Rail: +6m entire
Weather: Fine & warm
Track Condition: Good 4
Track Expectations: The rail out six metres at Rosehill typically favours those on pace and a firm surface will assist that even further.
A field of debutants contest the opener. Betting will tell the tale but Hinchbeast is a trial winner who avoided Saturday company to race here, Jemss and Volterra have also won trials.
Pincer is the designated leader. He’s never gone down more than 1.5 lengths, is rock hard fit and gets track conditions to suit. Wristband closed very well second up in the same race Pincer last contested. Shadow Girl can track the leader everywhere.
Rari met some handy ones in his first prep and was far from disgraced. He’ll have a jump on the gelded Bacchus in running who can chase hard. Watch the market on the debutant Mission Dream.
Krameric possesses the superior form with two Group 3 placings to his name as a two-year-old. The likely track pattern doesn’t help but he’s shown the most. He’ll follow Belista into the straight who’ll make a strong case. Aquitane is an on-pacer to watch if it is leader or bust.
Verdict: Krameric e/w
The trifecta from the Cup Day 3200m race on the Kenso (Miss Moana, So It Is, Eugenio) are all here. But Loveseat, switching back to Sydney after an eye-catching Oaks Day 1700m run, she needs the additional trip and will be running on powerfully.
Vedder overdid it in front when McCormack ran straight past him last start. Showminder worked hard in that event and went down narrowly – from an inside alley he can stalk the leader and put his added fitness and easier trip in transit to good use.
Three of these will be looking for the front in Statuesquely, Sister Sledge and D’oro Rain. It may give Wicked Wench the ideal trail into the race from a low draw. Rockarosa needed all of the 1600m to win her maiden last start but the longer straight may negate the slightly shorter trip.
Verdict: Wicked Wench