WAGGA - David Taggart
Race 3, No. 3 BALMACEDA
Racing very consistent of late and will find this much more to his liking dropping back to country level from the provincials and an easier benchmark. Leading jockey on who should control the race from a good draw and he will be hard to beat.
Race 5, No. 1 MAHALO
Finds a lovely race here at an each way price and gets help with a huge 4 kilo claim. Hits this third up, it was an improved effort last start since coming across from New Zealand and should be close to a peak now.
SUNSHINE COAST - Alex Marsh
Race 2, No. 2 ROSE OF CASTILE
Knocks into this third up and at start number 5 where most have had their chances. One start on heavy going was a good 4th fresh in a decent maiden here over 1400m and improved again second up at Ipswich last start. Stepping out over a trip that's she's seemingly looking for now and is ready to break through.
Race 5, No. 2 ROGUE DRUMMER
Ideally, I think he'd eat up another furlong but they've kept him to these 1000m races ...