1. Quantum Mechanic
Had a terrific autumn winning the Sunline Stakes here before going onto be Group 1 placed in the Coolmore Legacy Stakes at Randwick. Normally improves second up. One of the chances.
2. Rich Hips
Mare with a powerful finish on her day. She worked home okay in the Let’s Elope second up. Ready to peak third up?
It seems like she has been up for ever but continues to race well. Was unlucky not to be in the finish here two back. Don’t discount.
4. Magna Bella
Six year old trained in South Australia. Her form around the likes of Groundswell and Ecumenical reads fairly well for a race like this. Roughie with a chance.
5. Horse For Higher
Blinkers go back on but she is lacking the class to win here.
6. Kiss And Cry
Damian Lane and Michael Kent team up with Kiss And Cry. She hasn’t won for a long time and is yet to run a place here. Not for me.
7. Ripper Rita
Boasts a win over Beau Rossa at Caulfield earlier in the year. Also finished third in the Australasian Oaks beaten less than a length. Not sure what to make of her first up effort. She found a great spot in the Lets Elope and weakened out. Her best would put her in the mix.
8. Only Words
Chris Waller trained four year old. Won The Roses at Doomben on May 22. Travelled well but never got a crack at them first up in the Lets Elope. Likely improver.
9. So You Assume
Improving four year old mare. She bolted in by four lengths at Moonee Valley two starts ago before winning again at Caulfield. Is six weeks between runs into this. Each way claims.
10. Tyche Goddess
Won the Group 3 Auraria at big odds at Morphettville earlier in the year and worked home okay first up. Gets Oliver but may be looking for further.
Was Group 1 placed in the Vinery in April. Found the line okay second up at Flemington. Fitter now and may appreciate softer ground. In the mix.
12. Butter Chicken
Promising mare trained by Grahame Begg at Caulfield. She trialed up well before a good first up effort in the Let’s Elope Stakes at Flemington. Suspect we will see her at her best at 2000m and beyond but class may carry her a long way here.
13. Miss Guggenheim
Showed plenty of promise early in her career then lost her way there for a bit. Found form again last start bolting in at Mornington off a wide run. Should be peaking here third up and is drawn well. Consider for multiples.