Sweet Karolina will take plenty of improvement into the fifth at Geelong this afternoon and is ready to win.
The daughter of Starspangledbanner went to the paddock after recording an impressive win here at Geelong in November and ran a credible second behind the talented South Parade at Sandown when resuming this time.
There is no horse of that ability in this race, and Sweet Karolina can go one better.
This is a drop in class for Derive and she can return to winning form.
The Redoute’s Choice filly didn’t miss placing in her first three back this time, winning at Sandown most notably, and she was last seen finishing seventh in a better Saturday race at Caulfield.
While that was probably a bridge too far at this point of her career, a race like this one certainly isn’t.
The early scratching of Bermadez has blown this race wide open, and a horse like Café Tortoni has claims on winning.
The Reset gelding was a strong and consistent performer earlier this year, winning at The ‘Bool and finished second over a mile at Morphettville.
He’s had the benefit of a trial leading into this race and looks ready to go.
Award Winner hasn’t been seen at the races for nearly ten months, but she raced well during her debut preparation and I am happy to give her a chance fresh at Geelong today.
The Exceed And Excel filly has four starts during her two-year-old season, winning at Bendigo on debut and racing well in black type company.
She returned a lovely trial earlier this month and looks ready to go today under Jamie Kah.