After a string of solid performances DODGING BULLETS (R8 No. 2) finally cracked it for a win last time in town and can keep it going in the Cup at Kyneton tomorrow. It was a small but reasonable field at Moonee Valley but he toyed with them in the latter stages clearing out to score by three lengths over the Cox Plate trip. He is a very consistent stayer with formlines around some handy types and only 1.5kg over the minimum here he does look hard to beat again. PREZADO (R3 No. 6) put in an eyecatcher first-up and with that run behind him looks a good thing in the third. He is still learning the caper but showed when last in work that he has loads of talent with a close-up run at Flemington behind Royal Phoenix. He got held up when running on from the tail on fresh legs and from the perfect draw looks too strong. MISS STRATHALLAN (R5 No. 3) didn’t set the world alight first-up over a mile three weeks ago but she returns to a dry track tomorrow and is capable of very sharp improvement. She showed last campaign that was capable of mixing it with some the better stayers of her age group a stakes-placing in the Galilee Final at Caulfield and top efforts in both
Autumn Classic (Group Two) VRC St Leger. The extra trip suits and she should come to hand quickly. SNEAKERS (R9 No. 7) found the class of the Alinghi Stakes too much for her last start and if we go on her previous form in more comparable races she will give the last a mighty shake. She was beaten in consecutive starts at the provincials by the narrowest of margins when taking on the boys, and back against the fairer sex tomorrow we should see a significant lift on her most recent result.