REWARDING EFFORT was warmed up for his first-up assault with an 800m trial at Cranbourne on September 19. He cruised home to win the 800m hit out on a Heavy 8 track. He strikes a good surface here and is hard to beat.
EMOJI has a quick back up here after running a ¾ length second over 1450m at Kyneton on November 2. Has been most reliable throughout this preparation and gets a change of rider, with Noel Callow the new pillion.
KERAUNO should be given another chance and would draw a line through his last start when finishing ninth on a Heavy 9 at Sale on October 23. He will be on top of the ground here and would go on his previous smart win at this track.
I BOUGHT A HORSE has been placed at all of his three starts this campaign. Latest he ran third over 1200m here on October 27. Daniel Stackhouse replaces Jamie Mott here and has claims again.
SELECTIONS: No6 REWARDING EFFORT, No2 Emoji, No3 Kerauno, No4 I Bought A Horse.