Oscar Zulu is a Chris Waller three year old that is a month between runs since racing in the Vo Rogue when back off the speed and working home with real purpose late when fourth to Apache Chase. If this was 1600m, I’d declare him. Just fresh legs and remaining at 1400m is the knock but he has a bit on these re quality.
All of these are benchmark horses. The only horse that looks Stakes quality is Mount Popa, and I’ll gamble on him being right first up. Resumes for Team Hawkes, having not raced since June 20 when bolting up over 2000m at Randwick. He looks a really good prospect and his trial to get ready, especially through the line, was outstanding.
Happy to speck Thermosphere each way at double figures in the get out. Think with the hype around Masked Crusader and Big Parade, you will get a decent price if you like one, and this girl does have a touch of quality about her when right. Trialled at Randwick over the 740m and gee it was a lovely piece of work, interestingly without the blinkers. She’ll sit off this good speed and be strong late.
Market will be a guide as to how forward Sky Horse is but she does have a touch of quality about her when right. Resumes for the Maher/Eustace camp after a pretty solid Winter prep, which included a solid fourth at Stakes level in the Gunsynd. Three jumpouts to get ready, so don’t think fitness will be an issue. Just a matter of what the market does.