Dawn Passage is the favourite to force his way into the Stradbroke field next Saturday via a win this weekend in the Fred Best Classic (1350m) at Doomben.
The WaterBott trained three year old has won his past two in impressive fashion but will need to win on Saturday to ensure his place in the field for the Group l next Saturday. This weekends race, he heads betting at $3.20 but has been a little easy.
Gold Coast Guineas winner Hightail is another that needs to win to force his way into next week. He is on the second line of betting at $6 ahead of Exhilarates at $7.50, who has had each way admirers.