#11 FUTURE SWING (7-2) is unexposed and has only started going the trip he’s likely looking for when stepped up to 1600m last time. His mark of 85 could well underestimate his ability and I think he looks extremely well-in off 50kgs here. We should have a really good idea of the form of the Snaith stable by the time of this race, so he’s a clear first choice provided all seems well. A race time update seems appropriate.
#1 PAS DE NOM (7-2) is a progressive sort and a big runner here. I do have slight concerns that the 1600m might be a touch too short for him, but he should be well-placed from the 1 draw and is likely to get away with the trip.
#3 SUGAR MOUNTAIN (3-1) has often been supported in the market and he has a good record. He went close over this trip last time, but he does look at his best over 1400m and he doesn’t have an easy task giving so much weight away to the 3 yr olds. #8 NORTHERN KING (12-1) relished the return to a sound surface last time and he always looked to be travelling like the winner. He’s 2kgs worse off with #3 now, but he is competitive again.