Behemoth is a two time Group 1 winner and has had a freshen up since his third in the All Star Mile at Moonee Valley. He loves racing here and is very capable of sprinting fresh. Has to lump the top weight of 59kg but he is a quality animal and has trialed well recently.
Was narrowly beaten by Trekking in this race last year. He resumes off the back of a terrific spring winning the Concorde and Yes Yes Yes Stakes and finishing third in the Everest. Has had bone chip surgery which is the slight query but his best makes him the one to beat.
Very consistent type trained on the track. Won easily here last time and maps to get a good run.
4. Dirty Work
Huge run in the Oakleigh plate before heading to Sydney where he was outclassed in the Galaxy and TJ Smith. This looks a slightly easier assignment but he still needs to improve.
Is a winner of nine races however has placed just once from seven attempts at Group 1 level. Has been up for a while and although he has Damian Oliver I think he is lacking the class to be a serious winning chance here.
Lead and bolted in here over 1100m a fortnight ago. He should be able to lead again here from an inside gate with a clean jump. 1200m won’t cause him any concern but he will need to handle Group 1 pressure.
7. Pretty Brazen
Closed off really strongly behind Instant Celebrity in the Sangster last time but this is harder.
8. Beau Rossa
Did a great job to drop back to 1200m and bolt in, in the Tobin Bronze against the three year olds last time. Like him drawn out in eight and gets blinkers for the first time. He is a very talented three year old.
9. Instant Celebrity
Anchored by the weight first up, then dropped down to 55kg and showed a lethal turn of foot to take out the Group 1 Sangster second up. May still have some improvement to come and gets Jamie Kah here. Better opposition here but carries 55kg again. Major contender.
10. Prophet’s Thumb
Like the booking of Damian Lane and her drawn in seven given she likes to get back and sprint home, however think she lacks the class here.
11. Dollar For Dollar
Beaten favourite at Caulfield last time and was only fair behind Ancestry before that. Not for me.