FOR REAL LIFE (4) proved last week is the Real Deal when overcoming the inside second line to put away a handy field of 3YO’s, that he will gain clash with here. Finding the gap to ease off, he moved around to lead the one-wide line and never over did it, eventually moving forward, and claiming a string win. Rinse and repeat.
FRANKIE FEROCIOUS (2) was sent forward from gate 7 here last week to light the lamps and after a steady opening 800 of the last mile, tried to bust it open with a sub 27 third panel. Unable to put the bite on them in the closing stages, he missed the money. With the improved gate he can throw it down.
ALWAYS SMOKIN (3) weas sent forward to sit parked last week and despite the tough run over the mile, was still giving in the closing stages when 6m from OK BOOMER. He can throw some early heat here to feature.
ARODA (5) faces a sticky alley here and positioning cheaply will be the key to his chances. The tempo was against him last start making ground behind OK BOOMER, but he has podium claims in this.
SELECTIONS: FOR REAL LIFE (4), FRANKIE FEROCIOUS (2), ALWAYS SMOKIN (3), ARODA (5)
SUGGESTED BET: FOR REAL LIFE (4) to win