Looks a perfect race on paper for the progressive 3yo daughter of Fastnet Rock, Palazzo Vecchio, Friday night in the Sawdust And Shavings MB64, 1600m. trained on nicely since breaking her maiden 2nd up. Tuesday morning she worked over  1200m in evens and 24.43 last 400m, on the bit. Should run well again.

Freshen up and huge drop in class Friday night for Heavenly Descent, in the Procon Developments BM78, 1400m. Nice work Tuesday without being pushed aty any stage. Strode over 1000m in 1.07.21 and 12.82 last 400m. Can easily measure up here against this lot.

Both Price horses should be thereabouts in Sensis Digital Trophy, run over 1400m last day of the Flemington Carnival. Duke Of Brunswick worked over 1000m in 1.05.10, last 400m in 25.13. Bassett went 1000m in 1.06.18 and 24.29 last 400m. Hard to split them, slight fitness edge to Bassett over his barn mate.

Orient Line worked home his last 800m in 51.97 and 24.27 last 400m split.

The John Moloney trained Flying Jess will represent good value in the Matriarch Stakes, Group 2, run over 2000m. Worked ¾ pace Tuesday morning on the “A Sand” track. Topping her off beautifully for this. High class mare on her day and if things go her way, she’ll be steaming home late.

Huge class rise for Cedar Grande. She worked 1000m in 1.05 and 23.90 last 400m.

The Andrew Noblet trained Super Cash will have her work cut out for her in the Darley Classic Group 1 Sprint, 1200m. Can’t fault her performances this time in. She’s as fit as a fiddle and holding her condition very well at Caulfield. Galloped on Saturday morning over 1000m, home last 400m a tick on 25.0. Could sneak into the placings at odds.

The Robert Smerdon trained Tezlah is going through his grades nicely and this’ll be his 4th run in his initial prep in the Emirates Airline Hcp.  On the 7 day back up, has the miles in his legs and winning form is good form. Try him on both totes as he should be at an each way quote.

Cracking track gallop during the week from Bons Away, who’ll face the starter in the TAB Multiplier Stakes. He went 800m in 51.0 and 22.50 last 400m at Sandown on the course proper, which was outstanding work on the morning. Tries his guts out always and should represent good value on an each way basis. 
 
Octabello will be better suited to Flemington and 1600m in the Carbine Club Stakes, the 1st on Derby Day. Worked with Mactier on Tuesday over 1200m, clocking 1.19.32 and 24.50, under a nice hold. Lord Sundowner worked over 1200m in evens and 11.91 last 200m. Rellson ventured to Sandown and galloped on the course proper over 1000m in 1.07.50 and a tick on 23.50 last 400m. 
 
Each way odds should be on offer for the M Price trained Hiyaam. Rock hard fit and in excellent form, no reason she can’t be in the finish of the Wakeful Stakes. Clocked running home last 1200m on Tuesday  in 1.24.86 and 25.63 last 400m split. No excuses for her, she’ll be in top order on the day and is up to this class.
 
The Purcel duo lining up in the Coolmore Stakes aren’t just making up the numbers, both rate as some hope in what looks to be an even and top class field race on paper. Both Jukebox and Merchant Navy worked stylishly at Sandown during the week over 800m, home last 400m in around 23.0. On their day, either is capable of taking this feature Group One out. Each way.
 
Lone Eagle breezed over 800m in 51.11 and 123.28 last 400m. 
 
I’d expect Silent Sedition to figure prominently in the Group One Myer Classic, 1600m. Went through her paces over 1200m in 1.19.20 and 24.51 last 400m. 3rd up and looking super this time in. 
 
Flying Jess galloped over 1000m 1.08.22 and 24.06 last 400m. 
 
Treadmill for Now Or Later. She’s capable of taking out a big one and her recent work has been first class.
 
Ocean’s Fourteen probably won’t be the classiest horse to emerge from the VRC Derby, but he’s more than likely to run out the trip on what we’ve seen to date. Hit the line like a real stayer in the Derby Trial and has since trained on beautifully. Partnered up with Melb Cup Aspirant Single Gaze, last 1200m clocked at 1.19.75 and 24.50 last 400m split. 

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