After an inconclusive Manfred Stakes, Daniel O'Sullivan has rated the Stuart Webb trained colt $8 in a wide open CS Hayes Stakes. With a positive barrier he can settle closer and will shorten from $15 on the Exchange.
Both Houtzen and From Within come into this race with dominant ratings and we are prepared to back both, playing for the best result on Houtzen who has proven her ability with higher pressure early speed.
“From Barrier 5 here Our Boy Malachi should settle just off the leading bunch with cover (perfect) and then if he unleashes the same finishing effort he did last start, he’ll be very hard to hold out.”
The United States has really emerged in his second Australian preparation as a genuine top class prospect. His last start win in The Ranvet returned a solid 104.5 rating, which represents the best recent form.