"With no standout meeting I’ve looked at the feature race across four states to find the best bets in the high profile races. Doomben and Flemington will be rated Good with Belmont looking set for a Soft 6 or worse track and Adelaide might improve marginally to a Soft 5."
"The Strickland Stakes generally sees horses who have come through the 1200m Roma, 1400 Belmont Sprint and 1600m Hyperion as the general lead up while the other runners can come through 2000+BM races."
"The Hyperion Stakes is your typical profile event. We are looking for a strong 1600m horse that has usually come through a preparation that may have included running in the Roma Cup then the Belmont Sprint..."