Champion trainer Alan Greeff takes a bye in the opening race but has a bright chance of success in Race 2 with Fools Garden (Greg Cheyne) who takes on six rivals in a FM 79 Handicap over 1900m at the Fairview Polytrack today.
This three-time winner – all with Cheyne up – comes off two encouraging runs under big weights. She was third over 2000m and then third again over 1600m.
With only 53kg to shoulder this time this four-year-old should be in the winner’s enclosure.
Australian-bred Landela (Teaque Gould), also out of Greeff ’s yard, looks up to the task in Race 6, a FM 80 Handicap over 1400m.
Despite losing ground at the start, this progressive filly racked up four wins in a row – the last of which was over the course and distance.
Gould was aboard the three-year-old only once and that was three runs back when she came from last to score decisively over 1300m.
Watch out for Greeff -trained Aloysius (Cheyne) in Race 7, a 1200m Novice Plate.
This three-year-old’s only win was over 1200m on debut but has been threatening a win since.
However, with a further drop in his merit rating and being well drawn the gelding could pop up this time.
Greeff sends out five lively candidates in Race 9, a FM 62 Handicap over 1100m.
However, the one who makes most appeal in his stable’s attack is one-time winner Al’s Bells with Wayne Agrella aboard.
This four-year-old led for much of the race last time when a bright 1.50-length third out of 14 in a 1300m FM 64 Handicap. Drop-ping back to her most effective distance, the filly could exit the novice ranks.