Thermosphere has improved for two starts this time and is ready to break her maiden at Newcastle this afternoon. The Exosphere filly just missed a place at Canterbury on debut, before flying home late to finish a head second over 1250m last time out. She is clearly a filly of ability and has her hoof on the till. With even luck, she can go one better today.
Corncrake is another horse that has stripped fitter for two starts this time and he’ll take beating at Newcastle today. The Matt Smith-trained entire filled the minors at Canterbury when debuting in Australia in late January and was last seen finishing second behind Tochi in BM70 company. There’s something of a query over his ability on a firmer track, but his class will take him a long way.
Think We’re Due ran second in a tougher race at The Valley last time out and will take plenty of beating fourth-up at Pakenham. It is fair to say that he wasn’t a match for the quality Bacchus, but he beat home several quality horses and with even luck, this looks an excellent opportunity for him to return to winning form.
Golden Gorge will take improvement into his fourth career start at can win again at Pakenham tonight. The Robert Hickmott-trained gelding broke his maiden on debut at Bendigo, progressing to a credible sixth placing behind How Womantic at Caulfield before running third in BM64 company at Sandown. This looks a lovely race for him.