Casterton R3 No.1 - ABOVE AUTHORITY (x2 NAP)
Was an easing favourite on debut at Warrnambool two weeks ago when debuting over the 1300m, went well with that in mind. Interesting to note the winner of that race has since come out and been impressive scoring in an $80,000 race at Flemington. That formline is very strong for an average race of this nature, and do like he's drawn out. Back to 1200m/fitter no issue whatsoever.
Above Authority - 2pts @ 2.50
Casterton R5 No.7 - GLENN ROAD
Nice filly, thought she went ok when ridden a touch upside-down at Moonee Valley on a bog track 14 days ago - that was 1000m which didn't suit either so her effort to get within 3 lengths has merit. Like the return to 1200m and the wide draw will suit her, expect them to be positive early. Run prior to Valley start at Mornington was excellent on-speed, winner of that has since gone on to just miss in $80,000 race at Flemington. She's a nice midweek filly.
Glenn Road - 1pt @ 4.40
Casterton R8 No.3 - JUST CALL ME BRUCE
He's continued to improve with racing this prep, terrific training performance from A.Purcell to have this 8yo in such fine form. Thought his latest win at Warranmbool on a bog track two weeks ago over the 1700m was dominant, box seated and just went whack late to really extend from them on the line, gave every indication back to 1800m won't be an issue and we know he gets through tracks with the sting out. Gets the PR on the map here and goes close!
Just Call Me Bruce - 1pt @ 5.00
Gosford R1 No.1 - ALLIGATOR
Thought his few trials have been good, like the latest hit-out where he bowled around in good time at Randwick on July 15 (without being asked to extend) to cross the line with the winner over 750m. Think the 1000m on debut for him suits, he'll be handy to the speed from the friendly marble (may even lead) and do believe he's got the ability to up gears, he could just be too sharp for this lot!
Alligator - 1pt @ 2.05
Gosford R8 No.3 - MALI ROSE
Given a really good hitout in most recent trial at Randwick (15/7 over 1200m), crossed the line with some genuine/proven Group performers and gave the impression with the shades back on she'd be right in a race like this fresh. Think the inside marble for her suits, she'll punch up holding a position, and on a day I expect to prove difficult to make ground, that could be a huge advantage. Proven on soft too!
Mali Rose - 1pt @ 6.50