1. Apache Chase
All four of his wins have come at this track including last start when he won the Listed Daybreak Lover by 2.75 lengths. Looks the likely leader and if he can run out a strong 1600m is a major player here.
Sydney sider who won the Ming Dynasty at Rosehill in the spring. He was wide at Randwick first up but disappointed finishing tenth beaten over eight lengths. Needs to improve.
3. Mass Destruction – SCR
4. Private Eye
This son of Al Maher has won five of his eight starts. He hit the line well behind Ellsberg last time and should get a good run from barrier six. Looks set to peak third up at 1600m and is two from two on heavy tracks.
5. Tumbler Ridge
Sat outside the lead and kicked clear to notch up the first win of this campaign last time. In the mix.
Rollinwiththeflow is another that knows how to win having won five of eleven starts. Try’s 1600m for the first time but should be fit enough.
Hasn’t figured at his last two starts but that was in Group 1 company. Comes back to 1600m here after having a month off and is drawn well. Waller and Bowman combine.
Another of the Waller runners. He was a winner here on Boxing Day but has been plain at his last two starts. Needs to improve.
9. Sagacious – SCR
10. Be Water My Friend
The least experienced horse in the racing having had just six starts. He is likely to be getting back from barrier two which could mean traffic problems. Distance a query as well?