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STAR OF MONTANA (6) eased back from gate 6 last start to find position in the running line over the 2138m trip. Approaching the home turn, he was kept in the running line rather than peeling out and attacked the line hard to the inside of the winner when beaten a neck. He can swoop on them late.
BEEF CITY BLAZE (1) made the most of a cosy run in the trail last start and angled to the outside in the stretch, finished best to score. A winner from gate 1 over this trip 4 starts back he will secure another easy run against the poles and can be coiled and ready to take his shot.
TRAIN WRECK (8) will be requiring a slice of luck to fall his way as he looks set to be buried away in the run. A tidy winner here 3 starts back, he was tough in the breeze last start and can place here.
DOLLY MACH LOMBO (4) started a prohibitive short priced fav here 2 starts back in a mares qualifier and franked the quote with a comfortable win. With early speed she can be right in the fight.
SELECTIONS: STAR OF MONTANA (6), BEEF CITY BLAZE (1), TRAIN WRECK (8), DOLLY MACH LOMBO (4)
SUGGESTED BET: STAR OF MONTANA (6) to win
MARK OF INTEGRITY (1) started from gate 10 last time out and from back in the field was attacking the line strongly in the closing stages to be 5m from the winner. Stripping fitter following 2 runs back from a break, he steps up here but with the peg-line benefits can be ready to take the closing shot.
SPIKE BROMAC (3) returns from a spell and was last seen back in July when a beaten fav after leading them up. Stepping out in a recent trial to open the pipes, he was never asked for much in scoring easily. With blazing speed off the arm, he will be out in front and looking to fight them off.
BODHI TREE (8) started from gate 6 last start me out and making his move at the 700m was wide off the track and was strong to the line in some smart closing sections. The gate hurts, but he can probe.
NEWMERELLA SHARKIE (2) watched the speed after easing back last start and with a well-timed run closed out strongly to claim a smart win. Only 4m away after being buried last start, he can swoop.
SELECTIONS: MARK OF INTEGRITY (1), SPIKE BROMAC (3), BODHI TREE (8), NEWMERELLA SHARKIE (2)
SUGGESTED BET: Exotics 1-2-3-8
IM NORMA JEAN (9) should find this easier than her past 2 starts and although better suited to the mile, can get the right trip to offer a winning challenge. Here on Tues she was best of the rest in chasing, making it successive starts she has claimed the silver behind SECRETAGENT TYCOON.
WHATS THE CATCH (4) will be fitter from his Qld debut when 1st up in 6 weeks. Easing back from gate 6 over the mile, he was hitting the line in nice order behind the smart SPEECH IS SILVER. With good early speed, he can look to settle handy to the speed and is right in the mix.
WEEDONS EXPRESS (7) will find this much easier than recent starts and although the wide gate and the 2138m work against him, the drop in class is significant enough that he can challenge.
AMILLION PROMISES (8) started from the 2nd line last start and worked around them early when chasing hard for 2nd to GINA MACH. He will be needing a slice of luck from the gate but can probe.
SELECTIONS: IM NORMA JEAN (9), WHATS THE CATCH (4), WEEDONS EXPRESS (7), AMILLION PROMISES (8)
SIGNORINA JUJON (9) needed to roll the sleeves from the breeze last start and was on for the fight when within 4m of CHERRYS THE BEST in a Gold Pot Final. That followed a tough win over the mile and despite the 2nd line gate, she looks to have the edge to take the prize in this.
GOLD REACTOR (11) started from inside the 2nd line in a Gold Pot heat and probing for space was able to finish hard to grab the bronze. Again, closing strongly for 2nd in the Final from gate 9 when within 2m of CHERRYS THE BEST, he will be relying on some factors but can be swooping late.
COULDNTELLYA (1) didn’t have thigs go her way last start when forced to snag back to find position. A passing lane winner here 4 starts back, she will get the soft trip and can be ready to offer.
THE MONEY BALL (3) finished best to score here 2 starts back in a strong form race where 3 of the top 5 he beat home having since won. Forget his last start over the 2138m, back to the 1660m suits.
SELECTIONS: SIGNORINA JUJON (9), GOLD REACTOR (11), COULDNTELLYA (1), THE MONEY BALL (3)
SUGGESTED BET: SIGNORINA JUJON (9) to win
BLACKSADANCE (8) will need some factors to fall in his favour, but with the hope that LIGHTHORSE can take control, he will be ready to offer when the passing lane arrives. Still green, his 2 runs back this campaign to start his 3YO term have been full of merit. He is worth the chance in this.
MISS MONEYBAGS (7) has the wide gate to overcome but brings the class to this line-up as she steps out for the 1st time this season. After claiming the 3YO Fillies Breeders Consolation, she faced the starter 3 more times for the term. With a handy trial to prepare, she can throw down the challenge.
ALL GOOD WALLY (9) will have the choice to look for the pegs in the early stages and from the cost trip can look to offer. Scoring a tidy win last start in a dour finish, a soft trip would be ideal.
LIGHTHORSE (1) steps it up here but he has a pair of wins at his past 4 starts, both wins coming when leading throughout at Marburg. Hustling hard he will be gripping on.
SELECTIONS: BLACKSADANCE (8), MISS MONEYBAGS (7), ALL GOOD WALLY (9), LIGHTHORSE (1)
SUGGESTED BET: BLACKSADANCE (8) to win
KWASII (4) found them too slick last start and faded out in the latter stages. Finishing mid-field, the start prior after being buried away against the pegs behind SIGNORINA JUJON. If able to return the type of run like his effort here 3 starts back when 7m from THE DOORMAN, he can be in the mix.
SEA HAWKE (8) will be needing a rub of the green from this barrier as it looks likely he will be buried away in the run. Locked away when returning from a break here 2 starts back, he chased hard when the gap opened for the silver behind THE CRUISE MISSILE. He needs the gaps to open.
THE RAGNBONE MAN (12) arrived to break his maiden 4 starts back and hasn’t been far away in 3 since, including a 3rd in a Gold Pot heat to SIR TIGER. Scratched here on Tues, he can chime in late.
BEEF CITY STARZZZ (9) started from gate 6 last time out over this distance and settling in the running line packed too many punches in the closing stages. Despite the tricky gate he can be thereabouts.
SELECTIONS: KWASII (4), SEA HAWKE (8), THE RAGNBONE MAN (12), BEEF CITY STARZZZ (9)
THE CRUISE MISSILE (9) back-fired at his Qld debut when fading out as a red figure fav to finish mid-field after working hard in the run over the 2138m. Back to the mile at his past 2 starts, he has been much more destructive in scoring powerful wins from the front. He will need to chase here but can still hone in on the target.
FORTES IN FIDE (6) was sent to the breeze from the 2nd line when making his 1st appearance for the new stable and was too strong to score a nice win. The wide gate hurts but he can place in this.
DYNAMIC DEEJAY (2) started from the 2nd line last start at Marburg and was sent to the breeze when fighting hard for the bronze and beaten 4m. Settling handy from this gate he is in the mix.
TORQUE FEELS GOOD (1) closed out from back in the pack to grab 3rd here 2 start back over the middle-distance. With an issue last start she returns from the ace gate here and is an exotic hope.
SELECTIONS: THE CRUISE MISSILE (9), FORTES IN FIDE (6), DYNAMIC DEEJAY (2), TORQUE FEELS GOOD (1)
SUGGESTED BET: THE CRUISE MISSILE (9) to win
SIR TIGER (8) started fav in the Gold Pot Final last time out from gate 7. Easing back early he made a move to find the breeze at the 1000m and with a solid tempo throughout, faded in the closing stages. Too strong in winning his heat when 1st up in Aus, he can be coiled and ready to strike.
SPECIAL RESERVE (1) is still looking to breakthrough for a victory since returning for her 4YO term, having placed in 4 of her 5 appearances. Buried on the poles last start from inside the 2nd line, her closing splits were solid in grabbing the bronze. With options, she gets her chance to cash-in.
MONTANA LAD (7) shoots for the hat-trick after successive wins since resuming from a break. Too strong last start from the breeze in a stylish win, he has no favours from the gate but looks smart.
RAGING INFERNO (4) has landed 2nd line gates at his past 2 appearances, the latest when working home wide off the track at Marburg. With good early speed he can get forward to have a look.
SELECTIONS: SIR TIGER (8), SPECIAL RESERVE (1), MONTANA LAD (7), RAGING INFERNO (4)
DIVAS DELIGHT (2) was out in front last start over the mile and hitting the back stretch looked to pinch a break in a 27.4 3rd panel. It proved to be a smidgin too hard as he was grabbed in the closing stages, only 4m in arrears. With the speed to take control, he can look to dictate terms.
WATTLEBANK FLYER (3) was 1st to the pegs prior to releasing last start and chased gamely to hold on for the bronze behind LEXUS ON THE BEACH. Returning to claiming grade suits and with the good alley he won’t be far away.
RORY MACH (5) watched the speed here 2 starts back and with the final shot packed too many guns in the stretch to score. Only 6m from DREAM TO SHARE here on Tues, he is right in the fight.
BLUE POINTER (1) steps out for the 1st time since July and for the 1st time since joining the Ryan Veivers team. With a tidy trial to prepare and good early speed he has the options over the trip.
SELECTIONS: DIVAS DELIGHT (2), WATTLEBANK FLYER (3), RORY MACH (5), BLUE POINTER (1)
SUGGESTED BET: DIVAS DELIGHT (2) to win