Back again for another crack at the Quaddies. No joy on the weekend, but smaller fields this time may help get back in the winner’s list.
Best: Somnus – doing everything right, big win last start and plenty of potential.
Lord Gododdin – placed last two, blinkers go on and 3kgs claim helps.
Maui Girl – not much luck last start and extra distance should suit.
Numbers: 11, 6, 10.
Best: Manhattan Mist – fitter for huge first-up run, three wide no cover beaten in a photo by Darleb.
Lancaster Bomber – fit, followed Gosford win with second at latest run, when slow away. 3kg claim is a plus.
Suave – resumes, two trials, won two of three starts, no wet form, but by Lonhro so should handle it.
Accelerato – not far away in tougher class latest. Rock hard fit, drops in grade and very well weighted after the 3kg claim.
Best Stone – didn’t fire first-up, when first time out of the placings in eight career starts. Can only be fitter.
Numbers: 3, 2, 10, 4, 11.
Best: Estrado – placed last two, swimmer and drops in class.
Knickpoint – won three of seven, first-up had more to offer in Warwick Farm trial.
Crimlet – fought hard last start, back in distance a plus.
Numbers: 13, 1, 9.
Best: This Is So – nice first-up 4th to Darleb. Kept ticking over with a soft trial.
Knowitall Jack – fitter for two runs from a spell, unbeaten two runs this track and distance.
Travancore – good alley and will race on speed, 3kg claim and heavy track winner.
Bentley Magic – up 2kgs, but did win impressively this class last start.
Numbers: 11, 1, 2, 5.
Best: Shepherd – drops from BM 84, where not disgraced and 3kg claims brings in well at the weights.
Monmouth – 3lens adrift of Meteor Light here last start, tough stayer, likes the cut out of the track and gun jock and barrier.
Meteor Light – well rated by Poy to lead all of the way here last start. Jockey change and 3kgs will help, but may not get it as soft in front.
Blandford Lad – dominant win in easier class latest, three-time winner in soft going.
Numbers: 1, 10, 2, 9.
Best: Salon du Cheval – wide and battled on last start, fitter for that and is second-up winner.
Master Shuhood – good win at the Valley last start in heavy 9.
He Ekscels – tired late, but game first-up 4th in this class.
Tavirun – chased hard all the way behind Maliseet last start, should be peaking now.
Numbers: 6, 7, 5, 3.
Best: So You Swing – too far back Saturday grade at Flemington, had trouble getting a run in the straight, but closed well when did see daylight.
Mrs O’Malley – hit the line strongly this track and distance latest when 2nd Grand De Flora.
Moscow Red – railed through and battled on for third here last start, honest mare.
Clean Acheeva – won prior to last start when not at home in heavy, better suited in soft at worst.
Numbers: 6, 7, 2, 3.
Best: Not Enough Effort – huge first-up run when wide throughout, fitter, D. Oliver.
Iknewshewasmine – won three in a row before a spell. Finished second in recent 900m Mornington jump-out when showed speed to lead.
Kalashani Lad – had all the favours to win well here last start, has a mountain to carry in 63.5kgs.
Zizzis – big betting drifter and just over 5lens adrift of Kalashani Lad last start. Third-up and 3kg claim.
Numbers: 4, 5, 1, 11.
Best: Playthefield– finally broke Maiden last start, ran on from well back. Can handle the step-up in grade.
Blacklog – freshened and back in trip, small field will suit.
Genzai The Wolf – not sure about getting the mile, but likely leader and could get it soft in front.
Numbers: 2, 4, 1.
Best: The Tenor – showed speed and kept going for gutsy win at Doomben. Drawn to box-seat and nicely weighted.
Mittere – had an easy first-up kill at Toowoomba. This is tougher, but drops 4kgs.
I’ve Gotta Nel – getting giddy, but still racing well at this level and rails draw is a plus.
Numbers: 8, 9, 3.
Best: Dynamic Verse – only battled on a heavy 8 last start, back to a better surface here.
The Wild One – raced on speed and found little last start, better than that and blinkers could help turn things around.
Bugalugs – won last two on the Northern Rivers, smart trainer doesn’t bring them to town unless capable of winning.
Numbers: 3, 8, 2.
Best: Bold Arial – missed the kick and got back before flashing home late for 2nd to Foxpack. Meets that horse better at the weights and slightly longer trip a plus.
One For Betty – first-up since February and new stable. No trial, but record is good and Vandyke-Maloney combination is strong.
Copywriter – runs have been well spaced and down in class after even effort at Grafton.
Winning Shot – went close to making it two wins in a row, but edged out late. Honest filly in form.
Numbers: 2, 7, 6, 4.