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Moonshingthrough is selected to win the 8th. The Rafeef mare will be ridden by Diego Degouveia this time (JC Photos)

Gold Circle

R1     2 PISTOL PETE 1 made a good debut and he does have a more favourable draw than his main opposition here. ADDRESS THE NATION comes out ahead of Pistol Pete marginally on formlines but the number one draw is usually a boit disadvantageous by trends. 3 CYMRIC is by Vercingetorix and is a half-brother to the useful Gr 3 Starling Stakes winner Egyptian Mau 6 VALIEVA is by Var out of a three-time winning Trippi mare (2-1-3-6)

R2     2 EMBLEM OF THE SUN found some support on debut and was not disgraced and can improve. 1 YOU BRING ME JOY won third time out but the time was not great and she now had to give the rest of the field here 3kg 5 PEACE OF MIND has put up two fair efforts against the speed Almond Sea and must have a chance on that form 3 INTRO has over five lengths to find on Bring Me Joy and is only 3kg better off. (2-1-5-3)

R3     8 WINTER IN PARIS is by What A Winter and is a half-sister to Gr 1 winner Trip Of Fortune 6 ROWYAANA is by Silvano and is a full-sister to Ablaan, who won his first two starts. 1 DHOW SOLO was knocking on the door but needs to bounce back from a poor run over 1200m when fading badly from the front and she should prefer this straight track 2 ENCHANTING LADY has the form to be a contender here. (8-6-1-2)

R4     2 VAN MEIJEL has a form chance and is drawn on the right side. 1 AND ACTION could earn if reproducing his debut effort 5 STREWN SKY has shown some ability and could earn here. 6 GREEN FAME was backed on debut but finished last and did not do much better next time out (2-1-5-6)

R5     1 DONNA MO caught the eye staying on last time over 1200m and looks likely to enjoy this middle distance trip judging on her overall form. 2 ARCTIC VIXEN ran a fair race over 2000m last time and should enjoy this trip 7 VOLARE E MAMBO is a full sister to the promising stayer Mambo Come Tesio and she should relish the step up in trip 5 DYNAMIC LASS ran a fair race over 1600m last time and also has a chance (1-2-7-5)

R6     7 MARAUDING HORDE failed at odds of 1/3 last time but he should relish the step up in trip 1 DARK SILVER has run three good races and will enjoy the trip and is well drawn 4 JUDGEMENT DAY should be suited to this trip and has a form chance. 3 REMAINS OF THE DAY has some fair form over shorter but is by Hat Puntano, who was best at a mile, out of a Philanthropist mare who won once over 1000m. (7-1-4-3)

R7     9 BARBARESCO ran a cracker in the Gr 3 Got The Greenlight Stakes when beaten just 1,10 lengths by the top class Main Defender and easily beating Hotarubi, who finished second in the Gr 2 Gauteng Guineas, so he will be hard to beat over a step up in trip he should relish. 10 JUST NUISANCE is unbeaten in two starts over this trip and is a progressive sort who is drawn in pole. 1 SILENT WAR has a fine turn of foot and should be right there. 3 HOME OF THE BRAVE has plenty of class and should enjoy this trip but does have a tough draw (9-10-1-3)

R8    4 MOONSHININGTHROUGH is a consistent sprinter and has a shout from an advantageous draw by trends 3 I AM GIANT is a classy sprinter and he should have come on from his last run 7 MOUNT PILATUS was close to a good sort over course and distance last time and should be thereabouts 1 AUSSENKEHR is reliable and should be thereabouts from a nice high draw. (4-3-7-1)

R9     3 MID WINTER WIND looks to be a promising sort and starts handicapping off a reasonable mark 5 CHAMPION WARRIOR showed a lot of promise early on and can perhaps bouince back from a disappointing Highveld debut 7 PONTIAC is in good form and should be in the mix 11 HALBERDIER should be involved if repeating his last start (3-5-7-11)