Date: 30 October
Rail: True entire course
Weather: Fine & warm
Track Condition: Soft 5 (improving)
Track Expectations: With no rain about, we should be close to a Good surface come race day. The tail is back in the true and while that helps those from off-pace, it remains a venue where being close to the speed at the point of the turn is helpful
Little to get excited about here. Scaramouche led and was just pipped at Gatton over 860m on resuming. That may be just enough to hold out Tony Gollan’s 3yo debutant Single Again.
Plenty of speed here. Ashman may kick up under them to lead or take a sit – either way he’s in the zone and gets a helpful 2kg claim in pursuit of four straight wins. The step back in grade helps I Dream Of Green, while Prince Of Tie is another to be wary of
Elleofadeel hit the line hard first up. Jockey Robbie Fradd may elect to make a long sustained run again here. If she gets too far back then Top Me Up again is in the box seat after consecutive Doomben placings.
Firebox was truckloaded on debut but only floundered. Willing to respect a move again but the barrier draw gives Phionaix the nod – he can kick through from the pole marker and lead for a long way.
Connections may scratch I Dream Of Green from R2 to race here. He looks hard to beat here too making the running in front. Exelebrazione has trialed after the Warwick flow and the gap between runs is typically positive for him. Buffy is another who can make a bid after the last start win.
Verdict: I Dream Of Green
Masstoo and Homework can cross and lead. Dubai Tycoon gets the plumb run at their hind quarters and has the figures to win if handling the step up to 1666m. The trip is no trouble for Alpine Dancer who will only need clear running to make a strong bid, she is the big closer.
Verdict: Dubai Tycoon
Euro Belle showed talent at her first prep an then put a maiden field away in style on resumption. She led them up that day but has shown to be equally adept at closing from off-speed. She won’t want to give Whittington Ways too big a head start while Rothenburg should be close enough to strike.
Verdict: Euro Belle