I’m happy to give Prince Of Mercia one last chance to win at Mornington this afternoon.
Prince Of Mercia has had three starts back this year and has incredibly finished second on all three occasions, finishing a length behind Apres La Mer at Sandown most recently.
He’s been freshened since that effort, won a trial, and under Jamie Kah this afternoon, I simply do not think he’ll get a better opportunity to win.
The scratching of a few leading contenders including Namakwa has brought a horse like Runaway Train right into calculations.
Runaway Train improved with racing last time in, but resumed this time with a lovely effort and win in maiden company at Cranbourne.
I like that she has been back to the trials since that effort, and she harbours plenty of upside.
Pouvoir De Soie looks up to winning the sixth at Mornington this afternoon.
The Puissance De Line mare recorded an impressive win in maiden company at Pakenham when resuming, and wasn’t disgraced when fourth in Class 1 company at Sale last time out.
Fitter third-up and remaining in this calibre of contest, I think she can continue her rise through the grades.
Dratini will take plenty of improvement into his second campaign start at Mornington today, and I’m confident that he shapes as a winning chance at a lovely price ($12 at publish).
Dratini was outstanding for the Cindy Alderson stable last time in, winning at Donald and finishing second in a photo at Cranbourne most notably.
He kept all of his best work for late when fourth at Cranbourne first-up this time, and a race like this one looks well and truly within his grasp.