Marmaris made an underwhelming debut on December 30, but it improved markedly on January 19, finishing just a neck away from Sandbar at the venue it confronts Friday. The Godolphin runner looms as a winning threat here if natural progression takes its course.
Condor is second-up, where it has previously placed at in the past. It its resuming run the horse was only two parts of a length off the winner and the promising colt has only missed the placings once in its career. The consistent runner is overdue for a win.
It’s So Obvious looks to be the main winning threat here. The horse is fresh off a strong first-up win, has never missed a placing second-up over two runs and it gets a great gate. In a race where there’s plenty of early speed, It’s So Obvious will be benefited greatly from barrier three.
Mr Tickets has been in stellar form over its last four races. Before its brilliant two and a half length win, the horse placed second in three-straight races by a combined 1.3 lengths. The tricky gate may be tough to overcome, but if it gets a good run across Mr Tickets will be taking this out.
Fortensky is primed to win third-up on Friday night, where it has previously placed at twice in the past. The horse gets to a distance that it has won at previously, and from a good gate and at peak fitness the Waller four-year-old will be hard to beat.