North Ridge will step out in the bench mark 78+ event over 2100 metres – his last run in Group 3 class was very brave running fourth beaten 3.8 lengths to Scales of Justice. He will find this assignment more to his likely although he confronts the in-form Rosewood Hill and WA derby winner Gatting.
Always nice to see another Oakland Park 2YO debut. Tomorrow we will see the well-bred gelding Ritualistic commence his career. He is by resident stallion Rogano out of the smart race mare Ebony Magic. Ritualistic goes into the race off good trial form.
Tomorrow will also see the return to race track of Sandalwood, another of the Rogano stock. This fellow is a talent galloper but has had issues. Hopefully this campaign he gets the chance to deliver on his promise.