Hamslette will return from a short spell at Kyneton today and can break her maiden. The Epaulette filly ran on well to finish fourth at Benalla on debut in October but was particularly impressive when she flew home from the tail of the field to finish second at Bendigo last time and has reportedly furnished into a stronger horse since the run. The wide barrier isn’t a concern as she’ll likely go back in running regardless.
Kanavu flew home to finish a close second first-up and will take plenty of benefit into the sixth at Wyong today. The Dream Ahead colt won on debut for Ben Smith in August but was sent to the paddock after failing to beat a runner home in a 1300m race at Randwick. He won’t be stepping out alongside any stars today and can improve his record to two wins.
Sunreel has not been seen at the races since September, but she is a horse with a fair amount of ability and can make a winning return at Wyong today. The Dundeel filly showed potential through her debut preparation without winning but returned a far more furnished prospect in winter and spring and strung together two impressive wins at Kempsey and Newcastle most-notably, before ending her prep in black type company. She’s had the benefit of several trials and will be hard to beat.
Moor Gait has not been seen at the races since October, but she is a proven first-up performer and looks a live chance at odds in the seventh at Pakenham tonight. The Fiorente filly raced greenly but still hit the line well to second first-up at Geelong last time and was sent to the paddock after breaking her maiden with ease at Benalla. She can go forward from barrier 1 and has the notable advantage of Jamie Kah in the saddle.