Race 9 - (1600 METRES) - SIKANDARABAD - 3rd. Trainer: Hayes & Dabernig.
The winner Avilius probably just needs to turn up on time to be winning the Australian Cup but I have loved both the fresh and this effort of this tough and improving Lindsay Park galloper. Wasn't well in at the weights at all here but it was a real fighting effort and if placed just a little softer, should be winning next start.
Race 3 - (1000 METRES) - AKASAKI - 3rd. Trainer: Stephen Jones.
Wary of the second up syndrome with him next time out as he has a habit of racing flatter after a big fresh effort but irrespective, this was a cracker of a return and arguably wins with an earlier look at them in the straight after being held up and forced to race to the worst part of the track. Rating is still low enough for now to be placed well.
Race 5 - (1200 METRES) - AMBERDI - 2nd. Trainer: Sue Jaensch.
May have just about won if she drew a gate but it was still a strong return for this 4yo mare who's putting together a really handy record. To be fair the winner is probably suited more over shorter trips but is in terrific ...