EXTENSIBLE comes into this race off a massive run last start in the Summoned Stakes at Sandown. The way the track was playing that day didn’t suit her at all and her run was probably the best of the day there. She draws perfectly and comes into this with some of the best form with her run behind Dixie Blossoms two starts back and should be hard to beat.
SWEET REDEMPTION beat home Extensible at Sandown and was then good in the Goulburn Cup, which was run in track record time. She was probably a little flat there too given she had to travel to Melbourne and back within a week. She has a fantastic record, is as tough as they come, and will prove hard to get past.
RELIGIFY was a big winner last start thanks to a 10/10 ride from McEvoy. The step up to the 1500m here is a touch concerning given his best performances have come up to 1400m. If McEvoy is given an easy time in front given that Sweet Redemption has proven she can sit behind, and can get going from the 600m again, he will be hard to run down.
HAZZABEEL killed them in the Kilmore Cup last start and was supposed to run in the Group 1 Kingston Town but couldn’t get to Perth due to a flight cancellation. Given that such lofty aspirations were held for him, he would need to be given a chance in a race like this. But this is his first run in a clockwise direction and that’s a slight concern.
SELECTIONS: No 12 EXTENSIBLE, No 13 Sweet Redemption, No 6 Religify, No 9 Hazzabeel.
VALUE RUNNER: No 13 Sweet Redemption.