NORTHERN MUSCLE (10) was sent for a break in early December with this series firmly on his radar. Winning successive races over the 2138m trip from 10m marks on a quick back-up he has shown that he can work in his races. Trialling in good style to prepare, he looks a smart type and can return with a win
SOUTHERN ALPS (3) made the most of the big class drop from the DJA to a restricted event at Redcliffe when stepping straight to the front and holding on for a comfortable win. Forget his last run when making an error, from the front line he can look to go to the front and fight all the way.
SELECTIONS: NORTHERN MUSCLE (10), SOUTHERN ALPS (3), QUIETLY SPOKEN (9), DAENERYS STORMBORN (5),
SUGGESTED BET: NORTHERN MUSCLE (10) to win