Won back to back Group 1’s this course and distance during the spring. He won easily first up in Adelaide and looks to have come back in great order. A leading contender.
2. Streets Of Avalon
A stunning return to form for Streets Of Avalon who has won his last two starts. He won the Australia Stakes by 1.8 lengths at Moonee Valley on January 21. Then was too tough for them in the CF Orr Stakes last start. An each way chance again.
3. Mr Quickie
Capable of producing a big finish fresh. He won the Toorak Handicap easily during the spring. Drawn to get a similar run for Jamie Kah here. Not hoepless!
4. So Si Bon
First up. He won the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown in November. Looks unlikely here but has a habit of popping up when you least expect it.
5. Too Close The Sun
Finished fourth in the Group 1 Kingston Town in December. May find these a bit slippery first up.
6. Arcadia Queen
3 time Group 1 winning mare. She won the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes and Group 1 Caulfield Classic in the spring. Bigger fish to fry but this is not out of her reach first up.
This dual Group 1 winner won arrogantly here first up sitting 3 wide and powering away from easier opposition. She is proven at Group 1 performer and has a strong second up record.
8. Ole Kirk
This three year old trained by team Hawkes won the Caulfield Guineas the last time he was here. Prior he had won the Group 1 Golden Rose. He just got too far back first up on a soft track in Sydney. May need some luck from barrier 1.
9. Amish Boy
Consistent 3 year-old but looks outclassed here.
Crosshaven is second up from a spell. He made a sound return in the CF Orr Stakes where he was tackling the older horses for the first time. Has a fitness edge on many of these and maps well again.