Marfaz has been racing well without finding her way into the winner’s stall, but is placed well to break the duck this afternoon. The Al Maher filly worked home well from the tail of the field to finish fourth in consecutive runs at Scone and Muswellbrook through June, before another smart performance for third over a mile at Newcastle most-recently. This looks an easier field and she can take up the running from barrier 2.
Suneeze is rock-hard fit ahead of her run at Wagga this afternoon and looks extremely well placed. The Haradasun mare tailed off to finish eighth over 1200m at Canberra two starts back, but responded well to a drop in trip when fourth at this track and distance last time. She’s drawn and weighted ideally and won’t be faced with a better opportunity to return to winning form.
Smith has been in terrific form this time in and finds himself in another very winnable race this afternoon. The son of Myboycharlie was held up in transit before finishing fifth last time out, but he posted two consecutive and easy wins in a pair of sprints leading into his last start and that run can be forgiven. Greg Ryan can find a good position in transit from a central draw and the horse will be tough to hold out.
Airport is a horse with a fair amount of talent and he looks over the odds ahead of his second-up run at Wagga this afternoon. The My Lad gelding was a strong and consistent performer last time in and won a tougher race than this in provincial company. He worked home well to finish fourth after a tough run on pace first-up at Canberra and with natural improvement, will find himself right in the finish of this race.