Video Replay Stars
Race 6 Number 4 SKY DARCI
Simply had no luck at his first-up run off a five-month spell 17 days ago, when he was badly held up in the straight from the 400m to the 200m. Once he found clear galloping room, he ate up the line late and flashed home into fifth, beaten three lengths.
Before that, he produced an impressive win at his second career start, suggesting he’s a three-year-old who can easily win his way out of Class 4 and it comes as no surprise to see Moreira jump on second-up here — he’s the one to beat.
Race 7 Number 1 GREEN LUCK
Drops back into a suitable class and is best-performed at this track and distance. Two starts ago, he finished an unlucky eighth, when copping a nasty check at the 250m and losing ground, before racing tight over concluding stages and consequently unable to be properly tested. Forget about last start as he showed no interest to match the betting drift of 29/1 to over 51/1.
Moreira jumps back on this week, and is one-from-two with the five-year-old thus far, so he won’t be the 51/1 like last start, however he looks a big improver here back into Class 3 and start to follow.
Sectional Time Stars
Race 3 Number 5 V CHEVALIERS
Drops back into Class 5, where he produced a promising run into second two starts ago, off the back of an eye-catching run into fourth in Class 4 21 days ago. His late splits were up there with some of the best-ranked for the meeting, and back in the cellar grade stands him in good stead to breakthrough for a maiden win. Every chance from barrier 3.
Race 8 Number 10 SHAMPORT
Has been ridden negatively at his two runs back into Class 3 after stringing together two impressive Class 4 wins earlier in the year. However, from back in the field, he has returned impressive late splits but does need to settle closer in order to be in the finish. From barrier 2 this week, it is plausible they will adopt more positive tactics.