Geelong R8 No.2 - MARCELLO'S SONATA

This a nice style of horse who really should be breaking through today. Found the 1000m at Ballarat a bit sharp three weeks ago and does look to be suited progressing to 1300m. Blinkers come off in order to get the horse to settle and finish off, tongue-tie also goes on, so he may have had some breathing issues in his short career to date? His debut effort around Seaburge (ran well G1 Sires Produce) was excellent and would have him quite comfortably winning this.
Curvature - 1pt @ 1.90

Geelong R8 No.2 - MARCELLO'S SONATA

Went beautifully here a week ago when freshened beating a couple of real smart ones over the 1300m, went straight to the front and basically ran them ragged. Does rise in weight but should again find the front from the inside marble and as a result be very hard to beat. Like the quick turnaround too, she's clearly going well!
Marcello's Sonata - 1pt @ 4.60

Geelong R9 No.15 - BETTER STRIKE

She is an honest little filly who won well here two weeks ago, run fresh was a total forgive (heavy track) so the improved performance was no shock. Could still have improved off that run and don't mind the wide draw, should force Thompson to be positive early looking to take up a position. If she can find the fence I really can't see them catching her.
Better Strike - 1pt @ 4.00

Kembla Grange R7 No.4 - SUBORIC

He was very impressive winning fresh here three weeks ago over the 1300m, his final 400m was very slick and he did it with an arrogance that suggest he's in for a terrific prep. Strips fitter and really doesn't do his best work until a mile, but 1400m shouldn't be an issue. He might just be simply too good, like he's drawn out!
Suboric - 1pt @ 2.35

Kembla Grange R8 No.1 - FLY TILL DAWN

Good value this fella, was excellent over the 2000m a month ago at Randwick in what proved to be Stakes-class company, made very good ground sustaining a run and probably should have finished closer with more luck. Forgiving of recent failure when things didn't go his way, key fitness run at the distance and should give this a real shake at a big price.
Fly Till Dawn - 1pt @ 5.00