He doesn’t win out of turn, but Mangione has improved with each start back from a spell and will relish a drop in class at Eagle Farm today.
The Fiorente gelding finished fourth in Class 4 company at Doomben at each of his first two starts back this time, and he was last seen filling the minors behind Dissolution in a Saturday race.
He looks to be at peak fitness and probably won’t be offered a better opportunity to win in town.
Tolerate faces a rise in class back into city company, but she could hardly have been more impressive at Lismore last time, and this does look the next logical step for her.
Tolerate was settled off the pace in the maiden race and mustered an eye-catching turn of foot to easily reel in her rivals and ultimately win by more than two lengths.
Any improvement on that effort would see her into the finish, and she’s drawn to receive every chance under Ryan Maloney.
Hallowed Girl will take winning form into Race 6 at Eagle Farm today and looks well placed to make it two in a row.
The Hallowed Crown mare has been a good horse for the Chris Anderson stable since making her debut, and finished a half-length second here when resuming, before duly saluting on the Sunshine Coast.
Fitter third-up, this looks another nice race for her.
Pull Anchor has returned some lovely efforts this preparation and looks the one to beat in the last at Eagle Farm today.
The Husson mare has finished worse than second just once in her last six starts, winning in BM75 company at Doomben most notably, and she was last seen finishing second behind Lunar Light on the Sunshine Coast.
She is rock-hard fit and I can’t find a reason why she won’t be in the finish again.