Buffalo River (Caulfield Race 9 No. 15):
This Noble Mission gelding trained by Michael Moroney at Flemington is the early favourite in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap over 1600m. He has six wins and four places from 11 starts but is yet to race at Group or Listed level. He won over 1400m at Sandown Lakeside on a heavy track on 2 May before spelling. He resumed for 0.5 length 2nd over 1400m at Caulfield on a slow track on 26 September. Although he is very talented this is a substantial class rise and I don’t think he will win.