Race 5 - (1300 METRES) - BRUTUS MAXIMUS - 3rd. Trainer: Hayes & Dabernig.
Lovely big striding type this ex WA galloper having his first start in Victoria and he'll take plenty of improvement out of this effort. Lightly raced and well bred 4yo entire by Fastnet Rock and out of a Group 2 winning mare, he was still last passing the 200m before finally balancing up in the last 100m to get home powerfully. Importantly is down in the ratings, can probably get over a little further and is capable of going through the grades over the summer.
Race 7 - (1500 METRES) - NOTHIN' LEICA HIGH - 2nd. Trainer: Robbie Griffiths.
4yo that has been given plenty of time which he needed after a searching last prep where amongst some teasing performances, did put in a few ordinary one's. Well bred galloper by High Chaparral and out the Group 1 winning mare Cinque Cento, he's put in an absolute corker here fresh in what wasn't a bad little 64 where he wins in another stride. Another who is down in the ratings at the right of the year to pinch a few in the lower benchmarks as the distances increase.
Race 3 - (1200 METRES) - THE ART OF THE BAR - 1st. Trainer: Waterhouse & Bott.