Personal finished 2nd in the Thousand Guineas and then 2nd in the Wakeful Stakes before bolting in, in the VRC Oaks. This is short of her best distance and she has plenty of weight but she has class on her side.
2. Island Joy
Island Joy is taking the big step up from benchmark 70 racing to Group 3 level. She was unlucky two starts back at Caulfield and then produced an incredible form turn around to win a benchmark 70 here by 4.25 lengths. A repeat performance of that puts her right in the mix.
Showed a good turn of foot to swoop down the outside at Caulfield and win against weaker opposition. Would need to go to a new level to be a factor here.
4. Zou Dancer
This daughter of Zoustar has had a let up since sitting outside the leader and kicking clear to win by 1.75 lengths on December 19. She travelled strongly in a recent trial and looks a serious talent.
5. Salto Angel
Consistent filly who has finished second at 4 of her last 5 starts, including in the VRC Oaks. Like Personal, this is short of her pet distance but look for her hitting the line hard.
This daughter of More Than Ready mixed her form last preparation. Prefer to see her first up.
7. Thunder Peak
Found a suitable race at Sandown last time and won well. Like many of these she faces a big class rise on Saturday.
8. A Pinch Of Luck
Lightly raced filly trained by Matt Laurie. She raced in restricted room at Sandown first up and boxed on okay.
Broke her maiden last start after a string of second placings. Can find the lead here but is outclassed.