On face value it looks a battle in two. Gai and Adrian’s front runner ULUSABA who was very brave when resuming and leading until well into the straight last start to run 2nd this grade. Should be fitter for this but so too will JARHEAD. He sat back over 1350m this grade and track last start and made eye catching ground to finish 2nd in his race too. Classic case of leader vs back marker coming up and small straight should suit the leader. However, there was something rather appealing about how Jarhead mustered late. Quinella the pair for sure. Looks the goods.
The sensationally named, because it describes everyone in the racing game whether punter, owner, trainer etc, NO DREAMS ALL HOPE, does look well placed. Yes, big weight but form is good for this and is suited this track. Has taken a unique path to get here winning his maiden at Pakenham coming from just off pace and racing away. Then went to outback NSW, at Dubbo, a track that suits back markers and he charged home this trip in a Class 1 to grab an impressive fast-finishing 2nd. Is fit and ready.
Tip: NO DREAMS ALL HOPE
This race represents the last chance for TWILIGHT SONG. Last campaign she showed dazzling speed to lead all way and win this BM level at Sandown. Then was sent to stakes grade and showed nothing. Two starts this time up, again, on pace and shown nothing at BM 70 level. Gets 2kg claim and drawn close enough to charge and lead. If she can’t hang on and win this time – sack her.