Brendan Gaillard: Satin Rock may have finished sixth last time out but was only 3.75 lengths behind Bright Flame and that form could be good enough to win Race 7, a FM 82 Handicap over 1300m at Flamingo Park on Monday.
There is a proviso though as jockey Nicholas Patel may have to be brave and attempt start-to-finish tactics as they have worked with her in the past.
It is an open looking race, though and a wide spread of runners will be needed to survive this leg of the exotics.
Call To Duty and Muzi Yeni let us down last week but he kicked the back gate before racing so that run is probably best ignored. It is also worth noting he never led that day.
Yeni has stuck with him and he can make amends for that defeat in Race 8. Call To Duty had looked good winning his two previous starts very easily.
The safer bet in this is probably the Swinger with Manhattan Cocktail (4×6) as Manhattan Cocktail has been improving with each run at this course and should be right there at the finish.
Trainer Bill Human and apprentice jockey Nathan Klink have formed a good combination and they could open and close the racemeeting with winners.
Great Prosperity has a string of runner-up positions to her name and could prove hard to catch in Race 1.
Glacier Girl came from last to win easily last time out and although those tactics are hardly ever successful at this course she is capable of racing handy and this What A Winter filly could follow up and score again in Race 9.
The Cliffie Miller-trained Paradise Lost seems to have come to terms with racing on the sand and he found only Eskista a bit too good last time out.
He was running on late that day but will have no problem with the slightly shorter distance of Race 3 and he really does bump some battling sorts and could be the best bet of the day.
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