August 26: Midweek Preview

mcdonald had a bit of time to admire the view on archanna
Tue 25th August 2020

All eyes are on the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and the Group 2 San Domenico Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday, but there’s plenty of good runners going around on Wednesday. Here are a few to look out for…


Race 3 – Number 2 – Jerle

There are a few interesting runners here, topped by Godolphin’s Jerle. He’s coming off a 17-week break, with his last two runs being at Group level, including finishing second behind Doubtland in the Kindergarten Stakes.

If he returns at his best $4.50 looks generous, but Maher Eustace runner Peggy Selene also looks tough to beat, with the Snowdens’ Fresh dropping back in grade after lining up in the Group 3 Quezette last outing.

Watch: Jerle work home strongly to finish behind Doubtland in the Kindergarten Stakes.

Race 6 – Number 1 – Light Pillar

Got mown down very late here last start over the same distance, and looks like it will be right in the finish again with the 3kg apprentice claim. The $5.50 quote looks about right with stablemate Cadre Du Noir returning from Saturday grade, only just going down behind the impressive Skyman, and is a deserving favourite.

Race 8 – Number 13 – Unfair Dismissal

This son of All Too Hard got swamped late over the same distance by a superior wet tracker at Sale last start, but will be better for the run here. He doesn’t mind it wet and drops a stack of weight, plus a 3kg claim. At the double figure quote, it looks a nice each-way play.


Race 6 – Number 7 – Suave

Another Godolphin galloper to have a look at here, with this lightly raced five-year-old now third up and looking ready to peak. Will definitely enjoy the expected dry track, and looks a nice price at $4.20.

Race 7 – Number 4 – Archanna

Archanna returns here after a 14-week break. She’s the three-quarter sister to superstar The Autumn Sun, and will be looking to have a big prep resuming as a four-year-old. Has been backed in from $2.90 to $2.50, and is a major watch on the day.

Watch: Archanna’s impressive debut win at Warwick Farm last preparation


From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.