Race 1 - James Boag's Premium Handicap (1600 METRES):
FOLLOW: Skillful Steps - 1st. Gatt showed good initiative and this 3yo is showing maturity this time in. Went okay against some talented types in his first prep and it was a fine performance here stepping up to a mile.
FORGIVE: Belfast - 2nd. Was given no chance by a very poor ride.
FORGET: None. Manhattan Desire is very limited but that's why she was 60/1.
Race 2 - 1:21PM Schweppes Handicap (1600 METRES):
FOLLOW: Lite'n In My Veins - 1st. Had been knocking on the door in Melbourne and was just better than these. Hadn't won in a long time and this was a good confidence booster. Has ability and can go on with it now.
FORGIVE: Jim's Journey - 4th. Impossible to trust at the best of times but he may just be taking a few runs to warm into this prep. Slow at the start but was doing his best work late.
FORGET: Galaxy Gazer - 5th. Was well backed for whatever reason and was pretty ordinary here. Starting to get costly.
Race 3 - Holdfast Insurance Handicap (1050 METRES):
FOLLOW: More Than Exceed - 1st. Impressive return and he wins by further if he got out earlier. Has a nomination for the Blue Diamond and is in the early markets there. Also a ...