Plenty of speed here and some really sharp juveniles to contest this. EVERARD was good in Sydney last prep placing twice in town. She has had 2 trials and will be very hard to beat, as will the Qld visitor TIPPING who gets back and runs on. But we think local knowledge gets the bob in here. SHE’S CHOOSIE is fast, strong, and with no weight on her back, just looks to be so well in here. Her 4 wins to date suggest she is consistent too.
Tip: SHE’S CHOOSIE
Good steady maiden this one. Plenty of interest will be focussed upon the import KAECILIUS and the twice placed STUNNED. Both have undeniable chances. But Gwenda Markwell’s ESTEEM SPIRIT is our pick. He should have won on debut at Gosford. He was back and wide and was badly hampered around the home turn, yet still managed to run on resolutely into 3rd. Tragedy beaten really. Extra 400m looks right up his alley..
Tip: ESTEEM SPIRIT
Big field and a compact one. The two with the most talent appear to be JUMBO PRINCE and FIRST CRUSH. Both have similar formlines leading into this as well. And those formlines revolve around the top staying races at the recent Brisbane Winter Carnival. To be honest, if they are still in that shape, both should single away and trounce this field. So who prevails? Well, Jumbo Prince has the better draw and therefore gets the better run. He also looks a slightly stronger stayer this journey. But quinella them.