#7 Partial Defence
Even though she is rising in class here to Novice Grade, she looks to have found a winnable race and she looks to have plenty of ability. I am not bothered by the wide draw, in fact she looks suited by it. She does her best racing when she can get to the crown of the track and this is achievable here. She should have won her last start in a Maiden Final where she was looking to push off on the home turn and was left without much galloping room and stuck along the fence. The smaller field here is another plus too.
#4 Barton Bale
This potential superstar chaser has found a field to his liking here. He won’t be a ridiculously short quote here due to the drop back in distance to 400m and the squeeze draw. There doesn’t appear to be much early speed underneath him so this should allow him to show his customary acceleration and zoom to the lead after about 50 metres or so and prove far too good for these rivals.