Moonee Valley R4 #2 Orujo - overly well bred type by Exceed And Excel out of a Canny Lad mare, real speed pedigree, hit a new career peak last time out scoring by big spaces at Bendigo, hit the front 1f out then drew right right away from 2nd widening the margin on the others, had more to give and has obvious scope for more improvement stretching out to 1200m here, form references out of that race read superbly including through 3rd home back to Oakleigh Girl who is the line to take when comparing to Bring Me The Maid suggesting it clearly has that one covered who is the early favorite, Slipper bound one would think after this, dam is a full sister to G2 winner Helm and she has already produced Limes (by Commands) making this onea 3/4 relation to Limes.

Moonee Valley R1 #7 Valediction - very well bred type by Zabeel out of the Palace Music mare Madame Valeta making it a half brother to Mulan Princess and Falkirk, relatively lightly raced for a 6yo having only faced the starter 13 times, looked well above average in NZ in early 2013 placing twice at Ellerslie in much stronger races than this, in very well weighted here with only 55kg and has win 2 trials at Camperdown and Warrnambool in prep for this 1st up assault, should get a fairly good trip on the front end and prove hard to run down, this track will suit its on pace racing pattern.