Rail Position: True entire course
Track Condition: Soft 6
ANOTHER WHISKEY has taken his time to find form this campaign but did so last start when strong 3rd similar race. Should be at peak now and will go close. EXCEEDINGLY is very smart and although resuming must be considered. Does show up while fresh and Jeff Lloyd is riding. TANGO RAIN loomed to win strong Sydney BM race when resuming last start but paddled final stages. Fitter now and expect bold showing. Respect.
OINK is a most consistent galloper and has been since a 2YO. Just gives his all and draw suits here. Third up makes him look very hard to beat. EMINENT is in great touch but also up a fair way in grade. Should run well though. OLD HABITS has won 3 of past 4 and is going to be in this a long way. Is getting better with racing.
Tough race this as you can find reasons for all of them to lose the race. HOPFGARTEN for instance should be ready to peak 3rd up. He’ll have to go back early, however, because he’s drawn horribly in 15. But is classy when right. SPECTROSCOPE has taken time to find his legs this time up but was solid similar race when 3rd last start. Is ready to rumble while SHEISWHATSHEIS is also 3rd up and drawn to receive a classic run just in behind the speed. Should battle on.
Kiwi visitor MEGABLAST returned to racing in brilliant fashion last start scoring comfortably over a mile. He’s up to stakes grade when right and certainly looked like he was when winning last start. INTERLOCUTER is extremely smart but just hasn’t found the wire as well as we know he can this time up. Up to a trip he might be able to shine at so give another chance. GOATHLAND looked strong in weaker grade last start and is being aimed at the Cups while in Brisbane so respect.
MISHANI HUSTLER is extremely good. He has won 4 of past 5 and is getting better every run. Raced away similar field last start and expect something similar here. DYNAMITED is unbeaten but resuming here. He is a Godolphin galloper and they rate him highly. Might be special. SIZZLING BELLE is fast and honest and will have to go hard early from this bad gate. That may be helpful as she is tough.
Tip: MISHANI HUSTLER
This excellent young sprinter SNITZ should prove hard to beat. Big fellow who was trapped wide all way last start up near pace yet still kept whacking away for 3rd. Will go close. PERAST is very fast and although form is pretty ordinary of late, this is a drop in grade so expect improvement at big odds. MARSUPIAL is very honest and has won past 2 in impressive style, chiming in late and racing clear. Plate conditions suit too. Big danger.
TORVILL won almost carbon copy of this race last start, settling well back, then travelling very wide. Will have to do that again here from this horror draw but is lengths better than these. CHILLY CHA CHA has the good draw and is an emerging talent who, by contrast, will be on pace all way. Should run boldly, while YOUNGSTAR is coming into her own and is eyeing off bigger prizes than this. Has a powerful finishing burst too. Watch market.
REDZEL could very easily lead these all the way but we think THRONUM may go hard early and try and upset him, in which case he can take a sit then streak away. Looks still to be the best sprinter around. IMPENDING is getting better every preparation and will, this Brisbane carnival, turn into one of the most coveted stallion prospects in Australia. IN HER TIME is a superstar speedster who was held up at vital stage when 3rd to Trapeze Artist and Redzel last start. Should have gone close to winning.
This bloke HIGHER GROUND doesn’t have the runs on the board like a few of these but what he does have is staying talent and a will to win. Going for 3 straight here and looks the one they all have to hold out. DARK DREAM is very talented. He too is a trier and this trip looks ideal too. Just gets home so hard and should again. Just nosed out be a smart one last start. OMINECA is a rising star also. Should spot these a start but has rattle home potential. Great race coming up.