FAST TYCOON comes to Bendigo off two solid runs in Adelaide. He ran a strong fourth over a 1000m maiden at Morphettville on October 22. Two horses who finished in front of him have gone on to win and he gets leading Melbourne apprentice Regan Bayliss to steer.
GATLINBURG has been placed at both starts this campaign. Latest he found the winner far too strong, but battled on for third placing over 1200m as a $3.10 favourite at Mornington on October 21. He looms as one of the better chances again here.
MISS VINDALOO hails from the local stables of Brian Gentle and is reported to have shown enough in her lead up work to warrant at her debut here. John Keating takes the ride and stable support expected.
CRANIUM is a $200,000 Inglis premier sales graduate. He comes from the top stables of John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes and will have ace jockey Dwayne Dunn to guide him. He has drawn perfectly in (3) and had several jump-outs at Flemington.
SELECTIONS: No5 FAST TYCOON, No6 Gatlinburg, No12 Miss Vindaloo, No4 Cranium.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 Cranium.