With the ideal cart into the race here on Tuesday and then sitting outside a runner he should be expected to power past, LEAP TO FAME (7) was forced to dig in for the fight in taking a narrow victory. He was never in danger at the mile on the first night and although the wide gate is not ideal, he can complete the heats unbeaten.
CANTFINDABETTORMAN (11) was sent forward in the first round and forced to do it hard first over where he was also resuming from a spell. Working home from deep field as SPEAK THE TRUTH fought them off in the second round, the run was sectionally strong. Again, dealt a cruel gate, he can chase some valuable and needed points.
PETES SAID SO (1) probably had his chance to get past SPEAK THE TRUTH here on Tuesday after securing the prefect trip on his back throughout, but had to settle for 2nd. Another prime gate aids his chances of more big points.
CAPTAIN SHUFFLES (12) tried to fight them off over the sprint trip but found BETTER ECLIPSE too strong in finishing 3rd. Luckless on Tuesday yet producing some wicked closing splits, with the right cart home, he is a sneaky podium hope.
SELECTIONS: LEAP TO FAME (7), CANTFINDABETTORMAN (11), PETES SAID SO (1), CAPTAIN SHUFFLES (12)
SUGGESTED BET: LEAP TO FAME (7) to win