle worse than midfield in his races, was ridden on the lead last start and still finished 3rd. Should strip many lengths fitter and has drawn well enough.
Good even field in talent but barriers will play a role here. We liked the way PERSONALISED found the line at just her 3rd start in a race last run. It was her 2nd run from a spell and she was in a 1200m Class 1. She finished 4th and should strip a lot fitter today. Extra 200m is a help too and looks, from this alley, to obtain a great run during the affair. Big show here with DVINA in for 2nd..