A two-year-old race with a few stepping to 7 furlongs for the first time, so we’ll side with WYLD SAVANNA. A good effort on debut considering it missed the start and wasn’t suited to the wet track.
Champion ‘hoop’ Craig Williams replaces an apprentice in the saddle and we think it will run a big race.
Liked the effort of this import on its Australian debut and the Flemington track should suit Lamu. However, barrier 1 isn’t an ideal draw but Craig Williams in the saddle can overcome that.
A former New Zealand runner who has good form over the trip behind top class colt Catalyst and that is far superior form to the opposition here. Returns after 56 days off, but has had two jump-outs to keep him up to the mark.
Trainer O’Brien has a 30 per cent winning strike rate in the last two weeks and jockey Damien Oliver is hot too at at 31 per cent.
This winning combination can deliver.
I think the reigning Melbourne Cup winner will win, but isn’t a workingman’s price. For a bit more value GOOD IDEA will be suited to a return to a dry track and can hit the places each-way.
This is a really open race for three-year-old stayers and I’m going with another each-way play. He had been running in good-rated maidens and finally won when heavily supported on his last start. There’s plenty of upside to the chance of Sign Seal Deliver as some of the market leaders are vulnerable.
A little bit out of form but saves his best runs for the Flemington straight. Prezado has drawn a wide gate which should be an advantage in this chute race.
His best is very good and at the price its worth an each way play.
A tough way to finish. but Rupture won well on his last start and has plenty of potential. He should get a lovely run throughout from gate 10 and will be hard to beat.
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