Rail Position: Out 5m from the 800m to the winning post. True remainder.
Track Conditions: GOOD 4
Track Comments: The rail was true all the way around at the last meeting.
Race 3 - 2:30pm - 1400m MAIDEN 3YO FILLIES
No. 16 ST SWITHUNS started favourite on debut at Terang on February 29. She drove through to hit the front halfway down the long straight and was nabbed right on the line by Darren Weir's Get The Dukes Out, who then jumped straight to 64 level and won easily on Sunday. Her job has been made easier by some scratchings but dangers remain. No. 12 Roldana was forced wide when she made her run first-up at Bendigo on March 1. She chased home hard and the 1400m second-up should be ideal. No. 11 Pure Pride had no luck in her debut run back in October. She would not have beaten Peter Moody's Port Triano but she would have run a clear second. No. 5 Global Good has run two good thirds this campaign and has a crossover noseband on today. She is ready for the extra distance. No. 6 High Lago was not helped by a slow start at her debut.
16 St Swithuns, 12 Roldana, 11 Pure Pride, 5 Global Good
Back St Swithuns to win. Quinella 16 with 12,11,5 for varying units.
Race 7 - 4:30pm - 1200m BENCHMARK 64
No. 5 PEARL STAR fits the profile of yesterday's explosive Moonee Valley winner, Thames Court. Back in September, Pearl Star led and ran fourth at Caulfield over 1400m behind Don't Doubt Mamma, Sacred Eye and Thames Court. They all went on to run in the Group 2 Edward Manifold at Flemington. Pearl Star had a smooth trial at Cranbourne on February 22. No. 14 Ticket To Paris can improve sharply with blinkers off and ear muffs on. She simply overdid it in a high pressure race at Moonee Valley on February 19 and has been given time to recover. No. 7 Emperor Maximilian won well first-up last preparation before running fourth to Foreign Affair and Bee Jay Zed in a strong 64 rater at Lakeside. No. 8 Cardinal Kingdom is a handy 5YO racing well and has the winkers back on.
5 Pearl Star, 14 Ticket To Paris, 7 Emperor Maximilian, 8 Cardinal Kingdom
Stake Pearl Star one the win by three place.
Race 8 - 5:00pm - 1600m CLASS 1
No. 10 EYES OF LOVE was ridden back in the field over 1400m at Bendigo and was advancing threateningly when poleaxed by her stablemate. She recovered and was still hitting the line with gusto. She is ready now for the 1600m. No. 2 Sergeant At Arms copped some backwash from that scrimmage and should have finished a lot closer than he did. No. 12 Sistine Star led and gave a great sight in that race. It was her second-up run and she should be fitter. No. 4 Mr Churchill could be the best of the last-start maiden winners. He did a lot of the hard work and by rights should have been a sitting shot in the straight.
10 Eyes Of Love, 2 Sergeant At Arms, 12 Sistine Star, 4 Mr Churchill
Back Eyes Of Love to win. Quinella 10 with 2,12,4 for varying units.