CHAUTAUQUA is Australia’s champion sprinter. He can put behind him his first-up defeat when running fourth to Extreme Choice in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) here on September 30. Barrier (1) is not ideal but can bounce back with a clear shot at the leaders.
UNDER THE LOUVRE (BEST ROUGHIE) has a good record at this track. He can bounce back following his somewhat unlucky fifth to The Quarterback in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on October 2. He was steady at $3.70 last start and will be at juicy odds here.
CAPITALIST is the reigning Golden Slipper winner and can bounce back here on his first-up third in the Group 2 Roman Consul (1200m) at Randwick on October 1. He has a fantastic second-up record and on 53kg gets a big chance here, with Kerrin McEvoy the new rider.
ENGLISH is the sole mare in the field and she did beat Black Heart Bart earlier this year. She can improve on her last-start fourth in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on October 1. Jockey Sam Clipperton replaces Tommy Berry here.
SELECTIONS: No2 CHAUTAUQUA, No4 Under The Louvre, No11 Capitalist, No10 English.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 Under The Louvre.