This race has been turned on its head with the barrier draw being particularly unkind to many in the field. Despite relying on some factors to fall in her favour SPORTY DANCER (8) looks to get the ideal opportunity to secure the big Oaks Double. Taking the trail after finding the pegs fist last week, she was able to finish over the top of them to score. Following the likely leader, she will be coiled.
SOHO BROADWAY (1) secures the ultimate turnaround in barriers after landing 13 here last week from outside the second line, she lands the ace here. With strong closing panels in last week’s lead in Oaks, she was making a stack of ground wide off the track to grab 3rd. A strong winner 3 starts back over the Melton Sprint trip when leading throughout, she will be trying to fight them off.
MOMENTSLIKETHESE (6) was sectionally strong here last week when recording the quickest individual last 400m in the South East Oaks. Buried in the run from inside the 2nd line, she faces another tough gate but with a slice of luck can be making a play.
ISLAND FIRE DANCE (9) is the newcomer to the field, heading North for Jason Grimson and bringing some hot form with her. A winner at her past 4 on the bounce, all over the mile in slick time, the longer trip could be a query but a soft trip could alleviate that.
SELECTIONS: SPORTY DANCER (8), SOHO BROADWAY (1), MOMENTSLIKETHESE (6), ISLAND FIRE DANCE (9)
SUGGESTED BET: Exotics 1-6-8-9