Hitting the board in 3 of his 4 starts since resuming from a break, STOKER ACE (9) can look to land a breakthrough win to open his 3YO account. From ate 10 last start he was doing his best work in the closing stages to get within a head of the winner. With an even rub of the green, he can arrive.
DEVOUGED (6) landed this same gate last week when trying to make a closing play and despite the numbers showing a midfield finish, he was only 2.5m from the winner in a blanket finish. Charging home, again from this same gate 2 starts back when beaten the same margin, he can be swooping late once again.
SIR SEMPER FIDELIS (1) was a winner when sitting parked over the mile from gate 3 here 5 starts back and was sent for a let-up after the win. No closer than gate 6 at his 4 runs since the win, he can look to take full advantage of this alley.
MAJOR GRANDEUR (8) lands a fence gate again after making the most of the inside line in recent outings. Shooting for the hat-trick last start, he was 2m in arrears and with another cosy trip can be ready to strike.
SELECTIONS: STOKER ACE (9), DEVOUGED (6), SIR SEMPER FIDELIS (1), MAJOR GRANDEUR (8)
SUGGESTED BET: STOKER ACE (9) to win