BEST BET – R9 #9 JEN RULES
This consistent girl finds the right race here at Group Three level. She rarely runs a bad race and that was highlighted last start when only beaten 1.3 lengths behind Brooklyn Hustle in the Dane Ripper at this track. She was three-wide for most of the race, but did have some cover. Before that she ran into the flying Rocha Clock from an awkward alley at Scone. Both Rocha Clock and Brooklyn Hustle are contesting the Group One Tatts Tiara tomorrow. She’s drawn a lovely gate and should sit in the back half before storming home at the business end.
NEXT BEST – R3 #6 GAROPPOLO
Interesting galloper who I’ve always had some time for, putting him in the blackbook after an earlier run this campaign. He’s since been beaten two lengths behind Setanta in the Queensland Day Stakes. This son of Per Incanto drops back to a 3yo race and I like that he’s drawn wide as I don’t think he appreciates being cluttered up on the rail. His only win came on debut at this track when he was wide for most of the race. From barrier nine, he gets the claim for young gun hoop Jaden Lloyd and there’s an abundance of pace here. I’m hoping he sits back and rounds them up out wide.
BEST EACH-WAY – R7 #5 GENZAI THE WOLF
Track specialist and another runner with a wide gate but a handy claim. He comes off a scintillating win, beating much better horses than he faces here when reeling in Dr Why Not and Superium. That form looks strong now given Superium won on Stradbroke day. He’s a quirky animal and a ‘get-back, run-on’ type of horse who needs speed on to unleash a very powerful sprint. The track won’t be an issue – he’s only once missed the top three at Eagle Farm and has never missed the place from three starts here at 1000m. I like he’s been freshened up and back to the 1000m.