GEELONG SYNTHETIC - Alex Marsh
Race 2, No. 12 GHEEDAA
Frustrating last prep but that was racing in another universe to what she's up against here for this fresh assignment and her work leading in has been pleasing. Can boost her out to a $1.90 or so which seems pretty fair as this should be a soft kill.
Race 8, No. 9 SWAFFHAM BULBECK
Sticky card for a strong each way bet but this Team Hawkes 4yo finds his right race third up at around the $5-$6 mark. Ran into a in-form speedster fresh and only peaked late in a deeper field last start at Sandown where he wasn't disgraced (had 2 lengths on Illumicon who's be fav here).
TUNCURRY - David Taggart
CAIRNS - Alex Marsh
Race 3, No. 1 PLATINUM TYCOON
He'll be primed for this 40k feature and is worth another chance after narrowly going down at this track and trip last start when doing a power of work early and it was set up for those out wide and swooping. Has a good record under Amanda Thomson who'll give him every chance here from the 2.
Race 7, No. 1 OCTOBER TUTU
Wide gate is the knock but resumes in a shocker of a race this ex Victorian who's now in his second prep for his new stable up this way. Ran well fresh at an unsuitable 1000m last time in a better race and they're going with the 1250m here. Something each way at the $8 to finish the card.