Acrophobic (Warwick Farm Race 8 No. 7):
This three-year-old Dissident gelding is the early favourite in this BM 72 handicap over 1300m. He finished 7.5 lengths 6th in the Bondi Stakes on a heavy track over 1600m at Randwick on 24 October, then chased steadily for 3.2 lengths 5th in the Listed TAB Trophy Stakes over 1800m at Flemington on 3 November. Resuming froma 21 week spell he has been gelded and has trialled. This is a race with lots of chances and I am prepared to risk him first-up.