Race 2 - (1200 METRES) - MACLAIREY - 4th. Trainer: Pat Carey.
A professional bridesmaid there for a long period before putting two wins together over the summer and then was competitive in some much stronger races, including a few places at BM78 level. Was surprisingly specked here first up over a trip he was seemingly always going to find too sharp (all his form is at a mile) and did, however was strong through the line late. Has clearly returned in good order, has some upside and with his low rating, should be notching up a few wins in the BM64-BM78 range over a little further.
Race 7 - (1200 METRES) - ZOUBO - 2nd. Trainer: Price & Kent.
Lightly raced filly who in two racing preparations hasn't been able to string together any more than three runs in a campaign but there's always been ability there which was evident in a Group 3 placing. Big drifter here first up and after travelling on the fresh side throughout, knuckled down to reel in Lady Loft but just lacked the race fitness of the winner (also spotting her 3.5kg). Nice starting point for the spring and they'll have bigger targets in mind over more ground.
Race 1 - (1100 METRES) - GRAND PIANO - 4th. Trainer: John Thompson.
Japanese bred 3yo who did hit the line well on his debut o...