This is a largely unraced field. So rider placements appear the best guide and with Team Hayes & Dabernig having 2 runners engaged, it’s fair to assume MAIKENHAY is the top pick. Jordan Childs has the mount and he’s drawn the fence. The stable’s other runner, BURLINGTON MISS was a good 4th on debut and looks really well in here. So if she is a big chance, and they(the stable) like Maikenhay more….that’s our reasoning behind the tip. Perhaps the best thing is to quinella the pair.
The race becomes at the mercy of last start winner WEEKEND AFFAIR following the scratching of the top weight The Cartoonist. He came with a powerful burst to claim the chocolates in BM 72 grade last start in town and as this should be easier, expect the same result. Is very fit and should get the run of the race from this alley. Hardest to beat may be the improving STOCK UP who won 2 on the bounce recently before great 4th in a strong city BM 78 behind Napoleon Solo.
Tip: WEEKEND AFFAIR
A lot of things suggest the oft times non-winner SLEEK ACHEEVA can win this one. Firstly, we take a look at his barrier draw. Today, it is perfect for his style of racing. Presumably, jockey Jarrod Fry will push forward and be on pace all way. The horse has placed 10 times from past 12 starts so is very consistent. And is fit too, having been up for a while. TRIPLE SHOT is the quinella pick.