MAJOR FERNCO (9) was left exposed once the field found their order last start, but with the lead pair cutting each other with a 26.5 opening panel, was content to move up to them. In for the fight in the stretch, he was too strong in scoring a smart win. Building to that after successive placings, he can land handy and make a closing play.
MOHS EM DOWN (6) started from the 2nd line last start and when trying to make a run could not fully go with them before being shunted four-wide on the track. Chasing hard behind subsequent winner LIFE LAVROS, the gate makes it tough, but he can look to make a challenge in this line up.
VIRGIL (8) looms large here if he can get to the passing lane with momentum. Buried in the run here 2 starts back when within 3m of ADAM CROCKER, the tempo was against him last start in the JC McMullen. He will be probing for open road.
SPEED DIAL (2) held the pocket trail last start but could not go on with it as LIFE LAVROS put them to the sword. Runner-up her previous 2 in succession, she is a podium chance from this alley.
SELECTIONS: MAJOR FERNCO (9), MOHS EM DOWN (6), VIRGIL (8), SPEED DIAL (2)
SUGGESTED BET: MAJOR FERNCO (9) to win