EMMALEEN (9) is moving ever closer to breaking the maiden status, having been the runner-up in three successive outings. Striking trouble last start, she reset and chased hard, darting along the passing lane to be just 4m away. Beaten a nostril two starts back, this looks within her grasp.
PRIDE AND LOUD (4) should appreciate a return to maiden company after tackling more seasoned campaigners last start when eased to the poles, but still able to finish off in sound order. That was her first run back from a spell and tightened from that effort, can throw it down to them here.
THE WHISTLER (1) returns from a break with seven weeks since her last appearance when striking some early trouble. 3rd after following the poles here two starts back, the inside gate is a plus.
TONYS SECRET (7) struck trouble last start that made her task tougher and saw her trail them home. Off the second line at her past three in succession, she will be searching for openings again.
SELECTIONS: EMMALEEN (9), PRIDE AND LOUD (4), THE WHISTLER (1), TONYS SECRET (7)