CABERNET GIRL (2) has more ability than form shows, AGNET BALE (6) doesn’t win out of turn but has ability. ISHMY RUBY (8) & PANDORICA (7) for exotics.
MIRROR ILLUSION (2) should lead for a long way while CALL ME BUSTER (5) has a massive motor and will be storming home. PLAN AHEAD (4) is a recent group 3 finalist and will appreciate the class drop. LEKTRA JENA (8) next.
OVERFLOW LISA (6) is very strong and with this small field she can settle a bit closer to the speed. MR. NEO (2) will be leading and prove hard to run down. ASK FOR MORE (1) is handy and MY NAME IS HEATHER (4) should be in your exotics.
WEBLEC WHIRL (2) steps up to the middle distance for the first time and should be leading if she handles the corner start. LOLA COASTER (1) will be right on her hammer while SO PREDICTABLE (8) is very talented but is down on confidence. REDZIN (7) has a fast PB here.
LINE STEPPER (1) drops in class and goes on top here from DARNUM DIVA (5) who steps up to the ‘500’ for the first time. ZIPPING LOXLEY (2) may want further but has the talent. SHE’S SOMETHING (7) next.
ACCUSED (3) has been racing without luck and should appreciate the step up in distance. LADY FERNANDO (5) looks the likely leader. MT. VIEW EMMA (8) has early speed and GEMMA BLUE (2) could find a spot early.
KEEP IT BLACK (8) is very classy, faces a steep drop in class here and should get a cart across from the speedy YOHAN BALE (7). ACES ARE TRUMPS (2) has a good record here without winning and ASTON CHAMPAGNE (6) is much better than recent form suggests.
LUCKY LANCE (8) has been airborne at Sandown recently, including knocking off potential star, Rebellious. SUNTORY LASS (1) will appreciate a class drop. ASTON LAVINIA (2) is on the quick backup from a Healesville run and should be rock hard fit. FULL MOON PARTY (3) is out of form but could find it here.
Arguably the race of the day with two very talented youngsters going head-to-head, DON’T TELL BLUEY (7) has handled wide draws in his career while ISOLATING (1) has a good record and PB here. MCINERNEY (5) likes this track and DESERT FLAME (4) can improve.
INVICTUS RISING (5) is a very fast animal but will need a touch of luck early. KEEP IT BLUE (8) is very classy if he can overcome the wide draw. MAELYNN BALE (4) is a blowout chance. CRACKERJACK ZAVE (1) has been flying on the provincial circuit.
BEST BET: R7 N8 – KEEP IT BLACK
NEXT BEST: R9 N7 – DON’T TELL BLUEY
QUADDIE ($54 FOR 100%):
R5 – 1, 2, 5
R6 – 3, 5
R7 – 6, 7, 8
R8 – 1, 2, 8