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G1 – 1600m - Turf


River Lad

Caught wide and can forgive failure when 9.4 lengths 10th to Lucky Hussler in Caulfield 1400m G3 Moonga Stakes. Drawn wide again. Only 1600m win was in weaker grade back in 2011.


The Cleaner

Gathered cult following with three straight wins, including two at this distance, before brave front-running 3.3 lengths 9th to Adelaide in G1 Cox Plate at 2040m on 25 October.



Ran third in this race last year. Runner-up to Trust In A Gust in G1 Toorak Hcp at 1600m before 3.1 lengths 4th to Hooked in the 1600m G2 Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley on 25 October.


Smokin’ Joey

Ran half neck second to Boban in this race last year. Ran 2.5 lengths 7th to Hucklebuck in 1400m G3 Yellowglen Stakes here last Saturday when had to make wide run.



Excellent on speed win in the G2 Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley on 25 October after similarly good performance when 1.6 lengths 3rd to He's Your Man in G1 Epsom Hcp at 1600m on 4 October.



Imported galloper who's won five from ten. Impressive at Australian debut when 1 length winner from Noble Protector and Signoff in 2000m G3 David Jones Cup on 18 October.



Impressive winning both starts this season. Scored at 1200m fresh and then 0.75 length winner from Alma's Fury in G3 Yellowglen Stakes at 1400m last Saturday. Yet to win at 1600m but in great form.



Best work late on Tuesday when 3.2 lengths 7th to Atacama in 1800m Listed James Boag's Premium Stakes. Could surprise.


Lucky Hussler

Impressive, fast finishing 3.25 lengths win from Under The Louvre in 1400m G3 Moonga Stakes at Caulfield on 18 October. Yet to win at 1600m.



Blocked for clear run in straight when 8.5 lengths 8th to Lucky Hussler in 1400m Moonga Stakes on 18 October at first run since May. Extra distance suits.


Bull Point

Came from last at 400m when 1.75 lengths 2nd to Hooked in 1600m Crystal Mile on 25 October. Placed four of past five starts.



Raced handy, held ground fairly when 2.35 lengths 4th to Contributer in 2000m G3 David Jones Cup on 18 October. That followed 1.8 lengths 5th in G1 Epsom Hcp at this distance.


Desert Jeuney

Has run on late past two starts. Ran 0.95 lengths 3rd to Trust In A Gust and Speediness in G1 Toorak Hcp on 11 October before 1.8 lengths 3rd to Hooked in G2 Crystal Mile on 25 October.


I'm Imposing

Runner-up to He's Your Man at 1500m at Rosehill on 2 August. Two months off before latest run when 0.3 lengths 2nd to Monton in Rosehill 1500m Filante Hcp on 25 October.


Rhythm To Spare

Ran on late when 1.25 lengths 5th to Trust In A Gust in the 1600m G1 Toorak Hcp on 11 October and has good record at this distance.



Ridden closer to speed than usual when 1.75 lengths 7th to Trust In A Gust in 1600m G1 Toorak Hcp. Better ridden off the speed.





Spy Decoder

Backs up quickly from strong performance at this track on Tuesday when head 2nd to General Groove over 1400m. Not proven at 1600m but quick return to track is positive sign.


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