Race 1 - Heineken 3 Port Adelaide Cup (2500 METRES):
FOLLOW: Yogi - 1st. He's matured now and the penny has finally dropped. Love how well he relaxes and is developing into a very nice stayer. Importantly he has a turn of foot when it matters.
FORGIVE: Exalted Lightning - 2nd. Freshened up off a good campaign and was I impressed with his last 200m after he looked to be labouring a little in the straight. Will improve off that.
Race 2 - M&J Chickens National Stakes (1200 METRES):
FOLLOW: Aristia - 2nd. An improving filly who was no match for the winner but stretched out nicely in the end. Looks to have 1400m - 1600m written all over her.
FORGIVE: Tequila Time - 3rd. He'd had a few grand finals this prep and was on the short back-up. Great campaign.
Race 3 - UBET SA Fillies Classic (2500 METRES):
FOLLOW: None. Too hard with many of these fillies at the back end of a prep and I didn't think there was all that much between the first 6-7. Winner had comfortably the best run.
FORGIVE: Miss Admiration - 7th. Looked the best filly out of the Australasian Oaks for this but was beaten by the barrier.