Southern Lad (Randwick Race 5 No. 6)
He has placed at all three runs this preparation. He settled at the back of the field and kept chasing for 0.8 lengths, 0.2 lengths 3rd over 1100m at Randwick on a heavy track on 23 May where he ran the best last 800m race sectional, then he jumped awkwardly and chased hard for 0.5 length 2nd in the Listed Bob Charley AO Stakes over 1100m at Randwick on a soft track on 6 June, where he ran the best last 800m race sectional of the day at distance. The extra 100m should suit and he is ready to win.
Oakfield Twilight (Randwick Race 7 No. 1):
This Zoffany gelding is topweight here but the 2kg claim for Chris Williams will help and he has a good record at this distance. He led most of the way and just lasted for a 0.1 length win over 1300m at Kensington on a soft track on 20 May, then led and held on again for a 0.1 length win over 1200m at Randwick on a soft track on 6 June, where he had the best 800-400m race sectional. He seems to know where the winning post is and is a good value each-way bet.
Mount Popa (Randwick Race 4 No. 1):
The early favourite for this 2000m race has only had one run in Australia and both runs in Europe were over 2400m. At his last run overseas he finished 3rd on a heavy track over 2400m at Longchamp on 17 October. At his Australian debut he chased hard the entire stright for 1.25 lengths 4th over 1400m at Flemington on 6 June. There are several chances in this race and he does not look like value.
4 Angel Helena
7 Desert Flame
5 Keen Power
11 Bad Boy for Love
3 Glamour Cat
10 Star of Harada
1 Mount Popa
3 Humbolt Current
8 Cyber Intervention
6 Southern Lad (BB)
5 Invictus Prince
3 Handle the Truth