Race 3 - (1800 METRES) - HUNTLY CASTLE - 1st. Trainer: Hayes & Dabernig.
Don't think he beat much admittedly but there's been plenty to like about this progressive 2yo as the distances have increased. Hit the line at six and seven furlongs before beating the older horses to break through at Bendigo, he's put them away here as a good horse should from an economical steer and I think will only improve over further.
Race 5 - (1400 METRES) - RAT WITH GOLDTOOTH - 3rd. Trainer: Paul Preusker.
Got better deeper into her last campaign and looks to be following a similar trajectory this time in, especially off a long lay-off where she's hit this third run in, had no luck from the gate when three wide throughout where it was a decent effort considering. Can drop in grade with her 75 rating and I think she'll string a few together over a mile.
Race 8 - (1600 METRES) - NAVAL WARFARE - 6th. Trainer: Chris Waller.
Was always just going to be there to just poke around first up at a mile but is on track for a good campaign after whacking away well here without having the turn of foot to do any damage over this distance. Bolted in at listed level last prep where he worked his way through the grades and will be a good candidate for the secondary staying events in the spring.