Divina hasn’t been seen at the races since February and has had just one career start, but she was competitive on debut and she can win at Canterbury today.
The Astern filly showed ability prior to making her debut, and she ran home well to finish third behind Hilal and King Of Sparta on the Kensington course at Randwick.
She’s had the benefit of a trial in the lead-up to her return and on exposed form, she is the runner to beat.
This is a rise in class for Rockribbed, but he couldn’t have been more impressive on debut and he can continue his rise through the grades at Sandown.
The Night Of Thunder gelding showed ability at the trials prior to making his debut, and he never looked in doubt at Donald a couple of weeks ago.
He’ll take plenty of improvement for that experience and will be ridden by Jamie Kah this afternoon.
Azarmin will take winning form into the third at Canterbury this afternoon and looks well placed to make it two in a row.
The Animal Kingdom mare has continued to improve with each start back from a freshen-up, culminating in an easy win at Warwick Farm last time out.
With the horse that she beat by two lengths last time, Monsieur Sisu, running an impressive second at Rosehill on Saturday, I’m confident the form out of that race is good.
He hasn’t been seen at the races this year, but I’m keen to take the value on offer for Our Wind Spirit in the last at Sandown today ($8.50 at publish).
Our Wind Spirit has recorded two wins and two minors from just seven career starts so far, and he was outstanding for the Lindsay Smith stable when resuming last time, winning each of his first two starts off a long break.
He has found form around some genuine Saturday grade horses throughout his career, and this looks a lovely campaign launchpad for him.