Talented colt who was dominant wining at his first two starts. He resumed in the Moir against the older horses where he was well supported but tired after working outside lead in the run. Strips fitter here second up. One of the main chances.
Saved from a race at Caulfield last Saturday to run here. He likes to make his own luck up on speed and wasn’t beaten far in the Poseidon Stakes last start. Each way claims.
3. Scissor Step
Son of Toronado trained by Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra at Flemington. He lead and won a class 1 easily at Ballarat last start. This is tougher.
4. Port Louis
One of the most talented maidens in the country. He ran well in the Champagne Stakes and BRC Sires Produce Stakes earlier in the year. No match for the winner Minsk Moment but ran well when second at Moonee Valley first up. In the mix.
5. Mynumerouno – SCR
Has three wins and a third from his four starts. He capitalised on the right run to win narrowly at the Valley last start. Needs to go to another level if he is to feature here.
Winkers go on. Ran well here first up over the 1000 when second behind General Beau, then only fair in the Danehill Stakes last time. Ready to peak third up?
7. Athelric – SCR
Charged to the line at Moonee Valley over 1200 on September 4, then wasn’t beaten far out to 1400m last start. Back to 1200m here and draws well. Could be worth another chance.
8. Minsk Moment
Unbeaten colt trained by Chris Waller. He was badly held up at the top of the straight first up but once the gap appeared burst through to win impressively. Rates highly here.
9. Extreme Warrior
Ran second in the Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview here as a two year old. Resumed from a wind operation at Echuca where he justified the short betting quote to win a maiden by 4.25 lengths. Draws well here. Capable of running a big race.
Was impressive breaking his maiden at Cranbourne two starts ago, then not much went right at Moonee Valley behind Minsk Moment but he still ran well considering. Roughie with a chance.
Was competitive in a high rating Sandown maiden two back, then far too good at Ballarat last start when surging through a gap late. Up sharply in grade here but has talent.
12. Cardinal Gem
Resumer from the Greame Begg stable. He finished midfield at Flemington at his last start in the July. This looks a big throw at the stumps first up.