1. Secret Blaze
Hit the line well over unsuitable distances at his first three runs back, then finally got out to a trip last start and won the JRA Cup strongly at Moonee Valley. Draws perfectly in barrier six here. Each way claims.
Four year old mare trained by Edward Cummings at Hawkesbury. She finished runner up behind Hungry Heart in the Australian Oaks in April. Was good in the Cameron first up over 1500m, then weakened out in the Hill Stakes last start. Worth another chance.
3. Floating Artist
Saved from last Saturday to run here. Needs to win to get a ticket into the Caulfield Cup this Saturday. He has been very impressive racing up on speed and booting clear to win his last two starts at Flemington and Sandown in good time. Think he is a really nice horse in the making and the one to beat.
4. Double You Tee
Seven year old gelding who won the Hobart Cup over 2400m in February. Drops in weight here after finishing fifth in Gold Nugget at Ballart last start and draws well. Consider for multiples.
5. Sherwood Forest
This kiwi galloper has finished thirteen of sixteen and eight of eight at his two Australian runs. Hard to recommend off those performances.
Won the Victorian Country Race Horse of the year last season after wins in the St Arnaud, Werribee and Terang Cups. Loomed first up at Sandown but only battled to the line there after. Lane sticks which is a positive.
Ex European galloper who ran well at Sandown at his first Australian start last November. He resumed at Ballarat on September 19 where he finished seventh after being heavily supported in the betting. May not have appreciated the very firm track that day. Potential improver here on a more forgiving track getting down in the weights.
Talented mare who won twice in Queensland in June. She worked home well from the back to finish third at Sandown behind Floating Artist second up. Fitter again here. In the mix.
Has been safely held in his two runs back from a spell. Drops in weight but not sure where he is at.