MAURUS looks to have a clear class edge on this field and was placed behind two top Sydney stayers at his last start. He was a very good second in his only attempt to 2200m. The problem is the eight weeks since his last run and he has had to relocate to the Sunshine Coast.
Maurus has had two trials, winning the most recent at Hawkesbury. He is being set for the Brisbane Cup so won't be fully wound up now but his class might tell as middle distance races at Doomben often aren't genuine staying tests.
LOCK’S LEGEND is being set for the Brisbane Cup and has been racing at 1600m. He won five races in a row last campaign and has paid the price at the weights in recent races. If this turns into a sit and sprint type of race, he will be very hard to beat.
CAILLEBOTTE was far too good in restricted class last start. It usually isn't much of a claim to fame in Brisbane but he looks to be a stayer with a genuine turn of foot. Down in the weights he will be about the place.
VOLKHERE is much better than his last start in the Toowoomba Cup. He was never on the track or on the right leg in that race. He might lead here and that would give him a real chance to dictate the pattern.
SELECTIONS: NO3 MAURUS
, NO1 LOCK’S LEGEND, NO7 CAILLEBOTTE, NO2 VOLKHERE.
NO 2 VOLKHERE.
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