Will we race, that is the biggest question we have here in Sydney at the minute. We will have a heavy track regardless. What makes the form for this meeting tricky is we have a few horses who are accepted to run at Canberra on Sunday in the Black Opal meeting (which we will cover). As said the track is heavy and the rail is 4m the circumference.
Skinny: 7 – 2,3 – 2,6 – 2,6
A huge number of scratchings in this one, however, our top pick is still going around...
No 6 MENARI (Also in at Canberra) Could well be slipper fav after this race. He missed last week due to a cut lip and trialled on Monday in brilliant fashion. From gate 2 he is going to get a great run and should be hard to beat.
VALUE RUNNER: No 9 Perast
No 2 MAN FROM UNCLE Is over the odds here and I don’t understand how? He has won both lead ups in great fashion and keeps improving. 1600m should suit perfectly off last start and the wet track is no issue. Collett going for his first G1.
No 3 INFERENCE Has good wet track stats and was really strong through the line in the Hobartville. Being by So You Think he will relish the mile and we didn’t see the best of him till he got out to a derby distance last prep. Second-up hopefully he is still fresh enough.
No 5 COMIN' THROUGH Not sure what to make of him, he looks as if he has been set to peak here and gets Moreria which is a huge jockey change. Wet going is a question mark as well, but he got through soft going well in the Hobartville
VALUE RUNNER: No 3 Inference
No 6 ASTRONOMOS Has a great second-up record and is unbeaten at the Randwick 2000m. He loomed up like he was going to win first-up before condition gave out. He is down in the weights. Collett knows him well and he will be hard to beat.
No 2 KINEMA Was ok enough first-up. He steps up to 2000m now second-up which suits much better. Second-up for Waller he won on Melbourne Cup day in the spring. Wet going not an issue.
No 1 ALLERGIC Wasn’t fit enough second-up simple as that. He loves the going, but hadn’t had enough grounding for a grueling effort like that. Third-up at 2000m now suits as does the going.
VALUE RUNNER: No 2 KINEMA