Rail: True entire
Weather: Fine & warm
Track Condition: Good 4
Track Expectations: The rail is in the true at the tight Toowoomba track for a rare midweek metro meeting. Expect to see a slight advantage for on-pace runners
Speed from a number of these drawn across the track with Chicago Bull and Stamen prominent among them. The former continues to improve each run and gets an ideal chance to break its maiden fourth up.
Verdict: Chicago Bull
Mosshiki has been building towards a win and presents third up here. An assertive ride from Fradd in a race lacking pressure at the front should see him go close. Respecting the Waller pair Icelander and Gandiva.
Waller trains the major hopes. Entertainer can offset the wider gate with natural speed and at his third career start is the one to beat. Lubuk has raced against better but doesn’t win out of turn – he won’t want to get buried away in this field.
Deladies Boy made a pleasing return after a switch north and quickly to 1625m suits. He and McMahon, back from the city, will be setting out after Lola’s Diamond late in the piece.
Verdict: Deladies Boy
The trio at the top of the weights, all with claimers on board, can fight this out. Maidenover and The Black Tide will look to race on speed from wide, giving Whodunnit from the inside alley a cart into the straight.
A soft on-pace run will see Cunard be competitive for a long way in this. My Belly Button and Madluce Missile, who draws awkwardly, will be gunning him down late but the track layout may suit the leader.
Excelebrazione was tough on pace at Ipswich and if he produces similar he’ll be difficult to run down. American Genius can hold his back from the inside gate and make it interesting while Beacon won’t be far away from the good gate either.
Big field in the finale and a bit of speed on, Mymill should be able to find the front. Write The Rules is on the way up but will have a task to hold out the mare Power Rush in the closing stages.
Verdict: Power Rush