1. Great Again
Consistent off season sprinter trained by Linsey Smith at Warrnambool. He ran well in the Wangoom first up with the big weight. Likes racing here but would prefer him on a softer track.
Aramayo returns to Australia after successful stint in Singapore. He was a dual group 1 winner in August/October over the mile and 1800m. He is now with Chris Waller and clearly a talented runner but may need further. Big watch.
Improved significantly to finish second when dropping back to 1000m here on Anzac Day. His best would see him in the finish here.
Likes racing here but this is just a pipe opener first up. Look for him hitting the line with 1400m in mind for next time.
5. Rox The Castle
Finished fifth beaten 2.8 lengths at Caulfield first up off a long spell. Thought that run was encouraging but it doesn’t get any easier for him here. Consider for multiples.
Four year old son of Sepoy trained by James Cumming. Race shape was against last time but he still hit the line really strongly behind the subsequent Group 1 winner Savatoxl. Expecting him to run well again.
7. Streetcar Stranger
Big effort to win a benchmark 78 at Morphettville two starts ago, then won again at Caulfield. Jamie Kah sticks. In the mix.
Now with Peter Moody. May have had a few issues given a couple of trainer changes and lengthy spells. Prefer to see him first up.
Thought his run in the Wangoom was excellent. He was one of the few runners to sit away from the rail and run well. He is going really well and has an each way chance here.
10. Riding The Wave
Another from the Lindsey Smith yard. He had absolutely no luck in the Wangoom last time where he was well supported in the betting. Looks to have come back in good order and has run well in both previous attempts down the straight.
11. Crown Fontein
Safely held in his two runs back from a spell. Hard to recommend off that.
Trained by Kurt Goldman at Goulburn. He finished sixth beaten 5.4 lengths in the Wagga Town Plate first up. Not likely to be the right form for this.
13. I’m Telling Ya
Back marker who is capable of producing a big finish on his day but seems short enough against this class of animal.
Hit the line hard at Cranbourne first up, then was well ridden to score at Warrnambool in a benchmark 78 last time. He drops right down in the weights here and is suited stepping to 1200m. Capable of measuring up.
15. Irish Songs
The second of the Kurt Goldman runners. Needs to improve off a fourth placed finished in the Wagga Town Plate first up.
Capriccio impressed winning here in February. Still very lightly raced and hit the line solidly at Warrnambool behind Ocular last time. Roughie with a chance.
17. Trip – Emergency
Trip struggled to win as a younger horse but clearly the penny has dropped given she has finished in the top two at six of her last seven. Wasn’t far off Streetcar Stranger first up. If she gets a run she looks an outside chance.