WELLINGTON WIZARD remains in cracking form despite failing to complete the hat-trick latest and an 11th career success could be on the cards today. Hosway was unlucky when unseating his rider last time and might be best judged on his easy win at this level in September, while Purim's Gold cannot be ruled out either.
CHIEFS KINGDOM stepped up on her pleasing introduction behind C R Case's Legacy when scoring readily over 4 1/2f here and, likely to improve further for this step up in trip, she could reverse form with the latter and complete the double. Carolina Bambina, a fast-finishing debut winner over 4 1/2f, might pose the biggest threat on this occasion.
Hattitude has impressively notched a double and won't give up on the hat-trick without a fight, while Southerngenerosity must enter calculations following her comfortable track-and-trip success. However, IMAGOODCHATTERBUG ran away with a 7f contest here latest and she will take some stopping if arriving in the same mood.
IDES DE MARZO stepped up on a couple of solid placed efforts when scoring readily over track and trip and, with that confidence booster under his belt, he is fancied to complete the double. Hercules Harbor and Carter's Run finished second and third respectively in a 6 1/2f contest here last month and that pair might be left to fight out minor honours again.
GATTOLOTTACHARM had all of this field barring Doridori behind her when a neck second in a 6 1/2f contest here three weeks ago and she can confirm form with those rivals en route to a win in this heat. The top horse and Gorgeous Road, who got closest to the selection latest, might put up most resistance.
You can almost set your clock by DARK EMPRESS she is that consistent and Gerald Coker's filly gets the vote to edge out Miz Creed, who hasn't done a great deal wrong in three starts thus far and will appreciate the drop in both trip and grade. Real Point will also benefit from dropping in distance and class.
TECHNICALLYSPEAKIN has impressively notched a course hat-trick in recent weeks and he might be able to strike again whilst the iron is hot. Wildcatpleasures and Finbar, who have both been knocking on the door, top the list of dangers.
GATTOSING and Unusual Poppy finished second and third respectively in a similar track and trip event last month and that pair could fight it out for major honours on this occasion, with the former expected to confirm his superiority. Meister's Song, a fairly in-and-out performer, also has a chance if on a going day.