Sea Lord ($12) is a track specialist with four wins from six starts at the Valley, all over the 1200m. He found the opposition a bit slick over 1000m at Flemington first-up, but generally comes to hand pretty quickly.
Hard Stride ($3.2) is becoming a professional placegetter with seven seconds to go with his only two wins and one third from 15 starts. In-form jockey Damian Lane is likely to head forward and put him into the race early alongside the likes of Mr Make Believe ($9) and Sergius ($26).
Under The Louvre ($3.4) has been hitting the line with gusto and has collected five win from only 11 starts.