This is an open edition of this race and a horse like Sansom has claims on winning, at a nice price ($9 at publish).
Sansom was excellent during his brief spring tenure and won consecutive races, including the Group 3 Chatham Stakes at this track and distance most notably.
He has since finished fourth in the Christmas Stakes at Caulfield and seventh in the Magic Millions Sprint, and he’ll appreciate the drop in class here.
The $10 that was available earlier this week is gone, but I still think that Emeralds is a great bet in the Guy Walter Stakes.
The Sebring mare has been a great horse for the John Sargent stabnle since making her debut and reeled off plenty of nice performances in the spring, highlighted by a close-up second behind Subpoenaed in the Golden Pendant and win in the Angst Stakes.
She was unwanted in the market but finished third behind Savatiano and Kolding in the Expressway when resuming this time and has been kept up to the mark with a trial.
She didn’t show much when resuming at Eagle Farm, but Kisukano is the best horse in this field and she can return to winning form.
The Bel Esprit filly has been a strong and consistent performer since making her debut and has beaten plenty of quality horses, winning some good races along the way.
I’m expecting good improvement and she’ll be suited to the big track and Corbould Park.
This looks the next ideal point of call for European import Great House.
Great House found form around some excellent gallopers during his short tenure abroad and returned a pleasing debut performance in Australia to finish third at Flemington before recording an easy win at Rosehill in January.
I like that he has had a trial since that effort, and I cannot find a reason why he won’t be in the finish again.