Think About Me was pipped late when third on a soft track at Moe last time out but looks well placed to break his maiden this afternoon. The Brent Stanley-trained gelding has continued to improve with racing since debuting in July and his most recent effort suggested that the penny is really starting to drop. He can take up the running from barrier 6 and will give them something to chase.
Seatonic has stamped herself as a filly to follow and strikes another winnable one at Bendigo this afternoon. The daughter of Sebring has shown that she enjoys racing on rain-affected tracks and recorded consecutive wins at Swan Hill and Sandown, before running fourth in a stronger race at The Valley last time out. There is no doubt that Moldova is a big threat, but Seatonic has the fitness edge and I think that she’ll be tough to beat.
Back Up #1 Moldova
It really does look a race in two and therefore the perfect opportunity to utilise Back Up.
Alexandria hasn’t been seen at the races since autumn and will have her first start for a new trainer at Bendigo this afternoon, but she does look to have a touch of class about her and the $14 on offer at publish looks overs. The Crowded House mare was an impressive winner on debut but was clearly out of her depth when stepping out in The Vanity and the Vinery Stud Stakes. This is a far more appropriate task.
Santelmo Fuego has been reasonably luckless of late, but he’s rock-hard fit and should relish a decent step back in class into the penultimate at Bendigo this afternoon. The four-year-old son of Written Tycoon stepped out in Saturday company at Caulfield two back before being caught wide at the ‘Bool last time; still hitting the line well to finish third. This looks a great opportunity for him.