- Jungle Edge
He was heavily backed in the Sir John Monash stakes once the rain came and he dually saluted. He will take fitness out of that run but loses his biggest ace – that being a wet track. He should run well again but I don’t think there is any value in the early price of $5 given the firmer track conditions.
- Streets of Avalon
It’s hard to believe it took this now group one winning gelding seven starts to break his maiden. He makes his own luck up on speed and he has the blinkers applied here which shows good intent first up. Zero from six goes first up was the query I had with him.
- Widgee Turf
He has a booming finish and were he to get a suitable race shape could be a factor here. First up and his racing pattern are the slight knocks. Sure, to be flashing late but will it be too late?
Back on top of the ground is likely one of the keys to Viridine’s winning chances. As I mentioned he probably maps a pair further back than last start but I think the track conditions will be the bigger factor and he can turn the tables on Jungle Edge. He is the one to beat here.
- Great Again
The Lindsey Smith galloper looked the winner with 300m to go in his most recent start before Lord Von Costa collared him late. He should get a decent run in transit and will be there abouts again.
- I am Someone
He finished on okay in the Monash after sitting back in the field. He is fit and racing well but I think he probably lacks the class to be winning this sort of race.
- Im Telling Ya
He has been up for a long time now. He was good two starts back at Caulfield but on that day it was a big advantage to be back and coming wide – he was also up against inferior horses to what he meets here.
The three year old is fit and on a quick back up. He looked to be bolting with 300 to go last week and then I thought disappointed when the pressure came on. Back around a bend should suit – he is sure to have some supporters.
- She Shao Fly
This filly is the other three year old in this years race for the in form Kevin Corsten’s barn. She was good last start in winning a mid-week race but it is a big step up here under weight for age conditions.