Weight: 58.5kg Barrier: 5 Odds: $5.50
Pros: Well there's plenty if it goes his way. Despite the doubters he's still won over $8 million in prize money and is one of the most exciting sprinters of all time when he's right. Third up, good speed on and the Randwick 1200m are big ticks.
Cons: Is he still the same horse? Seems to be taking longer to balance up this prep and was holding onto a lot of condition. He might be feeling these firm Sydney tracks too.
Verdict: Needs luck but never rule out a champion on grand final day.
2. VEGA MAGIC
Weight: 58.5kg Barrier: 10 Odds: $5.00
Pros: Genuine star sprinter who continues to fly under the radar somehow. Unbeaten since joining the Hayes stable and is genuinely beating up on some serious horses. Can't fault how well he's going.
Cons: First time racing the clockwise direction and has drawn a sticky gate. Plenty of speed drawn inside him so he'll have to work to find a position either way.
Verdict: The gate is a big worry but I think this guy is pretty special. Has to be a major player.