Tony and Calvin McEvoy have some key runners at Moonee Valley tonight, led by speed machine Meteorite as well as a strong chance in tomorrow’s Ballarat Cup with Game Keeper.
Here what the Tony thinks about his key runners over the weekend:
METEORITE (Race 4)
“He wanted to break the clock at Moonee Valley on Monday morning in a track gallop. He’s been kept very fresh and on his gallop they’ll know he’s in the race.”
NIGHT PASSAGE (Race 5)
“She’s going well. She lost her way last preparation, but I reckon she was growing. She’s a beautiful big mare. She’ll need further but she will run well.”
GAME KEEPER (Race 8)
“I think stepping up to the 2000m looks ideal for him. He’s in great order; he’s going to have a couple of days down at the beach and he’ll be ready for Saturday.”
SISSTAR (Race 9)
“Getting back around the turn in a race she can control is ideal. She’ll find the rail and take a lot of picking up.”
EAST INDIAMAN (Race 10)
“I’ve freshened him up. He ran OK in both cups here in SA but he just lacked a killer punch and that might have been how we were training him. He’s nice and fresh, he has to come up a notch to win, but he’s talented enough if he can overcome an awkward draw.”
THE DIFFERENCE (Race 10 - emergency)
“He’s a good horse, his record says that. It’s a shame he hasn’t won enough to get his rating high enough to be running in races like this. He’ll be a player throughout the spring carnival next year.”
IMAGE: Sairyn Fawke aboard East Indiaman at the 2020 Balaklava Cup.