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LITTLE BOLT (5) was a return winner at Marburg 3 starts back when finding the front from gate 3 and taking them all the way to score a 7m victory. His latest start when 3rd up saw him finding the line in good style from back in the pack to get within a head of the winner and despite the gate he is worth a chance.
BOULDER CITY (2) resumes from a spell without the benefit of a public trial after going winless through his 2YO season. Starting to put it together as the term progressed, his 2 starts as an early season 3YO were tidy efforts. Possessing good gate speed he can be in the mix at his return.
FUTURE FUN (8) has placed in 2 of his past 3 starts with the latest a tough effort when working in the run and finishing 4.5m from the winner. He should settle handy in the run and can feature.
LIVING FREE (9) chased gamely last start at Marburg to grab the silver behind GETINANHANGON when the leader ripped home a sizzling closing 800m on the tight track. With even luck he can place.
SELECTIONS: LITTLE BOLT (5), BOULDER CITY (2), FUTURE FUN (8), LIVING FREE (9)
MYBELLA ROSE (1) broke through to land her 1st career victory here 4 starts back when finishing over the top after starting from gate 10. Her next 3 starts have all been against much stronger opponents and with the benefit of gate 1 in this line up looks to get her chance to land her 2nd win.
JENUFLECTION (7) was a winner from the pocket trail here 5 starts back and since that win had faced wide gates at her past 3 in succession. She found the line in good style here 2 runs back when 7m from LETHAL PROMISE and if sighting space in time can throw down the challenge here.
ROCKNROLL PROMISE (8) was working home in good order last start when taken back early from gate 6. Working home strongly the run was full of merit behind TUESDAYS FELLA and he is in the mix.
MODERN THOUGHT (4) made the most of the inside 2nd line here 2 starts back and used the passing lane to grab the bronze. Gunned down last start, if she can limit the early burn she has place hopes.
SELECTIONS: MYBELLA ROSE (1), JENUFLECTION (7), ROCKNROLL PROMISE (8), MODERN THOUGHT (4)
SUGGESTED BET: ROCKNROLL PROMISE (8) each-way
GOTOTHEMOON (6) had been building towards a victory after 3 successive placings with 2 of those at Albion Park. Last start over the 1780m trip he was able to cash-in when wide for a good portion of the trip and packing too many guns in an impressive victory. He can look to repeat despite the gate.
MAJORESS JUJON (9) has claimed the bronze at her past 2 starts with the latest when racing in the pocket trail behind the big winner SHEZA GALVINATOR. Her run 2 starts back was a tidy effort when running the winner to a head and with the right cart into the contest can be in the mix.
MY ULTIMATE JOE (10) was a smart winner when resuming here 4 starts back and then met some smart performers at his next 2. His latest run was full of merit and he can ask the questions.
PAQUIN (1) should take some benefit from her run at Marburg when resuming from a spell. Doing her share of work in the run she battled gamely and with the good gate can chime into the exotics.
SELECTIONS: GOTOTHEMOON (6), MAJORESS JUJON (9), MY ULTIMATE JOE (10), PAQUIN (1)
SUGGESTED BET: GOTOTHEMOON (6) to win
OMINOUS FLYER (5) has been racing well since returning this term and has now placed in 4 of his 5 return runs. Luckless when unable to find space at Marburg 3 starts back he then was working hard in the run when 3rd to BLINGITTOTHEMAX. Winless for 2 years, he looks to get every chance here.
SANTASTIC PRINCESS (6) has no favours from this alley however is racing consistently since returning from a break with placings in 4 of 5 appearances. Buried away last start she found space and was best of the chasers behind the big winner SHEZA GALVINATOR and can place again.
THE LINEMASTER (1) has been down the line in 2 Qld outings, the 1st of those when making a mess of the starts when fav at Marburg. Tightened from his latest run after a 1 month break he can improve from this gate.
SAND SAFARI (10) started from gate 7 over the AP 2138m last start and was working home strongly to be 6m from the winner JOHNNYCAKE. With even luck in transit she can be chiming in late.
SELECTIONS: OMINOUS FLYER (5), SANTASTIC PRINCESS (6), THE LINEMASTER (1), SAND SAFARI (10)
SUGGESTED BET: OMINOUS FLYER (5) to win
CONCENTRATION (5) was a nice run last start at AP when working home strongly after starting from gate 6 and finishing under 1.5m from the winner in a blanket finish. Beaten by 2nd line gates at his previous 2 starts, he can look to press ahead from this alley to make the most of his chances.
JUSTA DALE (9) doesn’t have the best figures next to his name but he has been meeting stronger opponents than he faces here. He made a mess of the start 3 runs back behind ANOTHER BROADWAY and last start was chasing against the tempo. Tightened from that run he can feature.
ARTS PEREGRINE (8) has been in the money at his past 2 starts and not been too far away in either. Chasing hard last start he went within a head of victory and with the right run will be in the mix.
SOPHIES PRIDE (3) has faced the starter 3 times since returning from a break with the latest run seeing her fade after working hard in the breeze. Fired out early if she can find the pegs she can give some cheek.
SELECTIONS: CONCENTRATION (5), JUSTA DALE (9), ARTS PEREGRINE (8), SOPHIES PRIDE (3)
SUGGESTED BET: CONCENTRATION (5) to win
EPIRUS BOY (8) started from gate 4 last start and settling in the run was too far back when trying to pick up the leader BOB GAGE when hitting the line in good order to be 6m from the winner. A beaten fav 2 starts back behind CHIRPY CHUCKLES, he should get a perfect trip here and swoop late.
BLUE EYED CREATION (2) was snagged back from gate 6 over the 1780m here 2 starts back and was hitting the line in good style to grab the bronze behind LETHAL PROMISE. His run last start had merit after unable to find position and forced back. With good early speed he is a big threat in this.
ELMS CREEK (6) has no favours from this alley and has been struggling to land a marble in recent starts. He hit the line strongly from this gate 2 starts back to grab the bronze and will be working home late again.
DOOLITTLE DANDY (1) has faced 2nd line gates at his past 3 runs and will appreciate this alley. He chased gamely last start when wide off the track and with the options will be ready to strike here.
SELECTIONS: EPIRUS BOY (8), BLUE EYED CREATION (2), ELMS CREEK (6), DOOLITTLE DANDY (1)
SUGGESTED BET: EPIRUS BOY (8) to win
INVITE ONLY (3) looks well placed here after meeting some handy performers in her past few starts from tricky barriers. Last start from gate 12 over the AP mile she was sent looking for cheap runs and tracked home strongly. A winner over the mile 3 starts back from gate 7 she looks to get every chance.
GOLDEN YEAR (5) was sent to the front from gate 4 last start at AP and taking control had them all chasing when zipping home in 27.3 to secure a career best win rate in a comfortable victory. A winner here 3 starts back from the 2nd line when working home strongly he can challenge strongly.
KEARNEY LANE (1) started from gate 10 last start over the AP mile and worked home in good order when 9m from the winner CALL ME YOURS. With the options from the gate she can be an improver.
PROJECTILE (9) started from gate 1 last start over the 2280m trip and from the pocket trail was throwing down the closing challenge to get within a head of the winner. He can be thereabouts.
SELECTIONS: INVITE ONLY (3), GOLDEN YEAR (5), KEARNEY LANE (1), PROJECTILE (9)
SUGGESTED BET: INVITE ONLY (3) to win
EARL JUJON (2) led them up over this trip 5 starts back and after running even panels was grabbed late when 7m from SKYFELLA CAM. No closer than gate 6 in his 3 starts since that run he has been working home late in his races. With the chance to find the pegs he can be gripping on in front.
SPRINGFIELD SPIRIT (9) has been a consistent performer in recent starts finishing in the money at 12 of his past 14 starts and in the top 3 at 8 of his 9 Redcliffe appearances. A tough winner from the breeze here last start over the 2280m trip he will be throwing down the challenge again.
ITS ALL GO (1) set a solid tempo in front here last start over this trip when grabbed in the closing stages. Holding on for 3rd that made it successive 3rd placed runs and with the options can feature.
YKIKAFIL (8) has been freshened since his last appearance at Armidale back in November. A winner there 2 starts back over the mile, he can look for a cart into the contest to fill the exotics.
SELECTIONS: EARL JUJON (2), SPRINGFIELD SPIRIT (9), ITS ALL GO (1), YKIKAFIL (8)
SUGGESTED BET: Flexi trifecta 1-2-8-9