Prairie set to burn ri­vals

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3. ALL IN BRAWL is resuming but eas­ily won on de­but at Gee­long back in July lead­ing all the way and then came off pace and made a sus­tained wide around the out­side to look the win­ner half way down straight only to be col­lared late at Moonee Val­ley. Shows some prom­ise, drawn

get the run of the race and rates highly. The dan­ger could be 5. STAR FALL, who looked good clock­ing smart time on soft ground in a re­cent Cran­bourne bar­rier trial win. Started favourite on de­but at Caulfield, then bolted in Bal­larat and close up be­hind the smart Good ‘N’ Fast at Flem­ing­ton be­fore a break. Has plenty of abil­ity. 4. MORE BRICKS missed the start and had to be used up to get into the race be­fore bend bat­tled on be­hind Mis­cha at the Val­ley. Can do bet­ter here with even luck. 6. SYMPHONETTE comes over from Ade­laide and gave noth­ing else a chance win­ning at Mor­phettville last start. Def­i­nite threat.


Lot to like about the way 4. CASINO FOUR­TEEN toyed with his ri­vals at Don­ald last time. Did the job both ends, be­ing used up early to get into a for­ward spot and ex­plod­ing away in the straight clock­ing smart sec­tion­als to boot. Does have an ex­tra 2kg here and will

to get some luck from the wide draw but looks too good for them. 9. PLAY THAT SONG was only 5 lengths off Youngstar in a Qld Oaks and ready to show her best after three runs back. Prob­a­bly should have fin­ished closer at the Val­ley last start when mo­men­tum was halted close to line. 10. GHEEDAA has won three of her last four and fresh­ened up since a strong win at Mor­phettville. The claim suits will go well. 6. HONEYWINE was good at Be­nalla and boxed on Kil­more last time. Can fig­ure here.


2. AN­OTHER BULLSEYE has form around G1 win­ner French Emo­tion and has beaten the smart Galaxy Raider at Flem­ing­ton. Liked the way he hit the line in a re­cent trial Cran­bourne to ready him for this. Won first-up over this course and dis­tance last cam­paign drawn to get the gun Prairie Fire. run in mid­field. Big threat. 4. MISS WA­HOO chased home well be­hind Nariko at Bal­larat two weeks ago and pre­vi­ous Ade­laide form was con­sis­tent. Was G2 placed over this trip at Caulfield last sum­mer. 10. TEODORA can sprint well fresh. Off the scene since a gal­lant third to Plea­sur­ing in G3 grade at Mor­phettville. Al­ways shown some prom­ise. 3. AN­GELIC SPIRIT set a very strong tempo at Sandown and no sur­prise to see her weaken. Easy win­ner at Kyne­ton be­fore that and drop in class helps.


3. CALIBRATION ap­pre­ci­ates his runs spaced and that hap­pened last start when a most im­pres­sive win­ner at Moonee Val­ley. Loved the way he was able to sus­tain his run from the 600m mark and was never go­ing

lose in the home. After the claim, he comes in with only 2kg over limit and has drawn per­fectly to get the run of the race. 6. ROYAL OR­DER was al­ways chas­ing Calibration last start but stuck to his task well and meets the win­ner 1kg bet­ter this time. He’s right at his peak now. 12. CREEDENCE jumped in grade at Sandown last start and just failed to run past Mr Monaco. The ex­tra 200m looks to be in his favour and rac­ing in great heart. 9. MR QUICKIE had all the favours on the fence last start and was en­ti­tled to win. Drawn hor­ri­bly here but still some chance.


Pre­pared to gam­ble on the abil­ity of 15. PRAIRIE FIRE. Hasn’t raced since not han­dling con­di­tions in the Golden Slip­per in March. Great run fourth to Writ­ten By Blue Di­a­mond be­fore that. Showed a stack of abil­ity when last in work and has had a jumpout and trial to ready him for this. Drawn get a nice run and worth the gam­ble. 13. WIND FORCE is also resuming but also has ta­lent. Has a win over Moonlover to his credit at the Val­ley. Looked good in re­cent jumpout when he tracked very wide through­out un­der a good hold. Drawn per­fectly and the claim helps. 8. SAM’S IM­AGE has twice beaten Na­ture Strip had a change of sta­ble. Re­cent jumpout was strong and again has favourable draw. 4. MATTY drawn the car park but is helped by claim here and all his wins have been at this trip.


Think the way the race will be run suits 1. TORGERSEN. He’ll box seat from his good draw and won’t have to do any work un­til into straight, where his class can get him home. Fought on strongly in the Kil­more Cup last start after get­ting a nice run off the speed. Rac­ing well and looks

one to beat. 4. AGE OF FIRE is a G1 win­ner in NZ but hasn’t re­ally fired since ar­riv­ing here. There was a glimpse of his best shown in the Kil­more Cup when he fin­ished along­side Torgersen and does meet that horse 4kg bet­ter this time around. 5. KIL­I­MAN­JARO can run a big race here fresh. Had change of sta­ble since his last cam­paign. First-up in Aus­tralia last year he was third at Flem­ing­ton in a slash­ing ef­fort and spar­ingly raced here since. Must be in­cluded. 10. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE is resuming but also had his share of ta­lent and big watch in this.


The race pat­tern here sets up per­fectly for 1. DAL HARRAILD and he gets his chance to break through for first Aussie win. He led last start when gunned down in the last stride by The Taj Ma­hal Zip­ping Clas­sic at Sandown but don’t think he needs to do that here. He’ll prob­a­bly al­low Run­away to cross and then box seat be­hind him. Will just need clear gal­lop­ing room in the straight to prove a bit too good. 3. KIWIA was ex­cel­lent win­ning the Bal­larat Cup last start, rac­ing clear to win com­fort­ably. Will have no trou­ble with the ex­tra yardage but does go up 2kg. Still, he’s drawn well to off­set that. 5. RUN­AWAY led all the way to win the Gee­long Cup and pay over­look his Mel­bourne Cup fail­ure. Races best when al­lowed to bowl along in front, which he should do here, and rates highly. 8. BERISHA ran on strongly be­hind Kiwia in the Bal­larat Cup and looks well placed here.


Think 5. AMADEUS is ready to win. Kept fresh since a fight­ing ef­fort be­hind Icon­o­clasm at Moonee Val­ley on Cox Plate Day and not far off Manel and Fifty Stars be­fore that, which is good form for this. has won his only start this course and dis­tance and bound to be charg­ing home late. 4. CHOISBORDER looks the ob­vi­ous threat. Nar­rowly beaten be­hind Moonlover and Isaurian at Val­ley three runs back. Too good at Ararat last time and drawn well here. 7. SO SI BON drops dra­mat­i­cally in class was only a length and a half off Dream­force at Flem­ing­ton last start. Sure to be in the fin­ish again. 8. CHIP­PEN­HAM was good be­hind Choisborder at Ararat and then chased home Haunted at Bal­larat. He’ll go well.


Go­ing to stick with 13. PROUD WOLF, who was very brave against Jun­gle Edge at Bal­larat two weeks ago. Loves the soft ground, which gets here, and with the claim has noth­ing on his back. Rates highly in a race where a lot of sprint­ers are out of form. 12. LEODORO is ca­pa­ble

run­ning well here. Has a great first-up record and han­dles all track con­di­tions. 14. TOP ME UP is also resuming but has jumped out well and drawn to get a nice run on speed. 3. STEL­LAR COL­LI­SION can be for­given his last

and if the track im­proves, so will his chances.

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