Rotana Beach resumes on Saturday over 1000m. She had a short trial on Monday and went really well winning that comfortably.
I think she has good ability and can make into a really nice filly as a 3yo.
I expect a bold showing from her and although she will be fronting a couple of horses that have also shown their ability she has experience on her side.
She has drawn well enough to take up a forward position and be strong at the finish.
Dancing Express is racing in race 2 over 1200m and I’m expecting her to be the one to beat. She has trained on well from her first up run when trapped very deep and did a power of work with a big weight.
On Saturday she has Paul Harvey on her and from a good draw she will sit on pace. She is a talented filly who has the ability to go through the grades.
Black Magic Miss was game last week when stepping up to the 1650m. She held on well to be beaten just over a length after Brother Patrick putting on then pressure from the 800m.
She will benefit from the run and coming back to the 1400m and a slight drop in grade brings her into the race.
She has also drawn a good barrier and should get a good run.
Bass Strait will be resuming in the Belmont Sprint over the 1400m and I am very happy with his progress. I decided to run him fresh in this race rather than running him in the Roma Cup. He trailed well on Monday in a fast run trial and he was hitting the line well in the concluding stages.
The trial topped him off nicely but is up against a nice field of sprinters. He did show his class winning the R J Peters in the summer carnival along with being close up in the Railway and Kingston Town stakes. He will give a good sight.
Vital Importance is also resuming in race 8 and she has been also working along well in her lead up to her return. She trialled a few weeks back and hit the line well and then since has galloped very well.
I expect her to give good effort first up and from a good draw for her 8 she should be midfield and be strong at the finish. She won first up last time in and over the same distance and this time will carry only 53kg with Lucy Warwick riding her.