This will be a gruelling two-mile affair on the wet ground, with The Offer ($3.1) showing great staying power in winning the Chairman’s Handicap over 2600m at this track last weekend. If that run hasn’t taken too much out of him he looks the one to beat. The Gai Waterhouse-trained gelding is an Irish-bred stayer and has taken time to find his feet in Sydney but now looks as though he is at his peak and could also be a Melbourne spring contender.
Who Shot Thebarman ($6) is a tough-as-nails Kiwi, which won the Auckland Cup over the distance at his most recent start on March 5. The Yamanin Vital gelding has won on a heavy track and is ultra-consistent with six wins and two seconds from nine starts. He has the services of Kiwi-born, Sydney-based whiz-kid James McDonald.
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