DOGS TO FOLLOW
Began cleanly in his heat of the Young Star Classic at WP on Wednesday but was checked by a wide runner on the first corner and lost two or three lengths. That interference pushed him back to a distant fourth on the back straight but he finished determinedly to fill third behind Jet Jackson.
GO GO FERNANDO
Impeccably bred 19-month-old from the John Buttsworth kennels impressed with runaway win in 307m performance trial at Bathurst on Monday. Raced wide but recorded slick 17.84sec — 0.01sec outside best time of the day. His dam Sad Movies has already produced smart gallopers Equal Ben and Screen Legend.
Goes around over 400m at Dubbo tonight after luckless second at Richmond (330m) on Wednesday. Received chequered passage from box five and finished strongly, indicating he needs a longer trip.