Kolding is a two time Group 1 winner. He has finished within 2 lengths of the winner at all 3 of his starts this preparation. In the mix here.
Resumed with a lovely pipe opener in the Chipping Norton Stakes – he finished third beaten less than half a length. He comes back 100m in trip here which has to be some query but draws well and handles all conditions.
Won the Group 2 Tramway Stakes at Randwick in September. He comes back to Rosehill here where he has finished in the placings at 8 of his 9 starts. Likely to try and kick up and hold the lead from barrier 2.
One of the speed horses in the race. Safely held first up in the Canterbury Stakes after a long lay off. Prefer to see him again here.
5. Star Of The Seas
Was back and wide in the All Star Mile which was not the place to be but still managed to run sixth. Prior to that he won the Group 2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington. He is fit and racing well.
6. Gem Song
Won the Newcastle Newmarket last start. Looks set to peak here third up but may need a firmer track?
7. Think It Over
Won the Liverpool Stakes first up, then finished second in the Ajax Stakes. Glenn Boss sticks with him.
He stormed home to finish runner up in the Group 1 Cantala at Flemington in the spring. He will take good improvement from a solid third in the Newcastle Newmarket first up and is drawn well here.
Another that doesn’t mind the sting out. Steps quickly to 1500m after finishing down the track in the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington first up. He is capable of being competitive at this level on his day but I’m not sure about this set up.
10. Dawn Passage
Beaten less than a length in the $7.5 mil Golden Eagle in October. Then ran second in the The Gong before being sent for a spell. In the mix here.
Resumes here. He won the Sandown Stakes in November and did start favourite in the Group 1 Toorak prior. Wet conditions suit but it would be a big effort to win first up here.
Finished second in the Canterbury Stakes on March 6, then was runner up again last start in The Coolmore. Airborne!
Funstar comes here third up off the back of two very solid runs in the Apollo Stakes and Chipping Norton. She maps to get a lovely run behind a good speed and is a leading chance.