Bolted in in the Sires and Champagne Stakes on wet ground in the Autumn. Has shown no issues with good ground in his two runs back working home well in the Run To The Rose first up before storming home to win the Golden Rose at his last start. He’s a good horse and clearly has a great chance again in this. My only knock is the map.
2. Little Brose
Won the Group 1 Blue Diamond back in February but as I noted in my Guineas Prelude Preview he doesn’t appear to have made the age improvement some of the others have. He needs to find 3 or 4 lengths to feature here.
3. King Colorado
He won the Group 1 JJ Atkins over the mile impressively at just his third start in June. Resumed with a luckless run in Winx Stakes against the older horses and then never let down in the Golden Rose after being heavily backed. He gets the Visors on here and from a perfect draw it wouldn’t shock to see him bounce back strongly.
Unbeaten colt who won the McKenzie Stakes first up before a huge win here in the Guineas Prelude. He’s drawn absolutely perfectly in barrier 7 to settle in the first six and should give the favourite Militarize something to catch.
He was disappointing in the Guineas Prelude after winning the McNeil first up. That form hasn’t really worked out but D Lane back on is a big tick.
Did a solid job to win the Stutt last start but I can’t see him being a factor here. Rough first four chance.
Has got back and stormed home in all three runs this prep. Unfortunately he draws wide again here which probably means they have to go back again. If he got the back of Militrarize he could certainly run a place.
Wasn’t beaten far at all in the Guineas Prelude. Drawn well in five. If you like Steparty this colt needs to be considered for your multiples.
9. Southport Tycoon
Finished alongside Scentify in the Guineas Prelude. Bias favours there. Top four hope.
He’s an improving type trained by Nick Ryan and ridden by Blake Shinn. Has won his last two but my concern with him is whether he can step his rating again having his sixth start in his first preparation.
Really like this horse. Sat on speed and raced away in fast time at Bendigo on debut, then should of won the Stutt at the Valley. He’s got the Moonee Valley Vase written all over him but might be the knock out here on the way through!
12. Rock Empire
Waterhouse / Bott runner who was beaten three lengths in the Guineas Prelude. Gets the master front running jock Tim Clark on for this.
Big go last start at Sandown in much easier race. Was disappointing in that. Would shock.
15. The Longest Yard
Through the same race as Copacabana. He can’t win.