Pakenham R4 No.10 - I'M TELLING YA (x2 NAP)
Debuted in a slick race down the Flemington straight and acquitted himself nicely, winner certainly looks a smart horse going forward and took get within 3 lengths was good. Takes on the older horses but certainly no starts amongst this lot and fitter/1200m looks like it'll suit.
I'm Telling Ya - 2pts @ 1.85
Pakenham R5 No.2 - TOOTHLESS
Was fairly disappointing in metropolitan company but that was a soft track, he's shown in the past he doesn't go a yard in them. Back on top of the ground here he'll improve significantly and if you assess off his performances around the likes of Olivier/Andrassy he clearly is the one to beat.
Toothless - 1pt @ 4.20
Pakenham R6 No.4 - THELBURG
Won well here on the pro-ride at Pakenham three weeks ago over 1200m, had the better of Powerfule Story (since ran enormous in Saturday grade). Looks like 1400m won't pose any real problems and he should find a fairly comfortable lead on the map, should take a power of catching if pattern allows it.
Thelburg - 1pt @ 3.00
Pakenham R8 No.3 - BIG QUID
Debuted at a mile and went well, then improved significantly second-up again at a mile to win well (race rated too). Fancy if he's again taken good benefit he can again win. He's clearly the horse on the up against a fairly average bunch. 3rd horse out of his recent win wasn't disgraced at Flemington yesterday.
Big Quid - 1pt @ 3.40
Could be a fairly nice horse in the making, debut win at Benalla was nothing short of outstanding (and in good time) before failing three weeks later in town stepping to 1400m. She may have just come to the end of it on that occasion, recent trials at Flemington have been good and reckon she can win this fresh.
Enzo the Barber - 1pt @ 2.60