There are a few horses in this race whose best form has come when either leading or sitting close to the speed, and with $4M on the line pace won’t be an issue.
This could well mean that those settling midfield or worse will have the advantage.
Amelia’s Jewel will drift back from the widest gate, while Uncommon James and Asfoora drawn next to her will push forward which will naturally inject speed. Shades of Rose will use barrier 1 and can sit as close as she likes, while Bella Nipotina and Overpass from middle barriers will look to get a lovely trail from midfield.
These latter two are high quality gallopers, and bring the best form of the last 12 months. They will be ahead of Amelia’s Jewel in the run, but will conserve more energy than the speed horses mentioned above, and can finish over the top. Don’t be afraid to take on the favourite.