MEDIA VITA - Media Vita was a solid performer in Canberra when trained by Keith Dryden and Scott Collings. I tipped him last start when he ran on fairly when resuming over 1050m at his first start for Jamie McConachy and he raced as if looking for longer. He should be improved by that run and drops 3kg but steps up in grade. He has gate speed and with Lachlan Dodds to ride if anywhere near his Canberra form where he won three on end before coming north should be hard to run down. At each-way odds I'm willing to give him another chance.
LE DUDE - Le Dude has been an honest performer during his career with three wins and seven placings from 14 starts. This preparation he has been racing consistently his only failure being when he took on Saturday city company last start. Le Dude placed at his four previous starts and won his only start at this track and distance. He is placed in the right class and over a suitable trip with Shannon Doyle to ride should be the one to beat.
LADY MCCABE - Lady McCabe is a daughter of Spirit Of Boom out of a General Nediym mare and it is no surprise she has abundant speed. She ran a bold race when resuming on a heavy track at Doomben and led the likes of Pennino, Sizzling Ace and Wicked Ways before being overwhelmed in the final stages. The filly will be improved by that outing and with Luke Dittman to ride from gate three over 1000m at Ipswich against fellow maidens should be very hard to run down.
CHAVO - Chavo was formerly with Jason Coyle in Sydney where he didn’t set the world alight with his only win from nine starts coming over 1100m at Canterbury when a 50/1 outsider but he was rarely far away. Since joining Steven Lee’s stable Chavo has had two outings and run on solidly at both. This 1200m Class 1 should suit and at his third run from a break should be nearing peak fitness. The 3kg claim for Clayton Gallagher gets him in with 56kg and from gate three Chavo can get a good run throughout and run over the top of these.
BERAHT - Beraht hasn’t run a bad race with two wins and five placings from ten starts and his recent trial was strong. The 1000m first up suits and whilst some might say he can find it hard to win it is worth noting that last preparation he was able to beat Amanaat who went on to win the Weetwood. Stuart Kendrick should have him ready to go first-up, Tiff Brooker knows him well and whilst he has drawn gate eight, he has the speed to be hard to run down.