1. Miss Fabulass
She resumes here from a 14 week break and has won both lead-up trials. The latest was by over 5 lengths at Beaumont Newcastle on 26 August. Back in March she ran 2nd in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic so has plenty of ability. She comes to hand quickly and is one of the main chances.
This Godolphin mare resumes here and seems to go best when second-up. She only finished in the middle of the pack at both lead-up trials, but is already a winner of two Group 2 races.
She finished last preparation with a narrow win in the Group 3 Epona Stakes and has gone well in both of her lead-up trials. She has been to this track 3 times before for a win and 2 places and is capable of placing again.
With a fantastic record of 7 wins and 5 places from 14 starts including 3 wins and 2 second places from 5 starts this campaign.this mare has to be one of the main winning chances. She finished 2nd over 1200m at Rosehill last start and is on a six day back-up.
5. Maid of Ore
Resuming from a 22 week break, this Canberra-trained mare was placed in two Listed races last campaign. She has trialled at Canberra and has won first-up on one occasion. Not the worst.
She resumed from a spell for 4th in the Group 3 Toy Show Quality last start and has a good second-up record. Rough chance.
James McDonald sticks with this mare after she won last start at Canterbury on a soft track. She was placed in a recent Randwick trial and should fight out the finish.
This seven-year-old has drawn the widest barrier, which is a concern. She has never won beyond 1200m so I am content to just watch her go around.
9. In Lighten Me
She has won twice from three starts this campaign and drops 5.5kg from her last start win over 1250m at Kensington on 26 August. Could run well.
10. Heart Of The Oak
Finished 2nd when resuming after 18 weeks when favourite on a heavy track at Rosehill. She ran 2nd at her only start on this track and is capable of running a place again.
Having her first run for a new trainer, she resumes after 16 weeks. Won her latest trial by 2 lengths at Randwick and is not the roughest.
12. Alison of Tuffy – SCRATCHED
13. Ondo Pasa
This seven-year-old has only won 8 of her 62 races, but 3 of them have been on this track as she is one of two Wyong-trained mares in the race. She is going well this preparation and is a sneaky chance.
14. Mosht Up
The other Wyong-trained mare, she has had 4 runs on the track and has placed in three of them. This is too hard.