WA Oaks and Derby winner, SA Oaks and Derby winner, beaten a lip in the Kingston Town then utterly dominant in the Cox Stakes; she’s a $2.20 favourite for the plain fact that she is a stand out on form and class. 59kg’s is a decent ask but she’ll have a soft run from gate 1. Hard to see her not running top three given even luck.
2 REAL LOVE
Won this race last year carrying 54kg’s so she’s taken a fair old hike at the weights considering she’s won just one race since. She’s looked like a 2400m horse all campaign and is set to run a mighty race. Can go back to back.
3 BALMONT GIRL
2014 WA Oaks winner beating the 2015 Perth Cup winner Real Love so there is no doubt on her talent or stamina. The worry is that she isn’t racing as well as she can, apart from her Railway Stakes placing she’s been a bit off the boil this preparation.
4 ASK ME NICELY
Brave old galloper that wasn’t far away in the Cox Stakes but I’d be shocked if he was able to win this.
Veteran mare that has hit winning form at the right time and looks set to run the race of her life as a spritely 8yo. In the right place at the right time in the ATA Cup but got the job done, she’s got solid place claims here.
6 DARK MUSKET
Group 1-placed at $151 in the Kingston Town on wet ground but struggled in the Cox Stakes against a weaker bunch. A fluker's place chanc...