Keen on Dovetail Diva here. We black booked her off the Gold Coast run last start where she was first-up and ran extremely well in the wrong part of the track. She tried to do it all the way from the wide draw but was just reeled in late by a smart one after the early work took its toll. Before that run she scored an impressive which signalled she’s got loads of ability. From barrier one she should be able absorb a little bit of pressure and kick in the straight. She’ll look the winner at some stage and let’s hope she can hold on.


I’m hoping this isn’t just a ‘tune up’ run for Bargain who is in Queensland for the Oaks in two weeks. She might just have the class to get away with this and then perform again in a fortnight. She comes off an Adrian Knox 2nd and ATC Oaks 3rd where she ran into classy types such as Hungry Heart. That form is more than good enough for this. She has a beautiful barrier in three, but it’s likely she’ll be in the back half of the field anyway. She may come down the centre of the track, but she could also pick off runs along the fence, in which case she may need some luck late. She also ticked over in a Randwick trial a week ago and ran well over the unsuitable 1200m.


Olympic Class is an up-and-coming type on a Queensland Derby path. He’s still down in the ratings as the lightly-raced horse in this race, and gets in with a lightweight. There’s no surprise there’s been some early money for this Michael Costa-trained 3yo despite what appeared to be a poor effort last start. That run at the Gold Coast was the first race of the day and it ended up proving that the fence was not the spot to be. From barrier one, there wasn’t too many options but to stay on the fence. He has barrier one again here this time but it should be no disadvantage for an on-pace runner around a dry Doomben.