Curdled resumes here after two creditable runs in his first prep. He was slowly away when beaten a head at Canberra in November and a week before Christmas he was placed at Canterbury. He trialled okay recently.
Ellie’s Encore showed speed when narrowly beaten at Taree in her only start.
Wartime Lovers trialled okay at Rosehill last month.
7 Ellie’s Encore
12 Wartime Lovers
Early favourite Mr Tickets is an unlikely starter. Roseito was impressive in winning at Muswellbrook last month. She came from a long way back over the 1280 metre trip and she will relish the 1400 metres on the roomy track.
Hunter Caulfield is close to a win after two close up runs this prep.
Munjai can improve on her last run.
3 Hunter Caulfield
Birdsong clearly has the best form. Earlier this year she was placed in consecutive starts at Randwick, Warwick Farm and Canterbury. She has a nice barrier and has had a recent trial.
Isle of Capri will appreciate the trip after a strong finishing fourth here two weeks back.
Evanesce went okay in her only start at Kembla in October and she has had a couple of trials.
7 Isle of Capri
Palomino hasn’t raced for thirteen months but she has had recent trials. The filly wasn’t far away in Group 2 and 3 races last season and she has drawn well.
Write This Down was nailed late at Wyong last start and she may lead.
Oakfield Midnight is first up for a new trainer and he has a place chance.
5 Write This Down
2 Oakfield Midnight
So Splendid put the writing on the wall when a close second at Randwick last start. She steps up to 1850 here and all three runs this time in have been full of merit.
Lucky Tiger has been placed in his past two starts on Metropolitan tracks and he is a big player.
Mount Taishan was placed over this trip last start.
12 So Splendid
5 Lucky Tiger
1 Mount Taishan
Nick On The Run can improve here in this field. He finished 2 ½ lengths behind Wahng Wah over this trip two starts back and the winner won at Warwick Farm during the week.
Buon Natale is better than his recent form indicates and the stable is flying.
Thorn In My Side fitter for two runs this prep has a chance.
4 Nick On The Run
1 Buon Natale
6 Thorn In My Side
Emma Jane is ready to win after a close fourth at Randwick last start. She was placed at Wyong two starts back behind a subsequent Metropolitan winner.
Moonlight Waltz won over the short course here last start and she has been placed over 1200 at Gosford.
Ultimate Fantasy has passed and could fill a place.
8 Emma Jane
2 Moonlight Waltz
9 Ultimate Fantasy
Red Knot won three on the trot before a last fifth over 1900 at Canterbury last start. Freshened up for this 1400 he will be hard to beat.
Strictly Concert is at big odds and he could run well.
Tenorino won well at Canberra and he will get back and run on strong.
8 Red Knot
1 Strictly Concert