1. Our Playboy
Won the Group 3 Vain Stakes back in August but his three runs since have been disappointing.
2. Portland Sky
Hasn’t raced for 10 weeks since winning the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley. He has won two of his four starts and is one of the chances.
Has only one win from 13 starts and may struggle here.
4. Magic Conqueror
Has won three from seven starts this campaign. Not the worst.
5. Thunder Mania
Ran 6th in the Gold Edition 3YO Plate and will fins this harder.
6. Oscar Zulu
Won his last start over 1300m at Rosehill on 5 December.
7. Apache Chase
Ran 3rd in the Gold Edition and could run a place.
Won a 3YO Handicap over 1400m at Eagle Farm by 2.75 lengths last outing. Should run well.
9. Batangas Entry
Has placed twice at this distance and is not the worst.
10. Black Duke
Has won one of seven and is aiming too high.
Taking a big rise in grade.
12. Rogue Rocker
Came from well back in the field for 5th in the Gold Edition 3YO Plate last start.
13. Gotta Kiss
This Not A Single Doubt filly trained by Steven O’dea has three wins and five places from 10 starts and goes well at this track. She resumed from a 24 week spell for 1.6 lengths 4th over 1000m at Sunshine Coast on 21 November, then came from well back to finish 3 lengths 2nd behind Isotope in the Listed Mode Stakes on 5 December. The set weight conditions and the extra distance suits and she should win.
Has won three of her nine starts and was held up and should have finished closer when 4th in the Mode Stakes last start.
15. Fleet Dove
16. Dawn Passage – SCRATCHED
This is too hard.
Ran 3rd in the Mode Stakes and has two wins and two places from her six career starts.