Star Of Leon has only had two career starts so far, but this is easily the weakest race that he has contested and he can break his maiden.
The Starspangledbanner colt ran home fairly to finish sixth at Sandown on debut before stepping out at Flemington last time out, although finishing at the tail of the field.
There is no doubt that he will have improved for those two efforts and I am happy to give him a chance today at around the $8 mark.
Sweet Gold will enjoy good improvement into his second campaign start today and is primed to win.
The German import was a strong and consistent performer in Europe prior to his purchase and transfer to the care of Chris Waller, and returned some lovely performances during his first prep.
He hit the line well to fill the minors at Ballarat when resuming a few weeks ago and will relish getting out to a mile.
Lake’s Folly has returned to the races in excellent form this time and is primed to win again at Bendigo this afternoon.
The Anthony Freedman-trained gelding was an impressive winner at Sale when fresh and has placed at his two subsequent appearances, including a Saturday race at Morphettville last time out.
He looks to be at peak fitness for this race and I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish.
He raced greenly on debut at Werribee and still managed to win, and I am confident that Sapphire Crown can continue his rise through the grades at Bendigo this afternoon.
The Hallowed Crown gelding settled off the pace and mustered a nice turn of foot to just get there, and there’s little doubt he’ll enjoy wholesale improvement for the experience.
He needs only even luck from the potentially sticky barrier (12) to be in the finish again.