Silence can repeat in Race 1
SILENCE showed admirable improvement to score a runaway win - going 1820 metres - on April 26 and ought to be followed when he tackles the higher class, over the same distance, in tomorrow's opening event.
It's the first race in the Sunrise-6, and the three-year-old gelding is down to face five opponents, including age-group rivals NIGHT LIGHT and EL GATO.
The Gary Griffiths-trained colt stayed with the field until two furlongs before exploding late to post a seven-length victory in a race that was completed in a fairly good 1:58.1 with splits of 50.2x1:15.1x1:143.2. Cheek pieces appear to have done the trick for the colt, and he should show further improvement and make it two in a row tomorrow.
In Race Two, CLEARLY OURS has come down from $250,000 claiming to face a mainly out-of-form field and will win quite easily. The last time CLEARLY OURS ran in this class, she was beaten by three lengths by Quick Chic, but this is a much weaker field.
SIIMPLY THE BEST should use her superior speed to put away rivals in the third race. The four-year-old filly was slowly into stride and could not land a blow against Wayne DaCosta's crack trio of Mr Universe, Loose Cannon, and Armagedon on April 22. These are more manageable, and she could turn this into a procession.
Delroy Wisdom's E.J. MAKIT has competed just twice, but it appears that he is now ready to beat a group which has been marking time in maiden company. One of these, SUBBIE, finished just a length ahead of the selection behind Henry The Second on April 22. Lasix has now been administered and the tongue tie fitted and E.J. MAKIT will be coming to run his best race to date.
SURE STEP and GOLD MEMBER are the ones best equipped to take the fifth and sixth races, respectively. Both events are over 1000 metres straight.
The former is not the best drawn but has shown a distinct likeness for the course, while GOLD MEMBER ran against a good field on March 25 and can always be relied on for a good run after a rest.
2. CLEARLY OURS
3. SIMPLY THE BEST
4. E.J MAKIT
5. SURE STEP
6. GOLD MEMBER