1. Lion’s Roar
He came from last to win the Randwick Guineas in a very impressive performance before only getting clear late when 1.8 lengths 4th in the Rosehill Guineas. He is worth another chance and should figure in the finish.
2. Rocket Spade
This Fastnet Rock colt has five wins in New Zealand including the Group 1 NZ Derby and two Group 2 wins. He is having his first Australian start ad is one of the key chances.
3. Sky Lab
One of two runners trained by Paul Perry at Newcastle this gelding chased hard for o.2 length 2nd behind Mo’unga in the Rosehill Guineas at his first run at Group level. That was an excellent lead-up and he is a leading hope.
Finished 2nd in the NZ Derby then ran 8th in the Rosehill Guineas at his first start in Australia. Not the worst.
5. The Frontman
Ran 3rd in the NZ Derby then was racing very keenly before being winded in the latter stages for 8th in the Rosehill Guineas.
He led all the way to win the Tulloch Stakes last week at his fourth race start. That was a great performance which puts him right in this.
7. Young Werther
Gets the blinkers on for the first time and has placed at his last two starts in Group 2 company. Capable of running a good race.
Was a little disappointing in his first Sydney run when 6th in the Rosehill Guineas. Wouldn’t surprise to much if he ran a place.
9. Prompt Prodigy
Kept chasing for 0.5 length 2nd in the G2 Tulloch Stakes at his first try at Group level. Should go well over the 2400m.
10. Explosive Jack
He was a 3.75 length winner of the Tasmanian Derby over 2200m in February. At his latest start he came from well back in the field and ran on strongly for 0.75 length 2nd in the Bendigo St Leger Trial. He is a nice staying type and could figure in the finish.
In December he ran 2nd in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes at Eagle Farm, but his latest couple of starts have been fairly ordinary.
He has drawn the widest barrier. Finished 1.1 lengths 4th in the Tulloch Stakes.
Only beat one runner home in the Tulloch Stakes. This is too hard.
He has had nine starts and his only win is a maiden at Newcastle. Not here.
15. Olympic Gaze
Has not raced at Group or Listed level and is aiming too high.
The only filly in the race, she has the highest prizemoney having won $1.2 million. In the Spring she won the Group 1 Flight Stakes and the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes. She resumed for 6th in the G1 Surround Stakes then ran 3rd in the Rosehill Guineas where she had the best last 200m race sectional of the day at the distance. She is one of the main hopes and will be in the finish.