Montefilia backs up after finishing fourth in the Australian Derby against the boys last week. She has always shown plenty of ability and looks well set up here fourth up on the quick back up. I also like that she has already had a run at 2400m leading into this. Expecting her to run well.
New Zealand filly having her first Australian start. She boasts an impressive record having won 5 of her 7 starts in NZ including the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks on March 20 where she hit the front a long way from home and staved them off. Must respect these connections!
3. Hungry Heart
Back marker who was suited by the pace going on in the Vinery Stud but was still one of the only horses to make ground out wide all day. Previously she was very good wining the Phar Lap Stakes. She is a key chance again here.
4. Harmony Rose
Harmony Rose went way way to fast in the lead last time but fought on bravely to only be collared late by Hungry Heart. Ran third in the Randwick Guineas prior. One of the each way chances.
Improving type trained by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young at Cranbourne. She finished third in the Phar Lap and third in the Vinery Stud. Is bred to eat up 2400m and carries Damian Oliver.
Has strung together back to back wins. Likely has to drift back from barrier 10 but she has hit form at the right time.
Another one on the quick back up. I thought her run last week in the Adrian Knox was outstanding. She stormed home from last to finish a narrow second. Barrier 1 could be tricky but she gets James McDonald. Include in multiples.
8. Land Ahoy
Strung together back to back provincial wins before finishing midfield in the Adrian Knox last week. Needs to go to a new level to play a role here.
9. Signora Nera
Former Kiwi now with Chris Waller. She finished fifth in the Adrian Knox and has drawn well in barrier 6.
Won a Wyong maiden over 2100m last start. Looks like a big throw at the stumps!