She’s Deluxe has only been fair in her two career starts so far, but she steps back into country company in the first at Bairnsdale today and won’t be offered a better opportunity to break her maiden. The daughter of Savabeel was fair to the line on debut at Wangaratta but clearly did not enjoy the heavy conditions at Cranbourne last time out. Breeding suggests that she’ll relish the 2000m and she’s drawn ideally on the inside of the field.
Rostock has steadily improved through his two starts this time and is ready to peak in condition at Bairnsdale this afternoon. Rostock clearly required the run when he finished seventh over a mile at Bendigo first-up in July, before an even effort to finish midfield at Moe. The rise in trip at this point of his preparation looks ideal and he can find a nice position in transit from an inside draw. He looks over the odds at his current price in this company ($7.50 at the time of publish).
Power Command will strip fitter into her second-up assignment this afternoon and has a class edge over the lion’s share of her rivals at Newcastle. Kerrin McEvoy settled the four-year-old at the tail of the field first-up at Canterbury three weeks ago and she mustered a fair turn of foot to run on late for sixth. The daughter of Commands typically races in tougher company than she finds this afternoon and she should be right in the finish.
Allez Troienne has been racing well this time in and should be fighting out the finish of Race 5 at Townsville this afternoon. The daughter of Beneteau won over 1300m here in late June and she has continued to produce strong performances and results, including a close-up second at this track and distance last time out. She has the speed to overcome a wide barrier and can finish over the top of her rivals with a light weight in tow.