THE SPACE INVADER (1) has some ordinary numbers next to his name but his runs have been better than the results returned after starting from wide gates and taking on some tough races. His latest run on Sat night was a tidy effort from gate 7 when getting back and charging home late. He gets his chance to cash-in here.
ROYAL COUNSEL (8) had been battling some tough gates and made the most of an improved gate on Sat night and took the all the way and running home a sharp closing 800m. She will enjoy a cosy trip here and when the gaps open can look to issue a challenge.
MAFUTA VAUTIN (5) was a shade disappointing on Sat night, but did look to make his move when the leader put down on a sub 27 3rd panel. His run 2 back was a good effort when 3rd to MARKEY OH MARKEY and he can bounce back in a race like this.
MAJESTIC MAJOR (7) faded off last week in the stand start race after doing his share of work mid-race to make up ground to get to the breeze. A good winner 3 starts back over the 2138m, the gate hurts but he can’t be discounted.
SELECTIONS: THE SPACE INVADER (1), ROYAL COUNSEL (8), MAFUTA VAUTIN (5), MAJESTIC MAJOR (7)
SUGGESTED BET: THE SPACE INVADER (1) to win