This 6 year old gelding has had a terrific preparation. He has won both the Werribee and St Arnoud Cups. However he does climb sharply in the weights here and loses jockey Damian Lane who has ridden him perfectly to score narrowly at his last 2 starts.
Djukon comes through the Wentwood form line. He traveled up to hit the front on the turn and may have got there a touch too early and was left a sitting shot. It has been a while since he has won but he is certainly a place hope.
3. Sin To Win
This 8 year old gelding is as tough as teeth and has proven he can stay all day. He won well at this track & distance 2 starts back and a repeat of that run gives him a good chance in this.
Did a good job to defeat race favourite Tralee Rose over the 2500m here last start. Is set up to run well again but like Wentwood loses the services of Damian Lane who is riding as well as anyone at the moment. That is a concern.
5. Tralee Rose
Talented mare who has finished in the top 2 placings at all 4 starts this preparation. She is a lovely staying type and with Craig Williams booked to ride looks a deserved favourite. Our on top selection.
6. Reflect The Stars
Very consistent galloper who has run in the top 3 at her last 3 outings. She has drawn perfectly in barrier 5 and is likely to be there abouts again.
This is a big step up in class for Diamondsandbubbles. Doubt he is good enough to be competitive with these.
8. Saint Eustace
Saint Eustace’s 5th last start was much better than it reads. He was cruising behind the leaders who fell back in his lap causing him to get shuffled right back. Once clear he was finding the line as good as any horse in the race.
9. Steam Roller
A surprise 3 length winner at Moonee Valley last start. Will stay all day but may just be outclassed.