Rail Position: Out 3m from 800m to w/p, true remainder
Track Condition: Good 4
DROCHAID was disappointing similar , but shorter race last start. No two ways about it but start before that he looked like an emerging staying star. This trip appears to suit more so give another chance. MAZAZ is in career best form and has won or placed in this grade 7 of past 8 starts so you have to have him in the numbers. EQUIPPED is in great staying stable and is in form as last start win in easier race suggests. Respect.
It’s just so hard to go past CRADLE MOUNTAIN. He is doing things that make him not just an above average sprinter, but a boom speedster. Super fast time in runaway win last start and this is same level. MALAHAT is good and can run on for 2nd. ANOTHER AAN is first up and he goes very well first up so have in your numbers.
Tip: CRADLE MOUNTAIN
MISS INVINCIBLE is the Wellington Boot winner and a city placegetter. They are good enough stats to win this and has drawn the rails. LADY OF SHALOTT just eased way to lead on debut and ran away beating easier field easily. Surely has improved further and might be very smart. PRETTY IN PINK was awesome on debut looking every bit a potential stakes winner. This is harder but has a load of talent. Big show.
Tip: LADY OF SHALOTT
We get to see the versatility of the emerging star VILLERMONT here. He has best and good form over longer trips but showed a new string to his bow leading all way over 1600m last start. If he finds front early here, he should win. DISSOLUTION is smart too. Did win 2 on the bounce start of this campaign and this is easier than last start 8th. FROLIC is a disappointing filly of late. She has the talent to win this but isn’t hitting the line with much gusto. Place.
DEMERARA is by far the best horse in this race but has been burdened with by far the best horse’s weight. That makes this a competitive race and she has drawn the car park too. SHE KNOWS is in very well at the weights if Demerara is the best horse and that makes this speedy, in form and fit filly a big show. IN GOOD TIME is up in grade here but is unbeaten and just keeps jumping the bar. Chance.
Tip: SHE KNOWS
This is a bit short for RED EXCITEMENT normally but the way he savaged the line in a recent trial over 1040m suggests he might be in a strong sprinting frame of mind. TAKEDOWN is out of form but if they let him bowl along on his own in front, confidence may come roaring back in a hurry. Is fit at least. OSBORNE BULLS is the new kid, the star on the rise. He can rattle off fast late sectionals and is in very well on the limit.
Tip: RED EXCITEMENT
At her best, GHISONI is better than these. But she has awkward draw and biggest weight to carry. Saying that, the way she ran home last start after tough run, suggests she might be back to her best. NANCY is a get back charge home mare and this track suits that style. Will be flying late while SHAZEE LEE has her foot on the till. Third up here makes her a big danger. Watch market.
TERRAVISTA, the ageing former “World’s Best Sprinter”, according to trainer Joe Pride, looks well in here. Resumes from spell here and questions remain as to how good he still is. Have in numbers though. GLENALL goes well Sydney way of going and showed that last start. Big chance again. SPENDING TO WIN is in form and can run on late. Should go on and place here.