It’s hard to go past Midoriyama in Race 1 at The Meadows on Wednesday. He found the line well for second here last week in 34.74, and similarly extended well late to score at The Meadows at his previous start in 34.68. He’ll be running on well again this week, and looks the one to beat in the opener.
Carla Veloso should enjoy the small field in Race 2. She has terrific mid-race acceleration, and sped away to win easily here last start in 30.20. A repeat performance looms on Wednesday.
In Race 3, Double Dipping reverts to the 525m trip after an impressive 600m all-the-way victory here last week in 34.57. He is strong and if he finds the front early again this week, they may not be able to catch him.
A case can be made for a few runners in Race 4, including Kraken Sue who comes up with Box 5. She initially began fast at Bendigo last start before being terminally checked and finishing back in the field as a result. Her prior wins at Bendigo were excellent, and she’s capable of leading throughout on Wednesday.
In Race 5, Mepunga Sparkle is a winning chance. She was sent out a loose favourite at Bendigo last start, and tried hard in second in 28.14. Being drawn close to the rails is ideal for her, and she’ll be attacking the line strongly as usual.
Assassinate is the one to beat in Race 6. He was outstanding winning at Sandown last start in 29.58 by over five lengths, and if he lands near the pace on Wednesday, there’s no reason he can’t repeat the dose.
In Race 7, So Predictable should be included in combinations. He found early trouble here last week, and recovered extremely well for third in 34.78. With an ounce of luck, he’s capable of figuring in the finish.
Angel Glow is shooting for four consecutive wins in Race 8, but Handsome Jack looks a danger to the likely favourite. Handsome Jack pinged the lids here last week and led everywhere but on the line. A similar getaway this week might make it tough for them to catch him.
Overflow Lisa will be hard to hold out in Race 9. She put in an eye-catching run here last week, when she got a long way off them, and sprouted wings late to get up and score, just getting the better of Handsome Jack on the line. All she needs is a bit of clear air in transit and she’ll be flying late again this week.
In Race 10, Mohinga Chase is a leading contender. He was dominant winning at Shepparton last start by over five lengths in BON 25.15 and his confidence should now be up. There’s no reason he can’t make it back-to-back wins on Wednesday.