Race 3 - (1400 METRES) - CRYPTIC JEWEL - 6th. Trainer: Brent Stanley.
A false favorite here coming off a BM64 first up win at Geelong where she didn't beat much but I certainly wouldn't be sacking her off this effort where she couldn't muster early and was battling until the 100m where she then let down well. Lightly raced and bred to stay, I suspect this was the flat one before she gets over more ground and with a low rating, can drop in class.
Race 4 - (1600 METRES) - SPARTAN FLAME - 3rd. Trainer: Dean Krongold.
Caught the eye when getting home fresh at Sandown against the pattern and versus a field with more depth here, was probably just a run short in the end however wasn't able to build momentum at a key stage. Nice horse who might be looking for a mile and for now with a rating of only 63, can go back through the grades.
Race 9 - (1700 METRES) - MASTER SHUHOOD - 4th. Trainer: Chris Waller.
Waller trained import that won at big odds on his Australian debut and was then tipped out after a fair second up effort. Resuming here with support, he was wide and towards the rear before trying to blend in without cover and with a stack against him, did well to finish as close as he did. Good return and should only improve off this as the distances increase.