Still looking for a way clear from his last outing when never sighting open road, SAM IS PERFECTION (7) faces a tough gate here but will benefit if the on-paper speed battle occurs on track. A winner from this gate 4 starts back in this grade when powering over the top, his next 2 were in FFA company. After last week’s luckless effort, he can gain redemption.
THE SHADY ONE (2) will strip fitter following his latest outing when resuming from a long spell and making his first appearance back in Qld. Settling in the 1x1 trail, he was attacking the line strongly in the closing stages to be within a nose hair of victory. Tucking in and staying out of the early speed can see him challenge.
YOUNG CONQUEROR (1) was settled at the rear last start over the mile and was very wide making a charge to arrive for a smart win. Runner-up to MAJOR FERNCO the start prior, this is a step up but the improved gate is in his favour.
KEY LARGO (5) set the speed here last start over this trip and was in front deep into the stretch, just fading near the wire when 3m from the winner. He can fire the first shots here.
SELECTIONS: SAM IS PERFECTION (7), THE SHADY ONE (2), YOUNG CONQUEROR (1), KEY LARGO (5)
SUGGESTED BET: SAM IS PERFECTION (7) to win