With the scratching of Vivid Fortress, most of the money has been sent toward the top weight DIVINE ELEVEN. He’s had 3 starts now for 2 placings in this grade and last start ran an encouraging 4th as well. Then he was spelled. Resumes here in what looks a pretty easy race to win. Gr 1 winning rider Ryan Maloney has the ride here and he should get this bloke finishing hard.
Tip: DIVINE ELEVEN
A couple of recent 2nd placegetters should fight this out. They are DOCTOR COSTELLO who has drawn the fence and the filly PAPAYA. She’ll get a 1kg weight relief following her gutsy 2nd at Doomben in this grade last start. That was just her second run in a race so presumably, she is fitter and with that experience should have a stronger mind too. Chris Munce trains her., I’m going to quinella the pair.
Intriguing race. I’m concerned by the outside draw for WITH PLEASURE but I suspect young Anna Jordsjo will get her out and then ease into a nice spot one off the fence. Should she achieve that and this lightly raced mare can settle in about 5th or so, I think she will be fit enough to swamp them all late. She was a little plain first up this grade but last start at Gawler she travelled kindly in 4th and extended well late to grab 2nd spot. That was in what might be a slightly stronger race. Very fit and ready to win now.