CLINTAL DO (2) was in dominant form with wins at 5 from his previous 6 starts when taking on a 2138m event here 2 starts back he was a red figure fav and turned in a run well below his best. Last start off the 2nd line the run was strong when controlled at the front by SOMEPARTYSOMEWHERE. From the improved gate he looks mighty hard to stop.
RUATO BAY (1) started from this gate 2 starts back in the same race as CLINTAL DO and after releasing the front at the 1400m ran home well to claim the bronze. Buried away last start, he will get the perfect trip here to issue the last challenge.
FRANCO TARIQ (3) makes his Qld debut for Darrel Graham after being claimed from a Menangle event where he scored a last stride win on Apr 17. He has been closing strongly and is in the mix.
RIVERLEIGH JEFF (8) found a nice race on the grass at Kilcoy 2 starts back and was too strong in scoring a 2m victory. Holding on for the bronze last start from the trail, he can enjoy the cosy trip and run into the money.
SELECTIONS: CLINTAL DO (2), RUATO BAY (1), FRANCO TARIQ (3), RIVERLEIGH JEFF (8)
SUGGESTED BET: CLINTAL DO (2) to win