RACE 4 XXXX SUMMER BRIGHT MAIDEN 3:10 PM (1690M)
Despite appearing to have every conceivable when a beaten favourite at Ascot on October 19, we’re going to give WESTERN TEMPLE another chance, with the Dream Ahead three-year-old stepping up to a mile for the first time. A son of 2011 Perth Cup winner Western Jewel, WESTERN TEMPLE should be afforded a sweet run in transit by quality hoop Glenn Smith from the reasonable draw and we’re happy to lock him in on top. CORRENTE has been knocking on the door for a while now and appeared to have the race in her keeping at Northam on October 23, however, she wanted to lay inwards under pressure in the straight and cost herself victory, going down narrowly. CORRENTE appears to be the only horse capable of upsetting our on-top selection. SPIRITUAL LIFT is next best, despite a couple of disappointing results at her past two outings. This looks a good option for her and her best form puts her right in the finish, while FLYING MOMENT is the interesting runner, stepping out over a mile having not started in 75 days. Did win a trial her on October 21 and is capable of figuring at her best.
Suggested Bet: (9) WESTERN TEMPLE to win.