Six year old gelding trained by James Cummings. He is a Group 2 winner and finished second in this race last year. He ran third in the June Stakes at Randwick last start and wasn’t disgraced in the Group 1 Goodwood prior. Races well here and is drawn perfectly in barrier seven. Each way claims.
2. Tactical Advantage
Has been given six weeks and a trial since a disappointing run first up at Randwick. Hard to recommend off that.
3. Order Of Command
First up. He finished second in the Group 1 Galaxy in March over this distance and has jumped out well leading into this. The only query with him is where he gets to in the run?
Finished fourth behind Jungle Edge and Viridine in this race last year and then was competitive in Group 1 company at Moonee Valley. Not sure he is going as well this time in though and his track/distance stats are poor.
5. William Thomas
Backs up after running a solid third in the All Victorian Sprint Series Final last week at Flemington. Should be peaking now and is in the mix.
6. Red Can Man
Former Western Australian galloper who was heavily supported first up at Flemington. He weakened to run seventh but may be able to improve here getting onto firmer ground. Should also get a gun run in transit.
7. Inn Keeper
A good winner of the listed Wangoom two starts ago but only fair at Swan Hill last time. Place chance at best.
8. I Am Someone
Good against the pattern at Sandown two starts ago and did run well in this race last year when third behind Jungle Edge. Consider for the multiples.
Dexelation is fit and racing well. Latest, he ran on well from the back to finish second in an open sprint race at Swan Hill. Has a place chance here.
The race favourite. He is trained at Warwick Farm by Bjorn Baker and was a good winner here last start in open class, prior he won at Randwick. He is flying, gets Jamie Kah for the first time and is capable of making it three in a row.
Honest mare who finished second behind Absolute Flirt here last start. Ready to peak third up however she is lacking the class of some of these and has never won in ten previous attempts at the distance.
Another of the Sydney trained gallopers. She has won three of four first up and her recent trials have been good. She has a touch of class and is capable of winning this fresh.