He has come up big odds in early markets. Needs further.
Resuming off a win in the listed Warrnambool Cup. Has the ability to sprint well fresh and likes the cut out. Barrier 2 is a potential negative if the ground closer to the fence is inferior.
Fitter now 3rd up but his record is better on top of the ground. Think he is well enough found in early markets.
4. Super Titus – SCRATCHED
Stuck on okay first up in a good form race. Fitter now and will have no issues with a wet track. Also gets the services of Ben Melham who is at the peak of his powers. Can run a race here at good odds.
Will be using this as a fitness builder – look for him over further.
7. Kentucky Breeze
Resuming at big odds. He does his best racing over further but should get a nice run and it wouldn’t surprise to see him run a race here.
Was well in the market at Caulfield but faded late off a wide run. A few things in his favour here that may see him improve – tounge tie, winkers on and a softer track.
Has had a short break since an impressive win here over the 1600 metres. A number of horses have come out of that race and run really well. Expecting him to run well and he looks over the odds in early markets.
Morvada beat home Dalasan in Adelaide last start which reads well for this. This looks perfect for him 3rd up. Will push forward and make his own luck.
11. Bumper Blast
Loved his win first up down the Flemington straight over an unsuitable distance. He then went to Caulfied where he started well in the market in the Regal Roller Stakes but disappointed. Appears to be crying out for the extra distance which he finds here and back to Flemington will suit.
Looked the winner at Caulfield before a good horse in Showmanship collared him late. Fit, honest and can handle all conditions. He will run well again.
13 Adelaide Ace
He’s a group horse on his day but has disappointed in his last two. Hard to recommend off that first up effort but I am wary that he could improve sharply.
It was hard not to be impressed with Windstorm’s effort first up – he got a long way back and worked home very nicely. That was a perfect fitness builder. He Drops in weight here and Pike hops back aboard. Clearly the one to beat.
15. Mount Tabora
He started big odd first up and tired late off a wide run.