It does look as if the clouds have aligned here for Australian Bloodstock, Kris Lees, Andrew Gibbons and of course LUCITOR. The 3YO is having his 3rd race start now and he has given every indication from his past 2 shorter races that he’s looking for a trip. Gets out to a mile here in a grade where he has already shown he can compete. Rattled home for 3rd last start and this is 150m longer. Needs clear air, but if he gets that, he looks too classy and strong.
I love the fact this is a 1600m mdn. It will suit the lightly raced KONKALIKON who is trained by Greg Eurell. Both his starts to date have been on synthetic tracks and on both occasions he has made noticeable ground late. Last start at Pakenham he drew deep, so went back early in this grade over 1400m, yet rattled home late to fail by just half a length. On the turf this time and should go back here too but the experience gained and the extra 200m are both telling factors for mine.
The toppie here SPECTRE does look nicely placed despite the huge weight. He strung 3 on the bounce going from mdn to BM 66 grade before finding BM 78 class in town too hard. Mind you, he was only 5 lengths away that day too. Down a long way back to a class he’s already won at in this. Gets his winning rider Kathy O’Hara back on top too and looks the one to beat. Ticks every box possible.