The Peninsula Cup headlines Sunday racing at Mornington.
The Punter’s Prince goes through the runner-by-runner guide giving you all the information you need to know for the field in the Peninsula Cup.
#1 don't doubt dory
Failed on a wet track in the Moe Cup last start.
Step back to the mile and comes down in grade which might be an okay scenario, but the knock is he will get back in the run on a track that favours on pacers.
Odds: $9 the win and $2.2 the place.
Finishing position: Fifth
#2 Imperial Lad
Won very easily at Moonee Valley just over a week ago and he is the leader of the race.
His racing will style suits this track absolutely perfectly with its tight corners and short home straight really favouring horses who can control the pace in front.
Jarrod Fry is a very good front-running jockey and his selection over Lina Meech does not diminish any confidence.
Should be able to stack them up, run them along and win again.
Odds: $2.15 the win and $1.20 the place.
Finishing position: First
#3 mystery shot
The smaller field should see him settle much closer in the run than he did at Ballarat behind winning machine Mr Brightside.
However, barrier eight might pose a bit of an issue with Blaike McDougall likely to be forced to adopt conservative tactics to obtain cover.
He absolutely has the talent to win this race, but the leader and on-top selection is going to be at least five to six lengths ahead of him in the run.
Odds: $3.2 the win and $1.3 the place.
Finishing position: Second
Prefer him when he has had a few runs under his belt.
Will be whacking away, but want to see him third or fourth-up over 2000 metres and beyond.
Odds: $14 the win and $3.10 the place.
Finishing position: Sixth
#5 silent command
Was as flat as a pancake in the Murtoa Cup on a heavy track just under a month ago.
Could rebound here getting back onto a better track, but the speed map does not look too favourable.
Happy to avoid him with the gap between runs and want to see him return to form before stamping him as a winning threat.
Odds: $10 the win and $3.5 the place.
Finishing position: Seventh
#6 love sensation
Has not won a race for over a year.
Starting to become a pain in the backside after having the perfect run at Geelong and failing to run down Legend of Zorro in lower grade.
Not sure the step up in grade will suit her and she will need a lot to go her way.
Good enough to finish third, but no better than that.
Odds: $8.5 the win and $2.15 the place
Finishing position: Third
#7 global gift
ciaron maher & dave eustace
Global Gift had every conceivable chance at Moe in BM-78 grade yet failed to win.
He led easily but could hold off the eventual winner.
Problem here is he will have to take his medicine and either sit outside the lead or take a sit with Imperial Lad all but certain to find the front.
Cannot see him winning this.
Odds: $11 the win and $2.45 the place
Finishing position: Fourth
#8 New Choice
Carlo Vidotto & clay Beasy
Still building towards peak fitness.
Will likely be out-sped in the early stages.
Odds: $41 the win and $6 the place.
Finishing position: Last