The other feature event on the card, The Rosebud (Race 6) over 1200m, also sees a Snowden horse atop the betting with Mediterranean expected to take plenty of beating as he looks to announce himself as a contender for the Golden Rose next month.
Having proven somewhat disappointing in his only runs as a two-year-old, the colt had his rivals all at sea after breaking his maiden status in some style over the same distance on a heavy track in a midweek event at Canterbury.
Like Capitalist, he rounded off his preparations for this with a sound barrier trial late last week and he’s been amongst our best backed runners since markets were released on Wednesday.
Former racing manager Adrian Bott has officially partnered with Gai Waterhouse as of the start of the new racing season and that training combination will look to get off to a winning start with highly touted coltThronum, who should get a lovely passage from the inside draw and presents as the obvious danger to the favourite.
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