1. I’m Thunderstruck
Has had a terrific spring. Won the Group 1 Makybe Diva and has been Group 1 placed on three other occasions including last start in the Cox Plate. He flew home there into second. Back to Flemington suits and barrier 8 is perfect. Zahra should be able to get him into the best going late on day 4 of the carnival. Genuine threat to Anamoe.
Looked to be going backwards on the turn in the Cox Plate but picked up again and boxed onto okay into fourth spot. Looks to get complete control out in front here. In the mix.
Has been getting back and finishing hard all spring. Firmer footing could be tohis liking here. The wide barrier makes things tricky. Probably has to go right back and try and tag I’m Thunderstruck into it but that could work out well. Over the odds to my eye.
Another who looks suited getting back onto firmer footing. Not sure he has the class to be winning though.
Was second in the Rosehill Gold Cup last week. This is harder.
6. Bankers Choice
No luck in the Toorak, then finished off really well in the Crystal Mile last start. Like the draw and the jockey.
Won the Cox Plate last start. His fourth consecutive Group 1 win this spring. Drawn well with McDonald. The one they all have to get past.
Backed up after finishing fifth in the Golden Eagle last Saturday. Consider for multiples.
9. Mustang Valley
Kiwi who bolted in by five lengths in a Group 1 at Hastings on October 15. Was second to La Crique (4th in the Empire Rose) at her start prior. Is that form good enough? Good ground looks a query.
Three year old who was unlucky not to win the Caulfield Guineas, then finished second in the Spring Champion. Williams goes on. Knock out hope.
11. Mr Maestro
Second of the three year olds. Was very good in the Derby last week. Class and back to 2000m a query for me but he has an inform jock and a good gate.