Afleet Esprit ($7) has returned in great order and could help give the new training partnership of David Hayes and nephew Tom Dabernig a flying start.
The Bel Esprit filly won well at Geelong last start and should be in the firing line throughout from barrier six.
Empress O’Reilly ($4.4) has had only one start for a win at Caulfield in December and likewise will push forward.
Her stablemate Lexgetreddy ($6) won well at Sandown-Hillside on debut before failing in listed company in Adelaide and should be given another chance here.
The Richard Jolly stable is never far off the mark when it has a runner in Melbourne and Cool Hero ($4.6) must be respected, especially with Damien Oliver booked to ride.