Solid battle coming up here between a bunch of well graded horses. And interesting too. This is because star apprentice Kayla Crowther won on CURTAIN CALL at its only start. She also rode LOVE CLUB to a pair of placings this grade recently. Both are engaged here….yet Kayla has chosen to ride the rank outsider of the field, GO STRAIGHTANDHARD! This horse is resuming and best form is over longer trips, but does boast handy fresh form too. It’s drawn the inside gate so may be handier than people think, but the juggling of the riders fascinates us.
Tip: GO STRAIGHTANDHARD
Old stager CREANCE has been well supported to win this, presumably based on a couple of things primarily a return to some form last start. That day he lined up over 2000m at Morphettville in a much stronger BM 70 and rattled home, doing best and eye catching work late to grab 4th. Is trained at this track and the trip clearly suits. He’s not all that reliable but when the money goes on, that’s a sign too he might have turned the corner.