Shezacraftsman has been in brilliant form since transferring to the care of Luke Pepper and finds herself in another very winnable race in Canberra today. Previously saddled in New Zealand, the four-year-old comfortably accounted for decent fields at her first two Australian starts, before finishing second behind quality galloper Ruby Skye at Wagga. She returned to winning form with another dominant performance over 1750m at Canberra two weeks ago and will enjoy the rise in trip.
Reward For Silence has only made once appearance at the races so far but will take plenty of benefit from the run and looks perfectly placed at Mildura this afternoon. The Reward For Effort colt was clearly green when he stepped out at Echuca and did plenty wrong, but he still worked home well and hit the line with plenty of vigour. Dean Yendall can slot in behind the pace from barrier 5 before calling on the horse’s turn of foot.
El Greco has not shown his best form in 2018, but he will appreciate a step back from Saturday grade races into the fifth at Mildura this afternoon. The son of Artie Schiller was a strong and consistent performer throughout the early stages of his career and has typically raced in strong company that he finds at the country Victorian course this afternoon. He’ll go back from the wide barrier and has the ability to finish over the top of his rivals.
Enigman is another horse that will enjoy a drop in class at Mildura this afternoon. The Myboycharlie gelding resumed for an impressive win over 1200m at Cranbourne in April and has since finished midfield in a handful of Melbourne metro sprints; hampered for a run on more than one occasion. He’s drawn ideally and will also have the benefit of claiming apprentice Teo Nugent aboard. The $3.50 you can take at the time of publish looks overs.