Tom Gilmore's been on fire lately, don't miss out on his picks today!
Didn't appear to get through a fairly shifting surface at Sandown (heavy track) in latest outing two weeks ago, prepared to be fairly forgiving off that - if you go back to her run prior over the 1400m here at Sale she actually went nicely. She was only second-up on that occasion so with the testing effort on a bog track topping her off physically I anticipate she'll be fairly hard to beat getting back onto a firmer surface. Draws a friendly marble, too, so we may see her sit much handier to the early speed!
Knowing how the stable like to race their horses into fitness, it was no surprise to see this fella fairly 'soft' fresh three weeks ago at Pakenham on the pro-ride. Was ridden a touch upside down (found the lead early) and gave a good sight, he just weakened out late. Reckon back onto the turf suits him and with the run under his belt/good draw he'll box seat and go very close. Like him with something to chase, especially getting to 1700m and some sting out of the track won't hurt either.
Mare having her first start for M.Kent after transferring from A.Sexton. She's a month between runs off the back of a fairly average effort on the pro-ride at Pakenham (doesn't go a yard synthetic), prior she was ok/fair on the turf over 1400m but did lead into that with a slick effort at Sandown on a soft track, ran Quilate (city winner since) to 0.5 lengths and that rating would be good enough to win this. Reckon the Kent polish can find the best of her and she does get in well relative weights!
His record is better than what it appears, like the way he races too - fairly game, on-speed type who's been competitive with much better than these earlier this year. Has been freshened since a terrific effort here mid-May over the 1200m. Stuck on strongly against the pattern to only be nabbed late, winner has been Saturday-competitive since and 3rd horse has won again recently. Earlier in that prep ran Rich Charm to a length at Cranbourne (that horse pushed Spieth down the Flemington straight!).
Reckon he's got a bit of talent this colt, like the fact he's had a very quiet jump-out. That was at Rosehill three weeks ago and a total trot/canter and he went through the line with plenty in hand. The raced brigade don't look overly intimidating, no stars there. Wide draws interesting, if he's got tactical speed he certainly could roll to the front, but theres some tempo to his inside. Will settle midfield/with cover and be coming home with a slick final 400m over the top.