By sire sensation Deep Field out of a Fastnet Rock mare, Well Known debuts in blinkers to keep his mind on the job and stave off challenges from any number of first starters, including smart Rosehill colt Standout and the China Horse Club-owned filly Penang, who debuts off two nice trials for the powerful Snowden yard at Randwick.
In what is a super strong eight-race provincial card, another debutant from the Baker yard will be out to upset the market in race five over 1100m.
Supremely bred four-year-old gelding and impressive trial winner Shamusu Sho is by former Cox Plate and Australian Guineas winner Shamus Award out of a mare by the great US stallion Fusaichi Pegasus and looks a delicious each-way prospect.
But he can’t afford to miss a beat against former Victorian sprinting mare Appian Way, who hasn’t started since her only two runs at Sandown in July last year but looked raring to go in a powerful trial win at Randwick in slick time just under two weeks ago.
Throw in another resuming trial winner, the super consistent four-year-old gelding Canyonero, who has run an incredible eight placings in 11 starts, and you have pressure galore from barrier to box.
And in what looms as a real match race in a class 2 handicap for the boys over 1200m, exciting three-year-old Wyong gelding Street Scream will be out to make it two straight after a slashing all-the-way win as a heavily backed favourite on debut.
But looming large with the blinkers going on is four-year-old Warwick Farm gelding Paulo Pace, who drops back from a stronger metro race and looks well placed third-up to recapture his best form.