While the majority of horses in the 2012 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) are not big names, it is worth following as many emerge to go on to bigger spring three-year-old events.
Just seven horses will line up in the Group 3 event with many entered to try and press their claims for berths in races such as the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes or the Victoria Derby.
Golden Rose fourth placegetter Ninth Legion ($3.20) currently heads the market ahead of New Zealand colt It’s A Dundeel ($3.40), Bart Cummings’ Lunar Rise ($3.80) and Ming Dynasty third placegetter Honorius ($5.50).
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#3 It’s A Dundeel $3.40
This Murray Baker-trained colt has so much potential and looks a born winner. Arrived in Australia earlier this spring with one win from one start and that now stands at three from three.
Despite only being midweek events, the talented three-year-old beat older horses on unsuitable tracks with stunning last-to-first finishes.
A big, roomy Randwick track and a long straight to finish off should help the colt formerly known as Dundeel keep his streak alive.
#5 Lunar Rise $3.80
Just a seven-horse field here so no third dividend but we are quite keen on Lunar Rise to take second spot.
Has improved with every step up in distance so far including a dominant five-length win at Newcastle over 1500m at Newcastle on September 8 so should again appreciate the step up here.
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