He was well beaten by Grandslam, but I thought that Young Werther was good into second in the Alister Clark Stakes at The Valley, and he can win the Tulloch Stakes.
The Tavistock gelding has made only six trips to the races since debuting in September, but he has returned some eye-catching efforts and is unlucky not to have won some black type.
He’s untested at the Sydney way of going, but he looks to be at peak fitness and I am happy to give him another chance to win.
An outstanding race made even moreso by its name, and Persan looks well placed to record another win in the Neds Easter Cup.
Persan went to a new level in the spring, finding form around some outstanding gallopers and ending his prep fifth in the Melbourne Cup.
He picked up where he left off with a smart win over 2040m at The Valley and this looks the perfect second-up target for him.
Talented kiwi The Chosen One typically improves sharply with a couple of runs under his belt, and he strikes the Tancred Stakes third-up this afternoon.
The Savabeel entire has been a great horse for the Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman yard throughout his career, and he has won several good races both in New Zealand and over here.
He was typically tough during his recent spring prep, finishing third in the Caulfield Cup and fourth in the Melbourne Cup most notably, and he resumed this time for a close-up second in the Group 1 Herbie Dyke in his homeland.
Soft going is ideal, and I think that Hugh Bowman is the right jockey for him in this contest.
There might not be a better second-up horse in the country and Rock will take a power of beating in this afternoon’s Doncaster Prelude.
The talented Team Hawkes-trained gelding has been an above-average galloper throughout his entire career, and he returned one of the most devasting efforts of the entire Spring Carnival last year in the Cameron Handicap at Newcastle, at this point of his preparation.
He is drawn ideally and the $4.80 that is available for him at publish looks big overs.