No. 2 KHAWAJA missed the kick by two lengths on debut but made up some good late ground. The gelding by Blackfriars should appreciate the step up to 1400m and William Pike staying aboard is a good sign. No. 1 Ryamar beat Khawaja home last start but he also had every chance to win and didn't make up any ground on the leaders. The 2kg claim to Jordan Turner will help his chances. No. 7 My Journey comes from the same race and was caught wide throughout. Peter Knuckey takes the ride and from barrier 2 he should get a much more comfortable run through the early stages. No. 8 Quiet Whisper also comes from the same race and finished sixth of 10. She was green throughout the run but should improve.
Each-way bet No. 2 Khawaja ( who opened at $8 with William Hill).
No. 10 IMPRESSIVE IMAGE was purchased for $150,000 and trialled well. The filly by More Than Ready looks to have plenty of ability and she should be running on strongly. No. 8 Corrrente comes from a good form race and raced without luck. From barrier 2 and with Paul Harvey aboard she can cause an upset. No. 2 Boss Striker has been racing well and the blinkers are applied for this start. From barrier 6 he should be close enough to strike. No. 6 Detente just keeps running into one better. The filly has plenty of potential and on paper this looks her best chance to get the win that she deserves.
Each-way No. 8 Corrente (Opened $10 with Sportsbet)
No. 1 CLOBBERETTA was kept three-wide throughout her last start when debutant jockey Bonnie Palise rode her. She's drawn a tricky gate again but the extra 100m should suit her and Palise has the cobwebs out of her system. No. 7 Total Eclipse carried the same weight here as she did in the Listed Burgess Queen when only beaten 3.5L by Blackwood. On paper she's the one to beat. No. 3 Gondo Rose will ensure that there is speed in this race. She was beaten by Asian Lily last start but I think she can turn the tables. No. 2 Asian Lily has won two of her past five but does meet Gondo Rose 2kg worse in the weights for a 1.5L victory.
Boxed Trifecta with No. 1,2,3,4,7.
No. 1 BARZINHO couldn't have been any more impressive when winning over 1200m and then raced without luck last start over 1400m. He gets a 1.5kg swing on Culverin and should appreciate the step up to 1600m. No. 3 Major Mambo was an impressive winner first-up at Pinjarra over 1412m and the form lines around him are strong. No. 5 Culverin has even surprised her trainer Fred Kersley with her performances this campaign. She's won two of her past three and should get the run of the race from barrier 3. No. 4 Take It Like A Man has a strong turn of foot and has placed second-up. The blinkers and Paul Harvey go on.
Win bet No. 1 Barzinho (who opened at $3.20 with Sportsbet).
No. 7 SCARLET SPEEDSTER is looking to break his maiden status and I think he can in this race. He has been flashing home late and with the speed that should be evident through the early stages, I think he can finish over the top of this field at each-way odds. No. 4 Proxy was given a horrendous ride last start. He still ran on strongly to finish fewer than three lengths behind the winner. He's drawn well in 6 and should get his chance. No. 3 Profound Effect doesn't win out of turn, but this race looks winnable. He'll only carry 53kg with the claim to Randy Tan. No. 11 Preselection is the second of the Alan Mathews-trained gallopers in the race. Patrick Carbery going with Proxy gives us a good lead but I still think she can run in the top 4.
Each-way bet No. 7 Scarlet Speedster ($7 on William Hill).
No. 2 PADDY returns for trainer Raquel Mills. Last campaign he won two in a row and showed his class. The recent trial was good and he can run over the top of this small field. No. 1 Supposition still hasn't won outside of being first-up. He gave it a good shake last start and is drawn perfectly in barrier 1. No. 3 Scotty Beau has won two of his past three and in impressive style. He has a nice turn of foot and attacks the line strongly. No. 7 Cool Image will jump as our favourite but I think he can be a lay bet from his recent trial. He was easily accounted for by Paddy and although having strong form lines, I'm willing to go against him first-up.
Each-way bet No. 2 Paddy ($10 on Ladbrokes).
No. 5 POLITICS has been attacking the line strongly and hasn't finished outside of the first four in his four runs this campaign. He's drawn awkwardly but should be able to work around the field as they turn for home. No. 3 Falcon Crest steps up to a preferred distance. He beat horses like Keysbrook last year when racing over distance and this assignment looks ideal for him fourth-up. No. 12 Yes You Can gets a 2kg swing on Politics for only 1.5L over 1690m two starts ago. She has been in good form and should get a nice run from barrier 1. No. 4 Flying Force continues to race without luck but has been very consistent. Barrier 12 again hurts his chances.
No. 5 Politics each way (on $7 Ladbrokes).
No. 10 SASSO'S CIRCUS had no luck last start, racing wide throughout but still attacking the line strongly. The step up in distance is ideal and he looks very hard to beat. No. 5 Excuse Me Mak has been getting closer with each run this campaign. He has wide last start and still only lost by 0.5L. From barrier 3 he should get a nice run and the 1400m suits. No. 8 Phantom Choice has the best form lines of the race. He's raced against solid Saturday company horses but has never placed first-up. No. 12 Fabulistic is well weighted for this race and can add some value into your exotics.
Win bet No. 10 Sasso's Circus.
Leg 1) 3,4,7
Leg 2) 1,2,3,7
Leg 3) 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,11,12
Leg 4) 10