The Wolf’s best bet is a talented import from the Danny O’Brien stable.
The Wolf’s best bet doesn’t come up until this last on the card at Sale but it is one worth waiting for. Somerset Maugham ran a terrific race first up at Geelong when wide all the way but despite looking a beaten horse at the top of the straight, he still fought on bravely. He will appreciate the mile today – and further in time – and this looks an ideal race second up with Damien Oliver up.
Recommended Price: $3.40
Dream Runner is a lightly raced gelding of real promise for top Canberra trainer Keith Dryden, having won his first two starts before finishing midfield next time out as favourite, in Highway company at Rosehill. That race saw him drop in trip and get way back in the run, getting back to the mile should be much more suitable and this is a drop in class.
Recommended Price: $2.20
Gennady has long shown plenty of talent and the lightly raced four year is certainly up to this race on his best form. Now with underrated trainer Enver Jusufovic, he has not been seen since late last year but has jumped out in preparation for this. He should roll forward from the inside draw and take plenty of beating.
Recommended Price: $3.00
Sixties Groove took a couple of runs to find his best form but he showed at Rosehill last time out that he is primed to win the 2020 Grafton Cup. Many of the leading chances for the Cup come through that same race and the clear run of the race there, for an extra 350m, was last year’s Brisbane Cup winner.
Recommended Price: $3.60
Kembla 4/1 Dream Runner & Sale 9/4 Somerset Maugham