Rancho Notorious hasn’t been seen at the races since February, but he is resuming today after having the ultimate gear change and looks ready to break his maiden after trialling well. The Jason Coyle-trained three-year-old has returned several pleasing efforts without scoring that elusive win and was last seen finishing fifth behind The Autumn Sun in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes. This is clearly a huge drop in class from that race and he’s the one to beat.
Anarchy has continued to improve with racing this time and looks well placed to return to winning form at Warwick Farm this afternoon. The Chris Waller-trained mare was entitled to weaken late in her Australian debut at Rosehill two back, but there was a lot to like about the way she hit the line to finish fourth at this track and distance last time out. This looks a reasonably open field and any improvement off her last effort would see her fighting out the finish.
Helga was an impressive winner here first-up and will only improve into the fourth at Warwick Farm this afternoon. The daughter of Duporth found form around some handy gallopers last time in but appears to have returned to racing an even more furnished prospect this time, and there doesn’t look to be a whole lot of depth in this field. She can settle off the pace from her wide draw today and finish over the top of her rivals.
Commander flew home to finish a close-up second in the Grafton Guineas last time out and is rock-hard fit for his run in the sixth at Warwick Farm this afternoon. The Pierro gelding has typically stepped out in tougher company than he strikes today and beat home the likes of Toryjoy and Monsieur Sisu at Randwick prior to his run in the country feature. He’s drawn a peach in barrier 6 and with even luck, will be extremely difficult to hold out.