DREAM FIRST was plunged into the deep end at her debut when she ran third to Sword Of Light in the Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield on Australia Day. She then failed at her next start and would forget that run. She resumes here and one to watch.
BIASED WITNESS is a colt by Star Witness. He gave a good effort off a 175-day break when running third over 1000m at Moonee Valley on October 21. He was backed from $7 into $5.50 that day and would keep in mind here.
MANUEL is a lightly-raced colt who has shown plenty of ability. He resumed here after having his last run at Morphettville where he ran fifth over 1050m as a $3 favourite. The in-form Kerrin McEvoy takes the steering wheel.
INVINCIBLE AL has the brother and sister combination of trainer Patrick Payne and sister Michelle, who won the Melbourne Cup last year. He ran a good third in an 800m trial at Cranbourne in his warm up for this and respect.
SELECTIONS: No17 DREAM FIRST, No3 Biased Witness, No13 Manuel, No9 Invincible Al.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 Invincible Al.