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RAIL: +4m  TRACK: Good 4/3

Forecasted to be hot through the week so a fairly hard track expected.

Won in recent years by some top 2yos including Artorius, Lyre, Extreme Choice, Earthquake & Samaready. We backed Little Brose to win this race at $10 BFSP last year and Daumier to win this race at $23 BFSP the year before.



Days since last start: 14 (9), 21 (1), 28 (2)

2nd up (7), 3rd up (2), 4th up (3)

Settled top 7 (7), Settled 10th-12th (4)

Colts (7), Fillies (5)

Prior Starts 2 (7), 3 (5)

Last Start 1000m (2), 1100m (9), 1300m (1)

Finishing Position Last Start 1st (8), 2nd (2), 3rd (1), 4th (1)

Beaten under 2L last start (12)

Vic City or Vic Black Type run last start (12)

2012 to 2019 was won by horses SP $2.20-$7.50. Last 4 years SP $26, $13, $20 & $9.50.


Fast speed expected as is usually the case in this race.

Lady of Camelot looks the likely leader.

Spywire, Stay Focused, Flyer and Rue De Royale from out wide, plus Coleman, Kuroyanagi and Zestiman from better gates will all be pushing forward and jostling for runs in the first half of the field.

Dublin Down, Bodyguard, High Octane and Eneeza will be back of midfield.

Hayasugi, Matisse, In Her Eyes, Altermatum, Traffic Warden and Fearless all have slow early speed and map at the rear.


1. Rue De Royale – Handy type who has been solid in two high prizemoney races past two starts. However perhaps looking for 7 or 8 furlongs now and has drawn the carpark. Place best.

2. Spywire – Ran a solid 3rd in the Magic Millions last start. Drawn the carpark here. Place best.

3. Bodyguard – *(SCRATCHED)*

4. Coleman – Has been impressive in both career starts over 1000m at Caulfield, winning both comfortably. Sectionals suggest a step up in trip not a major concern, but a hard run 1200m is still a very different kettle of fish after jumping straight up from 1000m. Extreme Choice and Miracles Of Life did it off similar preps in 2016 and 2013, but it’s not the most common leadup strategy and that’s the risk.

8. High Octane – Finished well to win the C&G Preview on debut, then never got a crack at them in the C&G Prelude. In the mix.

10. Fearless – Won Kensington 845m 18 Sep trial by a nose -2.5 last 600m -0.3 (11th quickest) last 200m +0.5 (8th quickest) after being held up part of the straight. Ran a close 4th in the Breeders Plate on debut, then finished strongly for 2nd to Prost in the G3 Canonbury Stakes last start. Horror draw but can surprise.

11. Hayasugi – Won both the Fillies Preview & Prelude in prep for this in nice style. Respecting.

12. Eneeza – Was a dominant winner of the Listed Merson Cooper last prep, then got back and ran home well for 2nd behind Coleman in the G3 Chairmans first up. 1200m will suit much better. Strong player here.

13. Lady Of Camelot – Won Kensington 850m 18 Sep trial by 4L +1.5 (2nd quickest), last 600m +1.3 (6th quickest). Ran a close 4th on debut in the Gimcrack. Won Canterbury 900m trial by 8.4L +9.3 quickest of 19 trials on the day +10.6 last 600m quickest of 113 triallers on the day. Won Randwick 741m 22 Jan trial by 2.8L +3.6 34d quickest of 20 trials on the day. Bolted in to win the G3 Widden Stakes for us first up by 2.8L. Is coming from Sydney which isn’t ideal, and may find a hard run 1200m a challenge, but is very speedy and Gai’s 2yos have been flying.

15. Matisse – Ran outstanding sectionals to fly home for 3rd in the Fillies Prelude last start. The inside gate probably doesn’t suit her style but she can’t be discounted. Include in multiples.


1. 3 – Bodyguard
2. 12 – Eneeza
3. 13 – Lady Of Camelot
4. 8 – High Octane
5. 4 – Coleman


Bodyguard and Eneeza both profile nicely for this race and look the two hardest to beat.
Lady Of Camelot and Coleman are both high quality and very speedy conveyances. A hard run 1200m is the query for those two.
High Octane had no luck last start and can be the knockout.
Fearless, Hayasugi and Matisse should be thrown into any exotics/multiples.


BACK (WIN) #3 Bodyguard for 1 unit *(SCRATCHED)*

Ran 2nd beaten a nose in Randwick 18 September trial to Espionage who won the Breeders Plate for us, running similar late sectionals. Won the Maribyrnong Stakes for us comfortably on debut. Was strong in Canterbury 900m Jan 9 trial when 2nd to Fearless under no pressure with strong late sectionals +2.7 last 400m then again when 2nd in Randwick 1045m trial beaten a neck under no pressure. Was impressive swopping home to win the C&G Prelude first up. One of the main chances.


BACK (WIN) #12 Eneeza for 1 unit

Was a dominant winner of the Listed Merson Cooper last prep, then got back and ran home well for 2nd behind Coleman in the G3 Chairmans first up. 1200m will suit much better. Strong player here.


Big G1 Winners (Betfair SP Price)

2023 Australian Derby: Major Beel $53.63
2020 Empire Rose Stakes: Shout The Bar $32.60
2020 Melbourne Cup: Twilight Payment $28.26
2022 Blue Diamond Stakes: Daumier $23.00
2022 William Reid Stakes: September Run $19.50
2021 Randwick Guineas: Lion’s Roar $18.95
2021 Coolmore Classic: Krone $15.50
2022 Australasian Oaks: Glint Of Hope $13.55
2023 TJ Smith Stakes: I Wish I Win $12.80
2023 Lightning Stakes: Coolangatta $12.69
2020 Metropolitan Handicap: Mirage Dancer $11.18
2022 Surround Stakes: Hinged $11.00
2020 Manikato Stakes: Hey Doc $10.32
2023 Blue Diamond Stakes: Little Brose $10.24


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