Splintex finished 1.5 lengths behind Eduardo at Group 2 level last start which reads well for this. Prior he won the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick. He shouldn’t have to settle too far back from the inside gate here and is a leading chance with even luck.
2. Special Reward
Special Reward has failed to fire a shot in two runs back from a spell. Hugh Bowman goes on for this as do the winkers for the first time but he needs to improve!
Resumes. Has a very strong first up record and has placed at all six attempts this track & trip. In the mix.
Trained by Tony Gallon on the track. He returned well from a spell to win the Goldmarket Quality first up on the Gold Coast and Glenn Boss sticks with him. One of the each way chances.
5. Wisdom Of Water
Another with the winkers going on for the first time. He is rock hard fit and racing well. Latest he was beaten 1.5 lengths at Doomben. Consider for multiples.
Four year old gelding who wasn’t all that far away at Group 2 level first up. Has been just fair at last two but returns to his home track where he has won twice. Will drift back from the middle draw and attempt to sweep home down the outside.
7. The Astrologist
Got back in a slowly run race first up at Doomben and worked to the line fairly solidly over the 1100m. Likely to go back again from the wide draw here but stepping to 1200m second up will be more to his liking.
Did enough at Hawkesbury first up before rattling home from the back to win at Doomben last time. Can settle closer this time. Yet to tick the 1200m box the only query.
Won here at listed level two back, then finished fourth behind Varda over 1100m at Doomben last start. Five starts over 1200m for no placings is a concern.