5.45TRULY has been running in better races than this and did well to finish third on the dirt last time out. She usually hits the frame at least on grass and her speed figures on the surface are better than most of today’s rivals.

This doesn’t look the strongest race and Raspberry Ballet could place after a fair fourth here latest.


MARKISTAN has been knocking on the door with a run of placed efforts over this track. She was second again last time when finishing off well over this trip. Another good run is expected.

Crystalina is interesting dropping in class after a good second over a mile here latest. She didn’t get home so this sprint trip could help.


CAT’S ASTRAY was a fast-finishing second when sent off favourite here last time over this trip. She had to come out wide, which didn’t help her chances, and it was a good run in the circumstances. The yard has a good record of winning with beaten favs and she has a good draw to go close again.

Palace Two Step will try to slip the field and she has an excellent career record of two wins and three places from just five outings. She is coming back from a slight break but should be right there again.

Balie’s Dream has been in corking form over this trip and landed two wins before going off much too quickly last time. A more sedate pace can see her figuring again.


CHASE RUNNER was the subject of a decent gamble before just failing here last time. He had to be switched wide which probably accounted for the defeat. He was a game winner on his previous run over this course and distance so looks the one to beat.

Krachenwagen got the better of the selection last time after getting a dream run up the rail and they can fight it out again.


HOLY MEISTER has to come from stall 11 but he has plenty of early speed so should be able to get a good position from the stalls. He was sent off odds on before not getting the clearests of trips here last time and can make amends today.

Ghostlore should do better than his sixth latest as he was coming back from a long break. This trip suits and he won’t be far away.


POPPY’S DESTINY is coming back from a long break but has a win at Saratoga in better company than this to his name. That was on debut so he goes well fresh and the drop back to this distance looks a wise move by his new trainer.

Poseiden takes a deserved hike in grade after winning well over course and distance last time. That was just his second career run so improvement is expected.


TURN OF EVENTS has been running well and was a good fourth here last time despite not getting the run of the race. He has few miles on the clock and looks open to plenty of improvement.

Holy Emperor just got collared here last time and dropping back by a furlong looks a wise move.


SOUTH SEA was popular with punters before running an excellent second in better company at Parx last time out. He takes a slight drop in distance, which should help, and his workouts on this new track have been positive.

Front Loaded stepped up on his recent form when beaten half a length here latest. Be came from a long way back there and may well have won with a better-timed challenge.