Race 7, No. 0
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.