Startantes will take a power of beating in this race.
She looks the perfect Stradbroke horse, and the Star Turn filly was unlucky not to taste success at the highest level in autumn when finishing a nose second in the Surround Stakes.
She kept her best work for last when fourth in the Victory Stakes a fortnight ago, this is a big drop in class from that race, and she can return to winning form.
Andermatt boasts a class edge over pretty much all of rivals in the Luskin Star Stakes.
The Godolphin sprinter has hardly put a hoof wrong during his career, and he hasn’t this time in; winning a couple of weaker races at Canterbury and Randwick.
Fitter third-up, he’s ready for Listed company and can make it a hat-trick.
Arran Bay can win this heat of the Silver Bowl Series.
The Phillip Stokes-trained gelding simply doesn’t know how to run a bad race, and he only just missed when flashing late in BM64 company at Sandown first-up.
He’s undefeated at this point of his prep, 1400m is ideal and it really does look the perfect race for him.
I’m siding with Paulele in the Doomben 10,000. He’s looked a serious Group 1 threat throughout his career, and I think that this is the perfect race for him.
The Dawn Approach colt returned some huge performances in some good sprints through the spring, and he returned a winner this year in the Eskimo Prince Stakes.
He didn’t make an impact in The Galaxy, but charged home to finish third behind Nature Strip and Eduardo in the TJ Smith Stakes, and I think that is the form to follow here.
James McDonald rides from a good draw, and I think this will be another Group 1 winner for his increasingly impressive tally.