Just over two weeks ago (three Saturday meetings back) some eight of us nominated our five most-likely-to-rule-the-roost of the current very promising crop of three-year-olds. Between us we nominated 18 horses. And among the nominated elite there was no mention of Mic Mac (he was in one supplementary list), Rock Me Baby, Romneya, Lamarr, Youthful Jack, Pre Eminence, Marchinski, Glowlamp or Eagle Falls. And I'm sure there will be more that will pop out of the woodwork.
It sure is a good year, bringing back memories to this old-timer of the autumn of 1949 where Comic Court, Carbon Copy, Foxami, Vagabond, San Domenico, Riptide, Bernbrook, Snowstream, Ungar, Phoibus, Clement and Ellerslie among others strutted their stuff in Melbourne and Sydney.