There are a few talented horses engaged, but I’m confident in the winning chances of Wisdom Of Water at Doomben this afternoon.
He returned several eye-catching efforts and enjoyed a lucrative two-year-old season under the care of Toby and Trent Edmonds, but Wisdom Of Water was transferred to the care of Annabel Neasham for his current preparation, and he has run a place in two of three starts this time, including a smart third in the Listed Goldmarket on the Gold Coast last time out.
Fitter fourth-up and under Craig Williams, I’m more than keen to get involved with the $6.50 that is available at publish.
He grows another leg on the heavy going and while we’re likely to be racing on a Soft track rather than one that is genuinely bottomless, I’ve seen enough from Wu Gok this time to assume he’s going to run a balter in the Lord Mayors Cup this afternoon.
The Sebring gelding really has only ever been effective when it has been wet, but that has still led to plenty of outstanding performances and wins in black type company.
He enters this race third-up off the back of a credible effort for third in the Gosford Cup, and the 2000m should be ideal.
Ellsberg looks beautifully placed in the penultimate race at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
The Spill The Beans colt put paid to them over 1400m at Randwick when resuming and was last seen finishing fourth in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas, just too far back in the run to reach winner Exoboom.
Fitter third-up and dropping in class, he is my best bet of the day.
Bargain looks to have a class edge over a lot of her rivals today and I think she’ll take plenty of beating in The Roses.
The three-year-old daughter of Ocean Park has returned the Mark Newnham stable some nice results this time in, and was last seen filling the minors in the Group 1 Australian Oaks.
She has been freshened since that effort, but returned a nice trial in the lead-up to her return and can fight out the finish.