The false rail will be moved out to seven metres after they raced at the true position at the last meeting here on May 13.
The track played most fairly that day and with a Good 4 predicted for the return of racing here the track should again play fair.
The weather is forecast to be fine so should be a great day with some most competitive races on this nine-race card.
QUADDIES (races 6,7,8,9)
Skinny Play: 2,5 – 13,16 – 2,5,8 – 5,10,12
Wide Play: 1,2,5,8,15 – 2,6,13,16 – 2,4,5,8 – 2,5,7,10,12
BEST BET: R8 – 2. DIVINE MR ARTIE
Next Best Bet: R6 – 8. ENIGMAN
Best Roughie: R6 – 4. YU LONG SHENG HUI
No3 LONE EAGLE did not have any luck last start when clustered but did finish strongly to run a close sixth over 1100m down the straight at Flemington on June 10. Top jockey Damien Oliver keeps the ride and he drops a kilo to 57kg. Back around the bend he will be better suited and strong chance.
No6 RIVER JEWEL scored a brilliant win in the Elvstroem Classic (1300m) at Swan Hill on June 9. Premiership leader Beau Mertens keeps the ride and she hails from the State’s premier juvenile stable. The daughter of Snitzel is bound to show further improvement and rates highly.
No11 OLYMPIC LAD will sport winkers for the first time. He is the stable-mate to River Jewel and has good claims on his seventh over 1100m at Bendigo on June 21. He was stopped in his tracks and had to pick up momentum again. He gets premiership chasing jockey Craig Williams to ride here.
No1 ROYAL PHOENIX defied a betting drift when eased to $11 when posting a close win over 1100m down the straight at Flemington on June 10. Top jockey Dwayne Dunn is back from suspension to re-take the reins for Team Hawkes. Given a soft run and he will charge home.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 OLYPMIC LAD
No2 KIWIA has Jordan Child’s 1.5kg to reduce his weight to 56.5kg. He fought hard when finishing second to Royal Order over 2000m for the first time at Flemington on June 10. He meets Royal Order on a 2.5kg weight turn around this time round after going down a nostril last time. Strong appeal here.
No4 ROYAL ORDER son of leading sire Commands who is searching for a hat-trick here. Latest he beat Kiwia at his first look over 2000m at Flemington on June 10. Jake Bayliss’ 2kg claim drops his weight to 55.5kg, but he meets Kiwia 2.5kg worse. Does sport blinkers for the first time. Top showing.
No10 WINDBERN kept grinding away to finish a sound fourth to Royal Order over 2000m at Flemington on June 10. That was her first time over the distance and she will strip fitter for the outing. She gets top jockey Dwayne Dunn as her new partner and on the limit on 54kg rates well here.
No3 GUANGZHOU has the blinkers coming off and the winkers going on. Kept on working home in between runners to finish sixth to Royal Order over 2000m at Flemington on June 10. That was his first attempt over the distance and would expect natural improvement. Makes each-way appeal.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 WINDBERN
No2 CURRAGH is back around in the anti-clockwise direction after going north to Randwick where he ran a solid fourth over 2000m on a bog track on June 10. Leading Melbourne apprentice Ben Thompson gets the ride and his 1.5kg claim drops his weight to 59kg. He will give you an honest run for your money.
No1 COLDSTONE is a French import who gets his chance here after his sound seventh over 2040m at Moonee Valley on June 17. He was the $4.60 favourite that day and he gets leading apprentice Beau Mertens to ride. His 1.5kg claim drops his weight to 61kg, which is still an impost.
No5 COSMIC LIGHTS with top jockey Craig Williams taking the reins his chances are enhanced. Ran a solid third over 1617m at Sale on June 18, as a well-backed $3 favourite. Has been placed twice at his two starts over this distance and should get a cosy run from gate three. Each-way appeal.
No13 APPROVED ANGER was chasing a fourth straight win when finishing 11th over 1400m at Flemington on June 10. He eased from $9.50 to $12 that day. His prior form was outstanding and with Jordan Childs’ 1.5kg will carry a mere 55kg here. Capable of bouncing back.
VALUE RUNNER: No12 APPROVED ANGER
No1 CLIPPER has a great record of six starts for four wins and two thirds. She chases her third straight win here after landing two wins at Randwick. Latest was over 1000m on a bog track on June 10. Leading apprentice Ben Thompson gets the nod and his 1.5kg claim drops her weight to 58.5kg.
No4 RUN GYPSY RUN was caught four deep and had no luck before finishing 12th over 1200m at Moonee Valley on June 3. Has been freshened up for this race and with Jordan Grob’s 3kg claim will carry 56.5kg. Has a perfect record at this track with one start for one win. Can make amends.
No3 MOONLITES CHOICE scored a strong win over 1200m at Swan Hill on June 9. Top jockey Craig Williams replaces Dean Yendall on the Darren Weir-trained filly and she has drawn perfectly in gate five. She was an easing $3.20 favourite last time but will be at more liberal odds here.
SCRATCHED No15 MISTY GIRL she does rise in class here on her debut but she was devastating when romping away to a 6½ length win in a maiden over 1200m against her own sex at Wodonga on June 17. Chris Symons is the new rider and she does clash against a strong field of fillies here. Keep safe.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 RUN GYPSY RUN
No2 A LOTTA LOVE drops sharply in class here on her last-start seventh in the Group 2 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on May 20. She was competing at the highest level against her own sex in Adelaide and has been freshen for this race. Has ace jockey Craig Williams to steer and respect.
No4 GREY STREET broke-through for her maiden win at Caulfield three starts ago. Latest she ran an unlucky fifth over 1200m at Moonee Valley on June 3. With apprentice Ben Thompson’s 1.5kg claim her weight is reduced to 54kg and she rates as one of the chances in an open affair.
No1 WHISTLE BABY won at Moonee Valley two starts ago against her own sex. Latest she ran fifth over the same trip on June 16. With apprentice Brandon Stockdale’s 3kg claim she will get some weight relief down to 59kg here. She has yet to win at 11 attempts at this track but she is against mares here.
No6 SULLIVAN BAY showed good speed but was headed when finishing fourth over 1200m at Moonee Valley on June 16. She kept fighting to the line and she gets senior jockey Corey Parish to ride here. She drops two kilos to 55.5kg and she does love this distance. Bears each-way thought.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 SULLIVAN BAY
No8 ENIGMAN (NEXT BEST BET) showed a heap of speed to dash to the front and win by a comfortable 2½ lengths over 1300m at Bendigo on June 3. Craig Williams rides for the in-form Ciaron Maher team and he drops 5.5kg to the limit on 54kg here. He also gets a gear change wearing a tongue-tie for the first time. Has drawn to be effective in gate three and rates highly.
No2 NIKITAS should relish the drop back to his own age here and has been a model of consistency.
No1 REVOLVING DOOR carries top weight on 58kg but did carry that weight to a smart win last start.
No4 YU LONG SHENG HUI (BEST ROUGHIE) drops 2.5kg here and has the blinkers removed. Worth each-way thought.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 YU LONG SHENG HUI
SCRATCHED No13 DATA POINT has been expensive to his backers but he gets his chance to redeem here. Latest he ran a solid third when backed into $4 to Petrology over 1600m at Moonee Valley ion June 17. He gets top apprentice Beau Mertens to ride and his 1.5kg claim reduces his weight to 55kg. The gate (15) is a setback.
SCRATCHED No16 KINGSGUARD the blinkers come off and the winkers go on. He comes down from Sydney where he ran 10th on a bog track at Rosehill on June 17. He gets a nice dry track here and will have leading Melbourne jockey Luke Nolen to steer. Keep in mind here.
No3 ONEROUS has the blinkers coming off and the visors go on. Had something of a torrid run second-up when finishing eighth1200m at Moonee Valley on June 17. The extra 200m here should suit and he gets top jockey Dwayne Dunn to ride. Has each-way claims.
No6 HERE TO THERE lost momentum when held up and checked before finishing seventh over 1600m at Moonee Valley on June 3. Still fought on well in the straight but would pay to forget the run. With apprentice Jake Bayliss’ 2kg claim will carry 57.5kg. From 13 should stay out of trouble.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 HERE TO THERE
No2 DIVINE MR ARTIE (BEST BET) gets in with a nice weight with the 3kg claim of apprentice Brandon Stockdale on 56.5kg. He has a great record fresh of two wins at four starts and has the pace to cross easily from gate 13. He romped home fresh to win in a similar race last time and he loves the track with two wins and two placings at seven starts.
No5 ACT OF VALOUR returns from a campaign at the Adelaide carnival and Craig Williams as his new partner.
No8 LEODORO found more trouble than Ned Kelly last time. Give another chance.
No4 HEZA RIPPER with Jake Bayliss' 2kg claim will carry 56.5kg. Chance at the weights.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 HEZA RIPPER
No5 MAGIC CONSOL hit the front but was swamped late when finishing a close second over 1600m at Moonee Valley on June 17. He was a clever winner at his previous start at the same track. He gets the talents of Craig Williams again and only rises a kilo to 55kg. If he gets a good run he will be there.
No12 BELUGA BLUE is a South Australian-trained mare who looks well suited here. Last start she ran sixth over 1600m against her own sex at Moonee Valley on June 17. She gets experienced jockey Stephen Baster to ride and expect her to be flourishing home strongly.
No10 KANIANA Harry Coffey keeps the ride on her after riding her into second in the Swan Hill Cup (1600m) on June 11. She was a big drifter that day out to $8, but kept coming on strongly down the home stretch. She again has no weight on the limit on 54kg here and would respect.
No2 ONPICALO gets top apprentice Beau Mertens to ride and will carry 56kg with his 1.5kg allowance. He had no luck when trapped deep and fought hard to run a close fourth over 1600m at Moonee Valley on June 17. That was a big performance and he does like this track.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 KANIANA