Race 1:
Preview: CURFEW (1) is well drawn over the course and distance of her two best runs. NUSSPLY (2) is often placed but usually finds one better and his wide draw is thus a concern. PRIDE OF PARIS (5) can build on his fair debut from pole position.
(David Thiselton 1-2-5)  

Race 2:
Preview: BUCKS FIIZZ (6) is drawn well and this full-brother to the useful speedster Gin Fizz can make a winning debut from a good draw. QUANTUM KING (8) made a fair debut and has a fair draw over the same 1200m course and distance. ANDAMAN (5) is a full-brother to the consistent twice winner Tromso and has a shout in this uninspiring field. VEGAS HIGH RISE(9)  is drawn in pole and can build on his fair debut. LYNTY’S LEGACY (1) could earn in this line up. (David Thiselton 6-8-5-9-1)  

Race 3:
Preview: FROSTED ICE (2) is the one to beat on form and although having a wide draw to overcome she is capable of running on. MAGIC TO THE FORE (7) was outpaced over 1000m on debut but was staying on strongly late so will enjoy the step up in trip and has a fair draw. WOMAN OF GRACE (3) can place if repeating her last start. (David Thiselton 2-7-3)

Race 4:
Preview: BON VIVANT’S (3) opening merit rating looks reasonable and from a fair draw over a suitable trip she looks the one to beat. THE MAKWAKKERS (8) is one from one over course and distance and is drawn in pole. EXTRAVERT (9) is only 1kg under sufferance with the best weighted runner and will be dangerous from the front. EASTBROOK (11) should have come on from  his last start and has a plum draw. BROADWAY BABE (12) is officially the best weighted runner and if bouncing back to form could earn. (David Thiselton 3-8-9-11-12) 

Race 5:
Preview: BOWIE (4) is knocking on the door and should get it right here despite a tricky draw, and being 0.5kg under sufferance with Stone Cold, as the form of his last start over this trip has worked out well. STONE COLD (6) is the best weighted runner and from a good draw over a suitable trip he can go close as he is 2kg better off with Bowie for a 3,5 length beating and there is a reversal in draw fortunes. FOREIGN FIELD (2) enjoyed this course and distance last time so could earn despite being 5kg under sufferance with Stone Cold. (David Thiselton 4-6-2)    

Race 6:
Preview: NOW YOU SEE ME (2) is consistently right there and has been lowered another point so from a plum draw over a course and distance he has won twice over he is the one to beat. EL ROMIACHI (7) won full of running last time and goes well for Lerena so can close to scoring again off a three point higher mark. DARK TRAVEL (3) overcame a similarly wide draw last time to run second over 1400m and remains off the same competitive merit rating. (David Thiselton 2-7-3)

Race 7:
Preview: NORDIC REBEL (1) is 1kg better off with Ballon D’Or for a one length beating over this trip and is drawn in pole. BALLON D’OR (5) did well with first-time blinkers on last time and if able to find the front easily enough from a wide draw has a shout. SEA WAYS (7) has come to hand lately and off a three point higher mark can make a bold bid to score a hattrick. (David Thiselton 1-5-7) 

Race 8:
Preview: KAPAMA (10) has enjoyed the step up to this distance and has a fair draw and is only half-a-kg under sufferance with the best weighted runners. RABIA THE REBEL (12) is in the mint of condition at present and can follow up on her win last time over 2000m if able to overcome another tough draw. BLACK THORN (1) was disappointing from a wide draw last time but was found to have been cut into and can do better although is 2kg under sufferance with the best weighted runners. TWIN TURBO (2) proved he was competitively merit rated last time by finishing fourth first time out the maidens over 2000m and he now drops back to his winning trip from a good draw although he is 2.5kg under sufferance with the best weighted runners under he Classified Stakes conditions which give females an allowance. HEY BENNIE (6) should enjoy the step up in trip but does have a tricky draw. (David Thiselton 10-12-1-2-6)

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