Jepara will take winning form into his heat for the Maturity Classic at The Meadows tonight and can win his way into next weekend’s Group 1 final.
The son of Fernando Bale has been nothing short of outstanding recently, winning five of his last eight starts including one at this track and distance in blistering time last week.
He can go straight to the lead from Box 3 and will prove tough to catch.
Aston Fastnet returns to the Victoria following a short trip to Brisbane and if he steps well, I think that he too can win his Maturity Classic heat.
The son of Kc And All was sent north for the Brisbane Cup Series, but missed a spot in the final after finishing third in his heat.
He remained around and stepped out in the consolation race in which he recorded a bullish win, and a repeat of that effort would find see him tough to beat in something like this.
Aston Rupee will take a power of beating in his Maturity Classic heat tonight.
The son of Kc And All is one of the country’s most gifted chasers, and has returned plenty of typically strong performances in some good races recently.
I’m going to select him as the winner in a Same Race Multi and pump up my odds by also including Nihari Bale to finish in the first three and Nikoli Bale to finish in the first four.
Our Same Race Multi selections are:
- 2 Aston Rupee (Win)
- 1 Nihari Bale (Top 3)
- 3 Nikoli Bale (Top 4)
Qwara Bale will take his place in the fifth Maturity Classic Heat and is the chaser to beat again.
He has been a strong and consistent performer all prep, and he has only been undone by poor luck at his last couple of appearances.
He’s drawn to receive a lovely run from Box 2 and with clear passage, his class will take him a long way towards winning.