1. Tiger Of Malay
Tiger Of Malay was ridden perfectly by Craig Williams to take out the Sires Produce a fort night ago. He quickened nicely at the 300m and then appeared to find again once Port Louis got within a length of him. He draws slightly wider here but if he can get a similar run again then he is capable of making it back to back wins.
Converge is a two year old son of Frankel trained by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott at Randwick. He was the big flashing light run in the Sires Produce storming home to run second after settling well back. He is capable of settling closer from an inside gate and looks one of the main chances here.
Took out the Group 3 Ken Russel Memorial on the Gold Coast, then kept coming out wide in the Sires Produce. Looks like 1600m may suit and I like that Nash Rawiller sticks with him. Roughie with a chance.
The blinkers go back on Overpass who was far from disgrace when making ground along the fence to finish fourth in the Sires Produce. He has been up for a while now but I like his versatility and if he can hold his form he is not out of this.
5. Port Louis
Talented colt who has had a bit of an unusual first preparation. He had his first two starts in maiden level over 1100m and 1200m. Then stepped to 1600m in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes where he ran well. Last start he dropped back to 1400m in the Sires Produce where he let down strongly to finish third. If there is something left in the tank then he can be in the finish again here.
6. Volcanic Rock
Another of the Waterhouse & Bott runners. He is on the quick back up after winning a very weak two year old race here last week. Doubt he’s good enough.
7. Ranch Hand
The lethal combination of Waller and McDonald team up with Ranch Hand. He was well fancied as a $5.50 chance in the Sires but weakened out badly over the concluding stages. Ran well prior at the Gold Coast.
8. Blushing Tycoon
Last start Flemington winner. The times out of that race were poor and I didn’t like the bunch finished. Marked her double her current price ($21) here.
Justified the short quote to win by .8 of a length at Randwick last start. Barrier seven and Tommy Berry are positives. Not out of this.
10. Cape Breton
This two year old colt trained by Chris Waller has won both his career starts. He is up in class here but is a roughie with a chance.
Had a good run in the Sires and I thought she was entitled to do more considering. She is only third up here and may have some improvement to come but needs to improve.
12. Dark Rebel
Won on heavy ground on debut, then struggled in the Sires on firmer footing. Jamie Kah off is a key negative. Struggling to make a case.
13. Three Wise Men
Trained by Edward Cummings who won the Oaks last week. She ran a nice race behind Overmann to finish third at Rosehill last start and is on the up. Consider for multiples.
14. Invincible Tears
Whacked away to finish ninth in the Sires. She is honest but I think she lacks the class to be winning here.