Race 8 - (1600 METRES) - THE STATESMAN - 3rd. Trainer: Maher & Eustace.
Expecting improvement this campaign like many imports in their second Australian preparation and he did show promise the first time around, so not all that surprising he ran a race here at odds although ultimately found the mile a little sharp. Genuine stayer that's still down in the ratings and will be ready to produce his best at 2000m plus.
Race 5 - (1800 METRES) - MISTER BELVEDERE- 4th. Trainer: Maher & Eustace.
Import who was a nice Australian debut winner at Cranbourne carrying 60kg and whilst not as brilliant here with the class rise, he grinded home well from well back in a decent little field where we he was flatter second up. Most of his overseas form is around 2400m and doesn't appear to want it wet so there was merit to this effort and he'll have plenty of options going forward.
Race 2 - (1100m METRES) - KARAJA - 3rd. Trainer: Matthew Dunn.
Bolted in on debut before being tipped out and as favorite on resumption here, there's no doubt she should have won again but cost herself any chance at the start on this tight circuit but was motoring home when it was all over. They spaced f...