Ran second in this race last year behind Samadoubt. First-up after 23 week break, goes well at this track and distance and has won two from six first-up. With his record of 11 wins from 28 starts he has to be rated as one of the main chances.
Resumes from a long spell of 43 weeks after finishing 7th in the Group 1 2019 Melbourne Cup. He has placed in a recent trial and goes well first-up.
3. Mister Sea Wolf
Finished fifth last start in the Group 2 Missile Stakes when first up and faces a rise in distance which will help. He has a poor record at Randwick so I am not putting him in my trifecta.
4. Wu Gok
Eight of his 11 wins have been on a heavy track. He won the Listed Lord Mayors Cup by 3.8 lengths on 30 May and the Listed Winter Cup by 0.2 lengths on 13 June, both on heavy tracks. He is better over longer.
5. Life Less Ordinary
Back from a 20 week spell and fitter for multiple trial runs but has never won at a shorter distance than 1800m.
6. Yulong Prince
Ran 2nd to Wu Gok in both the Lord Mayors Cup and the Winter Cup. Has not won or placed in four starts at Randwick.
7. Brimham Rocks
Resumes here and all his wins have been at 2000m to 2800m.
8. Shared Ambition
He has won six of his 11 starts and three of his failures have been on heavy tracks. He resumed in the Spring Preview Handicap and has won all three of his second-up starts. One of the main chances.
Resumed for 6th in the Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury and generally improves second-up, but this looks too strong.
10. Angel of Truth
He resumed for a close 2nd in the Spring Preview Handicap over 1400m at Randwick where he ran on strongly and had the best overall race sectionals. He jumps from barrier 3 and looks to have a good chance.
11. Morton’s Fork
He finished midfield last start in the Spring Preview Handicap at Randwick when first up and goes up 4.5kg from that run. Looking elsewhere.
12. Cutadeel – SCRATCHED
Came on to finish midfield last start in the Winx Warwick Stakes when resuming and is not favoured by barrier 12
She resumes from a 21 week spell and has shown potential in trials. She is a track specialist with five wins at Randwick, four of them at this track and distance. Is capable of fighting out the finish.
She ran 8.6 lengths 9th in the Spring Preview Handicap when resuming last start at Randwick on a heavy track. She has trialled since her last race 21 days ago but didn;t show much. Not keen.
16. Miss Sentimental
Having her first run for Chris Waller. Won a Rosehill trial on 18 August but prefer to watch her go around.