APPRENTICE Danielle McCreery was able to extract an extra effort from Brass In Pocket to narrowly beat Martini’s Way over 1400m at this track last week. Trainer Peter Miller has elected to run the four-year-old again and has engaged the British-born lass for the ride once more.
<p>This is his third run after a rest. He should, at least in theory, make further progress and could score a follow-up win.</p>
<p>The son of Special Preview has done well since relocating to the Northern Cape and the extra 200m of Race 4 this afternoon is not going to be a problem as he has taken second place here over the mile when pulling up lame. He is obviously sound as a bell now since Miller would not dream of running him so often if there was any doubt.</p>
<p>This is again a Pinnacle Plate and as always, the bulk of the field will be saddled by Peter Miller. In Awe and Asmera – strongly fancied by Miller when disappointing last time – look to be the other two of the miller quintet with the best chance. Eagle Eye does have the ability to win if at his best and it is quite possibly significant that Andrew Fortune will be up on the Fort Wood gelding.</p>
<p>Gryffindor won impressively last time and also warrants respect. It would certainly not be a sign of dementia to banker the Miller coupling in Pick 6 permutations but it could be wise to include a few of them in the Place Accumulator.</p>
<p>Although the “Kimberley King’’ saddles only three in Race 5 he has a bright chance of leading in the winner of this MR 76 Handicap as well. Select Connection has posted two wins and a second over 1800m at the track in his last three starts and is effective over the extra 400m of this race.</p>
<p>Stable companion Regal Air ran a great race when making a winning Kimberley debut over this distance last time. Don’t read too much into Andrew Fortune abandoning this one for Select Connection. It’s to do with his weight, not his assessment.  Both have decent chances.</p>