Tackling a very strong qualifier last start, BRAEBEACH (4) did not have the early hustle to get across from gate 2 and was soon settled in the 1x1 trail. Unable to eat into the deficit as EL AGUILA took them all the way, he was able to grab a midfield return. This looks his chance to return to form.
OURSOUTHERNSTAR (10) returns from a freshen after her last appearance back in October when forced to make a wide run and just proving to be too far back. That was her 3rd run back from a spell after resuming in a slick mile behind KIWIS ARE FLYING. She can make a swooping challenge.
BLISSFULL LILLY (8) will need a slice of luck at some stage in this contest, but if the openings arrive, look for her taking the opportunity. Close to FAME ASSURED last start, she has claims.
CHEESANDKISSES (2) claimed a mare’s qualifier 3 starts ago and off the back of that win was given a shot at the better mare’s races. Only 6m from JERADAS DELIGHT 2 starts back, she is in the mix.
SELECTIONS: BRAEBEACH (4), OURSOUTHERNSTAR (10), BLISSFULL LILLY (8), CHEESANDKISSES (2)
SUGGESTED BET: BRAEBEACH (4) to win