Returning from a spell last start from a 20m tape, TOP OF THE MOMENT (4) was safely away and given plenty of time to balance up and find his feet. When set free, he chased hard, rounded them up and pulled away to a 5m margin. Still only inexperienced, he looks smart and can repeat.
KING CITY (2) was first up for Shawn Grimsey last start when rolling forward to sit parked but ending his chances with an error. Banished to the trials, he came through that in good order to earn the return and if able to trot cleanly, will get the chance to issue a challenge.
INVICTUS (7) is the big query runner, a hugely talented performer that resumes from a spell and faces the 60m impost. With three starts in NSW for the McCarthy stable, he switches to Brent Lilley and stays under a big watch.
KING OF THE NORTH (5) was second up off a break here two starts back when darting across from gate 4 to set the speed and take them all the way. Making an error last start, he can bounce back.
SELECTIONS: TOP OF THE MOMENT (4), KING CITY (2), INVICTUS (7), KING OF THE NORTH (5)
SUGGESTED BET: TOP OF THE MOMENT (4) to win