1. Apache Chase
This speedy son of Better Than Ready won the Group 3 Vo Rogue plate at his last start. He will sit handy in the run and make his own luck again.
2. Our Playboy
Let down like a really nice horse when he took out the Vain Stakes at Caulfield in August. Since then he has completely lost his way. Can’t recommend based on recent form.
3. Away Game
Outstanding return in the Gold Edition when only collared late by Isotope and there was a big margin back to third. She will take plenty of improvement from that run and will settle handy in the run which is often a major advantage at Gold Coast. A major player.
4. Yes Baby Yes
Yes Baby Yes finished down the track first up in Nudgee Stakes. May be outclassed here.
5. Amish Boy
This colt acquitted himself well when finishing midfield in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. He then had some time off and was only fair when resuming in a benchmark 78 at Randwick on Boxing Day.
6. Shooting For Gold
Shooting For Gold got too far back in the run last time so it may pay to forgive. However he is up in class here and draws very wide. He has a big task ahead of him.
Kavak is deep into her preparation. The booking of Nash Rawiller is a plus but doubt she is good enough to be in the finish here.
This Peter and Paul Snowden trained gelding struggled in the heavy going first up. She will likely appreciate the firmer footing and it would not surprise to see her run an improved race.
Safework has a poor winning strike – it would shock to see her win.
10. Magic Conqueror
Started huge odds in the Vo Rogue and was never likely. Not for me.
11. Mishani Fraudster
It’s been 6 runs since this gelding ran a place. Likely to be 7.
12. Forbidden Love
Forbidden Love is a classy filly trained by Richard and Michael Freedman. She was group 1 placed in the Empire Rose at Flemington before spelling. She then won the Gosford Guinea’s when resuming. Jim Byrne should be able to settle closer to the speed from barrier 4 and she has a great each way chance in the race.
This daughter of Deep Field oozes class. She won the Mode Stakes by 3 lengths and then last start went off a heavily backed odds on favourite. She was badly held up on the turn but showed an electric turn of foot to pick up Away Game on the line. All things being equal she is the one to beat again.
14. Smart ‘N’ Sexy – SCRATCHED
15. Gotta Kiss
Gotta Kiss has form around a number of good horses. She gets back in her races and needs things to go her way but if they do she can get into a place late.
16. Lady Banff – SCRATCHED
17. Redoute’s Image
Ran third in a class 4 last start. Would need to improve many lengths to be a factor here.
Was a month between runs when finishing midfield in the Vo Rogue at her last start. She is racing well.
This lightly raced filly has won her last 3 starts although this is much harder. Knock out chance.
Won a benchmark 72 at Rosehill by 4 lengths and then finished third at Rosehill last start. Consider for the multiples if she gets a run.
21. Oscar Zulu
Enters this race third up after a third placed finish in the Vo Rogue. Both her wins have come first up.