The Snowden team will be confident about their three-year-old colt Extraordinary, who has drawn alongside Tisane and comes off three strong finishing efforts at Kembla when always hard in the market. In fact, it’s hard to see one of the two not winning, and they may pair off into a two-horse war.
Meanwhile, the Gerald Ryan-trained colt Highbury looks well placed to break through stepping up to the mile at his third start. By renowned wet track sire I Am Invincible out of a Redoubte’s Choice mare, Highbury was well backed at odds at Wyong before producing a big run to only miss by a head after covering plenty of ground, and he should go one better here.
His stablemate Command To Fight, a son of former Listed Canonbury Stakes winner Fighting Sun who was unbeaten from only two starts before heading to the barn, makes his debut in a maiden over 1300m at set weights off some nice work at the trials before another member of the powerful three-year-old Ryan team, Mr Mosaic, a smart-looking colt by boom sire Rubick, steps out for the first time in a maiden over 1000m.
Improving colt Zell, another son of I Am Invincible, who won his maiden at Wyong at his second career start, will be out to make it two straight in a class 1 handicap over 1400m to close the card and cap what looms as a big day for the Ryan yard.