Why Big Bry has been a model of consistency without recording an elusive race win but does look well placed to break the duck at Geelong this afternoon. The El Roca gelding resumed from a break to finish third on the synthetic at Pakenham three weeks ago and will enjoy good improvement for the hit-out. The Busuttin & Young yard is absolutely flying, and this bloke is ready to break his maiden.
Muiron is unlucky not to have won a race this time in but will be given another chance at Geelong this afternoon. The Godolphin-trained gelding has mustered a decent turn of foot on both appearances this time; finishing second at Newcastle and Kembla Grange respectively. This is his first go at the Victorian way of going this time in, but he has contested this way previously and is up to winning.
Zoustorm will enjoy good improvement into his second-up run at Geelong today, and looks a live chance in what is a wide-open race. The Zoustar gelding was settled at the tail of the field at Wangaratta when resuming and was far from disgraced we he hit the line. He can slot in behind the early pace today and with even luck, can finish over the top of his rivals. ($10 at publish).
Hurricane Fighter’s first-up run was probably better than the result suggested, and I think that he’s up to winning the ninth at Geelong today. Hurricane Fighter stamped himself as a horse to follow with two wins from as many starts last time in, including a dominant three-length win at Ballarat at this point of his preparation. There are a few good horses in this contest but with even luck, Hurricane Fighter will take a power of beating.