COOL SEQUENCE - Cool Sequence has always been a consistent performer but has struck the best form of his career this time in with two wins and three placings from five starts. He particularly enjoys the Sunshine Coast track and this distance over which he has won four times and only missed a place twice in 10 tries. From gate four with regular rider Paul Hammersley up this class 5 suits and he will be very hard to beat. With Eminent still in the market he is at a very good price and has a genuine winning chance.
OUR GRACIOUS DANE - Our Gracious Dane won a Maiden here three starts back over this trip and then only battled on a soft track in a class one over 1600m and was spelled. She resumed with a good effort in a Gold Coast fillies and mares class one over 1300m. She will be much better suited on this this track over the distance at which she won her Maiden. With Justin Stanley to ride she will be improved and should be hard to hold off.
UP ‘N’ ROLLING - I’ve been waiting for this bloke to get over a touch more ground and here we have it. His first two runs back were both over 1350m before he stepped up to 1400m when seventh behind Osborne Bulls at Rosehill. He’s now at 1500m and I’d even prefer him over a touch longer but his run was certainly good enough when only 3½ lengths off the winner and suggested he’s going well enough to handle this lot. With Kerrin McEvoy aboard I’m expecting Up ‘N’ Rollling will sit just off the pace before being turned loose on the turn and proving too strong.
SLOW BURN - Caught the eye getting home strongly for eighth place behind Quilista in the fast-run Randwick 1200m Sapphire Stakes. Nearly half the field here come out of that race and Slow Burn is the longest priced runner. She sizzled home in the Sapphire clocking 32.97 for the last 600m which was the fastest of the day and Slow Burn meets those from the Sapphire slightly better at the weights making her a nice each-way bet.
MISTER SEA WOLF - Forgetting his Doncaster Handicap failure when assessing his chances here. When resuming he turned in a good performance when second to Lanciato in the Newcastle Newmarket before being wide throughout when a strong third to Cellarman in the Doncaster Prelude. Ecuador and Duca Valentinois both came out of that race and their runs were also good but Mister Sea Wolf had a tough run and was still solid through the line. He’s worth the gamble as the Racenet Speed Map shows a race with good speed and I'm expecting the Chris Waller-trained galloper should get a good run in transit.