Ballarat R1 No.2 - JUDGES

The win first-up of this horse (lugging a big weight!) was ultra impressive and just screamed that he'd be winning better races. Gets in with 60.5kgs after the claim from Beriman and he'll again roll forward over the trip, arguably a better horse on top of the ground and suggest early track pattern will suit.
Judges - 1pt @ 5.0Lost -1pts

Rosehill R2 No.9 - YANKEE ROSE

Very smart little filly who was a winner (race rated well!) three weeks back at Rosehill over the 1100m, runner-up has since come out and won which franks the form beautifully. Clearly better for the debut and strips at her peak here, draws for the soft run in transit and fancy she might be pretty good. Has beaten better opponents at this stage of her career.
Yankee Rose - 1pt @ 4.6Won 3.6pts

Doomben R3 No.1 - ROCKY KING

Really tough old bugger who returns fresh here. Was nothing short of terrific in really good company last prep over the winter when he raced consistently and won on numerous occasions (beat much better fields!), finds a very winnable race first-up and he looks the natural leader. Gets in well at the weights thanks to the claim from Stower, genuine Listed/Group 3 horse at his best.
Rocky King - 1pt @ 3.2Lost -1pts

Ascot R7 No.1 - BUFFERING

Raider from the eastern states, but what a horse he has been. Five-time G1 winner that is arguably racing as well as he ever has, comes off a terrific effort down the straight at Flemington when he was only collared late (by genuine world-class stars), prior to that won the Moir Stakes on a rock-hard track at Moonee Valley which puts him in good stead this afternoon, won this race two years ago and keen he can do it again.
Buffering - 1pt @ 3.1

Morphettville R5 No.7 - ALABAMA MISSILE

This lightly raced mare was outstanding first-up and gave every indication she could go on with it in a race like this. Drops 6kgs for the win and again draws beautifully in gate 1, will either lead them up or sit just on their heels rounding the bend. Winner second-up in the past and like that they stick to 1000m! (beat a real promising one fresh).
Alabama Missile - 1pt @ 4.0Lost -1pts