Publicist will take plenty of improvement from a competitive first-up effort, and I am confident that he will take a power of beating at Warwick Farm today.
The Waterhouse & Bott-trained gelding showed ability during his brief debut prep without breaking his maiden, and his condition just gave out a little here first-up.
Timmy Clark takes the ride and on exposed form, he’s certainly the horse to beat.
Rupertaar has recorded two wins from as many starts back this time, and she looms as the runner to beat again as she bids for the hat-trick at Warwick Farm this afternoon.
The Bjorn Baker-trained filly has made just four appearances at the races since debuting in July, but has stamped herself as one to watch, winning three times.
She put paid to them in BM64 company at Gosford last time out, and while this is another rise in class, she harbours plenty of improvement, and it is clearly the next logical step.
The consistent Pal D’oro looks well placed to strike at Caulfield this afternoon.
The four-year-old son of Medaglia D’oro returned to the races for a dominant win in maiden company at Ladbrokes Park in November, and he was last seen finishing just a head behind the winner in BM64 company.
Fitter third-up, I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish again.
Designs has been a model of consistency this time, she takes winning form into Race 5 at Caulfield, and she rates as a key winning chance again at a lovely a price.
The Vancouver mare hasn’t missed placing in four starts back this time, and she was rewarded for her improving condition in BM64 company last time.
There is no doubt that is a tougher race, but she steps out today in peak condition and she is primed for the assignment.