VAUNTING - Vaunting was slowly away and ran on well when resuming at Townsville and usually performs better second-up. He has an excellent record at this track with five wins from seven starts and at this stage of his preparation 1400m should suit. Vaunting hasn’t quite lived up to his pedigree being by Fastnet Rock out of the good racemare Hifalutin but he has been a consistent performer for Samantha Molino knocking in six wins from 20 starts since leaving the Gai Waterhouse yard in 2015. Stephen Wilson says on and with a positive ride from gate one Vaunting will be hard to run down.
JETINTOIT - Jetintoit has been a handy horse during his career with six wins from his 37 starts and even boasts a win over a good pair in Mishani Phoenix and Mr Marbellouz at Ipswich in a class four last preparation. After two ordinary efforts when resuming, he has now changed stables from Paul Butterworth to Samantha Molino and has been freshened. The 1250m in this 0-70 rating class suits as does the 320m straight because he likes to get back in running. In a race where the likely favourite Cruise Power will set a tempo, Stephen Wilson and Jetintoit might be the ones to run over the top of them.
ORGANZA - Street Cry filly Organza puts an unbeaten 1400m record on the line when she chases her third career win in the Tatama Pty Ltd Class 2 Handicap (1400m). Finishing on the placegetters heels at Canterbury, Newcastle and Kembla at her first three career starts, Organza hit her straps when stepped up to 1400m winning a Newcastle maiden on October 7 before spelling and returning a winner in a fillies and mares benchmark 72 handicap at the same track on April 28. The fourth horse has since won to add merit to the last start win and Organza doesn’t look badly treated with 1.5kg more tackling class two provincial company. Organza looks capable of winning metropolitan races but reckon there is one more provincial win in her.
SEINE NET - After two solid placings at her first two runs this preparation Seine Net is ready to win third-up in the Anytime Fitness Albion Park & Shellharbour Benchmark 67 Handicap (1600m). Another daughter of Street Cry, Seine Net hit her straps last preparation when she raced over distances 1500m and longer winning a Hawkesbury maiden over 1500m on November 9 and a set-weight class one over 2100m at Wyong on December 13 with the two wins separated by a close second over the Gosford mile. Seine Net has been in the placings at Newcastle and Wyong in her two runs this preparation over shorter journeys with the step up to 1600m giving her the chance to return to the winner’s list. It’s worth noting the Hawkesbury maiden win was third-up last preparation when Seine Net won by a big space, over five-lengths in fact, doubt the margin will be as significant on Thursday but confident she will be winning and is the best of the day.
ROSAS FIRST - In the second heat of the Betta Home Living Pace, there will be a short-priced favourite in gate four, Gilty Hanover. She has been super at her two runs back from a spell, being narrowly beaten in 1.53 around Melton last time after leading. He has enough gate speed to cross the pole marker early, if driver Simon Turnbull can find that spot then hand-up to the favourite, it is hard to see him missing a place after her impressive last start win when running on hard. Even if he doesn’t cross early and get that spot behind the leader, she showed he can sprint well enough late, so she has other options.