ELEGANT ROI ( E J Covell) 8g By Beautiful Crown - Iroquois Princess ( 67: 12-10-11): Only managed 3-3/ 4 len 6th ( 57.5) Matiya’s Pride 1200m Townsville Open slow trk Jan 18. Scraped home 1/ 2 hd win ( 57.5) Highonrum, Matiya’s Pride 1200m Townsville Open heavy trk Feb 15. Showed plenty of ticker last time. Worth following.
KOICHI ( S W Kendrick) 6g By Canny Lad - Perle ( 30: 4-4-6): Spelled after 7-1/ 4 len last ( 55.5) Fasliyev Dancer 1250m Mackay Newmarket July 6. Led but ran out of steam when resuming 2-3/ 4 len, 1-1/ 2 len 3rd ( 57.5) Wharton Willie, Citiwyse 1050m Mackay Open heavy trk Feb 22. Fitter for this. One of the main hopes.
SIENA’S PRIDE ( L E Cullen) 4m By Honours List - Old Flames ( 19: 9-3-2): Resuming. Dug deep 1/ 2 len win ( 54.0) Super Shadow, Naynay 1200m Townsville Open slow trk Dec 7. Spelled after 4-1/ 2 len 6th ( 56.0) Disrepute 1400m Townsville Open dead trk Dec 14. Comes to hand quickly. Will go close.
JOVELON ( Ms J Ryan) 6g By Falvelon - Boosie Girl ( 32: 5-6-5): Only managed 3-3/ 4 len 7th ( 55.5) Sounds Ready 1200m Townsville C6 Plt Aug 3 prior to spell. Revelled in going first up 3-1/ 2 len win ( 54.0) Super Shadow, War Eagle 1000m Townsville Open heavytrkJ an 6. Couldn’t have been more impressive last time. Hard to go past.
HIGHONRUM ( John Robbins) 7g By High Rolling - Quorum ( 54: 11-10-9): Fought on well 1/ 2 hd, nk 3rd ( 54.0) Matiya’s Pride, Mosstang 1300m Townsville Open dead trk Jan 25. Tried his heart out 1/ 2 hd 2nd ( 55.0) Elegant Roi 1200m Townsville Open heavy trk Feb 15. Genuine type. Must be respected.
DANARDOS ( John Robbins) 6g By Danasinga - Czardos ( 22: 5-5-1): Resuming. Tried hard with huge weight 2 len 2nd ( 59.5) Cash Attack 1630m Townsville C5 slow trk Sept 21. Put away after 6-1/ 4 len 7th ( 57.0) Argued 1470m Bowen Open dead trk Oct 2. Two time winner first up. Expect forward showing.
SCARE TACTIC ( T E Crossland) 6g By Shrewdy - Shock Horror ( 26: 6-5-5): Followed 1/ 2 len win ( 61.0) Valda Therese, Sun Yatsen 1000m Atherton C4 Dec 11 with 11-1/ 4 len 11th ( 57.0) Izacat 1200m Townsville C6 Plt slow trk Jan 6. Capable of better.
JACOBS TRICK ( G Tsakissiris) 8g By Jacobs Creek - Paladric ( 52: 7-8-9): Resuming. Ordinary 8-1/ 4 len last ( 54.0) King Of The Kongo 1400m Townsville Open July 24. Spelled after 7 len last ( 55.0) Heresay 1000m Ingham Open Aug 27. Took a few runs to strike form last campaign. Might need this hitout.
LOOK AT THE ROSE ( T W Butts) 6m By Marwina - Ruby Rosewyn ( 3 2 : 7 - 5 - 5 ) : Spelle dand changed stables after len, 8-1/ 2 len 3rd ( 54.0) Crackajack Fortune, Donilly Lad 1000m Wagga Open heavy trk Sept 20. Showed pace but ran out of puff first up 17-1/ 2 len 9th ( 51.0) Fidakat 1100m Toowoomba Cushion Open Feb 19. Second up specialist winning two from three. Can’t be ruled out on that basis.
SCUDERIA ( T P Rowe) 7g By Testa Rossa - Centlee ( 63: 12-6-6): Resuming. Followed 2-3/ 4 len 5th ( 53.0) Chief Inspector 1600m Charleville Open Oct 23 with 13 len 8th ( 55.0) Astro Gains 1620m Charleville Cup Nov 2. Others have stronger claims.
MR SUNSET ( J A Swift) 7g By Strategic - Calvinia ( 45: 7-5-4): Resuming. Only managed 5 len 4th ( 56.0) Fred The Legion 1200m Pentland Open Nov 20 then 20-1/ 4 len last ( 54.0) Disrepute 1400m Townsville Open dead trk Dec 14. Well drawn but facing tough assignment first up.
BEURRE ( T P Rowe) 5g By Pyrus - Gem Dancer ( 35: 4-4-9): Resuming. Didn’t handle going 3-1/ 4 len 6th ( 54.0) Sunny Will 960m Cairns C6 heavy trk Sept 4. Spelled after 17-1/ 4 len last ( 56.5) Sunny Will 1100m Gordonvale C6 Plt dead trk Oct 2. Normally comes to hand quickly. Can’t be ruled out entirely.