The rail has been shifted back into the True position after being extended to the six metres position last time they raced here last week.
This should give all runners a fair chance on what looks a tough day with most even fields.
The track is rated as a Soft 5 - which is an improvement on the rain soaked tracks over the weekend - and with fine weather forecast it may firm up a little.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 4,7,8 / 1,4,5 / 7,8 / 8,9
Wide Play: 2,4,7,8,9,13 / 1,3,4,5,9,10 / 3,4,5,7,8,12 / 3,5,8,9,11
BEST BET: R7 – 8. YOGI
Next Best Bet: R8 – 9. DIAPASON
Best Roughie: R7– 3. RED SPYDER
No11 MULK is a two-year-old against older horses but did run a great second against his own age over 1400m here last Wednesday. He is on the quick back up but does get top jockey Damien Oliver in his mission. Will be thereabouts.
No9 REDROUZ was backed from $4.40 into $3.20 when finishing second over 1200m in a maiden at Pakenham on May 25. That was her first start from a long spell and only her second campaign start. Not well drawn this time in 11.
No1 BLUE BEAR has continued to improve with each start. Latest ran second over 1400m in a maiden at Sale on June 1. That was only his third start and he gets the in-form Daniel Stackhouse to ride from eight.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 BLUE BEAR
No9 NOTIO resumed with a sixth over 1400m at Ballarat on May 24 first-up. Was a noticeable drifter from $5 to $8.50 and would go on previous form when won here over 1400m last August. Has top apprentice Beau Mertens booked.
No8 LET’S GO TO RIO was a good winner over 1400m at Pakenham on May 25. Has not finished worse than second at three starts this campaign and has Ben Thompson’s 1.5kg claim reducing his impost to 56kg.
No3 LORD TENNYSON
VALUE RUNNER: No8 LET’S GO TO RIO
No1 KALASHANI LAD resumed with a good third over 1200m here on May 27. He has an excellent second-up record of a win and two seconds at five starts. Brandon Stockdale’s 3kg claim drops his weight to 56kg.
No4 I AM THE GENERAL
VALUE RUNNER: No1 KALASHANI LAD
No2 LADY LEE ran a solid third over 1600m against her own age and sex here on May 27. Premier jockey Craig Williams stays on board and from barrier one she is going to get an easier run than last time.
No1 MANHATTAN VIXEN landed a smart ¾ length win against her own sex over 1400m as a $2.60 favourite at Ballarat on June 4. She returns here and does go up 2kg to 60.5kg for her last win. She is most honest and respect.
No3 LET ‘EM HOWL won over 1450m at Kilmore before finishing second to Manhattan Vixen over 1400m at Ballarat on June 4. She gets top apprentice Beau Mertens’ 1.5kg claim reducing her weight to 58kg.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 LET ‘EM HOWL
No2 LORD AND MASTER Jordan Grob’s 3kg claim drops his impost to a comfortable 58kg. He hails from an astute stable and can improve on his 11th over 1720m at Sale last month. He was backed into $13.
No9 PENRYN PEARL battled on okay to the wire when finishing seventh over 1600m on a deteriorating track at Ballarat on June 4. Ben Allen’s 1.5kg claim drops her weight to 56.5kg and give a chance here.
No8 BILLABONG BABE
VALUE RUNNER: No9 PENRYN PEARL
No4 GRANDDUKEOFTUSCANY is an Irish bred import from the Melbourne Cup winning stable of Robert Hickmott. Warmed up with a solid sixth over 2100m here on June 7 and with Beau Mertens’ 1.5kg claim carries 55.5kg.
No1 SHAKOPEE ran a fair ninth in the Casteron Cup (2000m) on May 21. He has his first start for new trainer Simon Morrish here and gets top jockey Brad Rawiller to ride and the British import will have admirers.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 SHAKOPEE
No7 LADY EFFORT she will need to get away clearly from the gates to be a chance. Respect.
No3 RED SPYDER (TOP ROUGHIE) expect to show improvement with top junior Beau Mertens going on board.
No5 NANGAWOOKA comes here off a smart win at Sale and warrants respect.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 NANGAWOOKA
No12 CHAMPAGNE READY is the stablemate to Diapason and can give Waller a quinella.
No6 DEVILISHLY had a heap of excuses last start but the barrier (16) is a hindrance.
No8 ANOTHER WHISPER her form has been top shelf and can again rely on for a top showing.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 DEVILISHLY