R2 – #7 Vantaggio W @$3.50
Vantaggio blitzed the field in his first run at Cranbourne by 4.25 lengths. Actually loses a kilo on that run too. Other threat is Lunar Spin, however when he ran a similar race at Cranbourne to score his maiden win, he won by 2.25 lengths, and gains weight from that here. Drawn on the inside of Lunar Spin, you’d think Vantaggio will beat him and the rest of the field here.
R6 – #8 Aurum Spirit EW @$13/$4
Aurum Spirit absolutely flew home last start to score an impressive victory at huge odds! 5kg lighter here, and Mertens retains the ride, look for it to bolt home late! Getting on in age but turned back the clock last time and can do it again.
R8 – #1 Payroll W @ $5.00
A filly with a lot of class. Ran in some huge races in her short career, including finishing in front of Jameka towards the back end of last year. Resuming after a decent spell but has the quality. Drawn wide, so look for her to settle towards the back end and come flying home late.
R5: 5 9 14
R6: 4 5 8 11 12 13
R7: 1 3 7 11