1. Beau Rossa
Beau Rossa resumes here after an excellent Autumn campaign which saw him win three races. He progressed quickly from benchmark 64 grade to win the Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes at this track before failing in the Group 1 Goodwood and being sent for a spell. Quality galloper and a leading chance here.
Resumer from the Godolphin yard. He stormed home to win a three year old handicap at his last start at Sandown in May. First go on a heavy track which is some query if you like him but he should be suited by a genuine tempo.
3. Larimer Street
The Jolly camp have given Larimer Street a month between runs into this. He is up in grade here and may be left with plenty to do from an outside barrier. Looking elsewhere.
Resumes in his second preparation. He was a last start winner of a weak Kilmore maiden and is likely to be big odds here. Not for me.
Maha has three wins and a second from her ten starts. She lead and kicked away to win well at Gawler last start. Look for her spearing across from barrier eleven to try and find a spot up on speed. One of the each way chances.
6. Esta La Roca
Lloyd Kennewell brings this daughter of El Roca across from Victoria. She was too speedy first up at Sandown, then fought on well when second at Caulfield behind the smart Malkovich last start. Another who will make her own luck up on speed.
One of the Tony & Calvin McEvoy runners. She drops back in trip after a first up win over 1200m at Murray Bridge. In the mix.
8. Dirty Thoughts
Did a reasonable job to run third as a well fancied favourite first up at her home track of Flemington. Fitter for that and unlike some of these is proven in testing conditions.
9. Peggy Selene
The tongue tie goes on after a disappointing Caulfield run on June 26. Not sure she has the class to be winning here.
Won this race last year as a two year-old. She is a quirky filly who has been prone to buck jumping after leaving the gates, however she has a big turn of foot on her day and could be suited here by a fast speed. Roughie with a chance.
Her one win from six starts came at this track and distance but she is sharply up in grade here. Looking elsewhere.
Bolted in by seven lengths at Murray Bridge on June 19 but her two runs since have been disappointing. Needs to improve.
Lightly raced two year old filly trained by Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray at Murray Bridge. She was safely held at her two listed runs during the Autumn. Prefer to watch her first up.