1. Alpine Edge
Son of Better Than Ready trained in Queensland by Toby & Trent Edmonds. He has finished in the top 2 at 5 of his 6 starts and looked the winner last start before Startantes – who had the advantage of rails in run – nabbed him on the line. Talented.
Got going late in the McNeil Stakes second up. Out to 1400m suits and he has drawn well in seven. Expecting him to run well.
One of two Godolphin runners. He is a last start winner and maps well with Damian Lane booked to ride.
Has been strong through the line at both runs this preparation. Looks ready to win a race third up.
5. Cape Breton
Resuming in his second preparation. He won twice to begin his racing career before failing in the Group 1 JJ Atkins as a $31 chance. Prefer to watch him first up.
6. Military Expert
$1.1 million dollar colt who has the speed to come across and lead these from gate five. Each way claims.
Kiwi gelding who won a high rating maiden on the Pakenham synthetic first up. Safely held at the Valley last time out when well backed. Wouldn’t shock to see him bounce back.
Massive effort to win a Casterton maiden on debut . He got well back over 1100m and flew home to win right on the wire. Capable of measuring up here.
Big eye catcher in a high rating maiden first up at Sandown. He finished second after getting a long way back in the run. Strips fitter here second up and looks better suited at 1400m. Rates highly.
10. Gimme A Buzz
Has been starting long odds and not figuring in maiden grade. No.