The rail has been shifted out to the six metre position after they raced on the True position last time here when most raced off the inside lane.
The track is rated as a Soft 6 with the weather bureau forecasting a cool day with a maximum on 13.
The day will be overcast with showers forecast. Hopefully the rain holds off and the track rating can be lifted.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 2,9 – 2,7 – 3,9,14 – 8,12,16
Wide Play: 2,3,9,16 – 2,3,6,7 – 2,3,8,9,12,14 – 6,7,12,13,16
BEST BET: R2 – 9. SQUAW PEAK
Next Best Bet: R5 – 9 YOGI
Best Roughie: R8– 13. CHEQUERED FLAG
No9 BELLA MARTINI looked very sharp in a recent jump-out and she struck a handy field at her debut when finishing fourth over 1000m at Moonee Valley on February 17. She is from an astute stable and gets top jockey Dwayne Dunn.
No2 HOLY BLADE gets premiership chasing jockey Beau Mertens to ride after his compelling 3½ length win over 975m in a maiden at Swan Hill on June 10. He was the odds on favourite that day and he gets a good draw here in five.
No5 TATA MADIBA struck a bog track first-up but ploughed through okay to finish a close second over 1000m at Mornington on June 12. Ace jockey Craig Williams takes over here and he will be sure to be in the firing line.
No8 QUICK SPIN won a trial before resuming to finish fourth over 1000m in a maiden at Mornington on June 12. That day he raced on a Heavy 8 and gets a firmer track here. Has a superior draw in one and will be charging home.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 QUICK SPIN
No9 SQUAW PEAK (BEST BET) ran fifth in the Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) at her debut at Caulfield on January 26. She must have ability to be tossed into such a high-grade juvenile race and she was hard held when winning a recent jump-out at Flemington on June 9. She gets top jockey Dwayne Dunn to steer at her comeback. She is by the nation’s leading two-year-old sire Snitzel and can overcome her wide alley in 11.
No10 TRISCILLA is nicely bred and looked good at a Caulfield jump-out. Gets Craig Williams to ride.
No2 ALJAWZAA was doing her best work late to win over 1100m in the provincials at her debut.
No1 HOLY SEAL has won twice and been placed twice at her four starts. Chance again.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 TRISCILLA
No5 BOORADLEY emerges as a good chance in an open race on his strong win over 1000m in a maiden at Bendigo on June 3. He was the $2.15 favourite that day and Corey Parish keeps the ride but he does rise a kilo to 59kg.
No3 TOORAK PLAYBOY won his maiden at Sale two starts ago on June 1, before finishing fifth over 1200m at the same track on June 18. He ran only ¾ of a length away from the winner and was working home from midfield.
No2 HARD UP won at his debut in the country before finishing a sound third over 1100m at Bendigo on May 21. He gets leading apprentice Beau Mertens to steer and Mertens’ claim drops his weight to 58kg.
No14 EAT DESSERT FIRST was rewarded for her honesty with a fine win over a 1000m at Geelong on June 16. She has been placed at all of her four starts and she gets top jockey Luke Nolen to ride here.
VALUE RUNNER: No14 EAT DESSERT FIRST
No3 ALMA’S ROSSA struck some smart fillies when finishing a good third over 1400m at Flemington on June 10. With apprentice Jordan Childs’ 1.5kg claim she will carry 57kg and from barrier two she should get a cosy run.
No1 ZOLANI looks to be screaming out for the 1600m on her closing win at Pakenham on June 8. The stable is running hot but she does have the burden of the top-weight on 60kg. Saved in running can finish strongly.
No5 FACTS ran a solid fourth to the smart filly Pedrena over 1400m at Flemington last start on June 10. She was at $31 that day in a competitive field and with Jake Bayliss’ 2kg claim will carry 56.5kg here. Barrier 12 is a setback.
No2 HUSSY’S GLOW has been consistent and gets her chance here on her sound seventh to Pedrena over 1400m at Flemington on June 10. Chris Caserta’s 3kg claim drops her weight to 55.5kg. Each-way chance.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 HUSSY’S GLOW
No9 YOGI (NEXT BEST BET) can make it two on end here. Looked good second up when scoring a 1½ length win over 16000m here on June 14. He gets top jockey Craig Williams to ride again and can handle the weight rise of 2.5kg to 60kg. He is from the all-conquering stable of Darren Weir and still has upside having his third start this campaign.
No16 OCTUPLETS the wide gate in 14 is a test but form is solid.
No14 STREET SPUN blazed her rivals by 4½ lengths last time at Mornington. Has claims.
No2 PASSOVER was a slashing trial winner over 1100m on June 13. Has appeal.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 PASSOVER
No7 DIAPASON was the winner in another stride when finishing second over 1400m here on June 14. Craig Newitt keeps the ride and she has a superior draw in gate three to be prominent. She has yet to be unplaced at four starts.
SCRATCHED No2 MARAUDAMISS was stretched out to 2400m when running eighth here on June 14. She did not run the trip and looks better suited back at this distance and has Luke Nolen to ride. Each-way.
No6 CONCUBINE was liked in the betting but never got going when running eighth over 600m here on June 7. She had won her previous start as a $2.80 favourite over 1300m first up on May 16. Gets top jockey Craig Williams here.
No3 WHIRLPOOL sustained a long run to score a half-length win over 1590m at Wangaratta on June 22. Linda Meech keeps the ride and she carries the same weight on 56.5kg. She looks a chance again.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 CONCUBINE
No9 DAM READY looks a good chance in an open affair. Forgive last start sixth down the straight 1000m at Flemington on June 10. That was first-up and he is back around a bend here with Beau Mertens’ 1.5kg claim dropping his weight to 55.5kg
No14 KAKANUI ran a good second over 1000m here first-up on June 14. He had support that day but was swamped in the closing strides. His second-up record is a win and a second at two starts and can bounce back.
No3 RUNSATI with Brandon Stockdale’s 3kg claim will carry 57.5kg. Last start ran down the Flemington straight 1000m when finishing ninth on March 11. He goes well fresh with a record of two wins and two placings at five starts.
No8 REMOVAL pay to forget last start when he ran 12th down the straight 1000m at Flemington on June 10. He was a compelling winner at his prior two provincial starts and is a specialist at this distance.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 REMOVAL
No12 SAVVY BANDIT was stepped up to 2400m for the first time when finishing a good third here on June 14. Had won at his previous start over 2000m at Pakenham and with Ben Thompson’s 1.5kg claim will carry 54.5kg.
No8 KELLSTORM was stepped up to 2100m here when running a sound third on June 7. He gets top stable jockey Brad Rawiller to ride from barrier eight and the Irish imported stallion will be fitter for his last start.
No13 CHEQUERED FLAG (BESTS ROUGHIE) is a stablemate to Kellstorm and has top jockey Craig Williams to ride. He has impressed at his two trials over 2800m at Cranbourne this month and is worth having another look here.
No16 BUGLE CALL worked home strongly to finish fifth over 2400m here on June 14. Has top apprentice Beau Mertens to ride and with his 1.5kg allowance will carry 51.5kg. Has light-weight appeal here.
VALUE RUNNER: No13 CHEQUERED FLAG