1. Kallos (3)
This Medaglia D’oro colt is trained by James Cummings who won this race with Bandipur in 2017. He has two wins and a place from seven starts. is first-up after a 25 week spell and has trialled well. Should race on the speed and shouldn’t be far away.
2. Unflinching (6)
One of the I Am Invincible runners (the others are I Am Bene, Royal Dress and Mietta). He won his first three races by good margins, then finished 8.75 lengths 5th in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield where he had mucus post-race. Resumes after 6 months and can figure in the finish.
3. Magic Max (8)
This Magnus gelding is trained by Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle at Morphettville (Gordon Richards won this race with Vargna back in 2000). He has had 13 starts, which is more than any other runner, but has been to Morphettville seven times without winning. Prefer others.
4. Keep Reading (2)
Has two wins and five places from seven starts so has always made the trifecta. Has finished 2nd at his last two starts and is one of the chances.
5. Extremely Lucky (12)
Drawn the outside barrier. Didn’t have the best of luck when 3.6 lengths 5th in the Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes over 1200m at Morphettville on 7 May, then won by 4.1 lengths at this track and distance on 21 May. Trainer Will Clarken and jockey Todd Pannell combined to win this race with Beau Rossa last year and have a great chance to do it again.
6. Scorched Earth (7)
This Nicconi filly has four wins and four places from 11 starts. She finished 0.1 length 2nd in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield on 12 February, then was 1.3 lengths 3rd in the Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley on 25 February. Resumes from a 22 week spell. Jockey Jessica Eaton won this race on Parlophone in 2020. One of the main chances.
7. I Am Bene (5)
Trained at Strathalbyn, this I Am Invincible filly won her first 2 starts at Gawler then Morphettville before working home strongly for 2.8 lengths 2nd in the Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes over 1200m at Morphettville on 21 May. Should be in the finish.
8. Ojosan (4)
This Mikki Isle filly is looking for a hatrick after winning two in a row at Caulfield and Wangaratta. Has gone well on a softer track. Not the worst.
9. Calla Dream (9)
She has four wins and four places from 12 starts and is a last-start winner on a soft track at Morphettville Parks. Could surprise.
10. Royal Dress (1)
One of two runners for Tony & Calvin McEvoy. She was a seven length winner over 1002m at Donald last start. Nicely drawn in barrier 1 but this is much harder.
11. Mietta (10)
The other McEvoy winner. Unbeaten in two starts – both at Ballarat Synthetic. Not the worst.
12. No Baby No (11)
This Shooting To Win filly has a win and seven places from 10 starts so has a great place strike rate. Prefer others.