Coleraine - Race 2 2:00pm AEST
No. 1 Bazini
Bazini looks a relatively safe bet here with a bit of a class edge over his rivals.
The five-year-old by Dundeel won well at Bendigo last start over further where he flew home after settling midfield to score by over a length.
This is his first look at 3000m and he does have some big weight to carry with him, but there doesn’t appear to be a lot going forward on paper, so he should be able to run the race on his own terms up front. His added soft track form only strengthens his claims.
Coleraine - Race 5 3:30pm AEST
No. 4 Summit Queen
Summit Queen returns to the races looking to add another win to her resume.
The Deep Field mare broke her maiden at Hamilton in similar conditions back in February before heading to the Hillside track at Sandown where she overcame a slow start to finish three lengths off.
This is a slightly easier race back in grade and she should get the gun run in transit from barrier 3 under Jarrod Fry, who rode her on debut.
Coleraine - Race 6 4:00pm AEST
No. 2 Bedouin King
Bedouin King gapped his rivals by nearly five lengths at Casterton last week, and off that, he should handle the step back to the mile in his stride.
Jackie Beriman’s old boy sat on the pace and booted home strongly rounding the turn, and I expect a similar performance here with a bit of relief at the weights.
This is obviously a tougher assignment, but he’s done some of his best racing on rain-affected going, and in a race lacking depth, he’s the one to beat.
Coleraine - Race 7 4:30pm AEST
No. 1 Geraldine’s Jewel
Geraldine’s Jewel stands out as the one to beat in search of her hat-trick.
The Helmet mare resumed at Casterton where she won by a length, and again saluted at Donald over further where she bolted in off the speed.
She’s clearly returned a different horse this prep and with Jake Duffy retaining the ride from the low draw, there’s no reason she can’t win again.