A well-performed group of milers, boasting form-lines from all points of the compass, battle out Thursday’s feature Provincial Cup at Wyong.
But across what is sure be a very competitive class 4 market, one form reference is hard to ignore.
Newcastle gelding Surjin, from the Paul Perry stable, comes back to provincial level after two game efforts in BM 70 metro class. First he ran on behind rising star Opacity at Canterbury, and then on the Kensington track finished close-up behind Zebrowski, who immediately went on to run consecutive second placings in the group 2 Tulloch (2000m) and group 1 ATC Derby (2400m) behind star Kiwi Quick Thinker.
And while Surjin’s strike rate isn’t flash, all four career wins have come on firm footing and from a good trailing draw. It’s hard to find a fault in his armour.
The big danger could be Warwick Farm mare First Lady, who ironically prefers rain-affected going, but was still well capable off a dominant BM 65 win in Canberra when she rounded up the field with ease.