Fashchanel has been charged with carrying a heavy topweight, but I’m confident that she’s just the best horse in this race, and I’m happy to stick with her.
The I Am Invincible mare needed the run when finishing sixth of eight at Canterbury first-up in April, but took plenty of improvement into a handy win here last time out.
Fitter third-up and under James McDonald, she can win again.
This shapes as one of the better races on today’s program at Randwick-Kensington, but I’m confident that Kutayha will run a bold race.
Kutayha was a strong and consistent performer for the Waller yard last time in, racing well in similar races to this one throughout his preparation.
He clearly needed the run, but kept all of his best work for late when fourth behind Media Starguest at Canterbury when resuming, and I’m confident he’ll take plenty of improvement into this race.
Flickitova finished down the order at Caulfield last time out, but this is a drop in class from that race, and I’m confident he can return to winning form at Ballarat this afternoon.
The Raise The Flag gelding resumed for a lovely win over 1400m at Pakenham in March, progressing to a credible third placing behind Upswing in BM70 when second-up.
Getting out to 2000m should suit and with even luck in running, I really can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish.
Spring Break was an impressive winner when fresh and looks well placed to make it two in a row at Ballarat today.
The Tavistock gelding was a consistent performer during his spring and summer prep, breaking his maiden at Hamilton and ending his prep fourth in a better race at Sandown.
He was dominant when fresh and will only improve for that effort.