No yacht purchases, but we landed the Sydney Quaddie last Saturday and missed one leg in Brisbane.
Melbourne is proving tough and no different at this Sandown meeting on a heavy 9.
Best: Yulong Captain – in-form, won last two including this track and distance latest in heavy 8.
Converging – ran down by Yulong Captain last start, meets that horse slightly better at the weights.
Meteor Light –no peace when attacked from the 700m by Fanciful Toff, but battled hard for third to Yulong Captain. Could take a sit this time.
Monmouth – up in grade, but down 3kgs and tough stayer coming off a close second at Bendigo.
Numbers: 5, 9, 6, 11.
Best: Ruben Bleu – missed the start was last flashed home late in Saturday city grade. Extra distance, big run in will suit.
Choisborder – on quick back-up. Worked early to mid-race and kept finding last week behind Kalashani Lad.
Power O’Hata – won here then found wanting in Saturday grade, handles the heavy.
More Than Exceed – well back at the Valley, but not punished. Winner in heavy, this track and distance.
Numbers: 2, 3, 6, 1.
Best: She Shao Fly – three runs from a spell all in Saturday city grade. Down in class, will get back but expecting a high tempo, which will suit.
Miss Hayworth – every chance and battled on when resuming, can only be fitter and winner in heavy 8.
Zoubo – doesn’t win out of turn, but down in grade, Ollie a plus.
Wish I Might – even first-up run over 1100m, second-up winner and slightly longer trip in her favour.
Numbers: 2, 12, 3, 11.
Best: Moscow Red – missed the start and should have won latest here in heavy 8. Drawn to get the gun run.
Trigger Point – every chance last start when tougher. Won this grade in heavy 8 previous run and 3kg claim a plus.
Tan Check – Powerhouse win in lesser grade last start. Showed good turn of foot, should handle the class rise.
Denero – made a long wide run at Moe and just failed to run down the leader. Third-up now and well weighted.
Main Stage – even effort in BM84 last start, super fit, but D-Day.
Numbers: 7, 5, 10, 14, 4.
Best: Kosciusko – led all of the way to win at Hawkesbury and should get a soft lead again.
Gitan – got back and jock took off early and was widest runner on home turn. Narrowly beaten, big run.
Bentley Magic – chased hard and close-up Doomben latest, down in grade and very well weighted after 3kg claim.
Numbers: 1, 3, 4.
Best: Joy And Mirth – went back to get in, couldn’t so went around them and scored impressive win at Kembla.
Irish Angel – dominant Canterbury Maiden winner last start in a bog. Looks a nice progressive filly.
Nicconita – fitter for first-up run and in well with claim.
Numbers: 3, 10, 6.
Best: Maui Girl – led a BM 78 and tired late at the end of 1800m. Back to the mile in her favour and anything better than heavy is a positive.
Boomtown Rat – not suited heavy 9 latest. Fitter for two runs and winner track and distance.
Seeingisbelieving – scored strong win first-up (BM83) at Port Macquarie. Apprentice making city debut and 3kg claim is a bonus.
Milunka – pulled up lame last start, previous run this grade was solid.
Showminder – followed first-up win with game third on unsuitable heavy 9.
Numbers: 7, 4, 6, 11, 9.
Best: Valdostana – first-up since February and not knocked around in recent Rosehill trial. Probably not fully wound-up, but looks better than these.
In Lighten Me – resumes and races well fresh, trialled twice and not knocked around in either.
Niktock – worked early no cover tired and 9th to Kordia (BM78). Ticks some boxes, one alley claim, third-up, won here.
Numbers: 7, 8, 4.
Best: The Wild One – she ran two good races, and then bogged down in heavy 8 last start. Can turn things around on a better surface.
Magnolia Power – always well back in heavy 8 latest in tougher grade. Third-up, drier track will suit.
Bold Arial – last two runs were in Listed races, this much easier.
Coup – has speed drawn to box-seat.
Lunar Light – fourth in Listed race two starts back, resuming for new stable, not Qld trial form.
Numbers: 9, 3, 2, 5, 6.
Best: Hallowed Girl – got too far back last start, building up to a win.
Rebel Salute – closed strongly to win Ipswich Maiden, mile should suit.
Loveyouanytime – gapped them in Toowoomba Maiden win, likely leader.
Never Lose Faith – won her Maiden this track and distance before a spell. Not suited first-up can improve.
Numbers: 7, 5, 3, 8.
Best: She Za Boss – followed third here with strong Ipswich win, when wide throughout. Mare in from.
Tycoon Street – found the 1520m too far at Ipswich when close second, back in distance and down 2kgs after the claim.
Hidden Budget – good effort at Ipswich when set alight early and fought on at the end. Can be prominent from the rails draw.
Set The Bar High – nice and fresh for this and was close up in tougher class before his spell.
Numbers: 7, 1, 3, 6.
Best: Countess De Galvez – had them covered a long way out in Ipswich win.
Starkers – had three runs in now and should be primed for this. Expect to lead and be hard to run down.
Tatcee – having a great prep’ followed two placings with good win this grade last start, up in weight but honest trier.
Pressway – doesn’t win out of turn, but did his best work late when 4th to Zoulou Dancer last start.
Numbers: 8, 4, 1, 12.