I was initially keen on the undefeated This’llbetheone in this contest, but with that horse’s scratching, I now think that Obvious Step has genuine claims.
Obvious Step doesn’t win out of turn, but she has been improving noticeably with each start recently, culminating in a close-up fourth placing at Rosehill Gardens last time.
She’s rock-hard fit and ready to strike.
Eidolon looks well placed to make it two wins in a row at Geelong this evening.
The Busuttin & Young-trained gelding has improved with each of his first three starts back this time, culminating in a bullish win in maiden company last time out.
This is harder, but he’ll take further improvement into the race, and it does look to be the next logical step.
Sayumi hasn’t been seen at the races since February, but she is a notable fresh performer, and I’m confident that her class will take her a long way towards winning the penultimate race at Geelong.
The Sebring mare has been a consistent performer for the Matt Laurie yard, typically in stronger company than she meets this evening, since making her debut.
She is yet to miss placing in three previous fresh attempts and with even luck, I can’t find a reason why she won’t be in the finish.
This is a strong edition of the Tasmanian Newmarket, but I am confident that The Inevitable can run a big race at a lovely price ($8.50 at publish).
The Inevitable has been one of the Apple Isle’s absolute standouts for a few season now, and he has picked off plenty of quality feature races both in his home state and on the mainland.
He is a multiple winner at this point of his prep, he returned a lovely trial in the lead-up to his return and we can have an each-way play at the price.