1. Free to Move
Free To Move has had a month off since finishing midfield here in the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes. Prior he was able to win a 3 year old race at Moonee Valley. Endanger has since franked that form. With Jamie Kah booked to ride he is not out of it.
This colt was perfectly ridden by Craig Williams to score narrowly at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day. This is harder and he is going to need some luck from a wide draw.
3. Pioneer River
Was able to win a Cranbourne maiden dictating from the front. He then started well in the market at Flemington in the race Deep Speed comes through. He weakened their but an application of a tounge tie suggests he may of had excuses.
4. Deep Speed
Deep Speed is a talented colt still in his first preparation. He won two in a row to start his career and then held his ground well after leading at Flemington in a strong race won by Shelby Cobra. Back to 1200m looks in his favour and if he can hold his form he is one of the main chances.
5. Nicolini Vito
Nicolini Vito has looked a different horse since being gelded to start this preparation. He bolted in by 3 lengths after a wide run at Kilmore and then was back and wide here last start but showed an excellent turn of foot to win. Good horse.
This son of Nicconi finished second to Nicolini Vito last start. He was resuming in his second preparation and showed good fight to kick back and only lose by a narrow margin . He will improve here second up and has an each way chance.
7. Red Peroni
Stormed home on debut to finish second in a Mornington maiden. Then was good winning his maiden last start at Benalla. He is a get back runner so barrier 1 will likely leave him in an awkward spot on the fence needing luck.
8. Ocean Beyond
Ocean Beyond jumped out well prior to her debut at Geelong where she sat outside the lead, travelled strongly and won easily. Looks city class but this is a big step up early in her career.