OUR OVERANOVA (7) hasn’t been sighted since the Trotters marathon when he worked home well to be 7m from the winner SPUD. That followed a good 3rd to OUR DREAMLOVER when tracking into the race strongly and back to 50m against this opposition will be right in the fight.
SPUD (4) meets OUR OVERANOVA 40m closer than when they last met when he was able to claim the marathon off a front-line tape. Since that meeting, he has been able to win another 2 Band assessed events, the latest under mobile conditions here last week when finishing too strongly. He can go close again.
GIACOMO (5) was an eye-catcher here last week when hitting the line in good order to be 1m from SPUD. That was an improved showing from his past few, with his run 5 back a solid effort when closing out strongly. He has place hopes.
SOUTHERN ALPS (1) has the handicap advantage and will be looking for a safe start to make the most of his 10m ‘start’. An all the way winner here over this trip 3 starts back, he will give them something to chase if he gets it right.
SELECTIONS: OUR OVERANOVA (7), SPUD (4), GIACOMO (5), SOUTHERN ALPS (1)
SUGGESTED BET: OUR OVERANOVA (7) to win