IMA MORVEN LAD (3) dropped to the pegs last start when they went single file and then when he made his challenge he sprinted sharply in a slick closing panel to be within 2m of the winner COMPLY OR DIE. He was a winner over this trip 2 starts back and with a gate advantage over his main dangers can prevail.
COMPLY OR DIE (9) led them up easily in the small field here last week and allowed to get away with grand larceny in front in a 66.4 opening half, only had to sprint the closing 300m which he duly did to score. The 2nd line dents his chances but he can get around them early and throw down the challenge.
OUR MELS DREAM (8) was working home strongly here 2 starts back and secured the bronze when 2.5m from the winner IMA MORVEN LAD. Forget his last start at Armidale, he can chime in here.
HOODED ANGEL (1) will be 2nd up in Qld and drops straight into the claiming ranks after a disappointing 1st run at Marburg as the fav. Closing in on 12 months since his last victory, he can be shaper here.
SELECTIONS: IMA MORVEN LAD (3), HOODED ANGEL (1), COMPLY OR DIE (9), OUR MELS DREAM (8)
SUGGESTED BET: IMA MORVEN LAD (3) to win