Best bet | Race 3 #4 Billionair Baby
Very promising 2yo who is building a good record. This is easily his biggest test to date, but trainer Rob Heathcote holds a massive opinion of his ability. He ran super quick closing sectionals last start when winning at Doomben, defying trouble early in the straight before bursting clear for a dominant win. He’s drawn perfectly to get a gun run and Jimmy Orman sticking is another huge plus. The market says this is a race in two, but happy to go with the local to knock off the favourite from the Maher / Eustace yard.
Next best | Race 1 #5 See Marie
She’s becoming a little bit costly this preparation, but she should be at peak fitness at her fifth run this campaign. While she’s yet to win beyond 1650m, she ran well at 1800m in a WFA event last preparation. This is the easiest race she’s seen in quite some time, and Jim Byrne stays on from the perfect gate. She’ll need to be presented at the right time in the straight, but tipping she’ll look the winner at some stage.
Best each way | Race 8 #1 Looks Like Elvis
Tough-as-nails and well-travelled galloper who enjoys the firm tracks. He’s also proven at the Eagle Farm track, never missing the place from eight starts (which includes four wins). His first two runs this prep were excellent before he failed on the soft at Flemington last start. He’s got a wide gate and 60kg, but he’ll get back and Orman has a good association with him.