RAGEESE was beaten by a smart galloper when starting as a red-hot $1.90 favourite to finish a close second over 1500m at Moonee Valley on October 21. Damian Lane rides at the lightweight on 54kg, which is a drop of 5.5kg here.
CLEARLY INNOCENT will be ridden by Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy, replacing Tommy Berry. Was a drifter from $4.20 to $6.50 when running fourth over 1200m second-up at Caulfield on October 12 and drops 3.5kg to 54kg here.
FEDERAL can improve sharply on his last-start fourth in the Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley on October 22. Stable jockey James McDonald rides again and he gets a big decrease in weight down from 59kg to 54.5kg and has drawn on the rail to get a soft run.
TAKEDOWN struck a horse in full flight when running second to Voodoo Lad in the Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 15. He previously had won two straight at Randwick and has Blake Shinn again to steer in his mission to score a Melbourne win here.
SELECTIONS: No13 RAGEESE, No11 Clearly Innocent, No9 Federal, No1 Takedown.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 Takedown.