Race 1 - 12:30PM Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000 METRES):
FOLLOW: Unite And Conquer - 1st. Typical Waterhouse runner and out of this lot, looks by far the most professional at this stage. Nothing ever threatened or took ground off him.
FORGIVE: Sun City - 2nd. Cost itself at the start and was exposed rather early. Should improve with that experience.
Race 2 - Antler Luggage Stakes (1400 METRES):
FOLLOW: Peaceful - 6th. Potentially open to the most improvement in this race but it was strong effort by the kiwi. Don't think she was travelling well enough anyway when she was first crowded but picked up again at the 200m. Seems to be wanting more ground.
FORGIVE: Ranier - 2nd. Is that the worst ride I've ever seen? Certainly a strong candidate.
FORGET: The Stewards. Severe reprimand? Grow a spine.
Race 3 - Furphy Paris Lane Stakes (1400 METRES):
FOLLOW: Plein Ciel - 3rd. Not a world beater but certainly very honest and he can be well placed by the Weir camp again stepping back up to a mile. Maybe a race like the Sale Cup next.
FORGIVE: Sir John Lavery - 6th. Luckless Australian debut for this team Williams import who was climbing all over ...