Amfissa returned a nice effort when resuming here at Sandown and he can return to winning form second-up this afternoon.
The three-year-old son of Mongolian Khan raced well around some decent gallopers last time in, and he kept all of his best work for late when fourth, beaten only a length and a half here last month.
With improvement for that effort, I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish.
He required a few starts to find his best when resuming this time, but Nyami’s last-start effort and win at Canterbury suggested that the penny has dropped, and he can continue his winning run of form at Randwick-Kensington today.
Nyami has been a good horse for the Waller stable since making his debut, and he has picked off a few races like this one along the way.
Given the class of horse he beat home last time out, I’m confident he can carry topweight into the winner’s stall again this week.
This is easily the best race on today’s Randwick-Kensington program, but I think that the drop in class with see Mollycoddle return to winning form.
Mollycoddle returned to the races with an eye-catching effort to win in BM72 company at Canterbury before stepping out in a Listed race at Rosehill last time, albeit a failed tilt.
I like that she has been kept up to the mark with a trial and this represents a far more appropriate target for her.
There is a case to be made for several horses engaged in the last race at Sandown today, but I’m keen to have something on the resuming Ellis Park.
Ellis Park hasn’t been seen at the races since February, but he was good during his short preparation, and he finished third behind a fit Galactus here before winning in Class 1 company.
Jamie Kah jumps into the saddle and that is obviously a big bonus.