1 APACHE CAT 2
2 WEEKEND HUSSLER 3
3 ORANGE COUNTY (NZ) 4
4 TESBURY JACK 5
5 MIND YOUR HEAD 1
6 VORMISTA 7
7 TIME THIEF 6
Interesting draw with Lucky Secret not running. Think Apache Cat is the key to the race tactics.
Apache Cat has drawn barrier 2. He can't win if crowded for room on the rails - needs time to wind up. So must lead or drop right out.
Fair to assume Mind Your Head won't ping the gates to lead, so surely Oliver will kick up on The Cat to make sure nothing crosses him and locks him away - Tesbury Jack the main danger here? Only other option is dropping out, but he can't expect to give the Hussler 2+ lengths at the school and run him down.
So Apache might end up leading with one of Tesbury Jack or the Hussler on his outside (we can be sure that the Hussler won't be getting locked away on the leader's back!).
Then it's up to the Cat to run straight with something pressuring him all the way. Good luck with that.
Really should be set up nicely for Weekend Hussler.
Just my thoughts.