All eyes will be on today’s feature, the 2018 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup run over 2000m. The top weight looks hard to beat and is our top pick going on a 5-length demolishing last start.
Darwin is racing on a Good with the rail True.
Geelong is a Heavy 8 with the rail True.
Looks a good race for the ever consistent RIVERINA ROMANCE to make it successive victories after winning well last start. Led and proved too good when defeating Mulk by 1.8 lengths on this track last start. Hard to go past, the one to beat.
1st: No9 RIVERINA ROMANCE 2nd: No4 Bakslap; 3rd: No10 Murphy; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No1 Invitations
This looks a perfect race for SEEWHATSHEBRINGS (NEXT BEST BET) to breakthrough after being narrowly beaten on debut at Sandown a fortnight back. Chased hard to go down in a blanket finish behind Grand Wish and Chevalier D’eon at her debut at Sandown and will strip fitter second-up here today. Down in the weights and drawn well, she will be hard to beat.
1st: No16 SEEWHATSHEBRINGS 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No13 White With One; 3rd: No6 Rocks for Free; 4th: No3 Midnight
Lightly-raced gelding JAYEFFKAY ran well when resuming from a break and will strip fitter second-up here today. Narrowly beaten by Beleaguer on this track a week back, he will be primed to atone for that narrow defeat here today. Stick with him, he will be flashing at them late.
1st: No2 JAYEFFKAY 2nd: No1 Global Icon; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No4 Port Triano; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No5 Mighty Mick
MULK resumed from a spell with a good effort beaten by 2 lengths by Riverina Romance on this track last start. Will strip fitter second-up and is sure to be very competitive once again. Did race in some handy races last preparation, so expecting a big effort from this gelding here today. Winning hope.
1st: No2 MULK 2nd: No1 Heart of Red; 3rd: No4 Windsor Cup; 4th: No5 Hot Demand
Sticking with the last start winner ZAHSPEED (BEST BET) to take out this year’s Carlton Mid Darwin Cup over 2000m. Led and kicked away to an impressive 5-length demolishing on this track last start and has drawn perfectly to make it successive victories here today. Ticks all the boxes, the one to beat.
1st: No1 ZAHSPEED 2nd: No4 Folk Tales; 3rd: No12 Turf Man; 4th: No7 Lieder