He has won prizemoney of $4 million but his best days may be behind him. Prefer to watch him go around
2. Regal Power – SCRATCHED
3. Streets of Avalon
He goes best at 1400m and is a risk beyond that distance even though he goes well at this track.
4. Surprise Baby
He has five wins from 11 starts and has not started since charging home out wide for 5th in the 2019 Melbourne Cup. He is a very versatile gelding as his wins have ranged from 1200m to 3200m. Has to be considered.
This Magnus gelding 2nd behind Homesman in this race last year. He has won his last two races and should go well again this year.
He was a close 2nd in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes then a close 2nd in the Listed Heatherlie Handicap at his past two starts and looks very close to a win. I think he will be in the finish and should at least claim a place.
He has a great strike rate at this distance with 7 wins from 15 starts, but will find the class rise massive and could struggle.
8. Harbour Views
He returns from a 10 week let-up and has won two from three first-up. He won his only Moonee Valley start and looks well-suited here. He has only been out of the trifecta once in ten starts.
9. Coming Around
He finished 1.25 lengths 2nd over 1523m at Moonee Valley last start on the heavy track when he started as favourite. He has not raced at Group level before and will find this much harder than his recent assignments.