1. Why We Drink
The only multiple winner in the race. He came from off the speed to break his maiden at Beaudesert three back, then won again at the Sunshine Coast. Glenn Boss on looms as a positive jockey change.
2. Cape Breton – SCR
3. Minto’s Paradise
May have bumped into a pretty smart one first up, then won impressively last time at the Gold Coast on heavy ground. Gets back onto firmer footing here which shouldn’t cause too many concerns. One of the chances.
New South Wales visitor. He has finished a close up second at Hawkesbury and Wagga at his last two and is bursting to win a race. Draws wide but does get Nash Rawiller in the saddle.
Kiwi gelding trained by Tony Pike at Cambridge. She raced outside the lead at her only Australian start and looked like dropping out before picking up again to finish second. Likely to settle handy again here.
Backs up after finishing second in a two year old maiden on the Gold Coast last week. Maps well but this is a step up in class.
7. Kaytee Reinado
Been soundly beaten at all four career starts. Hard to make a case for him here.
8. London Bell
London Bell started $9 and finished fifth behind Minto’s Paradise on debut. He was a real eye catcher there making up significant ground in between horses which is always a big tick for a two year old. 1400m should suit.
9. Volcanic Rock
Another New South Wales visitor. He finished second at Rosehill last start after leading and controlling over the 1300m. The times wern’t flash out of the race but he should take good natural improvement from that and this is no harder.
10. It’s All Talk
Justified the short quote to break her maiden last start. Slight query where she gets to from the outside barrier but she is rock hard fit and has proven herself at the distance.
11. Pick Za Beans
Ben Thompson takes over the reigns on Pick Za Beans. He won an Ipswich maiden by .8 of a length last start but needs to improve again to play a role here.