Start the week by backing Tom's Tips from Mornington and Canterbury
Talented colt this resuming for the R.Griffiths yard off the back of what was a very impressive trial at Cranbourne (23/5, 800m) on a heavy surface, wasn't asked to do anything and just bowled around under his own steam nicely. Work/jump-outs at Cranbourne since have been terrific and he's drawn well in 1. Should prove a difficult task making ground early in the card so pattern certainly will assist, nice horse!
Went really nicely getting to the mile for the first time at Pakenham just over two weeks ago, settled towards the rear of the field and despite the fact they walked on-speed he was still good enough to gobble them up over the final 400m in painless fashion. Getting back onto the turf won't hurt and his effort at Sandown a month ago (soft/shifting track) was excellent. He's a class above this lot, can peel off a very slick L400m split.
Thought she went well first-time to the mile this prep at Sale when getting well out of her ground and charging late, was forced to do so in the worst part of the track so fancy theres merit to the effort. Interesting to see the blinkers go on again today which is a great sign of intent (more forward?), she very well may be much handier to them at the home turn and as a result hard to beat.
Went super second-up/2200m for the first time at Sale, made a sustained run and just peaked late (fitness told), love the recipe of second-crack at the trip (she takes huge benefit from that run) and third-up she's clearly ready to fire. If anything back in trip to the 2000m is a plus, can be three pairs back/with cover and look to be hurtling home over the top of them. Heavy track winner in the past, too.
Made huge ground fresh at Newcastle two weeks ago only to just miss, the 1300m proved a bit sharp so certainly getting to 1550m is no knock. Winner/stablemate certainly looks above average and fancy theres no stars in this lot. Drawn well/fitter, he'll get a beautiful trip in transit and be far too good for them late.