The UK trained galloper with the good strike received a compliment from a rival trainer Mikel Dalzangles (trains Dunaden) when he said it was the class horse of the race. Having his first start in Australia. The grey has won three of its last four starts including the Irish St Leger (dead-heated) a traditionally good Melbourne Cup trial. Perfectly drawn in barrier six, the front runner gets a chance to strut its stuff. Interestingly he has never raced on slow or heavy track. Question mark is whether he has a a sharp sprint when required. Will stay 3200m and must be in the mix. Luxbet have it $12.