Best bet: Race 6 #5 Fetch

Ran well first-up in a solid 3yo race, beaten two lengths by Glorious Ruby. She didn’t have much luck in the run and the ride left a little to be desired as near the 800m she started to race ungenerously and was steadied from heels when the pace steadied.   She was back last but ran home well into fourth. Her debut win at Grafton, when heavily-backed was electric and I think she has a nice future. I also like the step up to 1200m here.

Next best: Race 3 #9 Platinum Euros

Only lightly-raced, but with four wins from seven starts, it’s clear this 5yo has plenty of talent when right. He flopped first-up at the Sunshine Coast when sent out as a short-priced favourite, and interestingly, they’ve stepped back in distance here from 1200m to 1050m. I think it’s the right move as he seems a true 1000m type. He’s drawn wide here, but there’s good speed in the race so he should be able to storm late. If he can run up to his trial behind Apache Chase, or his second to Garibaldi last prep, then he’s a huge winning hope.

Best each-way: Race 7 #9 Enterprise Keren

Up in class steeply here but she gets the right run from barrier three. She also gets in the race with only 55.5kg, which comes down to the 53kg limit of gun apprentice KWT’s claim. I think she’s a progressive mare, while many of her rivals here have reached their mark in the career. She won impressively last start at Eagle Farm and her record here at Doomben isn’t bad either. I liked that she was a bit wayward in the straight in that last win, so she’s obviously still learning and should only get better deeper into the preparation.