Best Bet | Race 2 #1 London Banker
Former Kiwi galloper who finds the right race to breakthrough on Australian soil. He should be afforded the perfect run by Jimmy Orman from a middle gate and sit midfield with cover. All three runs since coming from New Zealand have been full of merit, beaten only slender margins and getting better (and closer to a win) as he steps up in distance. Last year he put three wins together on the bounce at 2100m over in New Zealand, suggesting the step up to 2200m will be no concern here.
Next best | Race 5 #9 Super Gorgeous
Tricky speed map here for Super Gorgeous but if Larry Cassidy can get him into a decent spot I’m sure he’ll be right in the finish. He’s barely put a foot wrong so far in his four-start career and does appear to be on an upward spiral. From the four starts, he’s won two, and the only defeats came against smart pair Princess Tenko and So Clever. This is an open race but we should get a nice price about this 3yo son of Zoustar.
Best each-way | Race 8 #7 Profit
Turning into somewhat of an enigmatic galloper, but I’m certain we are yet to see the absolute best of Profit. We black booked him off his last start effort in a strong Glasshouse Hcp at the Sunshine Coast almost three weeks ago. He now comes back to an equally strong Open Handicap at Eagle Farm – a track he relishes, with three wins from 11 starts and missing the place only three out of those 11. He’s got the lightweight and is drawn soft in four but he’ll get back anyway. There should be some speed on early so I’m hoping he has the late sprint to finish over the top.