GREGOLIMO (4) looks the one to beat. Two runs in Australia have netted two placings, beaten under a length by Muramasa in the G3 Coongy Cup last start as favourite. Back to 1800m here but that looks fine and this is much easier. STARSPANGLED BABY (9) was sound in the Sale Cup over 1600m last start. She was well beaten over 2025m prior but this trip should be okay and she draws ideally. Might be the best roughie. HOLYMANZ (8) is building nicely, working home well at Randwick Kensington over 1550m last start behind an inform horse. Suited to this trip, is right in this. GLENTANEOUS (12) worked home well first up at Sandown-Hillside and will strip fitter. Big chance. RESET THE JAZZ (11) is in form and could measure up.Visit TAB.COM.AU
GREGOLIMO (4) looks the one to beat. Two runs in Australia have netted two placings, beaten under a length by Muramasa in the G3 Coongy Cup last start as favourite. Back to 1800m here but that looks fine and this is much easier. STARSPANGLED BABY (9) was sound in the Sale Cup over 1600m last start. She was well beaten over 2025m prior but this trip should be okay and she draws ideally. Might be the best roughie. HOLYMANZ (8) is building nicely, working home well at Randwick Kensington over 1550m last start behind an inform horse. Suited to this trip, is right in this. GLENTANEOUS (12) worked home well first up at Sandown-Hillside and will strip fitter. Big chance. RESET THE JAZZ (11) is in form and could measure up.
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Group 1 placegetter. Resuming. Finished off last campaign ninth of 13 at Grafton in the LR Grafton Cup July 13 over 2350m, 6 len behind Zoumon carrying 58kg at $13. Previously first up; second last of 11 at Eagle Farm in the G3 Lord Mayors Cup May 27 over 1800m, 10 len behind Without A Fight with 56kg at $26. Happy to work around.
Useful type. Comes here off a 40-day let-up. Most recently led to the turn then faded second last of 9 at Mornington in the LR H White on September 30 over 2400m, 8 len behind Born A King carrying 54kg at $6. Before that second last in a small field at Moonee Valley Hcp on August 26 over 2040m, 4.5 len behind Future History with 53kg at $10. Cannot be ruled out despite a lacklustre effort last time.
Group 1 placegetter. Second-up. First-up after three months ran last of 9 at Seymour in the LR Seym Cup on October 22 over 1600m, slow going 7 len behind Junipal carrying 56kg at $41. Previously second-up got back early 7th of 13 at Sandown-Hillside Bm100 on May 6 over 1800m, slow going 10 len behind Globe carrying 52kg at $51. Unlikely to threaten.
Group 2 placegetter. Third-up today and placed third-up previously. Resuming made some head-way from midfield; 2nd of 13 at this track Bm78 on September 24 over 1630m, 1.5 len behind Muramasa carrying 61kg at $4. Second-up held ground to the line 3rd of 12 at Caulfield in the G3 Coongy on October 18 over 2000m, 0.9 len behind Muramasa with 54kg at $3.30. Looks ready to peak now and finds a winnable race.
Group 3 winner. Second-up. First-up after seven months 8th of 11 at this track in the LR Headquarters on October 7 over 1400m, 5.5 len behind Tamerlane with 54kg at $101. Previously second-up 3rd of 12 at Bendigo Bm64 on November 24 over 1600m, 5.5 len behind Russian Roni with 62.5kg at $9.50. Fitter but must improve sharply.
Group 1 placegetter. Third-up today and won third-up previously. Resuming 12th of 15 at Randwick Bm88 on September 30 over 1600m, 6 len behind Unspoken with 55kg at $26. Last start 9th of 15 at Randwick in the G3 Angst on October 14 over 1600m, 4 len behind Renaissance Woman with 54kg at $151. Can improve on recent efforts.
Group 3 placegetter. Third-up today. Resuming second last in a small field at Te Rapa Hcp on September 17 over 1600m, on a slow track; 8 len behind Pow Wow carrying 51kg at $21. Second-up made ground from midfield; 2nd of 8 at Matamata Hcp on October 7 over 2000m, slow going nose behind Chevron with 54kg at $8.40. Worth thought on latest effort.
Group 3 placegetter. Useful gelding. At the latest run held ground to the line 2nd of 9 at Randwick Kensington Bm78 on October 18 over 1550m, 1.5 len behind Iknowastar with 60.5kg at $4. The run before that 9th of 13 at Randwick Bm78 on September 16 over 1400m, 3 len behind Ausbred Flirt carrying 60kg at $6. Should relish this trip now.
Useful mare. Most recently 4th of 9 at Sale in the LR Sale Cup on October 29 over 1600m, 2.5 len behind Maktoob carrying 54kg at $14. The start before that faded in the straight 7th of 10 at Cranbourne Pinker Pinker on October 13 over 2025m, slow going 4.5 len behind Flash Mary carrying 56.5kg at $17. Hasn't been far away of late and this suits. Big chance.
Second run back. First-up after four months sat behind the speed prior to fading 10th of 13 at Horsham Bm70 on October 22 over 1400m, 6 len behind Red Phantom carrying 63.5kg at $8. Previously second-up ran last of 15 at Sandown-Hillside Bm70 on June 14 over 1500m, on a slow track; 40 len behind Vitruvius carrying 63kg at $13. Needs to do a lot more.
Last start won by 0.8 len at Geelong Bm70 October 25 over 1700m defeating Boh Rhap with 59.5kg at $10. The start before that faded in the straight 5th of 11 at Sandown-Hillside Bm70 on September 20 over 1800m, 0.8 len behind Taramansour with 59.5kg at $9. Racing well and can measure up again.
Second run back. Comes off a 39-day let-up. First-up after eight months 2nd of 12 at Sandown-Hillside Bm78 on October 1 over 1800m, 0.8 len behind Foujita San with 56.5kg at $12. Previously second-up got back early 7th of 9 at Sandown-Hillside Bm70 on January 7 over 1800m, 5 len behind Riverplate with 60.5kg at $21. Good return and will strip fitter.
Useful type. Last start 2nd of 8 at Moe Bm78 on October 20 over 1600m, nose behind Rhinoceros with 57kg at $6. Before that 7th of 11 at Benalla Bm70 on September 29 over 1406m, 4.5 len behind Helix carrying 61kg at $15. Worth thought after getting close last time.
At the latest run 3rd in a small field at Albury Bm58 on October 28 over 2000m, 2 len behind Char carrying 60.5kg at $2.50. The start before that favourite; raced right near the speed and boxed on; won by 1.75 len at Albury Ctry Bm58 October 7 over 1600m on a heavy track defeating Keith with 61.5kg at $3.30. Hard to have.
Most recently tracked the speed and boxed on steadily; scored a big 3.5 len win at Kyneton Bm58 October 24 over 1881m defeating Zambezi Khan carrying 61kg at $4. The start before that 2nd of 13 at Mornington Bm58 on October 10 over 2020m, nose behind Khan's Treasure carrying 61kg at $5. Not keen.