The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork - — Greg Splet­ter

There are some stand­outs to­mor­row at Doomben, none more so than THE ME­CHANIC (R4 No. 2) who put in a tidy run first-up in a su­per strong Bm90 and will take toss­ing back to class five. He fin­ished sixth be­hind Ours To Keep and sev­eral other very handy types and will strip fit­ter for his sec­ond go over the 1200m. It’s worth not­ing that first-up last prep he ran a very or­di­nary 10th at the provin­cials be­fore string­ing three wins to­gether on end and can do the same this time in.

NEP­TUNE’S SPEAR (R3 No. 1) looked smart at his only run here back in Novem­ber and should be too slick for a mod­er­ate ju­ve­nile line-up to­mor­row. He showed good speed early free­wheeled it out in front the whole way, look­ing strong on the line at the end of 1050m. He ran home in 34.3secs which was a great ef­fort con­sid­er­ing his early burn, and from in­side gate here should win again.

While a lit­tle dis­ap­point­ing as beaten favourite first-up, CON­STANT FLIGHT (R7 No. 2) still put in a cracker and will atone in a much eas­ier class three here. He was only beaten short head and a half neck on the line and will be bet­ter for the hitout. Two runs back over this trip he belted Cado­gan and de­spite the big weight in this will be hard to hold off.

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