Narrow second in the Premier’s Cup a fortnight. He won the Sandown Cup at his only try at this distance at the end of the Melbourne spring. Loses Jamie Kah but is in the mix again here.
2. Brimham Rocks
Consistent galloper trained by Chris Waller. He kicked off this campaign in Melbourne before switching to Queensland last start. Struggles to win but should be considered for multiples.
This six year old mare prepared by John O’Shea at Randwick has three Group 1 placings to her name. She was placed over this trip in the Sydney Cup two starts ago and maps to get a lovely run from barrier six for Glenn Boss. Leading chance.
4. Knights Order
Blinkers come off this son of So You Think who won the Winter Cup at Rosehill last week. He is unproven at the distance but Tim Clark should be able to dictate and control and give him every chance to run the trip from the front here.
5. Lord Belvedere
From a leading stable. Has had four runs this prep all over 2400m. That looks a good platform for him to tackle 3200m now.
Started $151 in the Chairman’s and was beaten more than 13 lengths. Not for me.
7. Sweet Thomas
Rising nine year old on the quick back up. He may have some improvement to come third up but seems well enough found in early markets.