Chrome Angel has only made two appearances at the races so far, but she looks a filly of great ability and on exposed form, will be tough to beat in the VOBIS Gold Strike at The ‘Bool today. The Street Boss filly immediately stamped herself as one to watch when an easy winner on debut at Bendigo, before finishing down the order in The Showdown last time out. This is a drop in class from that race and she is fitter third-up.
Jenkins has improved for two starts this time in and her is ready to win third-up at Warrnambool today. The Pierro gelding needed the run when he failed to quicken at Sandown first-up, but he ran home well to finish half a length from the winner last time out and is drawn to receive a lovely run today, with the bonus of Craig Williams in the saddle.
There’s no doubt that he’ll need luck in running from out wide, but Reykjavik will enjoy good improvement into his second campaign start today and will take beating in the Wangoom Handicap. The Lindsay Smith-trained galloper was a great horse for the stable in spring and summer, winning the Group 3 Chatham Stakes and ending his preparation with a run in the Group 1 Railway in Perth, albeit a failed tilt. There was a lot to like about the way he ran home to fill the minors at Caulfield when resuming and he is more than up to a bold showing in a race of this quality ($13 at publish).
Too Close The Sun has gone to another level this preparation and looks tough to beat in the Warrnambool Cup. Out of the Linsday Smith yard, Too Close The Sun had two starts when resuming in the west, before heading to Smith’s Warrnambool base east and placing at Flemington. In the wake of that run, he has won at The Valley, as well and claiming the Terang Cup in dominant fashion. He’s rock-hard fit and is ready for this rise in trip