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One of the best gallopers in Australia resuming here. Was very good in the Spring despite winning only one race, the Feehan Stakes. His third in the Cox Plate was awesome after circling the entire field. 1400m maybe a bit short, but heâ€™ll be finishing the race off well.
2. King Mufhasa
Kiwi champion who has been electric this campaign with successive Group One wins at Trentham in the Telegraph Handicap and at Te Rapa in the Waikato Sprint. Heâ€™ll be on the speed and heâ€™ll give a great sight at odds.
3. Dao Dao
Finished second in this race last year behind Typhoon Tracy. Should have won the Emirates Stakes in the Spring after having no luck. He was no closer than four wide and only got beat a short half head. I just suspect he might need this run under his belt but he has loads of class.
4. Câ€™est La Guerre
Won his first Australian race in the Craven Plate last Spring after a clever ride by Michael Rodd. Overall though, he has been very disappointing since arriving in Australia. Canâ€™t have him here.
5. Doubtful Jack
Solid win first up in Tassie, then ran well when finishing fifth behind Typhoon Tracy in the Orr. Handy type but he needs the rain to tumble down if he is to be considered a winning hope.
6. Weâ€™re Gonna Rock
Weâ€™re Gonna Flop should be his name. No doubting he has the talent to win a good race, but he hasnâ€™t delivered on race day. In saying that, he arguably should have beaten More Joyous in the Toorak last Spring after having trouble getting out. WFA is a big concern for me in regards to his chances. Place hope only.
7. Voile Rouge
Consistent type from the Hayes yard. Ran second to Lord Pyrus last time out but he is going up several notches in grade here. Another horse who will struggle at WFA.
8. More Joyous
She has the form on the board and at the moment she is the best racehorse in Australia. Gave her rivals a galloping lesson in the Breeders Classic first up and should have little to no trouble taking care of these. Sheâ€™ll be a very short price, but sheâ€™ll win.
Another pretender, but in the Orr, 300m out she looked as if she was going to race away and score a comfortable victory. However once Mark Zahra hit the go button, there wasnâ€™t much there. She has the fitness edge and should finish in the first three.
Handy mare who was solid in the Spring, running in the good races and finishing midfield. Ran a shocker first up last Saturday but the speed was against her and she did have no hope of running on. Much better suited here and can sneak into the first four with luck from the barrier (nine)
Selections (In order): 8 More Joyous, 9 Ortenisa, 2 King Mufhasa, 1 Whobegotyou
Written by Adam Page
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