G1 Sydney Cup winner at 3200m in April on soft ground. Only run since was in G3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on 17 September when ran 3.75 lengths 2nd to subsequent Caulfield Cup winner Jameka and conceded the mare 7 pounds.
Just fair when 4.8 lengths 9th to Sir John Hawkwood in G1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on 1 October. Natural give in this track might help as would any rain.
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Getting fitter but has to lift on latest 3.4 lengths 7th to Sir John Hawkwood in G1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on 1 October. Might improve coming to Melbourne as left handed record is sound.
Good effort under equal top weight when 2 lengths 3rd to the in-form Almandin in G3 Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington on 2 October. Go well.
Well rated to lead throughout in Moe Cup (2050m) at Moe on 13 October, on his preferred soft ground. Rise in distance no issue but wants rain.
Settled too far back when 2.8 lengths 6th to Authoritarian in Moe Cup (2050m) on slow track on 13 October. Has two wins, one third from three starts this course and distance and firmer ground would help.
Conceded too great a start when 2.7 lengths 5th to Authoritarian in Moe Cup (2050m) on slow track on 13 October. Fitter for recent racing and can improve.
Raced on speed in race run to suit the backmarkers when 5 lengths 7th to Almandin in G3 Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington on 2 October. Since placed in 1550m barrier trial. Expect better.
Charlie Appleby trained UK visitor who’s won five of eight starts on good ground. Second to Sir Isaac Newton in Listed Wolverton Handicap (2000m) on 18 June at Ascot before 2.3 lengths 4th to Fire Fighting in Goodwood 1975m Handicap on 26 July.
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Jumps in class but produced a strong finish to win Moe 2050m BM 70 Handicap on 13 October. Did run faster time than Authoritarian in stronger Moe Cup same course and distance that day.